City of Jewell: Buffalo come to Buffalo Valley
Buffalo come to Jewell
May 11, 2023
Jewell, Kansas is in the Buffalo Valley with the East, Middle and West Branches of Buffalo Creek flowing nearby. Though now only six blocks long, Buffalo Street is one of the east-west streets in the north part of Jewell. The town is also situated in Jewell County's Buffalo Township.
Historically, the first building in the town was Fort Jewell, built in May of 1870. It was manned by 28 Buffalo Militiamen. There is the old story from 1870 about Billy Street walking west of Jewell, climbing Scarbrough Hill and seeing nothing to the west, north and south but buffalo.
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