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.


Pratt, the county seat of Pratt county, is centrally located on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroads and on the Ninnescah river. It has waterworks, fire department, electric light and ice plant, paved streets, 3 banks, a flour mill, 3 grain elevators, a steam laundry, an opera house, 2 newspapers (the Republican and the Union), telegraph and express offices, and an international money order postoffice with four rural routes. It has been designated as a point for a postal savings bank. The population in 1910 was 3,302. Pratt was founded in 1884 and the next year began the long contest for county seat, in which it finally won. In 1886, when the county seat fight was at its height, the town had already gained a population of 1,000. In 1890 the population was 1,418, and in 1900 it was 1,213, which shows an increase of over 2,000 people in the last ten years, or nearly 200 per cent.

Page 495 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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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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