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This brief, unsigned article published in the Junction City Union presents the hardships Kansans faced during times of drought. Settlers looked to the skies for rain but were disappointed. According to the author, there had been storms that seemed likely to bring rain, but only a few scattered drops fell. Settlers' crops also suffered from the plague of grasshoppers that were eating what few crops had survived the drought.

Creator: Junction City Union
Date: August 1, 1874

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This source would work well with other sources describing the various droughts that occurred during this time period. The article is brief and yet still informative.

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

Item Number: 211074
Call Number: Microfilm: J191
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211074

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