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History of Kansas, Oklahoma

"There was a man of small stature who came to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, by train from Kansas City, Kansas.  He rented a hack and stocked it with light household goods, pots and pans, bolts of cloth, sewing machine parts and needles, etc.  He drove out into Indian Territory, stopping at the farm homes along the way.  When in this area he always camped at the spring on Spring Creek just under the hill south and west of the present town site and south of the present Highway 33 (Scenic 412).  Because the Indians couldn't pronounce his name, everyone just called him Little Kansas City.  The town was named for this unknown but well-remembered man..."  Read more.

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