|The school house. Milburn Stone went to school at Frizell and worked at his parents store there. Established in 1859 along the Santa Fe Trail, Fort Larned was decommissioned in 1883.
A year later, the government sold the land, including a section that
contained the fort buildings to Frank Sage who represented the Pawnee
Valley Stock Breeders Association, according to the Kansas State
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad went through in 1886. A
siding - which allowed trains to pass on the same line - was constructed
at the future town site and designated Sage in honor of Frank Sage.
The site had a schoolhouse, which was established in 1889.
E.E. Frizell purchased the fort in 1902 and the name of the station changed to Frizell, according to an article in the Dec. 26, 1929 edition of the Larned Chronoscope.
Frizell, a state legislator along with being a rancher and
entrepreneur, helped build the little station town, according to the
A post office was established in 1904. Dora Arnold, wife of Lee Arnold, the town merchant, was postmistress, the article stated.
The school burned down and was rebuilt in 1906, named L'Dora, after L'Dora Frizell, Redding's great-grandmother.
In 1929, according to the article, the town had a depot, siding for
freight cars, filling station, feed and grain business, one elevator and
"a modern school." The town had a population of 40, with more than half
of the residents Mexicans employed by the railroad and area farmers.|
Very neat to see this history posted on your website. Donald Deege is my grandfather and is still living on the farm west of the Fort. His parents employed Milburn Stone and his family on the farm before they pulled up stakes and moved on to California. My mother was one of the last students to go through L'Dora schoolhouse and remembers riding horses to class. It is amazing to think that one room schoolhouses and riding to school wasn't that long ago in some parts of our country.ReplyDelete
While identifying artifacts from Fort Davis, Texas, I came upon a brass tag with two slots--one upper, one lower--and the name "E. E. Frizell" followed by "Frizell, Kansas" followed by a large number "351".ReplyDelete
Unsure what this tag represents. Any ideas appreciated.
My family the Eilers lived on Grandparents Burherfarm in 1958 went to L'Dora school for a few yrs then again in 1966 the yr they closed it & later moved it to Ft Larned.Our class picture hangs inside the school.i went to see it under my picture said unknown. Debbie Eilers was my name. My brother was Ronald in front of me.Dean Atteberry was behind me. Thank you for your attention in this matter.Denise Deegee was in my sister Diana's class also.1-3 students were in each class ranging from 1st grade to 8th grade.ReplyDelete
Gloria, Sherry Ronald & Debbie attended in 1958Delete
Mrs Lucinda Reat taught all of us all those yrs.ReplyDelete