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|My Present Past
|A genealogical experience
|From the hills overlooking Argentine, a hundred new buildings can be counted now in process of erection and
contracts are let for as many more. To correctly judge of the situation, we must remember that property on
this side of the river is one-third cheaper than it is on the north side; that we have an individual existence as a
city; that we have a new and unoccupied territory, unsurpassed for manufacturing enterprises; that we have
now in operation works employing thousands of men who need homes; that the magnificent, healthful site for
homes overlooking the Kaw valley are unoccupied and will be in demand this summer as never before. That the
future of Argentine is written with the golden pen of destiny; that every dollar invested in property here will
bring two before fall. There is not a spot on God’s footstool today so full of bright promised as Argentine.
There is activity, life and energy in every movement and the smile of hope adorns every face. It is an
inspiration to live among a progressive, wide awake people. There is a tonic in the air, which to the average man
gives new hope, new purpose and a new life. Let the boom continue.
The Argentine Advocate
March 24, 1888
Upper left corner is Lowell School and just to the right of the school is the Congregational church. Middle of
the picture is the Baptist church at the corner of 1st and Ruby, now 21st and Ruby.
Upper right corner is the gold and silver smelter shops.
Photo and info by Edward J Engel 1888
1886 map of Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Included in this map are Edwardsville, Hadley's plot,
Conner City, Grandview Place, Windsor Place
and Argentine, Kansas.
1898 Department of the Interior
Land Warrant, Edward J Engel
Wells Fargo Express Agent