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Reminiscences of Mary Brown during the grasshopper invasion for the years 1866 and1867. Mary writes of the grasshoppers devouring almost every bit of green vegetation in sight and her attempts to save her shrubs and flowers from being destroyed. She also writes of the grasshoppers laying eggs, the eggs hatching, and the young eating as much as the adults. This cycle happened several times that year. Once the grasshoppers left, the Brown's replanted with the help of seed sent by Senator Pomeroy.
Creator: Brown, Mary F.
Date: December 05, 1908
Item Number: 222153
Call Number: History, Grasshoppers Coll. #587 A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 222153
Agriculture - Crops
Collections - Manuscript - History - Grasshoppers
Community Life - Disasters and accidents - Plagues - Grasshopper
Date - 1861-1869 - 1867
Date - 1861-1869 - 1868
Date - 1900s - 1908
Environment - Wildlife - Insects - Grasshoppers
Home and Family - Daily life - Farm chores
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Manuscript
Places - Cities and towns - Indianola
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Reminiscences and Memoirs