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.


North Lawrence.—The first settlement on the north bank of the Kansas river, connected with the main city of Lawrence, was begun about 1860. Previous to that time the Delaware Indians had erected some cabins there, but the first whites were John Moorehead, G. J. Tallman, Thomas McGee and T. S. Murphy. John Baldwin built a house on the north bank of the river and operated the first ferry for a number of years, until the bridge was built. John Moorehead opened the first store. The postoffice was established in 1865 under the name of Jefferson, with G. J. Tallman as the first postmaster. The following year 320 acres were platted as a town site by S. N. Simpson and settlement rapidly followed. At the first election G. J. Tallman was elected president of the board of trustees; H. M. Berry, T. McCage, A. C. Miller and James Franklin were elected trustees, and H. H. Howard, attorney. In 1867 it was incorporated as a city of the second class under a charter secured from the legislature. At the first election under the new form of government G. J. Tallman was elected mayor; A. R. Smith, treasurer; A. Hoysradt, clerk; T. Beasler, marshal; and H. H. Howard, police judge. The city was divided into three wards and three councilmen elected from each ward. In 1869 the residents recognized the advantages to he gained by annexation to the city lying south of the river and an attempt was made to consolidate the two settlements, but it failed. The next year (1870) the legislature passed an act by which North Lawrence surrendered its charter and united with Lawrence.

Pages 373-374 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.

gold bar

VOLUME I

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION

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

VOLUME II

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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

VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


Background and KSGenWeb logo were designed and are copyrighted by
Tom & Carolyn Ward
for the limited use of the KSGenWeb Project.
Permission is granted for use only on an official KSGenWeb page.


©2002 by Tom & Carolyn Ward

Skyways Button
Home Page for Kansas
Search all of Blue Skyways
including
The KSGenWeb Project
KSGenWeb logo