HISTORICAL SURVEY OF PLAINS, KANSAS AS OF 1953
Thank you to Carl Dean Holmes, Class of 1958, for submitting this document for inclusion on this site.
Donald C. Cushenberry taught at Plains Schools from 1948 to 1953. During that time he wrote a thesis as part of the
requirements for a Master of Science degree. The topic of the thesis is a history of Plains, it's community and school
system as it existed in 1953. In it he wrote," It is the hope of the writer that many people will secure some
measure of enjoyment and profit from reading the events as they are recorded here".
Dr. Cushenberry died
12 Jan 2009. This is his thesis.