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.
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.