KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS
The History of Johnson County, by Ed Blair




CHAPTER V.

EARLY EVENTS AND INSTITUTIONS.

First Business Concerns -- First Marriage -- Horace Greeley Visits Johnson County -- Old Settlers -- The Mehaffie House -- The First Twenty Years.

FIRST BUSINESS CONCERNS.

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HISTORY OF JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS

of the people were poor and needy, they entered largely into farming and from that time on to the end of the war Johnson county kept increasing her productions of corn and hay until the end of the war, and the prices of produce, corn and hay kept rising in proportion. Corn was worth, in 1861, from $1.00 to $1.50 per bushed, and hay brought readily $10.00 per ton.







































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