Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Harper, the second largest town in Harper county, is located on Spring Creek 10 miles north of Anthony, the county seat, and on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and Kansas City, Mexico & Orient railroads. It has waterworks, an opera house, 3 banks, a foundry, machine shops, a flour mill, creamery, 2 weekly newspapers (the Advocate, and the Sentinel), 7 churches and excellent public schools. The principal shipments are of live stock, flour, wool, creamery products, hides and produce. It has an international postoffice with four rural routes, telgraph[sic] and express offices. The population, according to the census of 1910, was 1,638. The town was founded by a party from Iowa in April, 1877. The first building was built by J. B. Glenn, president of the town company, with lumber hauled from Wichita. In July, 1877, a postoffice was established and Mrs. Josie B. Glenn was appointed postmistress. Mail came weekly to Hutchinson, from which town it was brought to Harper, at private expense. The money order department was added in 1879. Harper was organized as a city of the third class in Sept., 1880, and the first election, which was held in that month, resulted as follows: Mayor, Sam S. Sisson; police judge. J. W. Appley; councilmen, R. B. Elliott, H. Martin, R. J. Jones, S. D. Noble, L. G. Hake. G. W. Appley was appointed clerk. The population of the city at that time was about 700.

Pages 808-809 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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