Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 4, Number 2, May, 1994 Page: 58
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Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal
This is the most westernly Depot in this county, on the G., H. & S. A.
Railroad; and is delightfully located upon a high rolling prairie, overlooking one of the best
farming sections in America. There are no less that fifteen or twenty business houses
in Weimar, and her citizens are live, active and progressive. There are many good farmers
in this portion of the county, and all in a prosperous condition. Weimar is fifteen miles
is also in the North-western portion of the county, five miles North of Weimar, and twelve
miles from Columbus. It is surrounded by one of the best settlements in the county. The
lands are very productive and well timbered and watered. The Osage Institute is located
at this place and certainly one of the most desirable and healthy locations in the State
for an institution of learning. The school is conducted by Major E. B. Carruth, who has
a State reputation as a number one educator.
The number of students in this Institution are sixty-five, in regular atten-
dance. Osage has a Church and Masonic Hall. Near the school (100 yards) is the noted
Osage Springs, gushing from the rock in a bold stream. This water, as well as the Kessler
Spring, five miles from Columbus, possesses medicinal virtues, and the Springs are often
resorted to for their curative powers.
CONTENT AND OAKLAND
are small thriving towns in the Western portion of the county, and surrounded by a
productive country, a thriving and frugal people. The country is well watered and
timbered. Content is about three miles from the G., H. & S. A. Railroad at Weimar,
Oakland six miles.
is situated in the Northern portion of the county. It is a village of two hundred and fifty
inhabitants, mostly Germans. The country surrounding this village is a most beautiful and
fertile prairie and post-oak country, and settled up by honest and frugal Germans. This
is a very desirable portion of the county for small farmers and stock-men. These Germans
immigrated to Colorado county quite poor, several years ago, but now the most of them
are well-to-do in life, and some are wealthy.
THE BERNARD SETTLEMENT
is in the North-east portion of the county, and composed mostly of industrious Germans,
who settled this portion of the county many years ago, and built for themselves
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