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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.

Publication Date



Mining, Social Life and Customs



Size of Collection

.5 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0300

Snare, Wilma Cook, Collection, 1856-1997

Included in

History Commons



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