Just in time for the 70th anniversary of the city!
A wonderful and fascinating history of the city of Fairway, Kansas, commissioned by the city to celebrate the American Bicentennial in 1976, and written by several prominent local residents. Starting from early Native American tribes before settlers came, it then covers the early settlers, the local area's role on the Santa Fe trail, the Shawnee Indian Mission to help educate the Native Americans, the "Bloody Kansas" statehood conflicts surrounding slavery and the civil war, the growth of the area in the 1900s, to ultimately becoming a new city in 1949, with all the growing pains that entailed. Biographies are included of the authors, five couples who were early city residents and who helped found and govern the city, who share their anecdotes and memories of the early days.
Long out of print (and likely a limited print run initially), it has been brought back to life by a grandson of some of the authors after a happenstance contact by the current owner of the Fairway house his grandparents built. The book has been carefully digitized to reproduce the original, preserving its charming character and appearance.
A delightful read for anyone who enjoys Americana, histories, or has ties to Fairway.