Roy's Hickory Pit BBQ is a small, family-run restaurant that has been in operation in Hutchinson, Kansas, since 1982. Hutchinson was founded in 1871 when Borders people founded the town themselves. Clinton C.C. Hutchinson commissioned the Santa Fe Railway to build a town on the Arkansas River level crossing. He later founded the Reno County Bank in 1873 and in 1878 built the state's first watermill in Hutchinson.
In 1887, Sam Blanchard of Hutchinson drilled the first well nearby on a farm south of the city. A wave of prosperity swept through Hutchinson after the discovery of natural gas and salt mining became an important industry in Hutchinson, so much so that it eventually earned the nickname "Salt City." Local salt deposits were discovered in 1888 when a land speculator who had founded South Hutchinson drilled for oil in the area. In 1887, the local salt deposit was discovered when the first oil drill was drilled in the area.
The Santa Fe Railroad reached the Arkansas River crossing at Hutchinson in the summer of 1872 and pushed west almost immediately. As you can see, the railroad had a big impact on the economy of Hutchinson, as well as on the rest of Kansas State. The last stop of my 6 weeks in Kansas was the center of our state, which is about one hour northwest of Wichita.
Named after its founder, C.C. Hutchinson, the city was plated in 1872, with the first roads on either side of Cow Creek at the point where the new Santa Fe Railway was to cross the Arkansas River. Like most Kansas river towns, it was born out of a desire to follow in the footsteps of its namesake, and started out as a small town with only a few houses and a handful of shops. The city was built on the banks of the Kuhbach, where there were few, if any, houses, but it began to grow with the arrival of large numbers of settlers from the West and East, as well as from Kansas and other states.
Mr. Hutchinson claimed to be a Baptist preacher, and soon after his arrival the settlers made plans for a church and school, meeting at his house on the first day of their arrival. To encourage the settlement of sober and hard-working people, Hutchinson inserted a clause in the Land Registry stipulating that any property improvements made if liquor "pre-1875" was sold or given away would revert to the original owner. In 1875, he hoped that the colonists "moral attitude would be strong enough to control the alcohol trade. It was established that alcoholic beverages may not be sold, consumed or consumed on any property, otherwise the land will be forfeited.
After campaigning for the Kansas Legislature, Hutchinson gave Kansas State the land that became the Kansas State Fairgrounds. In 1891, his property was foreclosed and he took control of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which was shut down in 1980, when Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroads were reorganized, merged with Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1988 and merged into Union Pacific Railroads in 1997.
On August 22, 2006, Eaton announced its intention to keep the Hutchinson plant open, but not for long. Hutchinson also has a free zoo, with Hutchinson encouraging donations of $2 per person or $5 per family, which is very reasonable.
Hutchinson Zoo has about 160 animals and takes about 45 minutes to see if you can make the ride on the Prairie Thunder Railroad. Hutchinson's main attractions include the Reno County Museum, Hutchinson Hill Country Club and Dillon County Park. My last visit to the Nevada County Museum included an exhibition at the Museum of Natural History and a tour of the Kansas State Museum and the museum itself.
Ben Blanchard discovered salt when he tried to find oil in September 1887, and it has contributed to the development of Hutchinson. These include an exhibition at the Nevada County Museum and a tour of the Hutchinson State Museum, where he found the salt in 1887 that helped develop Hutchinson.
Hutchinson offered the builder of the first house on the city's property a choice of plots. The city of Brookville was founded, and its developers offered the developer a plot of land for the person who built the first house.
Although there is no state yet - supported by Kansas State Fair - many call Hutchinson's fair Kansas State Fair. Although there are no states yet, Hutchinson Fair is often referred to as the Kansas State Fair. Although there is no state fair yet, Hutchins' Fair is often noted by many.
When Hutchinson was incorporated as a third-tier city in August 1872, Horner's busy building was still standing at its original location.
To the west and east of the business district is a low-income residential area of Hutchinson; neat but shabby streets nestle close to the river and railroad tracks. The industrial area, located about a kilometer east of the retail district, is dominated by industrial buildings and a small number of small shops such as a grocery store. A second industrial area is located along the railway line on the east side of Hutchins, and next to Hutchinson's east is one of Kansas "most productive gas wells, producing more than 1,000 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. South of the city limits is a nationally known salt factory, the Hutchinson Salt Company, located on the Arkansas River and home to the largest and most productive salt factory in the city.