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Hoge was a railroad station located approximately 4 miles Northwest of the current town of Basehor.

Through the years Hoge boasted a post office, a grocery store, a creamery, and a blacksmith shop. This building was not far from Hoge on what was the Donnelly farm.

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It still stands today. Father Kuhls would stay overnight in the building in order to say Sunday morning Mass at the Holy Angels Church.

The building was built circa 1900, is made of 18 inch stone and has a loft and fireplace.

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Rest in peace, sweet Aileen.

Aileen Seeman, 99, formerly of Basehor, KS, passed away Thursday January 18, 2018 at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. A lunchen will be held at the VFW hall in Tonganoxie from 11am to 1230pm on January 25th. Funeral service will be 1pm Thursday January 25, 2018 at the Quisenberry Funeral Home,...
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Basehor has lost a long time resident and historian. Aileen Seeman will be missed by all who knew her. Aileen would have celebrated her 100th birthday in March. Rest in peace Aileen Seeman.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

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The Home of James A. McGonigle, Jr., 428 South Broadway, Leavenworth, Kansas.

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The Home of James A. McGonigle, 428 South Broadway

“With the death of James A. McGonigle, there has passed on an outstanding figure in t...he building of the West. That great stretch of country from the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande was his theater of operations,” wrote the editor of The Leavenworth Times at the passing of McGonigle at the age of 91, Feb. 27, 1925. He is credited for building some of the greatest buildings in Leavenworth to include the Immaculate Cathedral, the Bishops residents, the University of Saint Mary, 17 buildings at the Soldiers Home, the Union Depot, just to name a few. But what McGonigle failed to do was build a house his wife could enjoy. They had eight children in a two-room house on Osage Street and over the years he would add rooms to accommodate his growing family of eight children.
On the eve of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, they moved into this Victorian Mansion on Broadway. Margaret McGonigle would live in her new home for 12 days before her death, February, 14, 1914.

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Star of the West Saloon that was in downtown Leavenworth.

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What few people know about the Star of the West Saloon that was in downtown Leavenworth is how it came to be called so. In January of 1861, the ocean steamer kn...own as The Star of the West was fired upon while trying to reinforce and provide provisions to Fort Sumter. These shots were to be known as the first shots fired in the American Civil War.

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Young Sign Company from changing a light bulb. That's Tom Young up there on the la...dder in the New Year's Eve snowstorm 1984. Note the building sign behind them, that is Jahn's Thriftway which the Leavenworth Public Library now occupies.

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Little Stranger Church added 12 new photos.

We have some VERY exciting news to share! The prep work for the foundation restoration has finally begun! The cement that was used to patch the foundation will ...be removed, as it degrades the quality of the limestone. The sill beam will be replaced, but as much original stone as possible will be salvaged and reused. The entire process is expected to take about 3 months, depending on the weather. Thanks to all who have followed and supported the restoration process thus far. It wouldn't be possible without you!

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Sat 9:00 AM CSTBasehor Historical Museum SocietyBasehor, KS
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Visit with Santa from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. See the Snow Princess and enjoy the exhibits at the museum. Step next door to the VFW Post for the Holiday Market. At the Holiday Market you will enjoy the crafts and treats of 22 vendors, coffee and donuts, Stay for lunch!

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Sat 9:00 AM CSTBasehor Historical Museum SocietyBasehor, KS
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What few people know about the Star of the West Saloon that was in downtown Leavenworth is how it came to be called so. In January of 1861, the ocean steamer known as The Star of the West was fired upon while trying to reinforce and provide provisions to Fort Sumter. These shots were to be known as the first shots fired in the American Civil War.

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What few people know about the Star of the West Saloon that was in downtown Leavenworth is how it came to be called so. In January of 1861, the ocean steamer kn...own as The Star of the West was fired upon while trying to reinforce and provide provisions to Fort Sumter. These shots were to be known as the first shots fired in the American Civil War.

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Little Stranger Church added 19 new photos.

Four more headstones in Little Stranger Cemetery have been reset: Duncan, Hammond, Willock, and Hyde. These are the last of the larger stones that needed resetting.

Thanks again to Jayme Quinley for his knowledge on cemetery maintenance, and to Chad Mowery for lending his backhoe!

Catlin-Knox Shoe Company.

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Leavenworth’s riverfront along the Missouri River was quite impressive in its’ early days beginning in the 1860’s. A block of buildings fronted the river on one... side and Main Street, now known as Esplanade, fronted the other side. Cobblestones covered the ground making it possible for those disembarking the riverboats to make it safely into town. One of those buildings that dominated the riverfront was the Catlin-Knox Shoe Company. If the size of the building did not impress, the name painted on the side of the building could be seen throughout downtown Leavenworth.

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Little Stranger Church added 11 new photos.

This weekend was spent resetting two headstones: Ellis and Hobbs. The Ellis headstone required a backhoe to be lifted and reset, while the Hobbs stone required ...no special equipment because of its smaller size. It's amazing that colossal headstones were erected without modern equipment!

Thanks to Chad Mowery for providing the backhoe and to Jayme Quinley for lending his expertise in cemetery maintenance once again.

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Have you been to Basehor City park lately? Here are a couple photos to show you the improvements to the 1906 Reuben Basehor all-concrete library!

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Have you been to Basehor City park lately? Here are a couple photos to show you the improvements to the 1906 Reuben Basehor all-concrete library! The Basehor Hi...storical Museum Society added the donated fencing courtesy of Blake Waters at First State Bank and Trust of Basehor. The City of Basehor recently added the sidewalks. Permanent signs have been ordered in appreciation of founding donors, and in tribute to those who worked so hard to make the transport complete with the district-wide and community-wide shoe donation campaign to save the library through transport to its new home in the park!

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Little Stranger Church added 17 new photos.

As we make progress in restoring Little Stranger Church, we're also working to ensure that the historic cemetery adjacent to the church is properly preserved an...d cared for. This past Saturday was spent resetting and repairing fallen headstones. Special thanks to Jayme Quinley for lending his expertise in cemetery maintenance.

Stay tuned for future projects. Restoration work on the foundation is set to begin in October!

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