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The largest colored colony in America!

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Creator: Nicodemus Town Company

Date: 1877

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: E185 .1877 *4

Unit ID: 332

Summary: This advertisement for Nicodemus, Graham County, Kansas, describes the location of the colony near the Solomon River and the town company?s plans to build more houses, businesses, and other public buildings. The trustees were quick to note that they will not build any saloon or ?houses of ill fame? during the first five years of settlement. Nicodemus was settled in 1877 and is the oldest surviving black community west of the Mississippi River. Today the town is a National Parks Service site and is open to visitors.

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Title (Main title): The largest colored colony in America!


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