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Homesteading in Thomas County

Brewster / Hastings

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.

Sources  

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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