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Sponsors of Greensburg, KS

Businesses and organizations from small towns of the Midwest have long stepped forward to build and serve their community. Here you will find those who have stepped forward to make this website possible. With their support we can now feature all there is to know about each community!

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About Greensburg, KS

Greensburg was established in 1886. Greensburg was named for stagecoach driver D. R. "Cannonball" Green. In 1886, Governor John Martin organized Kiowa County and named it after the native Indians of the area. Small settlements were springing up across the plains. Donald R. Green "Cannonball Green" was instrumental in the organization of Greensburg, the town that would bear his name.

Colonel Green was a flamboyant, boastful character. He liked to dominate a crowd while twirling his diamond-studded watch chains. He owned and operated "The Cannonball Stageline." His fine stage coaches and speeding broncos blazed trails which railroads and highways later followed. He took great pride in the speed of his coaches and advertised that even "Father Time" couldn't keep up with the "Cannonball."

His stageline brought stability and prosperity to the towns it served as he helped his passengers become acquainted with prairie life. But his stageline was up-staged when the railroad came to Kiowa County.

Greensburg is home to the world's largest hand dug well. When the well was completed in 1888 it was 109 feet (33 m) deep and 32 feet (9.8 m) in diameter. The well was used as the town's water supply until 1932. In 1939 it was opened as a tourist attraction allowing visitors to descend to the bottom of the well. The adjacent museum displayed a 1000-pound Pallasite Meteorite until the museum fell down around the meteorite during the 2007 tornado that destroyed the town. The Well was not destroyed, and the meteorite was found in the rubble of the museum and now is on display in the new Big Well Museum & Visitor Information Center.

Half iron and half stone, the Pallasite Meteorite (Space Wanderer) on display at the Big Well in Greensburg, was found on the Ellis Peck farm east of Greensburg by Mr. H. 0. Stockwell of Hutchinson, Kansas, using a device similar to a mine detector. The Space Wanderer may be old beyond imagination and from far beyond our solar system. Meteorites or "shooting stars" have awed humanity throughout history.

On May 4, 2007 95% of Greensburg was destroyed by an EF5 tornado. Following the tornado, the community has committed to building back stronger, better and greener.

Photo Library of Greensburg, KS

Below you can find the photo albums sharing the memories of Greensburg, KS and also what's happening today.

  • Photo Album 1
  • Photo Album 2

Kiowa County, KS

Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will find stories about the contributions made by farmers/ranchers located throughout our county and of course you will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Kiowa County, KS page.

  • Towns of Kiowa County, KS

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    If your town (population of 25,000 or less) is not on your county page and you would like it added, email us a paragraph sharing the history and a photograph. A page will be developed for your town at no cost. After this page is developed sponsorship opportunities will be made available to your community. These sponsorships enable us to add contributions made by citizens, founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs, and military veterans. You will find information about points of interest, festivals/events, and the faith community in each county. They also will find stories about the contributions made by farmers/ranchers and of course they will learn about the community organizations that have and continue to build a strong community (chambers, community groups and departments, etc.) To learn more about sponsorship opportunities please visit your county page, or just send us an email.

  • Citizens of Kiowa County, KS

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    If you would like to nominate a community founder, business person, community leader, volunteer, or entrepreneur to be included as a Featured Citizen on your town/county page, email us a story/paragraph about your nominee. When a citizen's story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population)  all citizen stories will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a citizen contact us.  To submit your nominee or to ask additional questions, please use the button below to email us.

  • Businesses of Kiowa County, KS

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    If you would like to submit your business to be added to your town/county page, send us a paragraph/story highlighting your business or just send us a link to your business website/Facebook page. When your business is approved, there is an one-time cost of $60. If your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) your business will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about your business, contact us. To submit your story or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Events and Festivals of Kiowa County, KS

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    If you would like to have (DST) include a annual festival or event on your town/county page, email us a photo and a story/paragraph about the festival or event or if you have a story on your website/Facebook page simply send us a link! When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all stories will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a festival or event contact us!. To submit your nominee or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Points of Interest of Kiowa County, KS

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    If you would like to nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc., to be included as a point of interest on your town/county page, you can email us a photo and story/paragraph about the Point of Interest or if you have a story on your website/Facebook page simply send us a link! When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all approved points of interest stories will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a point of interest contact us! To submit your point of interest or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Faith Communities of Kiowa County, KS

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    If you would like to submit a church to be added to your town/county page, send us a photo and paragraph/story highlighting your church's history and information about your church today or send us a link to your church's website/Facebook page. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all approved your story will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about your church contact us! To submit your church or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Community Organizations of Kiowa County, KS

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    If you would like to submit your organization (chamber or community group, non-profit) to be included as a community organization on your town/county page, you can submit a photo and story/paragraph or just send us a link to your website/Facebook page. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all approved non-profit organizations will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like a VIDEO story done about a community organization, please contact us. To submit your organization or or to ask additional questions, please use the button below to email us.

  • Farms and Ranches of Kiowa County, KS

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    If you would like to submit your Farm or Ranch to be added to your town/county page, send us a photo and paragraph highlighting your history and what's happening today. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all stories will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like to have a VIDEO story done contact us. To submit your story or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Veterans of Kiowa County, KS

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    If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town/county page, email us a photo and story/paragraph about your nominee. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all veteran stories will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a veteran contact us! To submit your nominee or to ask additional questions, please email us.