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Cities, 1st Class

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)

Date: 1885-1889

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, Subject files , Box 13 Folder 1

Unit ID: 454842

Space Required/Quantity: [Not stated]

Title (Main title): Cities, 1st Class

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Alexander Martin (1885-1889). Correspondence files. Subject files.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These letters are from various individuals regarding the establishment of first class cities, based on population, to Kansas Governor John Martin. The first documents list the first and second class cities along with the year they were established. These letters discuss the name for the first class cities, later called Kansas City and Wichita. Many people chose the name Kansas City with a signed petition. Other suggested names include Wyandotte and Martin City. Besides suggesting a name, other letters ask for a proclamation. There is a Governor's Proclamation for the declaration of first class city to Wichita.


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Martin, John Administration.