Josiah Hinman, founder of Montana, Kansas, the first town built in what is now Colorado, died recently at his home in Vergens, Vermont. He was the leader of the first party that left Lawrence, Kan., for Pike’s Peak in May, 1858.  In February, 1859, the new town of Montana was incorporated by the State of Kansas.  Not even a log cabin now marks the town’s location.

The Abilene Reflector, Abilene, Kansas. September 6, 1883. Page 7.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.