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An illustration copied from the New York Illustrated News showing a family dying of starvation in Black Jack, Kansas Territory. Kansas experienced a long period of drought from June 1859 through November 1860 and as a result settlers suffered particularly in the rural areas. With failed crops and limited supplies, thousands of destitute people packed up and went back East.

Creator: New York Illustrated News
Date: January 19, 1861

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Item Number: 222221
Call Number: HV .1861 *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 222221

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