CHANUTE , acity of Neosho
See also:county, Kansas, U.S.A., i m. from the Neosho
See also:river, and about 120 M . S.S.W. of Kansas city . Pop . (1890) 2826; (1900) 4208, of whcm 210 were
See also:born and 171 were negroes; (1910
See also:census) 9272 . Chanute is served by the
See also:Topeka &
See also:Santa Fe and the
See also:Missouri, Kansas &
See also:railways, the former having large repair shops . The city is in the Kansas-Oklahoma oil and
See also:field, and is surrounded by a
See also:fine farming and dairying region, in which
See also:attention is given to the raising of small fruit; oil, gas,
See also:rock and
See also:brick shale are found in the vicinity . Among the city's manufactures are refined oil,
See also:Portland cement, vitrified brick and tile,
See also:asphalt, ice, cigars, drilling machinery, and
See also:flour . The
See also:municipality owns and operates the waterworks, a natural gas plant, and an electric
See also:lighting plant . Four towns —New Chicago, Tioga, Chicago Junction and Alliance—were started here about the same
See also:time (187o) . In 1872 they were consolidated, and the
See also:present name was adopted in
See also:honour of Octave Chanute (b . 1832), the
See also:civil engineer and aeronautist (see
See also:FLIGHT AND FLYING), then the engineer of the
See also:Lawrence, Leavenworth &
See also:Galveston railway (now
See also:part of the Atchison
See also:system) . Chanute was incorporated as a city of the third class in 1873, and its
See also:charter was revised in 1888 .
Natural gas and oil were found here in 1899, and Chanute became one of the leaders of the Kansas
See also:independent refineries in their contest with the Standard OR
See also:Company .
CHANTRY (Fr. chanterie, from chanter, to sing; Med....
ANTOINE EUGENE ALFRED CHANZY (1823-1883)
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