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Olsburg may be little, but it is certainly mighty! The community has so much to offer!! Three places to eat,yes three an...
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In the 1880's Olsburg had a horse race track located just northwest of town in what is currently a pasture and just south of where the LK&W railroad left town. At one time, there was a sidewalk that went to the track from downtown Olsburg.
In the Olsburg News-letter on March 31, 1887, there was a story about a horse race of 80 rods to be held April 9, 1987 with a purse of $10, divided into $5, $3 and $2. In 1888 they had a novelty race with a $40 purse. There horses started that race: Fes McDonald's gray mare, George W. Shei's CanDance and Barnett's Bob. CanDance won the close contest on the homestretch. There is little left to even tell that the track ever excited. When one of knows what to look for, there is a faint outline, reminiscent of the evidence that Olsburg had a railroad... once upon a time...
City of Olsburg - Jackie Cassel, City Clerk
PO Box 127 317 2nd Street
Olsburg, KS 66520