Ulysses is located in a romantic nook among the trees on the south bank of the Big Blue River, overlooking the picturesque scenery of the valley. The surrounding country is beautiful in the extreme. Far as the eye can reach, a rolling billowy landscape is seen, checkered with the squares of emerald wheat and waving corn, of finely cultivated farms, while good substantial homesteads indicate the homes of a refined and intelligent people. The blue on either side is lined with heavy timber, including a great many varieties. Its waters are well supplied with the smaller species of fish, and afford ample water-power at this point.
If one stands quietly on the banks of the Big Blue they may hear the stories in the wind of days gone by in what was once a bustling farm community.
The first people of whom there is any account are the Pawnee Indians, followed by the exploring party of General John C. Fremont- then the Mormons.
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SERMON - Rev. William WORLEY preached in the groves along the Blue River in 1868, his labors partaking more the character of missionary work of the Methodist Episcopal Church and who organized the first circuit in the county.
BIRTH - Son born to Dr. S.T.W. Thrapp in 1867
MARRIAGE - 1869 when William Thomas Shields and Miss Mary Adeline Skillman were wed.
DEATH - 1870 taking a son of Jacob Kenauber, buried in what is known as the Karpisek Cemetery north of Ulysses.
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