ARGENTINE, a former City31641-h.htm'>City of Wyandotte county, Kansas,
U.S.A., since 1910 a part of KansasCity31641-h.htm'>City, on the S. bank
of the Kansas river, just above its mouth. Pop. (1890) 4732;
(1900) 5878, of whom 623 were foreign-born and 603 of negro
descent; (1905, state census) 6053. It is served by the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé railway, which maintains here
yards and machine shops. The streets of the City31641-h.htm'>City run irregularly
up the steep face of the river bluffs. Its chief industrial establishment
is that of the United Zinc and Chemical Company,
which has here one of the largest plants of its kind in the country.
There are large grain interests. The site was platted in 1880,
and the City31641-h.htm'>City was first incorporated in 1882 and again, as a City31641-h.htm'>City
of the second class, in 1889.
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