Ghost Towns of Kansas : 6
Over 6,000 ghost towns have existed in the history of Kansas. Many of these were boom towns that evolved into major communities overnight, and disappeared just as fast. Some of these fascinating places were mining towns, steamboat towns, trail stops, railroad hubs, and county seat contenders. Their stories are all exciting, and many of their locations are mostly forgotten. Daniel Fitzgerald revisits over a hundred of these mysterious ghosts. Like a detective sorting through the dusty, dark corners of the state's history, he brings them back to life in his sixth and last volume of all new material. Ghost Towns of Kansas: 6 is an epic finale spanning 35 years. It is one of the longest-running and most successful Kansas history series ever created. It promises to be Fitzgerald's most exciting chapter yet.
- Paperback | 542 pages
- 178 x 254 x 28mm | 930g
- 01 Jun 2009
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
About Daniel C Fitzgerald
Daniel C. Fitzgerald is famous for his Ghost Towns of Kansas series, which began in 1976 and spanned six volumes over thirty years. The series won several awards, including four news emmy awards, a rock album, and numerous accolades. Fitzgerald recently authored another Kansas history book, this one on the history of Kansas tornadoes, entitled Sound and Fury: A History of Kansas Tornadoes, 1854-2008. It has also received widespread praise. A native of Kansas, Fitzgerald brought Kansas history to life in the 1970s and 1980s, exposing an entire new audience through his easy, popular writing style and his knack for finding the unusual and the fascinating. Ghost Towns of Kansas: 6 will attract old friends back to the genre, as well as many new ones.