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Howard City
« on: August 20, 2017, 01:21:42 pm »


Leavenworth Times, Leavenworth, Kansas, July 11, 1871. This date was about one year after the one-store town's move from Paw Paw Creek to the center of northern Howard County, four years before Elk County came into being, and six years before the town was renamed Howard.

The Elk County history book says that Howard City had only 15 houses in 1874.
"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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