W.C. Renner Property Traded

DIGHTON, KS – W.C. Renner has traded for the Welch property, which she recently sold to Jake Simon. He will get possession sometime in October. The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas.  Compiled by Sonya Thomas and Transcribed by Janeice Crosson for...

Walter King’s Potatoes

DIGHTON –  Walter Kings are the first to use new, home grown potatoes in this vicinity.The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas. Friday, June 23, 1916. (c) Transcribed by Sonya Thomas for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

Pipe Dreams & Chickens

In a few years Wamego banks are going to be overloaded with money. A number of amateurs have bought a few hens and the results go something like this. Twenty hens will lay eggs and hatch over one hundred eggs per year. Next year we will have 2,000 hens who will lay...

Kansas Horses Sold – 1895

Quite a number of Kansas horses are being shipped to southern water resorts. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 31, 1895. Page 3. Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

50 Hog Wagons In Barnes

BARNES.  Fifty hog wagons were on the streets of Barnes in one day last week. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 31, 1895. Page 3. (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

Silk Raising

E. Ballaine, of Crawford county, has planted six hundred mulberry trees, and intends raising silk. He is enthusiastic, and believes that silk raising can be made one of the best paying industriess in Kansas. The Iola Register, Iola, Kansas. May 27, 1876. Page 1. ©...

Herds Wintered Well

The Kirwin Chief says:  “Notwithstanding the heavy loss of cattle in Southern Kansas this winter through exposure and scarcity of feed there has not been a single case of death among the herds in this county from the same causes, this winter.  Mr. Wheeler who...

Hartford 1868

Hartford is situated on the south side of the Neosho river, and about sixteen miles south-east of Emporia.  It is rather a small town, but improving slowly.  There is but one mill – a water mill (the steam mill has moved away to Eldorado.)  There is one store,...

Elizabethtown 1868

Elizabethtown is situated about twelve miles south by west of Garnett in the southern part of Anderson county and near the head waters of Deer Creek, and about ten miles inland from the Neosho river.  It is a small inland town and principaally owned by Squire Price. ...

Geneva 1868

Geneva is situated two and a half miles north of the Neosho river – eight miles north-west of Iola and about seventy-five miles south of Lawrence.  It contains two stores, one hotel, one blacksmith shop, one wagon maker’s shop, two carpenter shops, two...