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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