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Kansas Town and Land Company agent's statements

Kansas Town and Land Company agent's statements
Date: 1888-1891
Lots lists and correspondence, arranged by townsite, relating to the business activities and sales of each townsite agent of the Kansas Town and Land Company. The Kansas Town and Land Company was chartered in 1887 to buy and sell lands on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. Townsites in Kansas include Agra, Aiken, Arkalom, Athol, Bonham, Brewster, Clayton, Dana, Dresden, Edson, Goodland, Groveland, Herington, Horton, Jasper, Jennings, Kanorado, Keats, Kensington, Liberal, Mahaska, Minneola, Narka, Neva, New Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Prairie View, Rexford, Selden, Severn, Smith Center, and Stuttgart. Townsites in Colorado include Arriba, Claremont, Limon, New Burlington, Peyton, and Siebert. Townsites in Nebraska include Murdock and Nora. Agents include G. A. Spaulding, F. O. Marshall, T. A. Scales, J. W. Weyand, G. B. Ohle, L. L. French, R. M. Day, Albert Harris, A. B. Montgomery, F. H. McClellan, Monroe Davis Herington, W. H. Kemper, George W. Ragon, R. M. Day, Hazen C. Ladd, E. W. Sandison, John S. Gillett, Edward Stone, E. W. Hall, W. J. Clark, P. C. Glenn, Ira Thompson, S. G. Hopkins, G. W. Buckley, Daniel W. Relihan, William A. Clute, R. S. Newell, C. A. Beery, J. H. Slater, C. G. McGhee, H. F. Hendricks, and Jacob Ritterbush.


Plat book of McPherson County, Kansas

Plat book of McPherson County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1903
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Standard atlas of McPherson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of McPherson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1921
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Use tar and feathers

Use tar and feathers
Creator: McPherson Daily Republican
Date: April 23, 1918
This article published in the McPherson Daily Republican details the tarring and feathering of D.A. Diener and George Cooprider. Diener and Cooprider, both German Americans, were accused of disloyal speech. As a result, a mob traveled to the Cooprider home in Groveland Township, and tarred and feathered Cooprider after his father refused to buy Liberty Bonds unless the government forced him to. Following the assault on Cooprider, the mob traveled to Diener's home in Spring Valley and applied "the same treatment" to him after he admitted to removing an American flag from the church he attended.


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