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ID: 7016216
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Wichita (inhabited place)  Wichita (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 41 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.6833  decimal degrees
Long: 097 20 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -97.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Located in S central Kansas on Arkansas river; was major cattle shipping point ca. 1870, then developed as center of aircraft industry after 1920.

Names:
Wichita (preferred,C,V)
Camp Beecher (C,V)
Camp Davidson (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kansas (state)  ............  Kansas (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Sedgwick (county)  ................  Sedgwick (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Wichita (inhabited place)  ....................  Wichita (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as trading post in 1864 on site of Wichita Indian village, was incorporated in 1871
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for aircraft manufacturing, chemicals & oil refining
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for castings, precision tools, pharmaceuticals & printing plants
mill center (C)  ............  for flour, with grain elevators for storage
shipping center (C)  ............  for Chisolm Trail cattle drives spurred by 1872 arrival of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, deterred 1880 by fences
agricultural center (C)  ............  for grain & stockyards
military center (C)  ............  for McConnell Air Force Base
educational center (C)  ............  for Wichita State University (1892), Friends University, Berean Christian College & Kansas Newman College
cow town (H)  ............  for cattle drives on Chisholm trail to railhead in 1870s, drives began to be deterred by farmers' fencing beginning in 1875

Sources and Contributors:
Camp Beecher..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20005786
Camp Davidson..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20005786
Wichita..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1019
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 646
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20005786
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1340
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1019
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 646
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20005786
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1340
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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