Formoso Album


Formoso and Lovewell began to take shape almost simultaneously, as railroads arrived in Jewell County, Kansas, in 1887.  Both towns grew initially by poaching businesses and residents from earlier settlements that had already started to dwindle after being bypassed by the railroads a few years earlier.  Buildings were hauled a few miles west from White Rock to Lovewell, and north from Omio to the streets of Formoso.   

Most of the pictures on this page come from a promotional pamphlet published around 1910.

Click any picture icon below to see a full-sized image, then use the navigation arrows at the upper-right to browse the collection.   

© Dale Switzer 2023