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The town site was staked out in 1888 by Steven Waters who had come to the area in 1885 and took out a homestead. The Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad laid tracks through the area in 1887.
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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