In 1947 the City of McPherson celebrated its 75th anniversary with a diamond jubilee. To mark the occasion, the McPherson Daily Republican published a commemerative edition chronicling the history of the city and county.

Although no comprehensive history of the city and county has ever been published, this issue, featuring writing by local historians such as Jessie Hill Rowland and W.J. Krehbiel, comes closest to being that history.
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