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Peter Brack, his brothers and their mother, along with a number of native Austrians, located here and began the task of forming a settlement. The town was laid out in 1885 and became the trading center for Austrians who settled there. The Missouri Pacific railroad had tracks that ran through the town which is located 10 miles west of Hoisington.
Biographical History of Barton County, Kansas. Great Bend, KS: Great Bend Tribune, 1912.
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