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Parsons

Parsons( )
Author: Mattox, David
Brotherton, Mike
Series title:Images of America Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7385-6173-8
Publication Date:Sep 2008
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $21.99
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Parsons, located in southeast Kansas, owes its existence to the railroad. When the first Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad locomotive reached the southern border of Kansas in June 1870, the railroad won two prizes, the coveted right to build across Oklahoma Indian Territory and the right to acquire extensive land grants in the territory. The fall of the same year, railroad executives selected a site for a major junction and terminal. The Parsons Town Company sold its first lots in 1871 at...
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