Small Town Kansas: Hamilton
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My mother graduated from high school in Hamilton, Kansas. That was about all I knew about it, so I did some research. Here's what I found out about this small Kansas town.
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Photo on the left shows my mother's graduating class at Hamilton. It is in the family photo collection (Gail Lee Martin)
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My mother wrote many family memory pieces about her early life. I gathered these together in a book that I self-published on blurb.com. Her book is titled My Flint Hills Childhood: Growing Up in 1930s Kansas. In the book she includes a picture of herself in her prom dress for the Hamilton prom. Her name at that time was Gail McGhee. She dated Johnnie Faylor in high school, but ended up marrying my dad, Clyde Martin.
Now there's a book about his life as well, Clyde Owen Martin: Family Memories of His Life and Times. It's also available on the Blurb online bookstore.
Hamilton Is in the Flint Hills Region of Kansas - This one is soothing and inspiring.
Another Great Site about Hamilton
- Rural Kansas Tourism | Hamilton
A site created by the State of Kansas with information about architecture and history in Hamilton.
First Grade Class in Hamilton, Kansas
This might be around 1904-06. Harry Earl Joy, son of Marie (Kennedy) and Henry Alfred Joy, is in first grade in this picture. I don't know which child is Harry. He was born in 1898 in Baldwin, Kansas.
This photo is from the paperback edition of Clyde Owen Martin: Family Memories of His Life and Times.
Do not copy this photo without permission from my mother, Gail Lee Martin.
Hamilton Seniors of 1934 - with thanks to Rodney Dimick for the picture
Hamilton - Class of 1960 - with thanks to John Staten for the picture
Early Photos of Hamilton
Alfred Joy Feed Mill at Hamilton, Kansas
This is my great-grandfather. That's Alfred Joy and his son Harry standing in front of the feed mill.
The picture is from the book, Clyde Owen Martin: Family Memories of His Life and Times.