1886 map of Barber County, Kansas, showing Amber.
The Kansas Gazeteer & Business Directory For 1888-1889
Amber . Small place on Elm and Spring creeks, in Barber county, 9 miles north of Medicine Lodge, the county seat and shipping point and bank location on the SK Ry. Daily stage to Medicine Lodge and Pratt; fare $75 cents and $1.50 respectively. W.H. Slack, postmaster.
Briley, W.S. - blacksmith
Brown, J.R. - gardener
Butcher, Philip - justice of peace
Butcher & Williams - meat market
Chadwick, John - painter
Cool J.B. - carpenter
Lee James - shoemaker
Melrose, I.F. - carpenter and millwright
Slack, S. - surveyor
Slack, W.H. - general store
Warren, J.O. - nurseryman
Zenor, W.H. - physician
(Contributed by Kim Fowles).
The Amber Post Office was established 15 Feb 1883 and discontinued 28 Feb 1899. -- Source: Post Offices in Kansas, 1828 - 1961 The Kansas State Historical Society.
Dan H. Axtell, lifelong resident of the Amber community.
U. G. ROGERS INSANE: Broods Over Religious Theories and Becomes Violent.
Barber County Index, April 30, 1902.
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