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  Letter, O. E. Learnard to Dear Friends
Author: Learnard, Oscar E.
Date: September 9, 1856

From Lawrence, Kansas Territory, Oscar Learnard wrote briefly to some Vermont friends of his recent "military" experience as "Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th regiment (cavalry) of Kansas Volunteers." At the time, Learnard said "the whole Territory presents a scene of wide spread desolation," but he also claimed Kansas was a beautiful place full of opportunity for agriculturalists and real estate investors. At present, however, one should only come if well armed and via "the new road" [Lane Trail].

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Oscar E. Learnard Collection, #415, Box 1, Folder 3
Item Number: 100236              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Agriculture; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Free state regiment; Lane Trail; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Learnard, Oscar E., 1832-1911; Militia; Real estate investment; Vermont
 
 

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