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Montgomery Co, Ks.
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Montgomery County is located in Southeastern Kansas, on the southern Kansas border, the third county west of the eastern border with Missouri. Montgomery County was created out of Wilson County in 1867. The County Seat, Independence is near the center of the county. Coffeyville is the largest city and is located about 15 miles to the southeast of Independence. Some other cities in Montgomery county are Caney, Cherryvale, Liberty, Havana, Tyro, Dearing and Elk City. Clicking on the underlined city names will take you to a short history of each city. There's a lot of local color here, not just longitude and latitude, famous bad guys and good guys, cowboys and indians. 
Thinking of visiting the area? Want to get a little research done while you are here? Would you like to know about the libraries, where, hours etc.??? Click here!!! and scroll down the page to Montgomery Co.
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Some nice folks that have offered to do lookups in material they have access to or have in their personal libraries.
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William Inge, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, was born and grew up in Independence. Each year, Independence Community College hosts a four-day William Inge festival and conference honoring the man and his works, including the play, "Picnic" and the Academy Award winning movie, "Splendour in the Grass". The William Inge collection, housed at the college, is the most extensive collection in existence.
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Just south of Independence, "Little House on the Prairie" is an authentically recreated log cabin on the site where Laura Ingals Wilder's family lived for a time. Her family history and genealogy can be found at Family History of Laura Ingalls Wilder Also, there are other internet site about Laura Ingalls Wilder. My Little House on the Prairie Home Page of Laura Ingalls Wilder , is a site devoted to Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, it also accesses a map of the Ingalls family's journeys. Laura Elizabeth Ingalls is a site where you can learn about her life and times.
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CANEY VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM: Located at the west end of Fouth Avenue in Caney, Ks. The town's heritage as "The Big Gas Town" is reflected in a large wall mural recently completed by an area artist. Two large rooms are filled with items from the town's past. Across the street is the orginal Little White Schoolhouse containing school memorabilia; and back of it is the original doctor's office building which will be used for displaying items in the near future.
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