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This is a very incomplete listing of books and articles about Finney County, its towns, churches, organizations, famous people, etc. After each book is listed at least one library location in Kansas that we know of for these titles. Notice... just because a library has a book does not mean they will lend it to you.

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title: AMERICA'S LAND OF PROMISE: THE ARKANSAS VALLEY IN WESTERN KANSAS
year of publication: [1909 or 1910]
issuing body: Norris Books, Garden City, Kan. (32 pages)
known library locations: Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan
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title: CENTENNIAL SAGA OF FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH AND ITS FIRST RECORDS / compiled by Patricia Douglass Smith
year of publication: 1982
issuing body: History Committee, First Methodist Church, Garden City, Kan. (276 pages)
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City --- Garden City Community College Library, Garden City -- Grant County Library, Ulysses --- Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan --- University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence --- Salina Public Library, Salina --- Wichita State University, Wichita --- Wichita Public Library, Wichita
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title: CONQUEST OF SOUTHWEST KANSAS: A HISTORY AND THRILLING STORIES OF FRONTIER LIFE IN THE STATE OF KANSAS / by Leola Howard Blanchard
year of publication: 1989 reprint of 1931 ed.
issuing body: reprinted by Finney County Kansas Historical Society, Garden City. originally published by by L. H. Blanchard, Wichita, Kan.? (410 pages)
known library locations: Cimarron City Library, Cimarron --- Coldwater-Wilmore Regional Library, Coldwater --- Dodge City Public Library, Dodge City --- Grant County Library, Ulysses --- Johnson County Library, Overland Park --- University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence --- Lane County Library, Dighton --- Ransom Public Library, Ransom --- Southwestern College Memorial Library, Winfield --- Stevens County Library, Hugoton --- Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka --- Wichita Public Library, Wichita
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title: CONSTANT FRONTIER: THE CONTINUING HISTORY OF FINNEY COUNTY, KANSAS / Agnesa Reeve
year of publication: 1996
issuing body: Finney County Historical Society, Garden City, Kan. (560 pages)
known library locations: Burlington Branch (Coffey County) Library, Burlington --- Colby Community College Library, Colby --- Fort Hays State University Library, Hays --- Grant County Library, Ulysses --- Great Bend Public Library, Great Bend --- Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence --- Liberal Memorial Library, Liberal --- Wichita State University Library, Wichita --- Wichita Public Library, Wichita
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title: THE FERTILE DOMAIN: IRRIGATION IN THE GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, AREA, 1880-1910 / by Anne M. Marvin
year of publication: 1986
issuing body: (394 pages)
note: Doctoral dissertation in American Studies at the University of Kansas
known library locations: Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan --- University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence --- Wichita State University Library, Wichita
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title: FIELD AND RECORDS ASSESSMENT FOR GARDEN CITY, KANSAS: FINAL REPORT / by Martha P. Houston, Barbara A. Blair and Arthur H. Rohn ; prepared for the Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District.
year of publication: 1981
issuing body: Archaeology Laboratories, Wichita State University, Wichita (53 pages)
known library locations: Wichita State University Library, Wichita
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title: FINNEY COUNTY DIRECTORY, 1886-7
year of publication: 1988 reprint of original [1887?] ed.
issuing body: reprinted by the Finney County Kansas Historical Society, Garden City? (pages unknown)
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City --- Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan --- University of Kansas, Lawrence
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title: FINNEY COUNTY, KANSAS, OBITUARY ABSTRACTS AND DEATH NOTICES, 1879-1911 / Katherine Kelley Powell and Patricia Douglass Smith
year of publication: 1988
issuing body: published by the authors, Garden City, Kan. (372 pages)
known library locations: Garden City Community College Library, Garden City --- Grant County Library, Ulysses --- Hays Public Library, Hays --- Independence Community College Library, Independence --- Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan --- University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence --- Kansas City Kansas Public Library, Kansas City --- Salina Public Library, Salina ---Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka
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title: FINNEY COUNTY, KANSAS, WILL ABSTRACTS, 1885-1922: WILL BOOKS A-D / by Patricia Douglass Smith with Katherine Kelley Powell
year of publication: 1990
issuing body: published by the authors, Garden City, Kan. (66 pages)
known library locations: Garden City Community College Library, Garden City --- Hays Public Library, Hays ---University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence --- Salina Public Library, Salina --- Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka --- Wichita Public Library, Wichita
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title: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOOKLET, 1930-1980
year of publication: 1980
issuing body: First Assembly of God Church, Garden City (pages unknown)
known library locations: Garden City Community College Library, Garden City
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title: GARDEN CITY: DREAMS IN A KANSAS TOWN / by Holly Hope
year of publication: 1988
issuing body: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Okla. (175 pages)
known library locations: There are many Kansas library locations for the book... too many to list here. Some of note are: Dodge City Public Library, Dodge City --- Emporia State University Library, Emporia --- Fort Hays State University Library, Hays --- Finney County Public Library, Garden City --- Garden City Community College Library, Garden City --- Hutchinson Public Library, Hutchinson --- Johnson County Library, Overland Park --- Salina Public Library, Salina --- Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka --- State Library of Kansas, Topeka
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title: GARDEN CITY INDUSTRIAL CLUB
year of publication: 1907
issuing body: Garden City Industrial Club, Garden City, Kan. (32 pages)
note: On the cover of the book: Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Garden City
known library locations: Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan --- Wichita State University Library, Wichita
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title: GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, CITY DIRECTORY
year of publication: 1962 vol., 1966 vol.
issuing body: Rocky Mountain Directory Co., Loveland, Colo. (2 volumes held by the library listed)
known library locations: Kansas Collection, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg
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title: THE GARDEN CITY PAPER: A REPRINTING OF THE LOCAL NEWS AS IT HAPPENED IN GARDEN CITY, SEQUOYAH COUNTY, KANSAS, APRIL 3, 1879 - OCTOBER 30, 1879
year of publication: 1976 reprint
issuing body: William Wilson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Garden City, Kan. (124 pages)
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City --- Fort Hays State University, Hays --- Johnson County Library, Overland Park --- Kansas City Kansas Public Library, Kansas City --- Wichita State University Library, Wichita
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title: GARFIELD COUNTY
year of publication: 1994
issuing body: Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development, Kansas State University, Manhattan (pages 6-8 of a book called "Kansas Profiles")
note: A short history of the county that later became part of Finney County.
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka
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title: HISTORY OF FINNEY COUNTY, KANSAS
year of publication: vol. 1, 1950 --- vol. 2, 1954
issuing body: Finney County Kansas Historical Society, Garden City, Kan.? (2 volumes) note: Not all libraries listed here may have both volumes one and two.
known library locations: Benedictine College Library, Atchison --- Emporia State University Library, Emporia --- Emporia Public Library, Emporia --- Fort Hays State University Library, Hays --- Finney County Public Library, Garden City --- Great Bend Public Library, Great Bend --- Hamilton County Library, Syracuse --- Hays Public Library, Hays --- Johnson County Library, Overland Park --- Kansas City Kansas Public Library, Kansas City --- Kingman Carnegie Library, Kingman --- Newton Public Library, Newton --- Pittsburg State University Library, Pittsburg --- State Library of Kansas, Topeka --- Wichita State University Library, Wichita --- Washburn University Mabee Library, Topeka
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title: HISTORY OF THE STEVENS OPERA HOUSE, GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 1886-1929 / by Larry Fowler
year of publication: 1969
issuing body: (106 pages)
note: Master's Degree Thesis, Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia (now Emporia State University)
known library locations: Emporia State University Library, Emporia
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title: IMMIGRATION AND INTEGRATION: THE MEXICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, 1900-1950 / by Henry J. Avila
year of publication: 1997
issuing body: Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kan. (pages 22-37 of an article appearing in the Spring 1997, volume 20, number 1 issue of "Kansas History.")
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka
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title: IN COLD BLOOD: A TRUE ACCOUNT OF A MULTIPLE MURDER AND ITS CONSEQUENCES / Truman Capote
year of publication: 1965
issuing body: Signet Books, New York, NY (384 pages)
known library locations: Many libraries nationwide have this book concerning a notorious crime in Holcomb, Kansas.
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title: IRRIGATION AND BOOSTERISM IN SOUTHWEST KANSAS, 1880-1890: A GRAVEYARD OF HOPES / by Anne M. Marvin
year of publication: 1996
issuing body: Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kan. (pages 36-51 of the Spring 1996, volume 19, no. 1 issue of "Kansas History")
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka
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title: KANSAS, WHERE THE RAINBOW TOUCHES THE GROUND
year of publication: 1908?
issuing body: Garden City Industrial Club, Garden City, Kan. (35 pages)
known library locations: Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence
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title: NATURALIZATION RECORDS, FINNEY COUNTY, KANSAS, 1885-1979 / by Frances Wheeler Embree
year of publication: 1986
issuing body: published by the author, Garden City, Kan. (98 pages)
known library locations: Grant County Library, Ulysses --- Hays Public Library --- Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan --- University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence --- Kansas City Kansas Public Library, Kansas City --- Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka --- Wichita Public Library, Wichita
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title: 100 YEARS, FINNEY COUNTY, KANSAS, CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS, 1879-1979 / by Stanley Clifford Smith and Patricia Douglass Smith
year of publication: 1981
issuing body: Published by the authors, Garden City, Kan. (202 pages)
known library locations: Arkansas City Public Library, Arkansas City --- Finney County Public Library, Garden City --- Grant County Library, Ulysses --- Hutchinson Public Library --- Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan --- University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence --- Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa --- Salina Public Library --- Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka --- Wichita State University Library, Wichita --- Wichita Public Library, Wichita
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title: PICTORIAL DIRECTORY, 1970 / First Methodist Church of Garden City
year of publication: 1971
issuing body: Jeffrey's of Kansas (pages unknown)
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City
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title: PICTORIAL DIRECTORY, 1976 / First Methodist Church of Garden City
year of publication: 1976
issuing body: J. Frank & Son, Inc. (pages unknown)
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City
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title: PLAT BOOK OF FINNEY COUNTY, KANSAS
year of publication: 1910
issuing body: Western Publishing Co., Ashland, Kan. (82 pages)
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City --- Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence --- Wichita State University Library, Wichita
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title: PRESBYTERIAN SILVER ANNIVERSARY, 1886-1911 / Presbyterian Church of Garden City
year of publication: 1911
issuing body: [publisher unknown] (pages unknown)
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City
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title: PRIMER OF GARDEN CITY'S EARLY DAYS: HONORING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF GARDEN CITY'S FOUNDING
year of publication: 1979
issuing body: Finney County Kansas Historical Society ("paper folder")
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City
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title: THE RETURN OF DOLLY JANE / Florence Wadsack Wilson, assisted editorially by Margaret Riggs
year of publication: 1989
issuing body: Western Printing Company (55 pages)
known library locations: Cimarron City Library, Cimarron --- Dodge City Public Library, Dodge City --- Finney County Public Library, Garden City --- Macksville City Library, Macksville
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title: SUNSET MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY: A RECORD OF THE STONES WITHIN THE CEMETERY / compiled as a Boy Scouts of America Eagle service projects by Adam Cumming on the date of June 2, 1990
year of publication: 1990
issuing body: published by the author (pages unknown)
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City
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title: WAR MEMORIAL ALBUM OF WORLD WAR II, FINNEY COUNTY, KANSAS
year of publication: 1946
issuing body: Telegram Publishing Co., Garden City, Kan. (140 pages)
known library locations: Finney County Public Library, Garden City
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title: YEAR BOOK OF GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF LEADING CITIZENS / compiled by Frank L. Stowell.
year of publication: 1936
issuing body: publisher unknown (95 pages)
known library locations: Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan --- Wichita State University Library, Wichita
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