Concordia, Kansas History

1864--Concordia, seat of Cloud County, began when J. M. Hageman selected the town site.

1870--Concordia was established.

1872--Concordia was almost demolished by fire.

Foreign-born Kansans who spoke French were either Canadian or Belgian in background or had departed France after the ill-fated 1848 revolution. Cloud County had the largest French settlement.

1907--"The Vanderbuilt Cup" was the first opera shown in the new Brown Theater in Concordia.

Jul 1943--A German prisoner of war (POW) camp was built in Concordia during World War II.

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