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This collection consist of records, histories, and photographs related to families, places, groups and businesses in Cherokee and Crawford Counties, Kansas. Includes histories of the Tharp and Bumgarner families of the area.
Wilma Cook Snare, born in 1930 to Walter and Myrtle Cook, was a local historian of Cherokee County, Kansas, and a licensed practitioner nurse at the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center. Snare collected and researched material related to places, mining, events, and families of Cherokee County. She wrote a book on its history called Down Memory Lane, and wrote articles for local newspapers, as well as assisting researchers. Wilma Cook Snare passed in 2004, followed by her husband Robert Stanley Snare in 2005.
Mining, Social Life and Customs
Size of Collection
.5 linear feet
Dates of Collection
SpC MS 0300
Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library, "Snare, Wilma Cook, Collection, 1856-1997" (2022). Finding Aids. 420.