Utopia College, Eureka – Kansas Tuesdays October 8, 2019

This week, I went looking for areas in southern Kansas as last week’s Kansas Tuesdays post was from northern Kansas. I went with Atlas Obscura to see what they had for Kansas. There were some good possibilities, but many were in northern Kansas or not too far from Mitchell County. I reviewed several choices before deciding on Utopia College – https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/utopia-college in Eureka, Greenwood County. I re-blogged a post earlier today that was near Eureka, KansasA Stone Arch Bridge for Greenwood County — Homestead on the Range.

I am not sure how much I will find on Utopia College, later renamed to Midwest Institute of Business Administration, or its founder, Roger Babson. Babson was from New England. In a strange twist, he moved back to near Boston on the theory it would be far enough away from a nuclear blast he would be safe. I think that shows how out of touch he was with how many nukes the USSR had. Two of his colleges are still around – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Babson. He had an interesting life.

Website: no official website (college was closed decades ago and the property is now privately owned – you can see the building from the street)

360 Wichita: No listing located https://www.360wichita.com/

Abandoned Playgrounds: No listing located https://abandonedplaygrounds.com/

Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/utopia-college

Big Kansas Road Trip (mostly Brown, Doniphan, and Nemaha Counties): No listing located – https://bigkansasroadtrip.com/

Facebook (website, search, or blog page): https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Utopia%20College%20Eureka%20KS

Flickr: No listing located https://www.flickr.com/

Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/nothing for the college, but Roger Babson’s grave has a listinghttps://foursquare.com/v/roger-babsons-grave/4fb83d0be4b08a09e6404665

Four States Homepage: No listing located https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/

Get Rural Kansas: No listing located https://www.getruralkansas.com/

Google Maps: Eureka, Kansas Location (NOTE: Private property which doesn’t allow visitors from reports)

Historical Marker Database: No listing located https://www.hmdb.org/

Inspirock: No listing located https://www.inspirock.com/

Instagram: No listing located https://www.instagram.com/

Kansas Historical Society: A few items https://www.kshs.org/search/index/query:Utopia%20College

Kansas Hometown Locator: No listing located https://kansas.hometownlocator.com/

Kansas Living Magazine: No listing located https://kansaslivingmagazine.com/

KansasSampler.org: No listing located https://www.kansassampler.org/

Kansas Transportation: No listing located https://kansastransportation.blogspot.com/

Kansas Travel.org: http://www.kansastravel.org/greenwoodcountymuseum.htm (mentions the college)

KS History Group D: No listing located https://kshistorygroupd.wordpress.com/

Legends of America: https://www.legendsofamerica.com/ No listing located

Legends of Kansas: http://www.legendsofkansas.com/eureka2.html

NextDoor.com: No listing located https://nextdoor.com/

Only In Your State:  https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ (No listing located)

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/477100154258096457/ No listing located

Roadside America: No listing located https://www.roadsideamerica.com/

Road Trippers:  No listing located https://maps.roadtrippers.com/

Silly America: no listing located, but very few Kansas listings to begin with https://sillyamerica.com/

Southeast Kansas Living: No listing located http://www.sekliving.com/

Travel Kansas: No listing located https://www.travelks.com/

Trip Advisor: No listing located https://www.tripadvisor.com/

Tumblr: No listing located https://www.tumblr.com/

Twitch channel or search: No listing located https://www.twitch.tv/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=Utopia%20College%20Eureka%20Kansas&src=typed_query

Vimeo channel or search: No listing located https://vimeo.com/

Western Vista Historic Byways: No listing located http://www.westernvistashistoricbyway.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_College

not mentioned on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Kansas

 Yelp: No listing located https://www.yelp.com/

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Utopia+College+Eureka+Kansas (some on Utopia College, others on Roger Batson)

Past Kansas Tuesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kansas-tuesdays/

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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