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Mary Collingwood came
to Kansas in November of 1872 from Crawford County, Indiana. Two horse
drawn prairie schooners held the possessions of this intrepid widow, her
six sons, and three daughters. Attracted by the "Free Lands", this family
came to make a home, little dreaming how prominent would be the role they
and their descendants were to play here in the following 10 decades.
When Mary Jane Collingwood reached this level land with no rocks or trees
to move before farming could begin, she commented, "My, what a pretty
prairie!" This was the name she chose when her home, which had become a
stage stop, required a name.
City Hall (620)
459-6392 119 W. Main Street
|Recreated by: Shelby Horton, Brooke Kaufman, Donovan Krehbiel, Tyler Krehbiel, and Jordan Schrag|