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.


Spearville, an incorporated city of the third class in Ford county, is located in the township of the same name on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., 16 miles northeast of Dodge City, the county seat. It is in the center of a large farming and stock raising area, for which it is the shipping and receiving point. It has 2 banks, a weekly newspaper (the News), flour mills, grain elevators, hotels, churches and schools, express and telegraph offices, and an international money order postoffice with two rural routes. The population in 1910 was 576. The town was founded in 1878 by a colony from Cincinnati, of which George Hall and M. Wear were the leaders. Sheep raising was largely engaged in by the early residents of the vicinity. The railroad company made this an experiment station for tree planting in the '70s. The first newspaper was the Spearville Enterprise, established in May, 1878, by J. J. Burns.

Page 727 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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