Goodnow House State Historic Site

(785) 565-6490
2309 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
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Glimpse into the life of Isaac Goodnow, a leader in the free-state movement and one of the founders of the town of Manhattan. He later established the college, Bluemont College, which became Kansas State University. A prominent farmer and successful businessman, Goodnow and his wife, Ellen, built this unique stone farmhouse in the 1860s. Isaac and Ellen's interest in education and nature is reflected in the hundreds of objects they collected.

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