Charles Herman photographed several Wabaunsee County towns from the air in the 1960s. In this view of Alma, one can notice several differences from today. At the bottom of the photo, notice that Flint Hills Foods/Hormel had yet to be constructed. At the top left of the image notice that there was neither a city shop nor a water town on the hilltop. Notice that the Co-op grain elevators and the Hafenstine Construction building had yet to be built. The residential subdivision in the 400 block of West 8th Street was a field when this view was taken.
We appreciate everyone who made the Wamego Community Foundation Match Day a success. 72 separate gifts were received and we raised over $23,000! The funds are used toward the rehabilitation of the facade of the Farmers Union Coop building, also known as the annex.
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.
Explore Flint Hills Caves
View photographer Tom Parish's unique views of Flint Hills caves and cellars.