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Abilene Weekly Reflector Archive

  • Abilene, Kansas
  • 18831922

About

The Abilene Reflector, founded in the latter half of 1883, was an eight-page newspaper published every Thursday. Abilene is the county seat for Dickinson County, and by the early 1880s it had shed its rough cowtown image of the late 1860s to become a thriving commercial center with a rapidly growing population. By 1884 the town boasted a new public water system, an opera house seating nearly 1,000 persons, a telephone exchange, several banks, and three newspapers, including the Reflector. In March 1888, the Reflector became the official paper of Dickinson County, seizing the title from the Abilene Gazette. The Reflector retained this status throughout its tenure. In its own words, the paper was “conducted in the interest of the Democratic party, believing the party in its wisdom in the choice of candidates, from county offices to national, is greater than personal feeling or prejudice.”

Archive Info

  • 21,322
  • Abilene, Kansas
  • 18831922

Paper History

  • The Abilene reflector

Source Information

Abilene Weekly Reflector, 1883–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: March 13, 2018

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Abilene Weekly Reflector
Abilene, Kansas
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Marriage of Elmer / White

Marriage of Elmer / White

Abilene Weekly Reflector
Abilene, Kansas
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MDH land Stafford, Morris & Dickinson counties.  Track laid from CG
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MDH, Ridley store, Presby.  MDH moves to Enterprise
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Abilene Weekly Reflector
Abilene, Kansas
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Abilene Weekly Reflector
Abilene, Kansas
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Archive Info

  • 21,322
  • Abilene, Kansas
  • 18831922

Paper History

  • The Abilene reflector

Source Information

Abilene Weekly Reflector, 1883–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: March 13, 2018