— .7M South Turn Left —In Mid-March, 1856, the first emigrants of the Vegetarian Settlement Company set out for the Neosho River Valley in Kansas Territory. Henry S. Clubb promoted Kans. Terr. as a permanent home for believers in Vegetarianism, hydropahty, and abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee, and fowl and dairy products. Farms of 102 acres, radiating from an Octagon-shaped center were planned. Clubb's promises of streets, grist-mill, sawmill, and temporary housing for the 60 families (some 150 settlers) did not materialize and they received nothing for the $5 per acre investment in the company. Lack of successful crops, mosquitoes, deathly fever, and starvation led to scores of deaths.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 285137 N 4180544|
|Decimal Degrees||37.74700000, -95.43871667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 44.82', W 95° 26.323'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 44' 49.20" N, 95° 26' 19.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 98 1150th St, Humboldt KS 66748, US|
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