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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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We are very pleased to have attracted the support of KPS as a likely investor group to I rang this company out of bankruptcy," said Tom Armstrong, CEO of Atchison Casting.
6, Atchison allowed 10 hits and six runs - all earned - in five innings and took the loss in a 6-4 setback at Calgary.
MGP Ingredients is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, and also has production facilities in Pekin, Ill.
My involvement began 64 years ago when I came to Atchison in the summer of 1942 as an intern in the distillery just before my sophomore year in college.
an aluminum diecaster servicing the automotive industry, from Atchison Casting Corp.
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