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Manhattan, Kansas was originally home to a Kaw Indian tribe that lived near the mouth of the Big Blue River on the present site of Manhattan. New Englanders arrived in 1855 and established a settlement called Boston. Two months after their initial arrival however, the steamboat Hartford, carrying 75 settlers from Ohio, shipwrecked on the Kansas River near the new village. The passengers decided to join the settlement, but insisted that it be renamed Manhattan. A centennial celebration marking the town's establishment occurred in 1955.
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