|Alta vista or Altavista.|
Picture taken 1910.
Alta Vista, one of the larger towns of Wabaunsee county, is situated in Garfield township, on Mill creek and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R. R., 15 miles southwest of Alma, the county seat. It was settled in 1887, was incorporated, as a city of the third class in 1905, and in 1910 reported a population of 499. Alta Vista is one of the busy towns of Kansas. It has two banks, a weekly newspaper, a number of high class mercantile houses, a good public school system, express and telegraph offices, telephone connection, does considerable shipping, and its money order postoffice is the starting point of three rural delivery routes which supply mail to the surrounding country.
Altavista or Alta vista
The first post office was at Albion and opened October 10, 1880 through January 4, 1883. Albion name was changed to Pike, who open it's doors on January 4, 1883 through March 22, 1887. This post office was moved to Altavista or Alta vista, and opened it's doors on March 22, 1887 through ?
It amazes me that there's so many people in Kansas that one can find so little or no information on, but then it's not only Kansas. It seem every time I find someone interesting to research there's nothing to find. Take Union Thomas the subject of this page I ran across a picture of his business and liked it and his name also was interesting, but there was no information to find, " now what?". Do I put the picture aside and forget about it? I decided I would not put the picture aside I liked it and I know others would too.