KansasGenWeb Logousgenweb.gif

Gove County
Kansas
Books and Articles







Books and Articles
on
Gove County

This is a very incomplete listing of books about Gove County, its towns, churches, organizations, famous people, etc. After each book is listed at least one Kansas library loction that we know of for these titles. Notice... just because a library has a book does not mean they will lend it to you. But it might be worth a try.

SPECIAL NOTE!!!!
WE DO NOT HAVE PERSONAL ACCESS TO ANY OF THESE BOOKS.
PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO DO LOOK-UPS.
Sorry!!!

We have divided the following material into two groups:

The first group contains books and journal articles about Gove County of an historical or genealogical nature.
The second group is a list of books and government reports on Gove County covering everything from economic development to geology to population trends. We've included this second group of titles as a means of offering information sources on Gove County's past, its present and its future, as well as its physical setting. Once you've been to Castle Rock you realize that Gove County and Kansas itself are much more than the land of Dorothy and Toto.

Historical and Genealogical Material on Gove County


title: History and heritage of Gove County, Kansas
author: Edited and compiled by Albert B. and Mary T. Tuttle.
year of publication: 1979 (1st) and 1982 (2nd) editions.
issuing body: Gove County Bicentennial Commission [and] The Gove County Historical Association, Quinter, Kan. (279 pages)
known library locations: Davis Memorial Library, Colby Community College, Colby, KS (1978 ed.) --- Finney County Public Library, Garden City, KS (1982 ed.) --- Johnson County Library, Shawnee Mission, KS(1982 ed.) --- Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, KS (1982 ed.) --- Moore Family Library, Grinnell, KS (1982 ed.) --- Russell Public Library, Russell, KS (1982 ed.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: History of Gove County, Kansas
year of publication: 1973
author: by Wynne Powers Harrington
issuing body: Gove County Historical Association ; published by News Chronicle Printing Co., Scott City, Kan. (?? pages)
known library locations: Davis Memorial Library, Colby Community College, Colby, KS --- Edmund Stanley Library, Friends University, Wichita, KS --- Forsyth Library, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS --- Oakley Public Library, Oakley, KS --- William Allen White Library, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: My mother Etta : a true story of the German Baptist Brethren people
author: Mary Davison
year of publication: 1986
issuing body: [The Author], Dallas, TX. (279 p.)
note: Includes historical information on Gove County.
known library locations: Jay Johnson Public Library, Quinter, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Our heritage, 1886-1986
year of publication: 1986
author: Chalmer E. Faw
issuing body: Church of the Brethren, Quniter, Kan. (306 pages)
note: "A centennial project of the Church of the Brethren at Quinter, Kansas."
known library locations: Forsyth Library, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS --- Jay Johnson Public Library, Quinter, KS --- Miller Library, McPherson College, McPherson, KS --- Nothwest Kansas Library System, Norton, KS --- Oakley Public Library, Oakley, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Pioneer reminiscences: a 1986 centennial project
year of publication: 1986
author: by Mildred Cass Beason
issuing body: Gove County Historical Association, Gove ; published by Western Kansas World, Wakeeny, Kan.. (94 pages)
note: "[Material] appeared originally in the various local weekly papers during the years from 1937 to 1941."
known library locations: Davis Memorial Library, Colby Community College, Colby, KS --- Jay Johnson Public Library, Quinter, KS --- Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, KS --- Oakley Public Library, Oakley, KS --- Sheridan County Library, Hoxie, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Some of the country churches of Logan, Gove, Rawlins, Sheridan and Thomas Counties, Kansas 1938-1972.
author: by C. K. Smith
year of publication: 1973
issuing body: Unknown, Oakley, Kan. (?? p.)
known library locations: Hays Public Library, Hay, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Some of the country churches of Logan, Gove, Rawlins, and Thomas Counties, Kansas, 1886-1968 / A study
year of publication: 1968
author: Calvin K. Smith
issuing body: [the authors?]. (?? pages)
known library locations: Davis Memorial Library, Colby Community College, Colby, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Sweet prairie home
author: Mary L. Hall
year of publication: 1990
issuing body: [The Author], Monroe, NY. (282 p.)
note: [information on stone houses in western Kansas with biographical information on the owners. Includes information on Gove County]
known library locations: Dodge City Public Library, Dodge City, KS --- Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, KS --- Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS --- Lane County Library, Dighton, KS --- Randolph-Decker Public Library, Clyde, KS --- Wichita Public Library, Wichita, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Touring the beautiful, historic, Smoky Hill River Valley in Western Kansas
author: Leslie Linville
year of publication: 1993
issuing body: [The Author]. (?? p.)
note: [Includes information on Gove County]
known library locations: Goodland Public Library, Goodland, KS --- Ransom Public Library, Ransom, KS --- Sheridan County Library, Hoxie, KS --- Wichita State University Library, Wichita, KS --- Wichita Public Library, Wichita, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Other Material on Gove County


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Affirmative action report : population and labor information : Gove County, Kansas
author: Kansas Department of Human Resources, Labor Market Information Services.
year of publication: 1994
issuing body: Kansas Department of Human Resources, Labor Market Information Services. Topeka, Kan. (4 p.)
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Characteristics of the labor force, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990 : Gove County
author: Duane D. Williams
year of publication: 199?
issuing body: Kansas DIRECT Program, Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University. (6 p.)
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Composition of population by age : census of population, 1960 through 1990 : population projections, 2000 through 2030 : Gove County
author: Duane D. Williams
year of publication: 199?
issuing body: Kansas DIRECT Program, Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University. (8 p.)
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Erosional modification of landmarks in western Kansas during historic time
author: Harold Theodore Uhr Smith
year of publication: 1944
issuing body: . (13 p.)
note: part of the series called: University of Kansas science bulletin ( vol. 30, part. 1, no. 1)
note: [How weathering and erosion have played a part in forming Castle Rock and Monument Rock in Gove County]
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: General Highway Map: Gove County, Kansas
author: Kansas Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Planning
year of publication: published every few years
issuing body: Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, Kan.. (1 map)
known library locations: Leavenworth Public Library, Leavenworth, KS --- State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS --- Mabee Library, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Geology and ground-water resources of Gove County, Kansas
author: Warren G. Hodson
year of publication: 1960
issuing body: Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. (126 p.)
known library locations: Davis Memorial Library, Colby Community College, Colby, KS --- Finney County Public Library, Garden City, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Gove County demographic information for economic development
author: Duane D. Williams
year of publication: 1991
issuing body: Kansas DIRECT Program, Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University. (74 p.)
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Household and family composition, 1970, 1980, and 1990 : Gove County
author: Duane D. Williams
year of publication: 199?
issuing body: Kansas DIRECT Program, Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University. (7 p.)
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Northwest Kansas shooting spree, February 13, 1985
author: Compiled by H. F. Davis Memorial Library.
year of publication:
issuing body: Colby, Kan. : Colby Community College, H. F. Davis Memorial Library. (?? p.)
note: [some of the events in this crime spree took place in Gove County]
known library locations: Davis Memorial Library, Colby Community College, Colby, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Origin and genesis of a structurally positive area in Gove County, Kansas
author: Eldon J. Schierling
year of publication: 1968
issuing body: [Master's Degree Thesis]--Wichita State University, Dept. of Geology. (41 p.)
known library locations: Wichita State University Library, Wichita, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Population from 1890-1990 and projections for 2000-2030 : Gove County
author: Duane D. Williams
year of publication: 199?
issuing body: Kansas DIRECT Program, Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University. (4 p.)
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Poverty status, 1969, 1979, and 1989 : Gove County
author: Duane D. Williams
year of publication: 199?
issuing body: Kansas DIRECT Program, Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University. (4 p.).
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Quinter, Kansas : community economic development assessment
author: Kansas Department of Commerce, Community Development Division ; Community Development Assessment Team ; cooperatively prepared with City of Quinter, Kansas.
year of publication: 1990
issuing body: Kansas Department of Commerce, Topeka, Kan. (?? p.)
known library locations: State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title: Soil survey of Gove County, Kansas
author: by Clarence M Call
year of publication: 1978
issuing body: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service. (approx. 150 p.)
known library locations: Hays Public Library, Hays, KS --- Finney County Public Library, Garden City, KS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please email any suggestions to Lynette Wolf at lynwolf@st-tel.net


This page was established by Bill & Diana Sowers on July 7, 1999
Last updated November 17, 2002.



Home Page for Kansas Search all of Blue Skyways