History of Downs
This page has been prepared and maintained through a cooperative effort of the City Council and the Downs Historical Society.
Our plan is to present historic photos from the society’s archives. Many of the photos deliver a glimpse of the community in an earlier time or of an important event. We will rotate the photos periodically, so drop back by the site often and see the latest. While we can generally date the photos, farming views are hard to locate unless the photos come to the society identified.
If you see anything you wish to comment on, we’d like to hear from you. Should you have any historical photos of people, places or landscape that you would like to share, we will try to launch them on this page.
Our communication for this effort is organized by Doug Brush,
the local historian and member of the Downs Historical Society.
You can also mail any photos or contact to him at:
P.O. Box 217
Downs, KS 67437
Enjoy our first series of four views and let your mind travel back.