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This concise article describes the dire results of a string of prairie fires that hit Harvey County, including the destruction of property in the area of Mount Hope, Kansas. Lives and property were lost in the fires. Nevertheless, as the unnamed author of the article states, "it is a hard blow, but after all adversity makes the man."

Creator: Burrton Telephone
Date: March 22, 1879

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This source demonstrates how settlers dealt with natural calamities; for the most part they knew that catastrophes were simply part of life on the frontier. This article could be paired with Harriet Walter's reminiscence from the Lilla Day Monroe collection, which also discusses prairie fires.

KS:7th:3.7:Challenges of Settlement (2005)

Item Number: 210949
Call Number: K978.1 H26 Clipp, Harvey County Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210949

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