Wichita, named from an Indian tribe, was settled in 1870, and was chartered as a city in 1871.
WICHITA, a city and the county-seat of Sedgwick county, Kansas, U.S.A., on the Arkansas river, at the mouth of the Little Arkansas, 208 m.
In Wichita are Fairmount College (Congregational; co-educational; organized as a preparatory school in 1892 and as a college in 1895); Friends' University (Society of Friends; co-educational; 1898); and Mount Carmel Academy and the Pro-Cathedral School (both Roman Catholic).
Wichita is a transportation centre for the rich agricultural region surrounding it, and is an important market for broom-corn.
Rise the subdued forms of the Wichita MountaiIis in Oklahoma, the westernmost member of the Ouachita system.
Per mile between Canyon City and Wichita, Kansas (543 m.), about I 5 ft.
Between Wichita and Little Rock (659 m.), and o 65 of a foot from Little Rock to the mouth (1 73 m.).
In1906-1907a fresh crusade to enforce the law was begun by the attorney-general, who brought ouster suits against the mayors of Wichita, Junction City, Pittsburg and Leavenworth for not enforcing the law and for replacing it with the " fine " system, which was merely an irregular licence.
Among the many smaller colleges are Washburn College (Congregational, 1869) at Topeka, the Southwest Kansas College (Methodist Episcopal, opened 1886) at Winfield, the College of Emporia (Presbyterian, 1883) at Emporia, Bethany College (Lutheran, 1881) at Lindsborg, Fairmount College (non-sectarian, 1895) at Wichita, St Mary's College (Roman Catholic,1869)at St Mary's, and Ottawa University (Baptist, 1865) at Ottawa.
Of this plateau lie the Wichita Mountains, a straggling range of rugged peaks rising abruptly from a level plain.