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Kansas Governor Henry J. Allen writes to Clyde Reed, secretary to the Governor, of Topeka, telling him he has received a telegram from Cyrus Duly, Mayor of Preston, Kansas. The governor tells Mr. Reed "we are supposed to have a direct telegraph line in here, and I don't understand why this morning we received no list". Lists of communities needing coal and coal deliveries caused frequent correspondence between the governor's office, Secretary Reed, communities in need, and the court appointed receivers. State takeover of the southeast Kansas coal fields began November 1919 due to a labor strike. During this period, shipments were delayed and often refused.

Creator: Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950
Date: December 8, 1919

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Item Number: 212396
Call Number: Governor's Papers, Allen, Correspondence--Subject File, Coal Matters, Box 7 Folder Governor H. J. Allen
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212396

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