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Fun Facts about Medicine Lodge
What was the present day girl scout house? The
Where was the old football field? Where Arensdorf Trucking's old
location is and Moody body shop is now.
Where was the old jail that the Bank Robbers were held before hung? 1st
National Bank drive through on E. Kansas.
What years were the worst tornadoes in M.L.? 1907 & 1927.
Who did Carry Nation give credit for his charities in M.L.? C.Q.
Chandler, former owner of 1st National Bank and founder of 1st National
Bank in Wichita.
When were the streets paved with brick? 1929
When was M.L. Started?
Established 1873 incorporated as a city in 1879.
What year did M.L. hold a suffrage contest in M.L.? 1892 Susan B.
Anthony was to present her book, History of Womens Suffrage.
Where is Dr. Kocile’s now and where was it located years ago? Was
where Dr. Strack’s & Bob Gilmore’s office is now. House is now
located next to Garry Wright on North Main.
Where was the old Swimming pool? North of the current water tower.
Where was the old race track? Across from Cedar Crest Manor.
Where was the Poor Farm? Across from Miller’s trailer park on Curry
Where did the original highway go through town? North it went down main
street then West on stolp to Slinkard Oil.
Where did the pageant grounds come from? The Medicine Lodge Indian Peace
Treaty Pageant is held at memorial Peace Park 1 1/2 miles east of town
on Highway 160. This area, covering a quarter section, was presented to
the Peace Treaty Association by the late Mr. E. S. Rule, of Wichita.
Rule was born on June 26, 1867 and died October 7, 1950 in Wichita, KS.
A state historical marker, dedicated in 1952, stands near the entrance
of the Medicine Lodge Golf Course.