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Downtown murals tell by showing
From Magadelna Bury to Tonganoxie Phil
June 9, 2016
A quick look at Tonganoxie’s history can be seen through its downtown murals. And, if you have some additional time, check out other artwork in the community.
Chief Tonganoxie: The man who shaped us
June 9, 2016
Years before the platting of Tonganoxie, the Delaware Indians were relocated to a new reservation in Northeastern Kansas that would become Leavenworth County. With them came a Councilor named Tonqua-Oxie. He built a small log cabin on the bank of a small creek in the early 1830s.
For the love of many games
Sports have long been in city’s intricate fabric
June 9, 2016
At the turn of the 20th century, baseball was a national pastime. Small towns across the Midwest fielded teams of adult men from the community. These men, who often worked 50 to 70 hours per week, managed to find the time to practice together for the sheer love of the game.
Welcome to Tonge-Noxie?
June 9, 2016
Tonganoxie, the town, was platted 150 years ago next month on July 21, 1866. The town was laid out on 40 acres of land donated to the town by Magdalena Bury and her husband, Christian Bury. Magdalena and Christian had come to the area that would be Tonganoxie just a few years earlier. When the Bury family reached the area, there was already a fledgling community. Early settlers included Henry Still, Archer Jones and James English (later the town’s first official Postmaster), all of whom settled near Tonganoxie’s lodge. William Fox had built a log cabin in 1862 on the land that would become Tonganoxie.
Join in for Tonganoxie’s big birthday bash
Visitors should take in all that sesquicentennial offers
June 9, 2016
Welcome to 150 years of Tonganoxie! If you’re in town for the big festival celebrating the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial — the city’s 150th anniversary — you’ll notice our community knows how to throw a party.