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This stereograph shows a street in Great Bend in Barton County, Kansas. Included in the image are a windmill, houses and outbuildings, and a hardware store in the foreground. The ground is still wet from an April rainstorm.

Creator: Riddle, J. R.
Date: April, 1879

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This image would work well as an illustration of how settlers adapted to the lack of water. Windmills were used to pump water up from underground aquifers.

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

Item Number: 211073
Call Number: FK2.B2 G.1879 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211073

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