La Cygne is on the line of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad, a town of about 2000 inhabitants. Cozad's nurseries form one of its chief industries, and are about one mile from the town. Daniei Woodward Cozad, the proprietor, was born in Fulton county, Illinois, in 1837. When a young man he taught school in Kansas, and subsequently acted as foreman in an Illinois nursery. He permanently removed to Kansas in 1870, establishing a small nursery, near Trading Port. In 1875, with hundreds of others, he was eaten out of house and home by grasshoppers. With Hon. A. G. Seaman, he subsequently established the present business, who continued with him five years. Though but a comparatively short time established, the nurseries do a wholesale business of about $20,000 a year.

The local papers speak highly of his honor and integrity, and give him great praise for the part he takes in building up the business interests of his town.