Kansas History

This page contains a collection of things that occurred in Kansas during the year 1866. Wherever possible, a link has been provided to a page containing more information.



Feb. 15, 1866 - The Legislature organized the "Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb," by appointing a Board of Trustees, located it, appropriately, at Olathe.

Feb. 28, 1866 - John M. Singer, of Ottumwa, robbed of $185 in money by two highwaymen, after the exchange of several shots, a few miles this side of the Verdigris River.

Apr. 6, 1866 - Humboldt was organized as a village, by an order from A. L. Dornberg, the Probate Judge.

Sep. 15, 1866 - Clouds of grasshoppers appeared over Osage County and began to descend; it was not long until every green thing was eaten, and all growing crops, completely destroyed.

Nov. 6, 1866 - At the first election in Clay County, the county seat was permanently located at Clay Centre.

Nov. 17, 1866 - The Army ordered the construction of Fort Harker, near the present site of Kanopolis.

Dec. 29, 1866 - The Marion county seat was located on the public square at Marion Center.

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