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Glotzbach Store, Paxico, Kansas

This view of the Glotzbach store in Paxico, Kansas, circa 1920, shows the Glotzbach brothers, Carl and Isadore, and an unidentified woman standing on the front porch.

 

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John Copp operated a store at the site of the first Paxico. When the “new Paxico” was created in 1887, Copp moved his building one mile west to the new town.

 

Paxico Milling Company Mill at Paxico, Kansas

William and Robert Strowig and the latter’s father-in-law, John Riederer, purchased property on the banks of Mill Creek at Snomoko Road and in 1879 constructed a mill to produce flour. The mill was a 26-foot x 36-foot building, three stories high, and it had the capacity to produce 75 barrels of flour, daily. In 1913 when small mills became unprofitable, the Strowigs closed the mill, and slowly, over the following years, the building collapsed and was finally removed in 1972.

 

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Depot at Paxico, Kansas - c.1900

This view of a train arriving at the Paxico, Kansas depot shows Otto Glotzbach waiting with his dray wagon to get supplies off the train.

 

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The Paxico Hotel, located at 201 Newbury in Paxico, was originally located mile north in the town of Newbury but was moved a mile south to the new town of Paxcio. This real photo postcard dates from about 1910. Photo courtesy Greg Hoots

 

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This Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Newbury, seen in this 1907 real photo postcard, was built in 1884 and burned in 1921.Photo courtesy Greg Hoots.

 

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Newbury Square, circa 1930.

 

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  1. THANK YOU FOLKS. PAXICO, MY HOME TOWN. THIS SO WELL PRESENTED IN WORD AND GREAT PICTURES. KEN GNADT GRAND ISLAND, NE.

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  2. Thanks for the Story and the photos of the Newberry/Paxico area. My Grandfather , William Isadore Schmitz, was born 1892 and raised there. His Grandfather was John Mock from the story above His parents were Joseph Schmitz and Mary E (Mock). He told many stories of hid life there and you helped make them come to life for me. I have inherited a picture of a baseball team from Newberry, in their uniforms, posing for a picture around an old car. One of them is William Schmitz, another is his older brother Leo Schmitz also a cousin of theirs. If you would like a copy I can scan and send it to you if you like.
    Don Huffman
    Citrus Heights, CA

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