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One of the early settlements of Douglas county, is located on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., 7 miles south of Lawrence. The first settlers located there in 1854, among them Jacob Branson (q. v.), Charles Dow, Franklin Coleman and several others.



In 1857 a sawmill was erected in the vicinity and the first school was opened in the fall of 1858 in a building built by subscription. The town was of some importance during the years 1857-58, but did not grow much. In the early '70s a cheese factory was established and in 1878 the Presbyterian church was erected. Today it is the supply and shipping town for a fine agricultural district, with a money order postoffice, express and telegraph facilities and in 1910 had a population of 75.







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