Flood waters from the 1903 flood undermined the railroad bridge in the foreground, causing it to collapse under the weight of a passing locomotive. Remains of the boiler remain in the creek today. A second CRIP locomotive is stopped on a trestle to the west, surveying the scene.
Train Wreck, Bridge Failure, Alma, Kansas
Mark your Calendar!
Fall Tour October 16th at 1 pm.
Big Pasture Country of Western Wabaunsee County. We will meet at the museum in Alma at 1:00 and then head West!
Wabaunsee County, On the Map
1885 Wabaunsee County Plat Map – Pages scanned by Greg Hoots and assembled and stitched by Tom Parish.
Map of school districts in Wabaunsee County in 1882.
Wabaunsee County Schools
Pavilion School boys enjoy a game of marbles during recess. This photo, dated 1936 identifies the boys, left to right as Dan Glover, Dale Feyh, Dale Townsend and Bill Ekart.
Wabaunsee County Video Recollections
Explore Flint Hills Caves
View photographer Tom Parish's unique views of Flint Hills caves and cellars.