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Friday, June 5, 2009

Down Town Seneca Kansas

Down Town of Seneca Kansas Life in a small kansas town.

Seneca is a great place to live it is small little village .we have several churches ,two grocery stores a v&s verity store and two new department stores Pamida and the Dollar store ,a new 18 hole gulf course and a new this year swimming pool .also for entertainment we have a bowling ally ,a movie theater ,we are building on to the hospital .and have built a assisted living home. We have 4 service stations Lucky’s is the best for lottery tickets it also has McDonalds
CX it has a subway and Tankit has a lunch counter
And the log cabin has a full service station with a breakfast and lunch cafe We have begun to grow. We have a new restraints it is called The Willows and of course my favorite is Valentines
and Lories We are still building the new Grade school and JR High after the tragic fire two years ago.
The catholic church has also built a new catholic school..
Just this spring we have installed the Wall veterans memorial

Video is of down town main street.

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Organized in 1873. County seat, Seneca.
The territory now known as Nemaha County was originally, or at the time of the earliest white settlement, in the possession of various tribes of Indians, notably the Pottawatomies and the Foxes. Prior to this settlement, however, and to any knowledge we have of its native occupants, is the record of the history of its discovery, the soil of Nemaha County being pressed by the foot of civilized white men before a vestige of settlement other than that of the aborigines had touched any of the thirteen original colonies. In the Smithsonian Institute are the records of an expedition, under the command of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, a Spaniard, which marched from Mexico to the northern boundary of Kansas, passing through the territory now known as Barbour, Kingman, Reno, Sedgwick, Harvey, McPherson, Marion, Dickinson, Davis, Riley, Pottawatomie and Nemaha Counties, reaching the fortieth degree of latitude, the northern boundary of Nemaha County of the State, in the month of August, 1541. Coronado says that the country north of the Kaw was called by the Indians, Quivira. He says: "The earth is the best possible for all kinds of productions of Spain; for while it is very strong and black, it is very well watered by brooks, spring and rivers. I found prunes (wild plums)like those of Spain, some of which were black; also some excellent grapes and mulberries." Before reaching this point, he had traversed "mighty plains and sandy heaths, smooth and wearisome, and bare of wood." He says: "All that way the plains are as full of crooked-back oxen (buffalo) as the mountain Serena, in Spain, is of sheep." The expedition appears to have originally consisted of three hundred and fifty Spaniards and eight hundred Indians, but, provisions failing the party in the neighborhood of the present site of Wichita, the main body turned back; the indomitable Coronado, with thirty-six picked men, passing on in hope of finding the cities of gold, which tradition and their guides, told them, lay "just beyond." This then, as nearly as can be ascertained, was the strength of the party which reached Nemaha County.
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas

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