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Offline W. Gray

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Socialism in Elk County
« on: February 23, 2018, 12:11:46 pm »
Appeal to Reason, Girard, Kansas, July 25, 1914





Fiat was about 2.5 miles east of K-99 on Pioneer Road. The Howard Citizen, a democrat paper, and the Howard Courant, a republican paper, probably both covered the event as it may have been the biggest event to ever hit Elk County.

The Appeal to Reason newspaper started in Kansas City around 1895 but soon moved to Girard in Crawford County eighty miles east of Howard. The newspaper attained a high point circulation of 400,000 to 700,000, depending on source, but went out in 1922. It was the largest circulation socialist newspaper in the U.S.

Girard was also a home to socialist Eugene V. Debs, who ran for president in 1904, 1908, and 1912. In 1920, he ran for president again but from a cell in the Atlanta penitentiary.
"If one of the many corrupt...county-seat contests must be taken by way of illustration, the choice of Howard County, Kansas, is ideal." Dr. Everett Dick, The Sod-House Frontier, 1854-1890.
"One of the most expensive county-seat wars in terms of time and money lost...” Dr. Homer E Socolofsky, KSU

Offline redcliffsw

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Re: Socialism in Elk County
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 06:43:29 am »

Nowadays, the Republicans and modern Democrats promote the socialist ways.  That's how things get done.

Socialism is now the way things are in America.