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    De Soto, KS
    De Soto's economy is largely driven by agriculture and manufacturing. The city is home to several manufacturing companies, including A&E Custom Manufacturing and Vinland Energy Cooperative. Agriculture is also an important industry, with many farms located in and around the city.
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    De Soto has an excellent education system, with two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The De Soto Unified School District has a strong reputation for academic excellence and offers a range of extracurricular activities, including athletics and music programs.
  • Amanda Palmer
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    There is plenty to see and do in De Soto, making it an ideal destination for both locals and visitors. The city has a number of parks and outdoor recreational areas, including the Riverfest Park and Kill Creek Park. These parks offer hiking and biking trails, fishing opportunities, and picnic areas.

    For those interested in history, the De Soto Historical Society Museum is a must-visit attraction. The museum features exhibits that showcase the history of De Soto, including artifacts from the Civil War era.

    The city also hosts several events throughout the year, including the De Soto Days Festival, which takes place in late summer and includes a parade, live music, and a carnival. In addition, the city has a farmers' market that runs from May through October, offering fresh produce and handmade crafts.
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    De Soto, KS
    De Soto was founded in 1857 and named after the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. It was initially a trading post and a stop along the Santa Fe Trail. During the Civil War, it was occupied by both Confederate and Union forces at different times. Today, De Soto is a thriving community with a rich history that is still evident in its downtown area.
  • The year 1857 brought about the start of the City of De Soto and it got its name in honor of a Native American by that same name. Later, in the early 1940's, construction began on the 9,080 acre Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant which drew people from all over the U.S. to work there. The city's population quickly grew in 1943, and the town went from 400 residents to 1,000 residents! Today De Soto has a population of 5,687. The housing prices here are some of the most affordable in Johnson County, usually about 20% lower than the rest of the county.

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