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Greensburg, Kansas

Greensburg, Kansas

Prior to Tornado Disaster - May 4, 2007
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. Green was elected Kiowa County's first representative in the Kansas legislature in 1889.

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 stagecoaches 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. And that begins the story of the World's Largest Hand Dug Well!

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Lamkin Museum

Prior to Tornado Disaster - May 4, 2007

Greensburg, KS Museums

Twilight Theatre

Prior to Tornado Disaster - May 4, 2007
An historic theatre which first showed silent films in 1915. At one time it boasted one of the largest screens in Kansas.

Greensburg, KS Theatres


The Big Well Museum & Visitor Information Center

The Big Well is a marvel of pioneer engineering that was completed in 1888 as the towns original water supply. At 109 feet deep, this is a breathtaking sight to see. This new museum opened in May 2012

Greensburg, KS Museums


Things to do near Greensburg, KS

Meade State Lake Fishing Report

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palace theater

Historic restored theater from the pre 20's/// have pictures, if interested??? mike ordway...