It Happened Here
Stories from Marshall County, Kansas. Compiled from Oretha Ruetti's
long-running newspaper column in the Marysville Advocate, "It Happened Here."
Mrs. Ruetti and the Advocate have granted the Society rights to all proceeds
from sale of this book. The book contains about a third of the nearly 1,500
columns Mrs. Ruetti has written since 1977 - over 400 pages of the best of her
writings on the people, places, activities and history of Marshall County,
Kansas. The book has photographs, maps, and a comprehensive index.
About the author:
Born on a farm southeast of Marysville, Kansas, Oretha Oble Ruetti attended
country grade school and Marysville High School, graduating in 1935. Her
experiences as a rural schoolteacher, farm wife and lifelong Marshall County
resident are all reflected in her columns. Her wide range of topics, skill in
interviewing and careful historical research have made "It Happened Here" one
of the most popular features in the Marysville Advocate.
of Marysville, KS
A 30-page history booklet with pictures
and maps, compiled for the town's sesquicentennial celebration in 2004.
Write Your Life's Story
by Willa J. Griswold. An aid for people wanting to write about
their lives for their children and grandchildren. This book lists 430
questions to answer and helps make sure meaningful stories are not