For the last two months I’ve been working on a condensed history of Aggieville. The book is finally completed and sent to the printers! It should be on local shelves by the start of August.
The 64-page book is 8.5×11 and printed in full color. Every page has at least one picture, a few of which are being published for the first time. The price is $9.95 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Aggieville 125th Anniversary celebration planned for Saturday, September 20, 2014.
The book will be available at Varney’s Book Store, The Dusty Bookshelf, Varsity Donuts, and various other locations around town – and hopefully around the state!
Early on Saturday, February 14, 1998 a fire broke out in the Aggieville shopping area of Manhattan, Kansas which destroyed—in a matter of hours—83 years of Kansas history. The huge building which had most recently housed Club Karrington and Adventure … Continue reading →
Published in 1951, here are the stories and pictures of the worst disaster in the history of Manhattan as recorded by the writers of The Manhattan Tribune-News and the photographers of The Studio Royal. There was a full six feet … Continue reading →
This 1955 history of Manhattan’s first 100 years, re-released with the permission of author Carolyn Jones Sayler, traces the development of this northeast Kansas town. The early pioneers were a mixed group of farmers, ranchers, judges, educators, ministers, and businesspeople. … Continue reading →
In 1989, the Aggieville Business Association decided to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Aggieville shopping district in Manhattan, Kansas. As part of that celebration, Dan Walter put together this 88-page book on the beginnings and development of what has … Continue reading →
It was way back in 1890 when Guy Varney first opened his bookstore doors in downtown Manhattan, Kansas. Enrollment at Kansas State had reached a record high of 590 students, and the window of opportunity was wide open to the … Continue reading →
“After giving an overview of the drug stores in the downtown Manhattan area from the 1860s to today, Aggieville Historian Dan Walter shares stories and pictures of the pharmacies and pharmacists of Aggieville. From the day the first Aggieville … Continue reading →