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.


Santa Fe, the county seat of Haskell county, is centrally located on the Garden City, Gulf & Northern R. R. It has a bank, 2 newspapers (the Monitor and the Republican), a number of retail establishments, professional men of all lines, and a money order postoffice with one rural route. The population in 1910 was 150.

The town was founded in 1886 by a company of which J. A. Grayson, of Chicago, was president. The county seat struggle resulted in a victory for Santa Fe over Ivanhoe, and the latter was moved to Santa Fe late in the fall of 1887. The depression which followed the early boom was hastened and made much more severe by a contest between the two banks of the town. The citizens took sides in the fight, which was bound to end in ruin, and a bitter financial war was waged. Finally one of the banks was closed and the other voluntarily closed its doors when $20,000 of the county funds were on deposit. For twenty years times were hard but the recent good crops and the new railroad have revived the town and made it more prosperous.

Page 645 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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