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Kiowa County

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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.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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