Publicity Stunt: The Importance of Seymour Rogers and Free Water in the Creation and Survival of Liberal, Kansas, 1885-1888

Title

Publicity Stunt: The Importance of Seymour Rogers and Free Water in the Creation and Survival of Liberal, Kansas, 1885-1888

Subject

Seymour Roger's impact on the foundation and survival of Liberal

Description

A study connecting the story of where the name of Liberal, Kansas came from to the factors that impacted town survival in Seward County during the late 1880’s and early 1890’s. Seymour Rogers, the figure who is credited with inspiring the name of “Liberal,” is explored within the context of a county vying for trade, railroads, the county seat, business, and, perhaps most importantly, attention. This study uses land deeds related to Rogers’ time in Seward County, past and present newspapers from Liberal, personal accounts of settlers in early Seward County, Kansas Historical Markers located in Seward County, and various historical reference works on Seward County, southwestern Kansas, and the state.

Creator

Nathan Dowell

Publisher

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Spring 2017

Contributor

Kansas State University

Rights

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Format

PDF

Language

English

Files

Seymour Rogers, Seward County.jpg
Seymour Rogers, Seward County.pdf

Citation

Nathan Dowell, “Publicity Stunt: The Importance of Seymour Rogers and Free Water in the Creation and Survival of Liberal, Kansas, 1885-1888,” Kansas History and Life, accessed September 24, 2018, https://othercollections.omeka.net/items/show/51.

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