Dry-land farmers and ranchers have replaced the Kiowa tribe in Kiowa County (1889), a rural region of small, unincorporated communities. Eads, the county seat, has a stockyard and grain elevators and is the primary rail shipping center for a county once served by the Burlington, the Missouri Pacific, and the Rock Island railroads. The 1990 population of 1,688 is the lowest since 1910, when the agricultural boom began. Discovery of the Brandon Oil Field and McCalve Gas Field in the 1950s brightened hopes for faltering farmers.
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.