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The town of Bartley turns 130 years old

Bartley was organized and platted on July 3, 1886.  It was named after the Rev. Allen Bartley, a Methodist Episcopal minister, who homesteaded the land on which Bartley stands.   It was the intention to make Bartley a school town and establish a Methodist college.  The first story of a building was erected and several terms of school were held, bu the needed support did not materialize and the project was abandoned unfortunately.  Today, Bartley has  283 residents, and I am happy to say, most are library users.

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