Arkansas City

Arkansas City

(ärkăn`zəs), city (1990 pop. 12,762), Cowley co., S Kans., at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers, near the Okla. border; inc. 1872. Located in an agricultural and oil region (rich oil fields were discovered in 1914), it has flour mills and oil refineries; transportation equipment and mobile homes are manufactured. Arkansas City was the starting point for the "run" (1893) of thousands of homesteaders into the Cherokee StripCherokee Strip
or Cherokee Outlet,
a narrow piece of land in N Oklahoma. Bounded on the north by the Kansas border, it has an area of more than 6 million acres (2.4 million hectares).
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; a marker south of the city commemorates the event. The Cherokee Strip Living Museum is nearby.
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Moore was born in Dumas in 1945 and lives in Arkansas City. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and obtained a degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville.
The announcement occurs after Equity's recent entry into Guymon, acquiring City Bank and Trust ("CBT") from parent company Docking National Bancshares, Inc., of Arkansas City, Kansas.
Westport Apartments is located approximately 61 miles north of Arkansas City, 63.9 miles southeast of Arlington, 161 miles north of Oklahoma City, OK and 196 miles southwest of Kansas City.
They led him to modern-day Arkansas City, Kansas--and specifically, Adam's grandmother's backyard.
Union State Bank has USD300m in total assets and seven full-service banking locations in Arkansas City, Udall, Winfield, and Wichita.
-- Two buffaloes are on the run in a central Arkansas city after authorities failed to round up all of an escaped herd.
Schmidt grew up in Arkansas City, Kan., and entered the Air Force in February 1987.
Selected municipalities include Arkansas City, Batesville, Cherokee Village and McGehee in Arkansas; Lecompte and Natchitoches in Louisiana; and Arcola, Alligator, Coldwater, Hernando, Lexington, Mound Bayou, Okolona, Starkville and Wesson in Mississippi.
Ferguson's "Arkansas City" (9780738552408, $19.99) began as a Kansas border town to Indian Territory, grew to be a major trade hub and transportation center, and is particularly noted for the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of September 16, 1893.
and Mercantile, Kiowa, Kan.; Two Rivers Consumer Cooperative Assoc., Arkansas City, Kan.; Valley Co-op Inc., Winfield, Kan.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- One year after its inception, the $50 million El Dorado Promise scholarship program has provided a much-needed economic boost to the south Arkansas city, Mayor Mike Dumas said.

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