Hitting the bricks: Goodland’s brick streets

Enter the Speed King Goodland’s streets were simply dirt paths until 1921, when the City of Goodland hired Cook & Ransom, an Ottawa, Kan., firm, for the sum of $109,703.60. Cook & Ransom advertised their Native American bricklayer “Speed King” Jim Brown. Main Street was to be 65 feet wide and paved with bricks from … Continue reading Hitting the bricks: Goodland’s brick streets