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Appeal to Reason Site


category : Historic Buildings
A large brick building was on this site and was used by the Appeal To Reason newspaper in 1896. Its publisher was J.A. Wayland, a Socialist. About 750,000 copies were mailed out weekly in 1913 all across the world and was the largest circulated newspaper at this time.

It was later the home of the Little Blue Books and was run by Emanuel Haldeman-Juliusl. It had the largest printing presses west of the Mississippi. 100 million copies of the Little Blue Books were sold in 1926.

The plant burned on July 4, 1978.


Come visit us in Girard, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Big Flag Veteran Memorial

Drop by an see one of the nation's largest American Flags (30' x 60' - 130' high). While you can see the flag from your vehicle, you really must stand under the Big Flag to appreciate its true size, 130 feet high above the Kansas prairie honoring all war veterans.

Girard, KS Memorials

Huey Helicopter & Veteran's Memorial

On April 15, 1995, a formal ceremony dedicated a Huey Helicopter to its new home on the Southeast corner of the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Huey, a granite replica of the Vietnam Wall is engraved with the names of the 777

Girard, KS Memorials

S & W Supply

Slawson & Wilson Supply is the oldest known business in Girard that is still using its original equipment. S & W Supply manufactures metal grave markers for shipment all across the United States.

Girard, KS Historic Buildings

Historic Court House Square

The current courthouse was built in 1922 and boasts beautiful Italian marble on the inside. Deer Statue, located at the southwest corner of the square, marks the spot Girard Founder, Dr. Charles H. Strong shot a deer and proclaimed that he would build a town on this very spot in 1868

Girard, KS Historic Courthouses

Things to do Historic Buildings near Girard, KS

Old Mill

The Old Mill was built in the late 1800's and is a magnificent building to see....