American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northeast Kansas northwest of Kansas City. The city was an important outfitting point for westward travelers, especially after the foundation of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1859. Population: 10,200.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A billon coin, or rather a copper coin washed with silver, struck in Scotland in the reign of James VI., of the value of eight pennies Scots, or two thirds of an English penny.
“ATCHISON | A former Weston, Mo. police officer was sentenced to prison for selling drugs in Atchison.”
“I've since moved back to my roots in Atchison KS; I've made Green Chili on occasion & folks here really like it.”
“Dr Lawrence Bradford, a biology professor in Atchison, Kansas,”
“St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas (1964).”
“Lower Hamburg Bend, in Atchison County near Hamburg, Iowa, is one of the larger ones.”
“The slave State of Missouri promptly attempted to colonize the new territory, and settled at a place which was called Atchison in honour of a pro-slavery Senator of Missouri.”
“After crossing the Missouri River I visited some of the principal settlements in the Territory, such as Atchison, Leaven worth, Lawrence and Topeka.”
“I have seen a few up near Atchison KS, Also a Couger in the area I have seen his paw prints.”
“As you can see, it features Mayor Don Atchison and his wife Mardele on the cover, and runs to just over 190 pages of full-colour, glossy goodness.”
“The southern half of Hamburg was evacuated last week after the first of the partial breaches in the levee located about 5 miles south of the town in rural Atchison County, Mo.”
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