Great Bend, city (1990 pop. 15,427), seat of Barton co., central Kans., on a bend in the Arkansas River; settled and inc. 1872. It is a trade and shipping center for a wheat and oil region. Alfalfa pellets and farm machinery are manufactured. Great Bend was located on the old Santa Fe Trail.
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