Arkansas City (KS) (Images of America)

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Arkansas City has often been called “the gateway to the West.” The name lends a lot to describing the town―a town that was founded as a border town to Indian Territory, a major trade hub to the Indian agencies in Indian Territory, and a major transportation center for those wishing to travel through the territory and farther west. Arkansas City started off as a small town with false-fronted stores but became a bustling community where the people were forward thinkers and pushed for quality and modernization in everything they brought to the city whether that was business, industry, or entertainment. Arkansas City is known for the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of September 16, 1893, interaction with the Native Americans in Indian Territory, farming, ranching, and aircraft. Although Arkansas City was a civilized community, it was a city on the fringe of a lawless and unsettled territory where outlaws lurked and Native Americans were forced to settle. People loaded their wagons or went by train to cross through Oklahoma to Texas, New Mexico, or Arizona, leaving from Arkansas City. Due to Arkansas City’s location, interaction with major figures and events in history, and its importance to travel farther west, Arkansas City was truly “the gateway to the West.”

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Heather D. Ferguson is the director of the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum in Arkansas City. She holds a master’s degree in anthropology and a bachelor’s degree in history. She has been at the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum for nine years and is well studied on the history of the area. Most of the images from this book are from the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s extensive collections, and much of the information used is from previous publications and research assistance from Wilbur Killblane and Terry Eaton.

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Title: ONLINE EXTRA: Museum director to sign copies of new book
Author: TRAVELER STAFF
Publisher: The Arkansas City Traveler
Date: 7/19/2011


A new book by Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum Director Heather Ferguson tells stories of the accomplishments of Arkansas Cty people throughout the town's history.


"Arkansas City: People, Places, and Events," is a new book that illustrates the city's little-known stories through vintage photographs and captions.


It will be made available to the public starting today, Ferguson said.


"I wanted to tell stories people don't usually hear so they aren't lost to future generations," she said.


The new book is a continuation of an earlier book about Ark City history written by Ferguson.


"Arkansas City: People, Places, and Events" sells for $21.99 at bookstores, independent retailers and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888) 313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.


There will be a book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday at the museum.

Title: New Book Celebrates Arkansas City's People, Places, and Events
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date: 7/18/2011


Arkansas City: People, Places, and Events, a new book that illustrates the city's little-known stories through vintage photographs and captions, will be published July 18, 2011.


The book, written by Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum Director Heather Ferguson, tells the stories of the accomplishments of Arkansas City people throughout its history, as well as the important places and events that have often been omitted from the history books. Arkansas City: People, Places, and Events is a continuation of an earlier book by Ferguson, Arkansas City, which gave a more general overview.


"I believe there are stories in the book that many people know nothing about," says Ferguson. "I hope people will enjoy them and pass them on to future generations."


Arkansas City: People, Places, and Events will be available July 18, 2011 at area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, and through Arcadia Publishing at (888) 313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.


Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.


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With more than 6,000 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.

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