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The Good Old Days / S. J. Bascom
« Last post by W. Gray on Today at 01:53:02 pm »
S. J. Bascom was the post master for Elk River, Kansas, when that post office was open.

He also complained to whomever would listen about the time and effort it took for him to get to and from Peru, the county seat, when he had to pay his taxes.

He once went to check on his cattle and discovered a lone buffalo living with his herd.

This buffalo may or may not have been the last buffalo killed in southeast Kansas when that buffalo was killed on Wabash street in Howard City in 1874 by a group of young boys, one of whom was democrat Fred Flory. This teenager later became republican Thomas E Thomson’s rival by being the editor of the Howard Citizen. Years later each had an office in the newspaper building on south Wabash, which belonged to Flory and they shared the same printing press.

Coffeyville Daily Journal, May 26, 1920

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The Coffee Shop / Re: Plumber
« Last post by Jane on Today at 07:55:13 am »
Bullwinkle, We are the house beside the Baptist church, across the street from the Sheriffs office.
 
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The Coffee Shop / Re: Plumber
« Last post by Bullwinkle on Yesterday at 04:19:36 pm »
       Seems like most of your project isn't plumbing. Setting a new toilet just requires a new bowl wax and supply line, unless the floor flange needs attention. Vanity basically the same, new supply lines and p trap. Unless you are changing the shower valve, that is just pulling off the handles and shower head, fixing the wall and replacing the hardware.

      I'm guessing this is the "elephant house" by the Methodist church. I could look at your project and advise if you don't come up with someone. Mom likes you folks.
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The Good Old Days / Consolidate Elk & Chautauqa
« Last post by W. Gray on Yesterday at 12:46:14 pm »
I wonder what made the Moline folks even think that the people in Sedan would be willing to give up their town being a county seat? Let alone Howard.

Wichita Eagle, December 28, 1906
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The Good Old Days / Re: Elk River Alligators
« Last post by W. Gray on Yesterday at 11:47:50 am »
I didn't mean to be rude and call you old,i figured somehow I miss understood should have put LOL after the post.

I didn't think you were rude and did not take any offense.
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The Good Old Days / Re: Elk River Alligators
« Last post by upoladeb on May 26, 2017, 07:59:55 pm »
I didn't mean to be rude and call you old,i figured somehow I miss understood should have put LOL after the post.
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The Good Old Days / Elk County Postal Operations
« Last post by W. Gray on May 26, 2017, 06:17:02 pm »
Elk County Postal Happenings

First post office to open in what is now Elk County: Elk River (1868)
First post office to close in what is now Elk County: Elk River (1869)

Last post office to open in what is now Elk County before the division of Howard County: Border (1875)
Last post office to close in what is now Elk County before the division of Howard County: La Paz (1874)

First post office to open in Elk County after division of Howard County: Oak Valley (1875)
First post office to close in Elk County after division of Howard County: Border (1877)

Last post office to open in Elk County in the 19th century: Blanche (1897)
Last post office to close in Elk County in the 19th century: Fiat (1898)

Post offices that opened in Elk County in the 20th century: Glenwild (1902)
Post offices in Elk County that closed in the 20th century:
Blanche (1901)
Cave Springs (1903)
Chaplin (1903)
Glenwild (1904)
Western Park (1905)
Busby (1906)
Upola (1909)
Oak Valley (1954) Last post office to close in Elk County


Total number of post offices opened in what is now Elk County: 33
Total closed: 28

Surviving:
Howard, 1870-
Elk Falls, 1870-
Longton, 1870-
Moline, 1879-
Grenola, 1879-


Of the 33 post offices, 17 are mentioned above.

The 16 not mentioned:
Amy (became Busby)
Bloomfield
Canola (became Grenola)
Cresco
Greenfield (became Grenola)
Indian Creek
Keyser
Lima
Montrose
Oak Ridge
Painterhood
Paw Paw
Pearl
Rancho
Union Centre
Viola
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Politics / After the Confederates, Who's Next? . . . .
« Last post by redcliffsw on May 26, 2017, 06:44:53 am »

What is disheartening is not that there are haters of our civilization out there, but that there seem to be fewer defenders.
-Pat Buchanan

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/05/patrick-j-buchanan/confederates-whos-next/




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The Coffee Shop / Re: Plumber
« Last post by Jane on May 25, 2017, 03:02:04 pm »
We are changing out the toilet, taking out the vanity so we can repair the floor and replace the tile. Putting a new wall sheet behind the shower head and knobs. We had a plumber that gave us a bid, we told him ok but had to change something and to give us a new bid. We have not heard from him since.   
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