Friday, May 22, 2015
     

Valley Falls, Kansas. Historic town with vision for the future. 

Just after the opening of Kansas territory in 1854, frontier entrepreneurs found a falls on the Grasshopper River that they believed would serve well in powering a mill. Mills would be replaced by elevators and for a century, grinding agricultural produce and serving the farm community was the main commerce. Grasshopper Falls would be platted in 1855 and incorporated in 1869. The grasshopper invasion of the 1870s was devastating and not a good promotional tool for a new and aspiring town. Aided by Legislature, the name of the river was changed to the Delaware (an American Native tribe most dominant in the region) and the twice more named town, eventually became Valley Falls.


  • VF City Hall

    VF City Hall

  • Sunset Haven

    Sunset Haven

  • Rush Field

    Rush Field

  • Baseball

    Baseball

  • Stewart

    Stewart's Old Store

  • Del Township

    Del Township

  • Pastense

    Pastense

  • Broadway

    Broadway

  • Linwood Place

    Linwood Place

  • Tree Park

    Tree Park

  • G&M Lawns

    G&M Lawns

  • Historic Lutheran Church

    Historic Lutheran Church

  • Haug

    Haug's Pond

  • April 29 BD

    April 29 BD

  • Welcome to Valley Falls (Copy)

    Welcome to Valley Falls (Copy)

  • Historical Church

    Historical Church

  • Water Tower

    Water Tower

  • Gazebo

    Gazebo

  • Scene Uptown Valley Falls

    Scene Uptown Valley Falls

  • Gazebo in Spring

    Gazebo in Spring

  • VF Water Tower

    VF Water Tower

  • Monument at Hurst Tower

    Monument at Hurst Tower

  • Rosehill Cemetery

    Rosehill Cemetery

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