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95 Carlton Family 1876 Debbie Avenell.jpg
Franklin S. and Lucinda Carlton came to Sedgwick County in December 1871 initially purchasing 400 acres along the Arkansas River and by 1888 his land totaled 1,000 acres. They built a house located on Oliver between 47th and 55th on the west…

217 Margaret Dickson Garrett wedding photo Sept 1866 (Old Cowtown) Jerry Burnell.jpg
Wedding Portrait of Margaret Dickson Garrett taken in September 1866

216 Alexander Garrett wedding photo Sept 1866 (Old Cowtown) Jerry Burnell.jpg
Wedding Portrait of Alexander Garrett taken in September 1866

Although not designated as one of Derby’s landmarks, the Round Barn (1910) located on south Woodlawn near 95th Street is not only one of the oldest structures in the Derby area, its unique design makes it an impressive part of the skyline and should…

Garrett Homestead.jpg
Alexander and Margaret (Dickson) Garrett were the first settlers to put down roots in what was first El Paso and was renamed Derby, Kansas. In 1869, the area was considered Indian Territory (Osage Trust Lands) and had many transient traders, trappers…

El Paso Cemetery.jpg
El Paso Cemetery sits on a slight hill in the center of Derby but was once surrounded by farmland and was about a mile southeast of the growing settlement. In 1878, the cemetery opened, 9 years after the Garrett family staked a claim near the bank of…
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