Founding of Arkansas City, Kansas

Collection Summary

Title: Founding of Arkansas City, Kansas
Call Number: MS 74-25
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Unknown source
Processed by: DAO, 8-21-1974; SMC, 3-6-1998, MN, 1-2009
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

This collection deals with documents that relate to the founding of Arkansas City, Kansas, in September, 1870, the formation of the organization of the Arkansas City Town Company, and a Quit Claim Deed for the township land. The collection also contains a story dealing with the events leading up to the founding by one of the settlers as told to his granddaughter.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Meeting minutes, temporary organization of Arkansas City town, June 7, 1870
Box 1 FF 2 "Pioneer Life, As Told To Me By My Grandfather," handwritten manuscript by Denice Endicott
Box 1 FF 3 Notarized quit claim, with warranty, March 20, 1879
Box 1 Stamp for corporate seal of Arkansas City, Kansas