Kansas History

This page contains a collection of things that occurred in Kansas during the year 1860. Wherever possible, a link has been provided to a page containing more information.



Feb. 4, 1860 - The formal title for the land on which Eudora now sits, signed by an Indian Agent named Newsom, was officially drawn up.

Feb. 10, 1860 - The Kansas Legislature granted Samuel Bartlet and his family the right and priveledge to operate a ferry across the Smoky Hill River in a location near Fort Riley in Dickinson County.

Feb. 18, 1860 - Burlingame was granted a charter, and incorporated as a city by an act of the Legislature.

Feb 27, 1860
- The regular and legal incorporation of the town of Fort Scott was effected.

February 1860 - Atchison County becomes the first county in Kansas to secure railroad connections, via the St. Joseph & Atchison road, completed to Atchison.

Apr. 3, 1860 - The Pony Express, founded By William H. Russell, William B. Waddell, and Alexander Majors, officially begins operations.

May 13, 1860 - The first Sunday-school was organized in Humboldt, in the Union Church, by Revs. I. Knott and S. M. Webb.

Jul. 31, 1860 - The building in which the Democrat Platform was printed, in Marysville, was entirely destroyed and the material scattered by a violent tornado.

Oct. 9, 1860 - The first agricultural fair in Coffey County was held on the farm of Henry W. Ela, near Burlington.

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