The Burr Oak Reveille was established at Burr Oak January 1, 1879, by H. E. Taylor, and purchased by W. E. Bush, in 1880. It suspended in August 1882, and was reorganized in October by a joint stock company, but continued under the same management. It is a seven column folio and enjoys a good circulation. It is independent in politics.
Burr Oak Lodge, No. 178, A. F. & A. M., was instituted in the fall of 1878, by J. C. Postlethwaite. It is in good working order and has about sixty members. Officers: O. F. Roberts, W. M,; A. B. Smith, S. W.; J. K. Mclain, J. W.; J. F. Williamson, Treas.; G. W. Oakwood, Sec.
Burr Oak Lodge. K. of P., was instituted May 3, 1882, by J. H. Lyon, Grand Chancellor of Kansas. They have about seventy-five members. G. M. Ross, C. C.; E. E. Smith, K. of R. and S.
The Cornet Band has ten pieces, under the leadership of R. W. Johnson. It was organized in 1879.
Source: Jewell County, Cutlers History of Kansas, 1883