Mulvane sits on the Sedgwick/Sumner County line, adjacent to the Arkansas River, and is roughly 10 miles south of Wichita. It was founded in 1879 by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway on the rail line that comes south from Wichita and evolved as a railroad town and agricultural community. It has survived floods, droughts, tornadoes, and fires and is now the home to over 6,000 residents.
Mulvane is a progressive city filled with people who have a keen eye on the future while celebrating their past. Thousands of residents and visitors come to town during the third weekend of August for the annual Old Settlers Days celebration which has taken place each year since 1873; the event was actually established before the town was incorporated.
Images of America: Mulvane offers a glimpse of the people and events of the past that helped shape the present of "The City of the Valley." Gerald McCoy is a Kansas photographer with a passion for history. He was born in Wichita and has lived in Mulvane for over 30 years. This is his first published book.
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