Atchison, Kansas

What is Atchison, Kansas known for?


major program

. A $17,000 fee for the design and supervision of the construction of the 7th Street Trafficway Bridge in Kansas City, Kansas, and then a $32,000 one for the Fairfax Bridge (Fairfax Bridge (Missouri River)) over the Missouri River helped Sverdrup & Parcel weather the worst of the Great Depression. The subsequent New Deal involved a major program of public works. Sverdrup & Parcel applied to the Public Works Administration for the design commissions for the Washington Bridge


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;minus;21 (1989) - '''Charles Lester Marlatt''' (1863–1954) was an American (United States) entomologist (entomology). Born in 1863 at Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas, he was educated at Kansas State Agricultural College (Kansas State University) (B.S., 1884; M.S., 1886), where he was assistant professor for two years. He is the person who introduced the ladybird (Coccinellidae) insect into the United States to control the San Jose scale insect, which was first discovered in San Jose, California in 1880 by John Henry Comstock and named by him. Marlatt worked for the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture. In 1912 he was appointed chairman of the Federal Horticultural Board. He was president of the Entomological Society of Washington in 1897–98 and of the Association of Economic Entomologists in 1899. DATE OF BIRTH 1863 PLACE OF BIRTH Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas DATE OF DEATH 1954


history founding

in honor of David Rice Atchison, United States senator from Missouri, and was the original eastern terminus of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Atchison was the birthplace of aviator Amelia Earhart, and the Amelia Earhart Festival is held annually in July. Atchison is also home of Benedictine College, a Catholic liberal-arts college. History Founding File:Squatter.jpg thumb 200px left The first newspaper was the ''Squatter Sovereign'' founded in Feb


political contributions

Nevertheless, that same year Scofield was forced to resign "under a cloud of scandal" because of questionable financial transactions, that may have included accepting bribes from railroads, stealing political contributions intended for Ingalls, and securing bank promissory notes by forging signatures. Lutzweiler, 74; Michael Phillips, ''White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001'' (Austin: University of Texas, 2006), 47-48. Shortly thereafter Scofield may have been jailed on forgery charges. History of the United States Attorney District of Kansas. Nevertheless, the apologetic Mangum & Sweetnam note that "there are discrepancies in these reports as to where his time was served or what the crime was he allegedly committed. Even Canfield, after scouring public records, looking for corroboration of the jail time stories, concludes that such reports turn out to be nothing but unsubstantiated rumors." (37) Maathai received a scholarship to study at Mount St. Scholastica College (now Benedictine College), in Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas. At Mount St. Scholastica, she majored (Academic major) in biology, with minors (Academic minor) in chemistry and German. ''Unbowed'', p. 79. After receiving her bachelor of science degree in 1964, she studied at the University of Pittsburgh for a master's degree in biology. Her graduate studies there were funded by the Africa-America Institute, ''Unbowed'', p. 92. and during her time in Pittsburgh, she first experienced environmental restoration, as local environmentalists pushed to rid the city of air pollution. ''Unbowed'', pp. 93–94. In January 1966, Maathai was awarded her MSc in biological sciences, UNCCD – Wangari Maathai. Retrieved 2009-04-10 and was appointed to a position as research assistant to a professor of zoology at University College of Nairobi (University of Nairobi). ''Unbowed'', pp. 94–95. '''Maur Hill Mount Academy''' is a coed Catholic, boarding high school in Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The school was formed in 2003 with the merger of Maur Hill Prep School, an all boys school, and Mount St. Scholastica Academy, an all girls school, belonging to the Delaware Valley League. Expansion Since 1855 they have also had a monastery in Sri Lanka, their first foundation outside Europe. They provided many of the clergy for that missionary diocese well into the 20th century. Additionally, they have monasteries in the United States, the first being established in Atchison, Kansas, where two intrepid monks arrived in 1910 and served the spiritual needs of the many workers in the coal industry there. As that industry faded and the local population began to move away, they looked elsewhere to build a permanent home. They were welcomed into the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1928, where they able to build their first monastery in the country in 1938, now called St. Benedict of Oxford Priory. St. Benedict of Oxford Priory "History" They have a daughter house in Clifton, New Jersey , which serves as a shrine to the Holy Face of Jesus, a devotion long connected to the congregation. Holy Face Monastery website was born in 1853 in Wabash County, Indiana , in a community now known as Treaty (Treaty, Indiana). He is known to have begun his journalistic career as far back as March 22, 1873, when as a 19-year-old he came to Golden, Colorado, from Platte City, Nebraska, and partnered with William F. Dorsey to acquire the ''Golden Eagle'' newspaper. Renaming it the ''Golden Globe'', it was the second main newspaper of Golden (Golden, Colorado) and served a Republican (Republican Party (United States)) readership and political bent. Howe, who took over complete ownership by the end of the year, quickly gained a sharp-witted editorial reputation in the community that would preview his national fame. Within a couple of years Howe sold the ''Globe'' to his brother A.J. Howe and partner William Grover Smith, and moved to Falls City, Nebraska in 1875, where he established a new ''Globe'' newspaper, affectionately called the "Little Globe". In 1875 he merged this with the ''Nemaha Valley Journal'' and it became the ''Globe-Journal''. In 1877 Howe established and edited the Atchison, Kansas, newspaper ''Globe'', which he continued for twenty-five years, retiring in 1911. Having been raised Methodist, he described himself as identifying with Methodism but is essentially a cultural Christian, according to his writing. Howe's most famous novel is ''The Story of a Country Town''. A 1919 edition of his ''Ventures in Common Sense'' featured a foreword by celebrated American writer (and cynic) H.L. Mencken. Biography McCoy was born in Creston, Iowa, and he graduated from Maur Hill High School, Atchison, Kansas, in 1948. He entered the U.S. Air Force in January 1951 after attending St. Benedict's College in Atchison and St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Centenary College (Centenary College of Louisiana) of Louisiana in 1966. He is an honor graduate of the Second Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy and graduated with the first class of the U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Gunter Air Force Station, Alabama, in March 1973. '''Samuel Clarke Pomeroy''' (January 3, 1816 – August 27, 1891) was an American (United States) Republican Senator from Kansas in the mid-19th century, serving in the United States Senate during the American Civil War. '''Charles Lester Marlatt''' (1863–1954) was an American (United States) entomologist (entomology). Born in 1863 at Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas, he was educated at Kansas State Agricultural College (Kansas State University) (B.S., 1884; M.S., 1886), where he was assistant professor for two years. He is the person who introduced the ladybird (Coccinellidae) insect into the United States to control the San Jose scale insect, which was first discovered in San Jose, California in 1880 by John Henry Comstock and named by him. Marlatt worked for the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture. In 1912 he was appointed chairman of the Federal Horticultural Board. He was president of the Entomological Society of Washington in 1897–98 and of the Association of Economic Entomologists in 1899. DATE OF BIRTH 1863 PLACE OF BIRTH Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas DATE OF DEATH 1954


legendary quot'

right 200px Atchison's grave marker, noting his supposed one-day presidency '''Atchison County Historical Museum''' is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of Atchison, Kansas. Both town and museum are named after United States Senator (United States Senate) and legendary (Urban legend) "President for a day (President of the United States)" David Rice Atchison. birth_date 1863 birth_place Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas death_date 1954 '''Charles Lester Marlatt''' (1863–1954) was an American (United States) entomologist (entomology). Born in 1863 at Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas, he was educated at Kansas State Agricultural College (Kansas State University) (B.S., 1884; M.S., 1886), where he was assistant professor for two years. He is the person who introduced the ladybird (Coccinellidae) insect into the United States to control the San Jose scale insect, which was first discovered in San Jose, California in 1880 by John Henry Comstock and named by him. Marlatt worked for the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture. In 1912 he was appointed chairman of the Federal Horticultural Board. He was president of the Entomological Society of Washington in 1897–98 and of the Association of Economic Entomologists in 1899. DATE OF BIRTH 1863 PLACE OF BIRTH Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas DATE OF DEATH 1954


+Omaha+

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. Finally, in 1868, construction was begun on the line in Topeka, but was aimed west and south towards the Colorado border. The connection between Atchison and Topeka, a distance of less than 50 miles, would not be completed until May, 1872. The city tried to become a major railroad center, but was surpassed by Kansas City and Omaha, due to the former's greater industrial capability and connections to Texas and the latter's connection to Chicago, rather

, Missouri , or Westport, Kansas City (Missouri), on the Missouri River. Later, several feeder trails led across Kansas, and some towns became starting points, including Weston (Weston, Missouri), Missouri, Fort Leavenworth (Fort Leavenworth, Kansas), Kansas, Atchison, Kansas, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Omaha, Nebraska. *The rails of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" were joined on May 10, 1869, with the ceremonial driving of the golden spike "Last Spike"

; at Promontory Summit, Utah, after track was laid over a gap between Sacramento (Sacramento, California) and Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs, Iowa Executive Order of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, Fixing the Point of Commencement of the Pacific Railroad at Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 7, 1864 38th Congress, 1st Session SENATE Ex. Doc. No. 27 in six years


football running

. Mueller''' (born October 4, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio) was an American football running back in the NFL (National Football League) for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1990. Mueller played college football at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas where he was a two-time NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) All-American. Biography Jacobs attended the public schools near where he was born, in Gerald, Indiana, and later at St. Benedict's College, Atchison, Kansas. He graduated from Ben Harrison Law School, in Indianapolis in 1928; where he commenced the practice of African handball. He served as public defender in Marion County (Marion County, Indiana) Felony Court, 1930-1933. 20px (Image:US 59.svg) US 59 (U.S. Route 59) rowspan 2 Atchison (Atchison, Kansas) and Buchanan County, Missouri '''Charles Lester Marlatt''' (1863–1954) was an American (United States) entomologist (entomology). Born in 1863 at Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas, he was educated at Kansas State Agricultural College (Kansas State University) (B.S., 1884; M.S., 1886), where he was assistant professor for two years. He is the person who introduced the ladybird (Coccinellidae) insect into the United States to control the San Jose scale insect, which was first discovered in San Jose, California in 1880 by John Henry Comstock and named by him. Marlatt worked for the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture. In 1912 he was appointed chairman of the Federal Horticultural Board. He was president of the Entomological Society of Washington in 1897–98 and of the Association of Economic Entomologists in 1899. DATE OF BIRTH 1863 PLACE OF BIRTH Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas DATE OF DEATH 1954


hard working

(phrase) Ad Astra per Aspera ''. George Washington Glick was raised on his father's farm near Greencastle, Ohio (Fairfield County, Ohio). He enlisted for service in the Mexican–American War, but saw no action. At age 21 he entered the law offices of Buckland and Hayes (later President Rutherford B. Hayes); he was admitted to the bar two years later and established a moderate law practice, earning a reputation as a hard-working lawyer. Glick moved to Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas


century serving

Air Force Station, Alabama, in March 1973. '''Samuel Clarke Pomeroy''' (January 3, 1816 – August 27, 1891) was an American (United States) Republican Senator from Kansas in the mid-19th century, serving in the United States Senate during the American Civil War. '''Charles Lester Marlatt''' (1863–1954) was an American (United States) entomologist (entomology). Born in 1863 at Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas, he was educated at Kansas State Agricultural College (Kansas State University) (B.S., 1884; M.S., 1886), where he was assistant professor for two years. He is the person who introduced the ladybird (Coccinellidae) insect into the United States to control the San Jose scale insect, which was first discovered in San Jose, California in 1880 by John Henry Comstock and named by him. Marlatt worked for the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture. In 1912 he was appointed chairman of the Federal Horticultural Board. He was president of the Entomological Society of Washington in 1897–98 and of the Association of Economic Entomologists in 1899. DATE OF BIRTH 1863 PLACE OF BIRTH Atchison (Atchison, Kansas), Kansas DATE OF DEATH 1954


physical connection

. (99 U.S. 402) 1879 as transcribed from "ACTS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS, AND DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES RELATING TO THE UNION PACIFIC, CENTRAL PACIFIC, AND WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROADS." WASHINGTON: Government Printing Office. 1897 (A physical connection between Omaha, Nebraska and the ''statutory'' Eastern terminus of the Pacific road at Council Bluffs, Iowa located immediately across the Missouri River was also not finally

Atchison, Kansas

'''Atchison''' is a city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas, United States, and situated along the Missouri River. As of the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), its population was 11,021.

The city is named in honor of David Rice Atchison, United States senator from Missouri, and was the original eastern terminus of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Atchison was the birthplace of aviator Amelia Earhart, and the Amelia Earhart Festival is held annually in July. Atchison is also home of Benedictine College, a Catholic liberal-arts college.

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