Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on May 27, 1971 · Page 6
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 6

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, May 27, 1971
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Page 6 Garden City Telegram Thursday, May 27, 1971 100 Years Ago By THE KANSAS STATH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Settlers began to move into Russdl County in some numbers in the spring of 1871, taking land along the Kansas Pacific railroad. This article from the Junction City Union, May 13, 1871, comments on ttie settlement: "The region of country is attracting attention. Men just as sensible and practical as any who ever came West, are inspecting* it with a view of occupying land. They claim the soil is of first quality and that it can be made in a few years of champion small gain producing section of the West. We found sixty settlens in Russell county who informed us that one hundred or so more wil soon join them. . . . "What 'attracted our attention, as illustrating the westward roairdh of development, was the astonishing encroachment of prairie grass upon the great domain of buffalo grass. Bundles of it can be seen springing up all along the line of the road. . . . Two yeara ago we question if there was a blade of it on the divide west of Fort Barker. Mr. Ernest Hohneck, an old fronitiersm>an, who has spent the greater portion of the past ten years traversing the region of country between the Smoky and Saline ... 'informed us that there were evidences of a large increase of water affl over that region. . . . "We happened there on business with the Northwestern, Colony, an organization of Wisconsin people, who have lately selected the neighborhood of Fossil creek (present Russell) as their location. Our Judgment of the men we met is that they are of the proper material to take hold 'and develop that new end much despised region. Of course, it cannot be expected otherwise than that some will fail by the wayside, but we are confident their organization and settlement will form a "nucleus for a population which wil rapidly aibsoirb the great plains. . . ." Additional intarmation on Bussed! County .appeared in tihe Topteka DaQy Commonwealth. on May 14, 1871: "Over two hundred families have settled in this county and hundreds more will take up lands here before the close of (the current year. A large colony from Ripon, Wisconsin, have taken up lands around Fossil. . . . Two other colonies, one from Ohio and one from Pennsylvania, are mafcinig Bunker Hill their center. A more beautiful site for a town could scarcely have been selected. "Looking from this poinit upon the ridh fruit and agricultural region stretching far off to *he rivers, one is filled with the iKhouigiht that somebody greater and higher than man had found here a familiar home. 'Garden of Edien' will be no exaggeration applied to !tMs place, when the skilful hand of. act softens down nature's wilder features. "Let ! Mm come who will; here he wiE be satisfied. . . . 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