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The town site was platted by the Lincoln Land Company on July 25, 1885, and filed for record on August 10, 1885. After Leota lost the fight for the county seat, the townspeople moved their interests to Oronoque which became a trading center. The town boomed for a little while, but it did not develop into the town the founders had hoped for. It was on the Burlington rail line from Republican, Nebraska to Oberlin.
The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.
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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