Pictures of Bird City Kansas 1885 to 1900

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Bird City
July 4, 1885
Celebrating the completion of the center well

Bird City
1900

Looking at the Johnson Garage. In the background in the band shell. Left to Right: Oak Byers, Orville Witham, Bill Witham, Earl Byers, Olin Smith, Nate Wasner, Jim Brawhill and Olin's Dog. 

Building on to Shahan & Son
Hardware, Implements & Harness

This building burned down on Christmas Day 1920.
From The Cheyenne County Citizen

The Pioneer Store

Bessie Woods and Lena Ione  (Byers) Honk in Buggy. Gus J Kerndt Standing by post About 1895.
April 13, 1889 - Cheyenne County Democrat
May 16, 1889 - Bird City News
Dec 18, 1886 - Cheyenne County Democrat

Interior of The Pioneer Store

Workers building a new building

C.W. Trickett Lumber and Coal

Formerly the Howard Lumber Co. Abraham and Wesley purchased the old Howard Lumber Co in 1905 and in 1909 Abraham sold his interest to Wesley.

Kerndt Mercantile Store 1888

Sign above small building reads "Land Office"

Fraker Hotel 1885 Built by John Elliott. Became the Bird City Hotel 1886 to 1888 then Pioneer Hotel 1888 to ? Later became the Hickert Building was located at what is now 4th and Bird Avenue.

Mar 23, 1887 - The Frontiersman
Jan 9, 1890 - Bird City News

Main St. (now 4th) looking East

Main St. (now 4th) looking West

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Birds Eye View from Old Grade School looking Northwest

Main St. (now 4th) looking East

Kerndt Bros 1885

Oct 16, 1886 - Bird City News
Nov 20, 1886 - Cheyenne County Democrat
Nov 10, 1887 - Bird City News

W.D. Bradley Former M.E. Brown & Co,
Land Office and Printing Office

The printing office housed the Bird City News - Founded in 1885, changed to the Bird City Democrat and then became the Bird City Times in 1925
June 21, 1888 - Bird City News

Railroad June 21, 1888

June 21, 1888 - Bird City News

Piles of corn after harvest

Homestead north of Bird City 1895

Max family residence

CB&O Railroad Station
Bird City

IOOF Building

Cheyenne Bank on the left and Franker Hotel on the right