People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908. Joseph H. Young, compiler.
People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908.
People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908.
People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908.
People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908.
People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908.
People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908.
People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908.
People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908.

People and Homes of Cheyenne County, Kansas 1908.

Oberlin, Kansas: Press of the St. Francis Herald, 1909. Oblong 24mo 6” x 9”, pictorial blue wrappers. [48] pp., with 8 pp. text, 2 pp. ads and 40 illus. from photos, including 1 foldout (39” x 6”) with panorama on one side and multiple illus. on the other. Early inscription on front free endpaper: “Mr David Roberts St. Francis kansas. Mr. H. B. Ball P.S.”.

A rare and richly illustrated promotional booklet covering the thriving communities in St. Francis and Bird City, Kansas and touting the opportunities awaiting prospective settlers.

It begins with an overview of Cheyenne County and its history, covering the County’s natural resources, land, industries, water supply, the “underflow” watering the western prairies, noted companies, climate, wheat (a staple crop), stock raising, the sugar beet industry, broom corn, religious institutions, schools, “representative citizens” (H. B. Bear and E. E. Kite), and sketches of Bird City and St. Francis. Its many illustrations picture stores, farms and ranches, pharmacies, street scenes, shops, interior views of homes, feed yards, noted individuals, banks, etc. Included is a fold-out panoramic view of St. Francis and vicinity, taken from the roof of the court house.

OCLC records just one copy, at Wichita State University.

CONDITION: Good, light 1.5” damp stain to back wrapper, significant separation along panorama folds, clean interior.

Item #6666

Price: $675.00

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