Bright spots shine among the darkness of 1914 bank failures

Looking back at 1914


February 8, 2024

Mixed in with all the local newspaper stories about the failure of Superior’s First National Bank in January of 1914, there were a few bright economic lights shining.

J.C. Burnett general freight agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad was in Nuckolls County in February of 1914 investigating farming conditions, crop and cattle production and general freight conditions in Nuckolls, Clay and Hamilton counties. He returned to Topeka on Feb. 19 amidst what was said to be well-based rumors the railroad would  soon begin surveying a route to extend the line  which then terminate...

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