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Introduction
Cover PageWithin these pages we strive to bring you a historical account of Grant County, the first 100 years.  With the aid of photographs, the lives and events of Grant Countians, past and present, come alive.

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Wagonbed Springs Marker
Marked the location of the first water found after leaving the Cimarron Station

Before the Move
Early pioneers, settlements, schools and towns from boom to bust, moving Ulysses

After the Move 1909-1919
New Ulysses, little town on the prairie, ranches and working cowboys, homesteads

1920s
Electricity and the railroad come to Ulysses, new homes, early automation, Hickok, KS

1930s
Brick buildings, government programs, drought, black rollers, conservation, automation and industry

1940s Part 1 | Part 2
World War II, farms diversified and booming, oil and gas boom, Grant County busting at the seams

1950s
First stop light, street improvements, baby boom, new hospital, expansion in the oil and gas fields, blizzards, floods & dust storms

1960s
Time for building, new churches, schools, swimming pool, Helex plant, Viet Nam War

1970s
New Grant County State Bank, civic center, high school, Viet Nam War, fire on main street, high school musical

1980s
Industrial fire at east cities service, trade shows, civic organizations, senior citizens center, youth programs, and day care