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.


McCune, an incorporated city of the third class in Crawford county, is located 16 miles southwest of Girard, the county seat, and is on the St. Louis & San Francisco R. R. It has 2 banks, a weekly newspaper (the McCune Herald), a high school, the leading church denominations, telegraph and express offices, and an international money order postoffice with six rural routes. The population according to the census of 1910 was 736.

McCune was laid out in 1879 by Isaac McCnne, who owned and had been farming the land. He built the first store, which was opened by J. D. Rodgers. The postoffice, which was called Time prior to founding the town, was changed to McCune and Mr. McCune was made postmaster in 1878. The town was incorporated as a city of the third class in Oct., 1881. The following were the first officers: Mayor, Isaac McCune; councilmen, I. V. McCune, R. O. Harris, M. Casey and K. P. Minard. The first newspaper, the McCune Standard, was established in that year by D. A Burton. By 1882 the town had made considerable progress, having 500 inhabitants and a dozen stores.

Page 203 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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