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Richard Binns was one of the first settlers of Rossville, Kansas. He came in 1871 from Pennsylvania and built most of the early business buildings and residences. He constructed a large barn and carpenter shop in 1881 which were burned in the Skaggs Hardware fire of 1913. His wife, Elma Binns, was elected police judge in 1889 on an all-woman ticket. She declined the office, saying that it properly belonged to a man. Richard Binns took the office. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.

Date: 1889

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Item Number: 99885
Call Number: People-RCL0185
Holding Institution: Rossville Community Library

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