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Homesteading in Trego County


The heydays of the Bosna district were from the 1880's to the early 1920's. After the post office was established in May of 1880, Frank W. Zeman served as Bosna’s first postmaster. The post office closed in August of 1921.

Settlers around Bosna often met at the schoolhouse and one of the community’s social activities was “box suppers.” Today, only a few farmhouses stand as reminders of the Bosna community.

The ethnicity of its settlers remains unknown.


Shearer, Ruth. “Ghost Towns in Trego County.” Chap. in Local History as Presented to
the Trego County Historical Society. 2d ed. n.p. 1974.


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