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Offline W. Gray

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Third Class City
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:57:31 am »
A couple months later Howard City became Howard and was established as a third class city through district court action. The first mayor was Abe Steinberger, who had brought the Courant newspaper to Howard City.

The other larger villages in Elk County eventually followed suit and all existing remain as a third class city.

Population determines the class status of a city but once established, a city cannot lose its status even if the population should drop dramatically.

Eureka Herald and Greenwood County Republican, September 30, 1877
"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