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Collection of town share certificates assembled from various sources. Such shares were purchased by individuals who wished to own property in towns being developed in Kansas Territory. Many of the certificates are still blank. The collection is organized alphabetically by town name. Some of the towns represented include Arizonia, Ashland, Battle Hill, Belmont, Bloomington, Blue City, Brooklyn, Buffalo City, Burlington, Chetolah, Delaware, Denver City, DeSoto, Donelson, Doniphan, Emporia, Falls City, Forest Hill, Geary City, Geneseo, Granville, Humboldt, Jacksonville, Junction City, Junction Rapids, Prairie City, Lane City, Lanesfield, Leavenworth, Lecompton, Lexington, Manhattan, Marmaton, Meade Center, Minneola, Moneka, Nashville, New Haven, Newport, Osawatomie, Osawkee, Oswego, Ottumwa, Palermo, Palmyra, Pawnee, Pottowatomie, Quindaro, Richmond, Rochester, St. Charles, St. George, Saratoga, Scioto, Spring Hill, Tecumseh, Topeka, Troy, Twin Mound, Unadilla, Wabaunsee, Washington, Webster City, Westopolis, Winthrop, and Zeandale.
Item Number: 308522
Call Number: Town Shares History Coll. #647
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 308522
Collections - Manuscript - History - Town Shares
Community Life - Town development - Town companies
Date - 1854-1860
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Certificate
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Certificates