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Founded in 1879 by Bernard McCormick, but it lasted only a few years. The McCormicks left in May 1881 to go back to Waterloo, Iowa, and even though a valiant effort was made by Captain Hey to keep the town going, it was abandoned in the late 1880's.
The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.
"A Historical Record of Lane County, Founded June 3, 1886." Dighton, KS: Lane County Historical Society, 1961.
Stanley, Ellen May. "Early Lane County History: 12,000 B.C.-A.D. 1884". Newton, KS: Mennonite Press, 1993.
Stanley, Ellen May. "Early Lane County Development". Newton, KS: Mennonite Press, 1999.
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