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This proclamation was issued by Governor Thomas Osborn in response to the grasshopper plague that hit the state of Kansas in 1874. The grasshoppers had destroyed most of the farmers' crops, thus "threatening great suffering among the people." Osborn called for the state legislature to convene on September 15, 1874 to discuss the best plan of action.

Creator: Osborn, Thomas Andrew, 1836-1898
Date: 1874

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This concise source illustrates the severity of the plague, and could work well with any of the sources that refer to the grasshoppers, including Martha Valentine's reminiscence, Gardiner's diary, the letter by A. W. Johnson, and the cartoon of Mr. G. Hopper."

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

Item Number: 675
Call Number: QL.1 G *3-7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 675

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