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Upola Town Company
« on: April 25, 2017, 07:59:53 pm »
Daily Commonwealth, Topeka, Kansas, February 5, 1887.

R. H. Nichols, a lawyer and mentioned as one of the Upola Town Company stockholders, was one of three men who illegally organized Howard County back in 1870. He was a stockholder in the Elk Falls Town Company and moved to Howard City when Elk County came along as a result of the county division act.
"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