Historic BridgesFor persons interested in historic Bridges two may be found in the Lenora area. They are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
One was on the North Fork Solomon River Lattice Truss Bridge located on Road W, .l mile south of the intersection with Road BB, 1.5 miles west of Lenora, KS. This bridge has been moved to the Prairie Dog Golf Course at Norton, Kansas.
The other is the Sand Creek Truss Leg Bedstead Bridge, located on Road Y, .5 mile west of the intersection with Route 283; 2 miles north of Route 9 and 6 miles NE of Lenora.
Some Records from the Past- From a late 1800's Lenora newspaper
LENORA was established in 1874, the railroad reached here in 1882, is located on the North Fork of the Solomon River and is the present terminus of the Central Branch Railroad, in one of the finest and best farming and stock raising sections of the state, and has better prospects today for the future, than any town in northwestern Kansas. Neither the town or county has ever been boomed, but they have grown steadily and together, therefore property can be bought with assurance of it returning a handsome revenue.
The Missouri Pacific air line from Kansas City, Leavenworth, Topeka, and Salina, to Denver is building this way and is within about 75 miles of here and will build through to Denver in the spring forming a junction with the Central Branch Missouri Pacific at this place, or else the Central Branch will build through to Denver in the spring making a division of Lenora between Atchinson and Denver. There is one thing sure, and that is the Central Branch country is going to a Denver outlet and that in the near future and from this place. The B & M is considering building southwest from Norton through here and on to southern Colorado. The Nickle Plate building north from Lakin on the Santa Fe, has been correponding with our business men in regard to building through here.
Snippets From Past Newspapers
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City of Lenora
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