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Lincoln County Kansas
BUSINESSES

Lincoln County, of course, is an agricultural hub, but other businesses and institutions have flourished there. Lincoln's greatest prosperity and population was probably reached in the 1910-1920 era, when the city of Lincoln's main street was thriving and each of the surrounding smaller communities had banks, hotels, mercantiles and other businesses.Today, there are many fewer businesses both in Lincoln and the surrounding smaller towns.Below is a list of articles and stories about Lincoln County businesses and institutions.

SALINE VALLEY BANK
A history of the Saline Valley Bank written on its centennial in 1981

1912 POLK'S GAZATTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Lincoln County businesses and business owners from the 1912 Polk's publication

LINCOLN IN 1877
A rundown of businesses and business owners in Lincoln in 1877; the town was barely five years old at the time.

LINCOLN IN 1880
A rundown of business owners in Lincoln in 1880.

LINCOLN IN 1913
A series of articles from the 1913 Lincoln Sentinel that covers business, religion, medicine, town leaders and more from that era.

ANDERSON'S STORE HISTORY
A brief history of Anderson's Store in Lincoln.

EAGLE STORE CLOSES
A brief history of The Eagle Store and its proprietor, Chris Munch.

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS IN LINCOLN COUNTY
Sketches of various studies in the county that might help you date your old photographs.

WINDSOR HOTEL CHANGES HANDS
A brief article about the Windsor Hotel, which for many years was the top hotel and lodging house in Lincoln.

REES BROTHERS' MILL LEASED
In 1934 the Rees Mill was leased outside the family, the first time since 1870 a Rees wasn't operating the Lincoln institution.

OLDEST BUILDING IN COUNTY RAZED
In 1917 the oldest building in Lincoln County was torn down; it was originally built in Abram.

PIONEER HOTEL IS GONE
Rev. Bradbury writes of the loss of the old Pioneer Hotel

SALINE VALLEY BANK CENTENNIAL
Lincoln bank celebrates its 100th year in 1981.

MRS. VOTRUBA ROLLS CIGARS
Mrs. Votruba of Lincoln was one of the few women in Kansas to manufacture cigars.

YORKTOWN STORE CLOSES
In 1896, the mercantile at Yorktown went out of business.

ROBBERY OF FARMERS NATIONAL BANK
In 1932, a daring daylight robbery was committed at the Lincoln bank.

SYLVAN GROVE HOTEL TORN DOWN
Some history about the Sylvan Grove Hotel, which was razed in 1997.

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY IN SYLVAN GROVE
Part 1: A history of Sylvan Grove's businesses from "Honoring our Heritage," by Marge Lawson.

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY IN SYLVAN GROVE
Part 2: More history of Sylvan Grove's businesses from "Honoring our Heritage," by Marge Lawson.

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY IN SYLVAN GROVE
Part 3: More history of Sylvan Grove's businesses from "Honoring our Heritage," by Marge Lawson.

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY IN SYLVAN GROVE
Part 4: Postmasters, newspapers and other information, from "Honoring our Heritage," by Marge Lawson.


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Bill and Diana Sowers, Lincoln County Coordinators
Tracee Hamilton, Lincoln County Coordinator