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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.


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Attractions and Upcoming Events

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


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

Emanuel Haldeman-Julius Home

Emanuel Haldeman lived at this farm home with his family beginning in 1918. The home is listed on the Kansas State Register of Historic Places. Emanuel was editor of the Appeal To Reason newspaper and "Little Blue Books."

Girard, KS Historic Homes

Haldeman Home

The home of Dr. and Mrs. H.W. Haldeman was built in 1884. Dr. Haldeman was both a doctor and president of the Bank of Girard. His wife Sarah Alice, served as president for about 10

Girard, KS Historic Homes

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Ice Barn and McFarland Lake

Ice was harvested from the McFarland Lake and stored in this lovely old stone barn built in 1896. It was built for James M...

Garnett House

The Lighthouse Hotel was the first hotel in Garnett, built in 1858. It is now a private residence, and is listed on the Na...