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Albert Sidney Johnston

Of the military expeditions over the Oregon Trail, only that of Albert Sidney Johnston will be mentioned in this work. After the establishment of Fort Laramie there were many military tours to the westward from Fort Leavenworth. In 1857 there was an uprising in Utah known as the Mormon Rebellion, and the United States sent …

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Ford County Kansas, Organization and County Officers

Governor Thomas A. Osborn, in his proclamation providing for the organization of Ford County, on April 5, 1873, appointed Charles Rath, J. G. McDonald and Daniel Wolf special County Commissioners, and Herman J. Fringer special County Clerk. This body met at Dodge City and made choice of Charles Rath as Chairman of the Board. James …

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Ford County, Kansas Census Statistics

Population By Federal Census. (Organized in 1873.) 1880 Census Dodge Township, including Dodge City 1,854 Spearville Township 718 Wheatland Township 550 Total 3,122 Dodge City (996) Dodge Township, Organized in 1874, from part of Hodgman County; In 1877 part detached to form Spearville. Spearville Township, Organized in 1877, from part of Dodge; in 1879, part …

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Dodge City, Kansas, Schools, Churches and Societies

Schools. The counties of Clark, Meade, Gray and Sequoyah have educational matters cared for in the organized county of Ford. John Whitaker, County Superintendent of Ford, reports in 1882, sixteen school districts in Ford County; joint district one with Edwards; joint district one of Clark and Meade; district No. 2, in Meade; district No. 1, …

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