Transcribed from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Lincoln, the county seat of Lincoln county, is an incorporated city of the third class, located on the Union Pacific R. R., and is the largest town on that road between Salina and the state line. It has city waterworks, which were built at the expense of $40,000, a $60,000 court-house, an electric light plant owned by the city, an ice plant, flour mills, a cement plant, a cigar factory, a hospital and sanitarium, 3 banks, with a combined capitalization of $85,000, and 2 newspapers (the Sentinel and the Republican). Lincoln is a beautiful modern little city, with stone buildings, lining wide and well kept streets. It is the seat of the Kansas Christian College established in 1884. The town was platted in 1871. The first town election resulted as follows: Mayor, George M. Lutes; police judge, Mortimer Gregg; clerk, L. A. Minx; councilmen, D. E. Coolbaugh, George Green, Luther Stewart, H. Holcomb and Joseph Cheney. It became a city of the third class in Sept., 1879. Liquor was never legally sold on the town site except during the year 1879. The town had a slow growth until the college and the railroad were built. During the year 1886 the population doubled and wealth trebled on account of these two institutions. From March to May 125 new buildings were erected. A city library was established by the women about this time. It has about 2,000 volumes at the present time. The population, according to the census of 1910, was 1,508. There are telegraph and express offices and an international money order postoffice with six rural routes.

Pages 160-161 from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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VOLUME I

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I

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J | K | L | Mc | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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