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.


Montana, a village of Labette county, is located on the Neosho river in Montana township, 8 miles north of Oswego, the county seat, and 4 miles from Laneville, the nearest shipping point. It has a money order postoffice. The population in 1910 was 153. In 1866 Frank Simons put up a log house at this point and opened a store. The postoffice was established in that year. In 1867 a ferry was established at the point where the bridge now spans the Neosho. A town company was organized in 1868, of which Levi Seabridge, J. S. Anderson, Henry Minor, S. S. Watson, J. S. Waters and D. M. Watson were members. The early growth of the town was rapid and inside of two years there were 13 general stores, 3 saloons, 3 hotels, 2 livery stables, 2 wagon shops, and about 500 inhabitants. Disappointed in not getting the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad, the growth was checked in 1870, when the town of Labette sprang up with glowing prospects and many of the buildings were moved to that point. City government was maintained from 1873 to 1884.

Pages 299-300 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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