Glasco, Kansas

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Glasco is a city in Cloud County, Kansas, United States. The population was 536 at the 2000 census.

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History

The land that now makes up Glasco was part of a land grant from the U.S. Government to Isaac Biggs, one of the earliest pioneers. Glasco was originally incorporated as "The Dell Ray Town Co" on July 18, 1871. The name "Glasco" was adopted officially by the Kansas legislature in 1878 and incorporated as a city of the third class April 14, 1886.

Historical Events

  • 1868 Last Native American raid
  • 1872 Last buffalo killed in the area
  • 1873 and 1874 Grasshopper plague. Records show that they ate everything, "even wooden tools"
  • 1896 Glasco High School established
  • 1911 Major fire destroyed many Main Street buildings
  • 1912 City water and electricity installed
  • 1951 Major flooding reaches Main Street

Athletics

Glasco has a rich history of athletic competition for a small town.

Geography

Glasco is located at 39°21′39″N 97°50′13″W / 39.36083°N 97.83694°W / 39.36083; -97.83694 (39.360724, -97.836974)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

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