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Clearing a field of grasshoppers

Clearing a field of grasshoppers
Creator: Harpers Weekly
Date: 1875
An illustration showing people clearing a field of grasshoppers, copied from Harper's Weekly, July 3, 1875.


Edward Scheufler interview, WWII oral history, Belpre, Kansas

Edward Scheufler interview, WWII oral history, Belpre, Kansas
Creator: Scheufler, Edward E.
Date: March 20, 2009
This is an interview with Edward Scheufler, part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Edward talks of his family, education, military career, and the home front during WWII.


Gilbert Herrman interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas

Gilbert Herrman interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Herrman, Gilbert
Date: December 15, 2009
This is an interview with Gilbert Herrman, part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Gilbert talks of his family, education, military career, and the home front during WWII.


Gordon Lee Coats interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas

Gordon Lee Coats interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Coats, Gordon Lee
Date: December 29, 2009
This is an interview with Gordon Coats, part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Gordon talks of his family, education, military career, and the home front during WWII.


Governor George Anthony grasshoppers received correspondence

Governor George Anthony grasshoppers received correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
Governor George Anthony compiled this series of correspondence on grasshoppers from letters received while in office from 1877-1879. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Grangers versus hoppers

Grangers versus hoppers
Creator: Henry Worrall, 1825-1902
Date: 1874-1875
This is a copy of a cartoon by Kansas artist Henry Worrall showing Kansas farmers (Grangers) battling grasshoppers. The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was originally founded with the idea of educating and connecting farmers within America. The first Grange was set up in Fredonia, New York. From there granges spread across the U.S., providing classes and social events to farmers. The first Kansas Grange was organized in 1872 at Hiawatha. Within a few years, more than 1,000 Granges claiming more than 30,000 members had been established across the state. Read more about the Grange in Kansapedia.


Grasshopper concert ticket

Grasshopper concert ticket
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1875
A concert ticket for a "grasshopper concert" stamped January 1, 1875 in Chicago, Illinois. The illustration on one side depicts an audience and orchestra of grasshoppers playing the "March through Kansas by G. Hopper." Kansas experienced the Grasshopper Plague of 1874 and received money and supplies from across the country to help aid farmers.


Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers
Creator: Root, George Allen, 1867-1949
Date: 1936
This account of grasshopper activity in Kansas, was compiled by George A. Root using information from Wilder's Annals and the Kansas Historical Collections, July 1936.


J.W. Honey to George W. Martin

J.W. Honey to George W. Martin
Creator: Honey, J.W.
Date: February 03, 1910
This is a letter from J.W. Honey to George W. Martin, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society. Honey writes of his experiences during the grasshopper invasion of 1874, focusing mostly on bringing corn in from the field before it was fully consumed by the insects.


Kenneth Dupree interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas

Kenneth Dupree interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Dupree, Kenneth
Date: January 28, 2010
This is an interview with Kenneth Dupree, part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Kenneth talks of his family, education, military career, and the home front during WWII.


My experiences with the grasshoppers in 1866-1867

My experiences with the grasshoppers in 1866-1867
Creator: Brown, Mary F.
Date: December 05, 1908
Reminiscences of Mary Brown during the grasshopper invasion for the years 1866 and1867. Mary writes of the grasshoppers devouring almost every bit of green vegetation in sight and her attempts to save her shrubs and flowers from being destroyed. She also writes of the grasshoppers laying eggs, the eggs hatching, and the young eating as much as the adults. This cycle happened several times that year. Once the grasshoppers left, the Brown's replanted with the help of seed sent by Senator Pomeroy.


Transactions of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1875

Transactions of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1875
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1875
This annual report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes information on livestock and other agricultural topics. A subject of note is a report on the Rocky Mountain locust invasion. Also covered are county statistics for population, acreages, productions, live stock, industry,and assessed valuation of property. State statistics, crop and livestock statistics are also included.


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