TOPEKA, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced that Formerly Known as Treece is on display in the State Archives gallery at the Historical Society in Topeka.
The southeast Kansas mining town of Treece was once a thriving community and a leading producer of lead and zinc in the country. After the Environmental Protection Agency designated the town a "Superfund" site, almost all of its residents took advantage of a government buy-out and moved away.
The Kansas Museum of History's collecting efforts to document the history of Treece led to this special exhibit, which runs through June 30.
Admission is $8 adults, $6 students. Kansas Historical Foundation members and children five and younger are admitted free. The Historical Society is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka.
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