The town of Woodsdale was located 8 miles from Hugoton and was Hugoton's chief rival in the early days of the county. Nothing remains of Woodsdale today, but it fought fiercely to get the county seat honors in a fight that culminated in what is known in Stevens County as the Hay Meadow Massacre.
Finally in 1913, the railroad came to Hugoton. This was cause for the biggest celebration that Stevens County had ever had. Twenty beeves were barbecued to feed the railroad officials, government officials and 8,000 visitors who came.
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The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum was dedicated on May 16, 1961. It was established as a memento of the Hugoton Gas Field and the progressive development of Stevens County. Currently, the gas well, drilled in 1945,is still producing. The 1945Hugoton, KS Museums
This nine-hole municipal course consists of lush bluegrass fairways, grass greens and a few sand traps. A driving range is situated just east of the first hole. The course is open from daylight to dark, 365 days a year, weather permitting. A new clubhouse was erected in 1999Hugoton, KS Golf Courses