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Winter 2017: “Black Gold” Sneak Peek!

Posted on November 15th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

Black Gold
1892 Neodesha oil discovery changes Southeast Kansas forever

The Mid-Continent Oil Field has historically been one of the largest producers of oil in the United States. It consists of hundreds of oil fields, spans six states and at one time was responsible for generating more than half of the nation’s oil supply. 

Its birthplace? Right here in Southeast Kansas – Neodesha, to be exact. The discovery of Neodesha’s Norman No. 1, what many believe to be the first commercial oil well west of the Mississippi River, not only forever changed the town, but also kicked off an oil boom that put the entire region and state on the map…

Want to keep reading about Norman No. 1? Check out the winter issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a … Read More »


Summer 2017: “World-Class Boats Built in Small-Town Kansas” Sneak Peek!

Posted on June 6th, by admin in Businesses, Magazine. No Comments

World-Class Boats Built in Small-Town Kansas
Cobalt Boats in Neodesha celebrates nearly 50 years in the marine industry

When it came time for Casey Lair to buy a boat, the choice was clear.

In fact, he says, there really wasn’t much of a choice to be made at all.

“We had bought a lake house at Table Rock, and I just assumed that if I was going to have a boat, Cobalt is supposed to be the best boat made – and it’s made in Neodesha,” says Casey, who’s lived and worked in Neodesha for 32 years. “So that’s what I needed to have.”

Seven years and two boats later, Casey is a Cobalt Boats devotee. And he’s in good company: Tens of thousands of people across the country (and the world, for that matter) own a Cobalt luxury boat, all of which are built … Read More »