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Early County Town Founded
After Run Almost Forgotten

© Guthrie Register-News
Sunday, April 17, 1955

Article submitted by: Bob Chada



"A sunken spot in a cotton patch" is all that remains of the town of Tohee which was founded in the southeast corner of Logan county shortly after the run of '89, relates J. Wilbur Brown.

Very few people now living in the county remember the town, says Brown, but it was at one end of the first rural telephone line built in the county during the summer of 1890.

A building known as Telephone Hall was constructed at Tohee. School classes were held in the front of the building while the R. Carlin family lived in the rear. Carlin was a real estate broker in the new town.

Other buildings in the town included a drug store erected by the late F. B. Lillie and a Mr. Wright, Brown relates. Two grocery stores, a meat market, post office, grist mill and a saw mill completed the town. A stone bank building was started but never completed.

A large well served as the city water supply, but shortly after the Iowa, Sac and Fox country opened in September 1891, the town was moved away and all that's left is "A sunken spot in a cotton patch."



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