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In this letter to his cousin, A. W. Johnson relates news from his homestead near Osage Mission, Neosho County. Johnson describes the grasshopper plague in vivid terms, and also mentions how the recent hard times in Kansas should not discourage emigration into the state. In fact, he goes so far as to state that now is the time to come, since land is cheap and the spring weather is "deliteful[sic]." Johnson also states, however, that the price of corn is high, and that high prices on goods make it difficult for him to support his family.

Creator: Johnson, A. W.
Date: March 24, 1875

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This source can be used with a number of sources because it mentions more than one difficulty that settlers faced: grasshoppers, drought, and destitution. Also, the style is very enthusiastic and interesting, so students will enjoy reading it.

KS:7th:3.7:Challenges of Settlement (2005)

Item Number: 210872
Call Number: Miscellaneous Wickizer, Asa M.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210872

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