ALL ABOUT TOWANDA
This page is dedicated to the city of towandA, kansas
Towanda was all ready a notable town for its time before the turn of the century, but one local family worked hard to put our name on the map!
James W Robison was born March 19, 1831 Near Banff, Scotland to James and Isabella Robertson. He was the fifth child our of eleven born to the couple. The Robertson Family came to America first locating in Pensylvania, only to relocate to Tasewell County, Illinois when JW Was given a large plot of land. He moved his family there to start establish a farm, and by clerical error on an 1835 land deed, they gave the land to "James Robison", and so the family adopted the new spelling of their name.
JW later visited Kansas and purchases 3,840 acres of land in Butler County. Over time this would grow to over 17,000+ acres. It was here in the beautiful lands of eastern Kansas, that he would settle in Towanda, Kansas and establish the Whitewater Falls Stock Farm in 1887. Here the family would beginning breeding Shorthorn Cattle, Duroc Hogs, and were responsible for bringing Percheron Horses into the United States.
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