Morton City, Hodgeman County 

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Title

Morton City, Hodgeman County 

Subject

Hardships Endured: The Morton City Settlement 1879-1880

Description

Theodore Brown traces the origins of the little-studied Hodgeman County Exoduster settlement. Using archival material from Jetmore Museum and his own family history, he documents the stone masonry skills brought to western Kansas by former slaves in the 1880s. He includes photographs of the few remaining stone structures built by African-American settlers in the harsh, arid environment of the plains.

Creator

Theodore Brown

Publisher

The Chapman Center For Rural Studies

Date

2010

Rights

The Chapman Center For Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf, 130 kB

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Citation

Theodore Brown, “Morton City, Hodgeman County ,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed September 19, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/21.