The Beginnings of BusinessManhattan's businesses developed around the transportation available at the time. Initially, the Kansas River and the Military Trail leading to Fort Riley were the only routes to get to Manhattan. With the arrival of the railroads, commerce quickly grew in the downtown area. By the 1880's, the southeast portion of downtown was home to grain elevators, lumber yards, several hotels and all of the other businesses needed to build a growing community.
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|Date Added||Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 9:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 710742 N 4339150|
|Decimal Degrees||39.17606667, -96.56035000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 10.564', W 96° 33.621'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 10' 33.84" N, 96° 33' 37.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-499 S 3rd St, Manhattan KS 66502, US|
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