A tale from the other side of the tracks

A drive down the dirt roads here reveals little is left but some rundown houses and large patches of grass.

Just north of the tracks, a community still thrives. But the once segregated South Hoisington – the home of many African-American and Hispanic families – has been erased from the landscape.

“There is not a sniff of us – even our church is gone,” said Reada Green, a former resident for the Barton County community.

“It’s like we never existed,” she added.

It was the railroad that brought her ancestors and others to the region – that same railroad that divided Hoisington from South Hoisington – or South Town as those who lived there called it.

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