WINFIELD (Kansas) COURIER, June 5, 1873
“Returning. Parties who went from this portion of the country to Texas have mostly returned. Their object in going was to obtain employment and make money more rapidly than here. They failed in both, and are content to stay at home in future and see the thing through. Those who still remain are complaining of miserable water and hot weather. We know that some of them consider Kansas a more pleasant place to live in than Texas.”
“We received a correspondence from Upper Dutch giving in detail the results of the recent storm up there, but in some way it has become misplaced and we are deprived of its use. We learn, however, that Edward Deland was the principal sufferer in that vicinity, his house being blown to pieces and his wife seriously injured by a falling timber. The other members of the family escaped with but slight bruises. A great many out-houses were blown down, and some stock injured, but aside from this, we have heard of nothing more serious.”
Edward Elijah Deland moved from the Mound City Kansas area to McCulloch County, Texas in 1874 and became the first settler of what would eventually be the small community of Calf Creek, Texas. His family came to join him later. I suspect that at least part of his reason for relocation was disgust with Kansas weather.
TRIVIA: It is about 660 miles from Mound City Kansas to Calf Creek Texas.
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