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.


Wamego, the largest town in Pottawatomie county, is located in Wamego township on the main line of the Union Pacific R. R. and the Kansas river, about 15 miles south of Westmoreland, the county seat. It is an important shipping center, has grain elevators, 2 barrel factories, a flour mill, a national and 2 state banks, 2 weekly newspapers, an international money order postoffice with four rural routes, express and telegraph offices, etc. The population in 1910 was 1,714.

The town was platted in 1866 by Hugh S. Walsh, agent for the Wamego Town company. Additions were made in 1870 by A. M. Read, Antoine Ulrich and S. Finney. Being at the end of the first division of the Union Pacific railroad, the shops and round house were located there, in which quite a number of men were employed, which helped the growth of the town. As early as 1872 a two-story stone school house was erected at a cost of $12,000. A bridge was built over the Kansas river by issuing bonds, the greater part of the expense being borne by the citizens of Wamego. This caused the products of Wabaunsee county to be marketed by way of Wamego.

Page 875 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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