There are many reasons some people prefer life in a small town. Maybe they enjoy wide open night skies filled with a carpet of stars or maybe they want to bring their children up with a real sense of community. If small town life seems right for you, Eudora may be the perfect spot. Between Lawrence and Kansas City, Eudora really is the best of both worlds: a small town close to big city conveniences.
The history of Eudora predates American settlement. This region was home to various Indian tribes for thousands of years. By 1857 a Shawnee Chief named Pascal Fish owned most of the land in the area and sold it to a German immigrant group. The Germans named their new community Eudora after Chief Fish’s daughter.
The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails passed by just a few miles south of Eudora. Countless travelers to the Western United States passed through this region from the 1840s through the 1860s. This area witnessed significant conflict during the Bleeding Kansas Era and the Civil War. The Eudora Community Museum displays exhibits devoted to Eudora’s history.
Built in 2007, the City of Eudora maintains a state of the art community center which includes a fitness room, gymnasium, kitchen, outdoor pool, meeting rooms and indoor walking track. Fitness classes and sports round out the offerings.
The CPA Picnic is a three day celebration held every July. CPA stands for Central Protective Association and began as a picnic to honor those who protected Eudora from cattle rustlers and horse thieves in the late 1800s. EudoraFest, the annual fall celebration, is held the first Saturday in October. With crafts and art displays, food, music, a garden tractor pull and car show, and activities planned throughout the day EudoraFest is fun for everyone.
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A Fun Eudora Fact: One of the greatest TV dads of all time, Ward Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver, was portrayed by Hugh Beaumont, a Eudora native.