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Harriet E. Adams wrote this reminiscence in 1928 about her childhood memories of Christmas. The story describes the family's preparations for Christmas, the activities of her older sister Zu Adams in creating an atmosphere appealing to her younger siblings, and their typical Christmas morning. Though the family lived in Topeka, Kansas at the time this reminiscence was written, they were living near Marysville in Marshall County when Harriet was seven. The story was written as part of the efforts of Lilla Day Monroe to collect reminiscences concerning the women's perspective in settling Kansas. Zu Adams was a long time employee of the Kansas State Historical Society and her father Franklin Adams was the first secretary (executive director) of the Society.

Creator: Adams, Harriet Elizabeth, 1867-1938
Date: June 20, 1928

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Christmas in the 1870s - 1

Item Number: 211599
Call Number: Lilla Day Monroe Collection of Pioneer Stories, #163 Box 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211599

Christmas party for children from the Menninger Child Care Center in Topeka, Kansas

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