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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

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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.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210653
Call Number: Microfilm: N15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210653

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