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William A. Pitt and fellow settlers from Trier, Germany, first settled near Carr Creek, but flooding encouraged them to relocate to the top of a nearby hill. They called their settlement Pittsburg and, later, Tipton.

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In this paper you will see how twin town rivalry can lead to the death of a town. This will be done using the case study of Solomon Rapids located in Mitchell County Kansas. This study includes recent photographs of the Solomon Rapids town site.
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