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Founded in August 1881, and named for a Santa Fe division Superintendent, Mr. D. J. Chase, the town became incorporated in 1902. The Santa Fe Railroad built to Chase in 1881. A colony from Ohio had settled in the area in March 1871.
The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.
"Rice County Centennial: Land of Quivira." Rice County Centennial Committee, 1971.
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