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Authors: McCannon, John
Date: December 24, 1859
John McCannon, writing from Clear Creek, K. T., a location that is currently in Colorado, described politics and the economy in the gold mining region of western Kansas Territory. McCannon commented on the formation of the Territory of Jefferson, an extralegal government formed in 1859 by residents of Arapahoe County, K. T. in 1859. McCannon also mentioned mining activities in the area.
Keywords: Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory; Clear Creek, Kansas Territory; Colorado; Colorado gold fields; Gold mines and mining; McCannon, John; Montgomery, James, 1814-1871; Territory of Jefferson
Letter, John James Ingalls to Dear Father [Elias T. Ingalls]
Authors: Ingalls, John James
Date: April 3, 1860
Ingalls devoted much of his April 3, 1860, letter from Sumner to the territory's agricultural prospects, which were still not particularly good: "Corn, pork, and hides" were Kansas's only exports, and they were not very profitable as prices were low. "Considerable attention," wrote Ingalls, "is being paid to the hemp crop" and the wheat seemed to be doing pretty well; various kinds of fruit also "flourishes. . . . I have never seen finer apples than the farmers across the river bring to market. . . . But little is raised in Kansas yet, though much attention is being given to 'orchardizing' this spring." Ingalls was actually considering a move to the Gold County (Colorado) for better business prospects.
Keywords: Agriculture; Business; Colorado gold fields; Crops; Economic conditions; Economic development; Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900; Land speculation; Pikes Peak gold rush; Speculation; Statehood (see also Admission, Kansas); Telegraph
Certificate, mining claim for H. C. Childs
Authors: Stansell, J. B.
Date: September 19, 1860
Stansell was the recorder for Buckskin Joe's mining district and signed the certificate showing Childs was the owner of mining claim No. 28 SW on the Bates Lode. Apparently, since the certificate was printed by the Rocky Mountain News Printing Company, this district was located in Arapahoe County, which became part of the state of Colorado.
Keywords: Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory; Certificates; Childs, H. C.; Colorado gold fields; Gold mines and mining; Mining claims; Stansell, J. B.
Letter, Ford to My dear Learnard [Oscar E.]
Date: November 14, 1860
This piece of correspondence was written by a man named Ford, from Missouri City, Arapaho Co., (later part of Colorado Territory). Ford had apparently left Burlington, Kansas Territory for "gold country" the previous year. He related some of his experiences in the gold fields and his desire to return to Kansas. Ford intended to stay "until I make enough to pay me for coming here and some more if I can," and he mentioned additional discoveries in the San Juan Mountains in Mexico, which caused "a great rush for those diggins."
Keywords: Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory; Burlington, Kansas Territory; Coffey County, Kansas Territory; Colorado; Colorado gold fields; Gold mines and mining; Learnard, Oscar E., 1832-1911; Missouri City, Kansas Territory; Pikes Peak gold rush