Author to speak at library

Author Robert Collins will give a presentation on “Kansas County Seat Conflicts” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marion City Library.

Since the establishment of the Kansas Territory in 1855 well into the 20th century, communities have fought over being named the county seat. More than 60 of the state’s 105 counties have seen some attempt, successful or not, to move the county seat from the original site. Some conflicts were brief, like a two-month effort in Reno County, and others have been long, like the eight-decade struggle over the seat of Logan County. Some have been notorious for violence, like the conflict between Woodsdale and Hugoton in Stevens County.

There will be time for questions after the presentation, and Collins’ books will be on sale. The presentation is open to the public. Call (620) 382-2442 for more information.

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