‘Skyline View, Eskridge, Kansas – 1880s’

Skyline View, Eskridge, Kansas - 1880s

This view of Eskridge, taken in the late 1880s, shows a very busy town, curiously, with no trees. Eskridge was created in 1880 when the Manhattan, Alma & Burlingame Railway platted towns along its line. The original town of Eskridge was located a mile to the east, far in the distance in this view, and the town moved to the new site in 1880 when the railroad established the depot and sold lots.

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