Orig 1901 AMITY COLORADO Prowers Co-5 VIEWS! HOLLY

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  • Sold Date: Mar 23,2007
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HARPER'S WEEKLY Illustrated Newspaper, New York, dated September 7, 1901. COMPLETE in 24 pgs, Folio (15 3/4" x 11").

Featured in this issue is FULL PAGE article "SALVATION ARMY COLONIES" containing FIVE (5) original views of AMITY, COLORADO (near Holly, CO): "HARVESTING THE CANTALOUPE CROP AT THE SALVATION ARMY COLONY, AMITY, COLORADO" (1 3/4" X 8 3/4"), "THE NEW CHERRY TREE HOME" (3 1/4" x 4 1/2"), "A SALVATION ARMY SCHOOL-HOUSE AND CHURCH" (2 1/4" X 2 3/4"), "A SALVATION ARMY FARM-HOUSE" (2" X 2 3/4") & "GROUP OF COLONISTS AND CHILDREN AT AMITY, COLORADO" (3 1/2" X 5 1/2")

The article reads, "During the month of September the Cherry Tree Home for street waifs, which as been maintained by the Salvation Army at Sutherland, New Jersey, will be abandoned, and the children will be taken to a new home just completed, near the Salvation Farm Colony at Amity, Colorado...Three years ago Commander Booth-Tucker floated $150,000 in bonds for the purpose of starting Salvation Army farm colonies in the United States...Land was purchased near Cleveland Ohio, Romie California, and Holly Colorado. The colony now has nearly 2000 acres of land, 800 of which are under cultivation this year. A town site has been laid off, and it will not be long before a prosperous settlement of considerable size, with all the appurtenances of a Western town, minus the saloons and a few other features of free and untrammeled civic life, will be in existence. The first year twelve families were brought out from Eastern cities. Of the heads of these families but four had any previous experience in farming, and none of them had any money...".

Additional articles in this issue include: "A NEW ERA OF BUILDING IN CHICAGO", "KING OF SIAM TO VISIT AMERICA", "NOTABLE SPORTS OF THE WEEK", and MORE!

IN VERY GOOD CONDITION! MOST PAGES IN FINE CONDITION!! Few pages have a small stain on blank border near the lower left corner. The front cover & one interior page have a library ink stamp in the upper outside corner, NOT affecting the Amity material. We unconditionally warrant, without time limit, the authenticity of this 1901 Harper's Weekly illustrated newspaper. We have been dealing in historical newspapers and fine documents since 1974. Dba "Historical Newspapers and Journals." 10 day return privilege. CAREFULLY PROTECTED IN FLAT CARDBOARD PACKAGING. Buyer pays Priority post with Insurance. International post extra. Illinois residents add 8.75% sales tax. **PLEASE NOTE !! We accept checks or money orders. While purchases made by money order are shipped within 48 hours, please allow 10 days for 1st time personal checks to be collected. **We do not accept credit cards or Paypal. We will email the total costs to the successful high bidder. International bidders should be aware of extra post and should contact us, before bidding, for acceptable payment options. (wt2) Orig 1901 AMITY COLORADO Prowers Co-5 VIEWS! HOLLY

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