Carruth Map of Foreign Language Settlements in Kansas - 1894

From W.H. Carruth's Foreign Settlements in Kansas, The Kansas University Quarterly III, No. 2, Oct. 1894.
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German settlements are highlighted with the yellow/orange color. Carruth's research results are based on indirect questioning of county superintendants across the state. Carruth asked for the location, date of origin and population of any settlements of foreigners, six or more families. Based on his study, published in two parts, he identifies 70 counties in Kansas with German settlements in 1894: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barton, Brown, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Garfield, Geary, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Jefferson, Kingman, Kiowa, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall, Meade, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, McPherson, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Osage, Osborne, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Rawlins, Reno, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Washington, Woodson, Wyandotte. (Kansas has 105 counties).

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