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This untitled article from the Nicodemus Western Cyclone newspaper outlines how the residents of Nicodemus were building comfortable homes and persevering through hardship. The settlement in Nicodemus had been established by black Exodusters in 1877, and is today the only surviving all-black Exoduster town west of the Mississippi. Presently, the town is a historic site administered by the National Parks Service.
Date: September 2, 1886
This newspaper article works in tandem with other sources about Nicodemus, including the town company certificate, advertisements, census data, and images of the settlement (such as the District No. 1 schoolhouse and the sod house). This article is very easy to understand and accessible.
Item Number: 210653
Call Number: Microfilm: N15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210653
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Ethnic Heritage - Black
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Exploration/Settlement
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) - Emigrants' daily life in Kansas
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Exoduster settlements
Date - 1880s - 1886
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper
People - African Americans - Exodusters
Places - Cities and towns - Nicodemus
Places - Counties - Graham
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Newspapers