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This advertisement introduces the Nicodemus Town Company, stating that they have claimed a town site in Graham County, Kansas, near the Solomon River. It also describes the surrounding area, stating that "we are proud to say it is the finest country we ever saw." William R. Hill, a white supporter of this colony, also served as the president of the town company. At the end of the advertisement is a short song about Nicodemus. The town is now a historic site administered by the National Parks Service.
Creator: Nicodemus Town Company
Date: July 2, 1877
This advertisement can supplement other Nicodemus sources by describing the surrounding area and illustrating how the town company encouraged settlement. Other Nicodemus sources include a certificate for membership in the town company, census data, images of Nicodemus, and articles from the Nicodemus newspaper, the Nicodemus Western Cyclone.
Item Number: 208456
Call Number: E185 .1877 *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208456
Collections - Library
Community Life - Town development - Town companies - Nicodemus Town Company
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Exoduster settlements
Date - 1870s - 1877
Environment - Landscape
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Advertising Medium - Handbill
People - African Americans - Exodusters
Places - Cities and towns - Nicodemus
Places - Counties - Graham
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Printed materials - Advertisements