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The original town was established in 1879 one mile north of the present town site. When the Rock Island Railroad came through, the town was moved to be near the railroad. It was platted on March 7, 1888 by the Kansas Town and Land Company.
The ethnicity of its settlers is not known.
Bowers, D. N. Seventy Years in Norton County, Kansas, 1872-1942. The Norton County Champion, Norton, Kansas, 1942.Nicholson, John H. A History of Norton County, Kansas. Masters Thesis, Colorado State College of Education, 1941.
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