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Archaeological evidence indicates human habitation near the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers, the site of present-day Wichita, as early as 3000 B.C. In 1541, a Spanish expedition led by explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado found the area populated by the Quivira, or Wichita, people. Conflict with the Osage in the 1750s drove the Wichita further south. Prior to American settlement of the region, the site was located in the territory of the Kiowa. Claimed first by France as part of Louisiana and later acquired by the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, it became part of Kansas Territory in 1854 and then the state of Kansas in 1861.
The Wichita returned in 1864 due to the American Civil War and established a settlement on the banks of the Little Arkansas. During this period, trader Jesse Chisholm established a trading post at the site, one of several along a trail extending south to Texas which became known as the Chisholm Trail. After the war, the Wichita permanently relocated south to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).
In 1868, trader James R. Mead
established another trading post at the site, and surveyor Darius
Munger built a house for use as a hotel, community center, and post
Business opportunities attracted area hunters and traders, and a new
settlement began to form. That summer, Mead and others organized the Wichita Town Company, naming the settlement after the Wichita tribe. In 1870, Munger and German immigrant William "Dutch Bill" Greiffenstein filed plats laying out the city's first streets. Wichita formally incorporated as a city on July 21, 1870.
Wichita's position on the Chisholm Trail made it a destination for cattle drives traveling north from Texas to access railroads which led to markets in eastern U.S. cities. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway reached the city in 1872. As a result, Wichita became a railhead for the cattle drives, earning it the nickname "Cowtown". Across the Arkansas River, the town of Delano became a popular entertainment destination for cattlemen thanks to its saloons, brothels, and lack of law enforcement. The area had a reputation for violence until local lawmen, Wyatt Earp among them, began to assertively police the cowboys. By the end of the decade, the cattle trade had moved west to Dodge City. Wichita annexed Delano in 1880.
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Hi folks, I am a farmer who used to hate shaving! I lived with irritation and skin that was sensitive to popular shaving products for many years. When I re-discovered shaving with a double edge razor, many of my problems with skin irritation and razor burn went away. To take it a step further, I began making my own shaving soaps, and through many trials and experiments, I finally developed a shaving soap that was to my liking. A shaving soap that has excellent lather, cushion, slickness, and leaves your skin feeling clean and hydrated after cleanup. I began selling my soaps locally in my own home town, and was encouraged by my customers that I should get my product out to the rest of the world. So, here I am... and as I grow, it is my hope that you will enjoy what I have to offer. I am thankful that you are here now, and I encourage you to give my shaving soaps a try, I am sure that you will not be disappointed. Be blessed! ~Russell Barton
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