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An illustration copied from the New York Illustrated News showing people and a covered wagon pulled by oxen struggling through the snow in search of provisions. Kansas experienced a long period of drought from June, 1859 until November, 1860 and as a result settlers suffered particularly in the rural areas. With failed crops and limited supplies, thousands of people packed up and went back East.

Creator: New York Illustrated News
Date: February 23, 1861

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Item Number: 222219
Call Number: HV .1861 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 222219

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