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This certificate for the Nicodemus Town Company was used to acknowledge membership which, along with a five dollar fee, was required of every emigrant seeking to settle in Nicodemus. The certificate is blank. Nicodemus, in Graham County, was an Exoduster settlement founded in 1877. A driving force behind the creation of the colony was William R. Hill, whose name appears on the bottom of the certificate.
Creator: Nicodemus Town Company
Date: Between 1880 and 1882
This source can be used in tandem with other documents related to Nicodemus, including articles from the Nicodemus Western Cyclone, images of Nicodemus (both from the 19th and 20th centuries), and advertisements for immigration.
Item Number: 336
Call Number: E185 1880c *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 336
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Town development - Town companies - Nicodemus Town Company
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Exoduster settlements
Date - 1880s - 1880
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Certificate - Membership
People - African Americans - Exodusters
Places - Cities and towns - Nicodemus
Places - Counties - Graham
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Certificates