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The State Says Goodbye to Upola
« on: May 01, 2017, 11:03:11 am »


Arkansas City Traveler, July 10, 1911
"If one of the many corrupt...county-seat contests must be taken by way of illustration, the choice of Howard County, Kansas, is ideal." Dr. Everett Dick, The Sod-House Frontier, 1854-1890.
"One of the most expensive county-seat wars in terms of time and money lost...” Dr. Homer E Socolofsky, KSU

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Re: The State Says Goodbye to Upola
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 12:57:32 pm »

Arkansas City Traveler, July 10, 1911


At the end of the article, the author says that "no one now appears to know where El Paso was located."

El Paso, Kansas, was on K-15 in Sedgwick County. I passed through there many times when I lived in Mulvane.

The town is still there and has a population of around 23,000, but since 1956 the town has been officially known as Derby.

There was also an El Paso County, Kansas, carved with five other counties out of Arapahoe County, Kansas.

El Paso County still exists today but is now the home of Colorado Springs, Colorado.


"If one of the many corrupt...county-seat contests must be taken by way of illustration, the choice of Howard County, Kansas, is ideal." Dr. Everett Dick, The Sod-House Frontier, 1854-1890.
"One of the most expensive county-seat wars in terms of time and money lost...” Dr. Homer E Socolofsky, KSU

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