A Look Back in Time

Opinion

July 24, 2019 - 10:25 AM

60 Years Ago

July 1959

Harnessing the waters of the Neosho and Cottonwood Rivers will open a new industrial era for Southeastern Kansas, former Congressman Myron George said Saturday at the groundbreaking for the $32,000,000 John Redmond Dam on the Neosho River at Burlington. Speaking before 800 people, George said the reservoir will be the second largest in Kansas, exceeded only by Tuttle Creek north of Manhattan.

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