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Hugh Cameron, "The Kansas Hermit"

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Date: Between 1890 and 1908

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Cameron, Hugh *3

Unit ID: 208537

Summary: Portrait of Hugh Cameron, 1826-1908, "The Kansas Hermit". He walked from Kansas City to Lawrence in 1854, staked out a claim and later named it "Camp Ben Harrison." In 1896 he made a pilgrimage to Albuquerque, carrying a message of forgiveness to former U. S. Senator Edmund G. Ross from the people of Kansas. Civil War Kansans had blamed Ross for saving President Andrew Johnson from impeachment. Cameron at one time lived in a tree near Lawrence.

Space Required/Quantity: 27x18.6 cm ; negative available

Title (Main title): Hugh Cameron, "The Kansas Hermit"


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