World Champion Bricklayer lays Goodland’s brick streets

Goodland’s streets were simply dirt paths until 1921, when the City of Goodland hired Cook & Ransom, an Ottawa, Kan., firm, for the sum of $109,703.60. Cook & Ransom advertised their Native American bricklayer “Speed King” Jim Brown. Brown is the man standing by the car in the picture below. Main Street was to be … Continue reading World Champion Bricklayer lays Goodland’s brick streets