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  Letter, Wm E. G. [William Goodnow] to My Dear Wife [Harriet Goodnow]
Author: Goodnow, William E.
Date: January 12, 1856

William Goodnow wrote from his settlement near Wild Cat Creek, Kansas Territory, to his wife Harriet in New England. Goodnow related his wintertime experiences in the Midwest, which included descriptions of travel and hunting expeditions. He anticipated the prosperity of Manhattan, reporting that "claims that were taken here last spring are now fetching hundreds of dollars advance, & some will soon bring a thousand." Goodnow added that propositions of new bridges, roads, and ferry service would further improve the town.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Collection, #357, Box 1 Folder 47
Item Number: 102328              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Bridges; Goodnow, Harriet; Goodnow, William E.; Hunting; Land claims; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Prices; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Town development; Weather
 
 

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