The great influx of settlers to western Kansas in 1879 brought among them the Burnett family who settled on Prairie Dog creek where Mr. Burnett built a store and began to do business. After a couple of years he concluded Oberlin would be a better place to do business and he moved his store to Oberlin. At this time he also homesteaded a quarter section of land one mile west of town where he lived up to two years ago when the family moved into Oberlin. Mr. Burnett was one of the first county commissioners and helped district the county. He was later elected treasurer and afterward register of deeds, both positions he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to the people. Since living in the city he has been connected with the Campbell, Dean and Wilbur store.
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