LARGEST - Cattle Shipping Point - 1881 to 1884 - Grenola, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 20.882 W 096° 26.976
14S E 725905 N 4136533
Quick Description: Two little towns built a railroad, and joined forces to make more money.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/2/2017 4:23:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMV66H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of site: Elk County
Location of marker: Railroad Ave. & Main St., Grenola
Stone marker erected by City of Grenola

Marker Text:
1881 to 1884 Grenola, Kansas became the largest single cattle shipping point in the United States. The "Southern Kansas - Railroad" was built between the two small towns of Canola and Greenfield about 6 mi. apart. The two towns closed ranks and took Grenola as the city name using the "Gre" from Greenfield, and "Nola" from Canola. As this was about 75 mi. shorter drive for the cattle, droves began coming in.

Type of documentation of superlative status: Historical web site & Historical Marker

Location of coordinates: City Park

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