Richard "Dick" Collins of Arkansas C...

Richard "Dick" Collins of Arkansas City, Kansas

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Tammy Collins

Gardner, KS

#1 Oct 9, 2012
Does anyone remember Richard Collins, who lived south of Arkansas City, years ago? His wife Diane, and his mother Blanche Deere? They owned and operated a few steak houses and night clubs out on the old black top going towards the state line, where they lived. Blanche Deere was the one who had the building built, which became the Moose Club. That started as their club. Anyone old enough or young enough to remember?
Tammy Collins

Gardner, KS

#2 Oct 11, 2012
Some names of the clubs they operated was The Oil Club and Blanche's Steak House. Where the Moose Club is at now, they lived in the two houses north. The big one story white house directly north has been gone over ten years, but the next house north(was painted blue in 2000) is still standing and was being lived in. Also was a cabin behind the blue house that Blanche rented out. I am referring to the 1940's, 1950's, and into the 1960's. Next time I come to Ark City, hopefully I can get permission to see the property and the inside of the blue house, if it is still standing. Richard Collins was my dad, he died in 1958

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