Kansas History

This page contains a collection of things that occurred in Kansas during the year 1882. Wherever possible, a link has been provided to a page containing more information.



Jan. 17, 1882 - The court-house of Dickinson County burned and nearly all the county records were destroyed, except those of the register of deeds, which were in another building

Mar. 27, 1882
- Twenty-four of the principal points of Winfield were connected by telephone.

Jun. 5, 1882
- The Fort Scott Water Company became organized and incorporated.

July 7, 1882 - The first class graduated in the highest course of history, geography, book-keeping, grammar and arithmetic in the Franklin County school system, graduated , in district No. 41, W. A. Altman, teacher. The names of the graduates were Mary Lester, May Farnum, Agnes Farnum, Carrie Bohnet, Ella Gillett and Emma Gillett.

Jul. 10, 1882 - The Peabody Post of the Grand Army of the Republic was organized.

Oct. 4, 1882 - The first issue of the German-American Advocate newspaper was printed at Hays.

Nov. 3, 1882 - Louisburg was made a city of the third class.

Nov. 26, 1882 - The new Methodist Church in Chapman was dedicated, replacing the one which was blown down by high winds earlier in the year.

Dec. 12, 1882 - The Independent Volunteer Cavalry Company (State Militia) of Oberlin, Kansas was organized.

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