Mayview, Kansas and the Mayview Post Office


The little, now long-gone, town of Mayview, Kansas, was getting “a new store” and the “population was increasing” in March of 1881 (March 24,1881, Jewell County Review and the March 11, 1881, Jewell County Monitor) In fact, 1881 might seem a watershed year for the little community. 

That year there was also a “base-ball club” (April 28,1881, Jewell County Review) and a “Mayview opera house” (April 28, 1881, Jewell County Monitor).  Quoting the Monitor, the “Brown’s Creek Dramatic Association will play the new and popular dramma (sic) ‘The Old Kansan’s Last Drink�...

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