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Olathe is a city in Kansas.

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  1. The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop in Olathe, was the first eating station for westbound passengers on the Santa Fe Trail in 1863.
  2. Olathe was founded by Dr. John T. Barton in the spring of 1857
  3. Olathe is the Shawnee Indian word for "beautiful".
  4. Olathe hosts the annual Johnson County Old Settlers Days celebration, a tradition since 1898.
  5. Olathe has been home to the Kansas State School for the Deaf since it was established in 1866.

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