Rose Hill Historical Society Honoring Early Rose Hill, Kansas

Stories From The Past

125 Years

In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Rose Hill, The Rose Hill Reporter featured a page from the city's past on the last Thursday of each month during 2012.

Information in these articles comes from historical documents archived at the Rose Hill historical museum and are as accurate as the information and sources of the day.

The Rose Hill Reporter has graciously consented to publication of these stories on this website. The eight articles are listed below and can be accessed via the buttons.


Man Shoots His Brother-In-Law

Lori DeWinkler, host of the Butler County portion of Kansas Trails, has researched and written an interesting story about a killing near Rose Hill on December 13, 1903.
"Clarence Williams was arrested by Sheriff Schad yesterday afternoon near Rose Hill, charged with killing his brother-in-law, Guy Crab..."
Read the entire story on her website: Clarence Williams Kills Guy Crabb Instantly. (A pdf file of the story.)

It's just one in the Murder, Mystery, Just Plain Spooky category.

Providence, A Lost Resort

Providence was a community in Richland Township between Douglass and Rose Hill. The Butler County Times-Gazette published a two part article covering much of the history of this interesting town.
Tales of Butler County: Providence, a lost resort is the first part.
Part two is at this link.

If these links do not work for some reason the two pdf versions are listed below.