RUSH COUNTY, KANSAS

HISTORY

La Crosse, the county seat of Rush county, is centrally located in the county, and is 200 miles west of Topeka. It is in the midst of a large and prosperous farming and stock raising country. There are about 100 business establishments, including 2 banks, 3 hotels, 2 grain elevators, a foundry and machine shop, 2 weekly newspapers (the Chieftain and the Republican). All the leading denominations of churches are represented, and there are good graded schools and an opera house. The town is lighted by electricity, and has automobile service daily to Rush Center. There are telegraph and express offices and an international money order postoffice with one rural route. The population in 1910 was 806. (Kansas A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc., edited by Frank W. Blackmar, A. M., P Volume II, 1912, Pageh. D., 91)

Liebenthal, a country postoffice in Rush county, is located 8 miles north of La Crosse, the county seat and nearest shipping point. It has one general store. The population in 1910 was 30. (Kansas A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc., edited by Frank W. Blackmar, A. M., P Volume II, 1912, Pageh. D., 191)

McCracken, an incorporated city of the third class in Rush county, is located on the Missouri Pacific R. R. and on Big Timber Creek, 17 miles west of La Crosse, the county seat. It has a bank, a flour mill, grain elevators, and a weekly newspaper (the Enterprise). All the leading church denominations are represented, and there are telegraph and express offices and an international money order postoffice with one rural route. The retail establishments number nearly 100, and the population in 1910 was 371. (Kansas A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc., edited by Frank W. Blackmar, A. M., P Volume II, 1912, Pageh. D., 203)

 
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