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Named for Robert Brewster, a railroad foreman who helped to lay track, this town became a station on the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railroad in August 1888. Hastings, a settlement two miles north of Brewster, had plans to build a city on the proposed Union Pacific Railroad, but when the railroad's plans were abandoned, the town site moved to Brewster.
The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.
Wingo, Wayne C. A History of Thomas County. Masters Thesis, Fort Hays Kansas State College, 1964.
Bruner, R. I., Editor. Land of the Windmills Thomas County, Kansas. Thomas County Historical Society, 1976.
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