Abbie B., age 22, Kansas


A cool windy night, and a good sleep. Some of the boys are down from W. They stop at the North house, which we call Bachelors Hall. They called this a. m. Brought me some mail. They were full of fun. They are working hard to pay for their claims. Wichita is 18 months old, and claims 1800 inhabitants.  It is a fast place in more ways than one.

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