Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Contents

EARLY HISTORY, begins on page 11
Origin of our Laws and the Sources of Titles to our Homes - Discoveries - Charters - Treaties - Laws Prior to the Organization of Kansas Territory - Territorial Government - The Osages - Survey of Reservation - Schools - Chiefs - Towns - Battle - The Two Bands - Character - Burying Grounds - Treaties with the Osages - John Mathews - Early Expeditions - Early Settlements - Surveys - Labette - Boundary
PERMANENT SETTLEMENT, ORGANIZATION AND GROWTH, begins on page 27
Organization of the County - Land Titles - Hardships - First Administration - Marriages - County-Seat and County-Seat Contests - County Buildings - Furnishing County Offices - Self-Organized Courts - District Court - Home for the Poor - List of Superintendents of Poor-Farm - Bridges (Neosho Township, Propositions by the County, Bridges across the Labette, Bridges across the Neosho, Bridges across other streams) - U. S. Census - Assessment for 1867 - Tax Sales - County Expenses - Colored People - Athletics - Official Delinquencies - Reception of President Hayes -
INDUSTRIAL PURSUITS - COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS, begins on page 48
First Wheat Crops - Threshing Machines and Grist-Mills - Castor Beans - Tame Grass - Cotton Industry - Grasshoppers - Fish and Game - Bounty - Dehorning Stock - Texas Fever - Hedge and Weed Law - Tables showing Acreage, Product and Value of Field Crops - Farmers' Organizations (Farmers' Club, Farmers' Alliance, Farmers' Union, Grange) - Fair Associations - Agricultural and Mechanical Society - Agricultural and Horticultural Societies (Neosho Valley Stock Association, Horticultural and Agricultural Fair Association, Agricultural, Horticultural and Mechanical Association, Parsons Fair and Driving Park Association) Labette County Horticultural Society - Other County Organizations (County Medical Society, Bar Association, Hoosier Association, Old Settlers' Association) - Labette County Historical Society - Other Local Organizations (County Centennial Board, Columbian Club) - G.A.R.
CRIMINAL MATTERS, begins on page 68
Assassinations, &c., &c. - The Bender Slaughter-Pen - Vigilance Committee - Citizens' Protective Association
MISHAPS, begins on page 78
Drownings - Conflagrations - Boiler Explosions - Deaths by Fire, &c., &c.
METEROLOGICAL, begins on page 81
The Weather, embracing the period from 1865 to 1900.
STORMS, begins on page 92
 
MUNICIPAL TOWNSHIPS, begins on page 94
A condensed History of all the Townships in the County from the Date of the Organization of each Township up to the Present Time.
Neosho Township - North Township - Walton Township - Osage Township - Mound Valley Township - Labette Township - Liberty Township - Montana Township - Oswego Township - Fairview Township - Mount Pleasant Township - Canada Township - Howard Township - Elm Grove Township - Hackberry Township - Richland Township
TOWNS AND CITIES, begins on page 118
Proposed Towns (containing some account of the various towns which at one time had an actual or "paper" existence, but are now dead)
Labette - Dayton - Jacksonville - Cherryville - Verbena - Kingsbury - Timber Hill - Big Hill - Neola - Elston - Kingston - Deerton
The Cities, Towns and Stations in Labette County as existing at present.
Angola - Penfield - Wilsonton - Idenboro - Mortimer - Dennis - Laneville - Matthewson - Stover - Big Hill - Stevens - Cecil - Montana City - Bartlett - Edna - Valeda - Labette - Altamont - Mound Valley - Chetopa - Oswego (cont'd) - Parsons
EDUCATIONAL, begins on page 166
Public Schools The First Schools in the County Detailed History of each School District - (District No. 1 - 10, District No. 11 - 39, District No. 40 - 85, District No. 86 - 112 - Grading Country Schools - Teachers' Institutes - County Teachers' Association - Private Schools - County High School - Public School Graduates - Hobson Normal Institute - Sacred Heart Academy - Oswego College - Osage College for Young Ladies - Literary Circles
RAILROADS, begins on page 203
Roads Attempted to be secured - Roads Constructed - Railroad Strikes
POLITICAL, begins on page 212
Brief Account of all the Conventions of the Various Political Parties, beginning with those of 1866 - Candidates for Judicial Honors
Organizations - Greenback, Farmers' and Laborers' Union, Farmers' Alliance
Conventions - Republican County, Republican Representative, Democratic County, Democratic Representative, Greenback County, Greenback District, Temperance, Prohibition, Union Labor County, Union Labor Representative, People's Party County, People's Party District, Senatorial, Judicial, Farmers', Grange, Judicial, Laboring Men's, People's Mass, Farmers' and Laborers'
Elections - Commissioner Districts - Legislative Apportionment - List of Officers - List and Terms of Chairmen of Board of County Commissioners - List of Official Papers
THE STRUGGLE FOR TEMPERANCE
The First Licensed Saloon - The Crusade Spirit - Reform Club - Breweries - Murphy Meetings - Dispensing with Petition - Temperance Organizations - The Prohibition Canvass - First Anniversary of Prohibition - Organizations for Enforcing the Law - Druggists' Reports - "Original Package" Houses
POSTOFFICES AND POSTMASTERS, begins on page 260
A Complete List of the Postoffices and Postmasters of Labette County, from 1865 to the Present
THE PRESS, begins on page 264
Brief account of each Newspaper and Periodical which has been Published in the County.
Published at Oswego, Chetopa, Parsons (cont'd), Altamont, Edna, Mound Valley, Labette, Wilsonton, Dennis. Published by Colored People
BENCH AND BAR, begins on page 281
Court, Bench (cont'd)
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, begins on page 297
History of every Religious Organization (embracing Churches, Sabbath Schools, Bible Societies, Y.M.C.A., &c., &c.) which has existed in the County. The American Bible Society - Y.M.C.A. - Y.W.C.A. - Sunday-Schools - Union Sunday-Schools - Colored Schools - Denominational Schools - County Sunday-School Associations - Township Associations - Church Organizations (part 2) (part 3)
THE SETTLERS' CONTEST FOR THEIR HOMES, begins on page 359
Preliminary Steps in the Contest - Settlers' Meetings - Basis for their Claims - Action of Congress and of the Land Department - Attitude of the Local Press - Settlers' Protective Association - Its Constitution - Legal Measures - Further Legislation - Final Victory
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS, begins on page 377
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y, Z
Images Index - (not part of the original book)
 
Name Index - (not part of the original book)
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Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Labette County KS 1901

Name Index
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R-Rn | Ro-Rz | S-Sh | Si-Sp | Sq-Sz | T-Th | Ti-Tz
U | V | W-Wa | Wb-Wh | Wi | Wl-Wz | Y | Z
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