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The town site was platted on August 7, 1889 and filed on January 4, 1890. A mill was built nearby to grind flour and meal for the farmers. It remained a trading center and never grew big enough to incorporate.
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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