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city (1990 pop. 10,656), seat of Atchison co., NE Kans., on the Missouri River; inc. 1881. It is a trade and industrial center in a rich grain producing area. Atchison was founded (1854) near a military post, established (1818–19) on Cow Island in the Missouri, and named for David Rice AtchisonAtchison, David Rice
, 1807–86, U.S. Senator, b. Frogtown, Ky. A lawyer and politician in Missouri, he served in the Senate from 1843 to 1855. As a proslavery Democrat, Atchison was instrumental in having the Kansas-Nebraska Act passed.
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. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe RR was chartered there in 1859 (see Santa Fe RRSanta Fe Railroad,
former U.S. railroad, chartered in 1863 as the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe RR; opened to traffic in 1864. Construction continued, and in 1880 it reached Santa Fe, N.Mex.; the following year the railroad connected with the Southern Pacific RR.
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), and the city boomed as a wagon-train, river, and railroad hub, an outfitting point for travel west. Benedictine College and the birthplace of Amelia EarhartEarhart, Amelia
, 1897–1937, American aviator, b. Atchison, Kans. She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane (1928) and the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic (1932).
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Amelia Earhart was one of the great pioneers of our nation, whose story began at home in Atchison, said Senator Roberts.
According to court documents by CBS-affiliated KFVS-TV, Atchison confessed to the killings but the motive behind it was not listed in the documents.
In the new position, King will be based at the company's Houston sales office, with responsibility for line pipe and standard and structural products made at the Atchison, KS facility.
It is a story that she is very familiar with, Atchison says.
the prairie wind and sun, this suffering may make their Atchison blue
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He was speaking to the 125th commemoration day of Atchison College here on Saturday.
Atchison, who works with Microsoft Project and produces help content and videos for Project and Project Server, and Kennemer, who has worked at Microsoft and currently consults on Project Server, show project managers how to use Microsoft Project 2010 and its terminology and functionality.
Tracy Atchison of Phillips County, Kansas pulled out all of his Midwestern wit and cunning to harvest a massive grassland buck in 2009.
Funk--elected vice president and controller--who was most recently corporate controller for MGP Ingredients of Atchison, and Douglas Long--elected vice president-sales and marketing--who has served in similar positions with Bostwick-Braun, Tractor Supply Co.
Atchison Topeka, a leading third party logistics (3PL) company specialising in food ingredients, needed to improve efficiencies in its customer order processes.
This incident is a terrible, terrible incident for us," said Jim Atchison, President and CEO of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.