Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gage to Basil Kansas.

Kingman County.
Richland Township Map, 1903.
Basil can be found on the county map at Township 29-South and Range 7-West.  On the township map Basil can be found in section 16.
Two Business men of Basil, 1903.
J. H. Nickell, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
H. J. Weatherford, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
Gage and Basil Post Office.
Gage Post Office open February 1, 1892, and ran to January1, 1901, Peter S. Kline, was frist post master.
Basil Post Office open February 1, 1901 and ran to June 15, 1942, William C. Blodgett was first post master.
There was no record on how Gage got its start nor why it chanded its name to Basil.
Basil Kansas, 1912.

Basil, one of the minor villages of Kingman county, is a station on the Hutchinson & Blackwell division of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. 12 miles south of Kingman, the county seat, with which it is connected by telephone. It is a trading and shipping point for that portion of the county and in 1910 had a population of 72.

Business men who used Basil as their P. O. address as of 1921.
Ralph Bentley, Sunny Brook Stock Farm.
C. T. Hess, Farmer.
John H. Kaufman, Syeamore Ranch.
J. D. Riggs, Farmer.
P. J. Thiel, Farmer.
Henry W. Voran, Farmer.
Ross Washburn, Farmer.
Note. Section 16 was at this time own by only two men, S. C. Cannon and O. C. Brand.  Basil sat on the land own by S. C. Cannon.  It look like Basil station sat on the land own by O. C. Brand.

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