A Century of Greenwood County, KS History - Eureka Herald, 1968


The new Methodist Church at Fullerton was dedicated on January 14.

"Toronto Topic" was started in January and was a seven-column folio paper.

Going to El Dorado in January, 1883, did not mean getting into a buggy and wasting a day over an indifferent road including a long and dreary haul over the Flint Ridge. It meant stepping into a comfortable passenger coach and in an hour and a half could walk the streets of our western neighbor.

The first house built in Fall River was erected in October, 1879.

A depot at Neal was erected in February. Heretofore, Neal had been a flag station.

The population of Greenwood County was 10,550.

H.C. Rizer sold the Herald to Dr. J.P. Silsby in April.

Plans for the new Collins Block had been drawn. Joining the new hotel on the north it would present a front 100 feet, two stories high and 100 feet deep, with four store rooms on the ground floor. The Opera House would be on the second floor with a seating capacity of 800.


The postoffice at Charleston was discontinued. The new opera house at Fall River was completed in November. The First Baptist (colored) church had purchased a lot on the corner of Seventh and Walnut on which to erect a new church.

The new city hall was brick with ornamental iron front, with stone for rear and side walls. It was 25 x 60 feet and had a metal roof. It was recommended by the city that property owners provide suitable hitching posts for the animals. S.A. McGinnis offered to give five acres of good land, adjacent to Eureka, to any legitimate manufacturing concern.

In November, the Herald started publishing on Friday instead of Thursday. The First National Bank Building was nearing completion. The Severy Liberal, with R. Thatcher as editor, was a new venture in that city in the line of journalism.

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