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Historical photos, like the one above taken in Edwardsville during the 1903 flood, now can be found online through the Bonner Springs Library’s new series of ketes. A kete is free, open source software that allows users to create and share information online

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Library offers local historical information in online ketes

Like most cities in northeast Kansas, the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville were awash in “trouble and turmoil” in the spring of 1903 as residents battled a devastating flood of the Kansas and Missouri rivers that felled bridges, buildings and even a young Bonner Springs teenager, Jesse McAfee, who lost his footing and drowned in the rising waters.


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