West of Wichita : settling the high plains of Kansas, 1865-1890

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1986
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Miner, H. Craig
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Miner, H. Craig. West of Wichita: Settling the High Plains of Kansas, 1865-1890. University Press of Kansas, 1986.

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This volume, which presents a "slice-of-life" on the Plains during its early settlement, adds rich detail to our understanding of the struggle for survival in a harsh landscape that tested the hardiest pioneer. Miner concentrates not only on the major economic events of the period--railroad building, Indian raids, the grasshopper invasion of 1874, the blizzard of 1886--but also on the more personal experiences equally important: building sod houses, choosing crops, filing of claims, fighting varmints, and dealing with the deaths of children on the prairie.
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Includes index.
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