Orig 1901 AMITY COLORADO Prowers Co-5 VIEWS! HOLLY

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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 f
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