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Newton started out much as Abiline and Dodge City did. It was the cowton at the end of the railroad line. Cattle from Texas were driven north to the railhead there. Historically Newton was called "Wickedest City in the West" because gamblers, bar keepers, and "soiled doves" came to Newton to help the cowboys spend their wages. The railroad line soon moved farther south and west. The cowboys were replaced by hard working Mennonite settlers. Later on Newton had highways coming through. This town grew while a lot of other smaller towns did not. Newton is the biggest city in the area. It is close to several other interesting little towns. The photo is of some of the architecture on the building at 500 Main Place.

  • Last visit to Newton: Feb 2002
  • Intro Written Mar 6, 2002
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