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In this reminiscence, Floyd R. Bull, a member of the El Dorado company of the Kansas National Guard, recalls his involvment in the Legislative (or Populist) War of 1893. During this conflict, violence broke out between the competing legislative houses--the Republican (Douglass) House and the Populist (Dunsmore) House--prompting Populist Governor Lorenzo Lewelling to call the National Guard to the capitol. On February 25 the Kansas Supreme Court affirmed the validity of the Republican House, thus ending the "war." This reminiscence is a copy of an earlier statement by Bull, written in 1938.

Creator: Bull, Floyd R.
Date: July 15, 1955

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This is the only source selected for this standard that provides a narrative of the events leading to the Populist War; thus, it can serve as a basis for the analysis of other related sources, such as Governor Lewelling's orders, images of the house members and guardsmen, the statement of the Republican House, Remington's postcard, and the agreement between the two houses that ended the conflict.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 210801
Call Number: Miscellaneous Bull, Floyd R.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210801

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Date - 1950s - 1955
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Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917 - Populism, 1890 - 1900
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Reminiscences and Memoirs

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