Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: P456-

Description: Abandoned Farm

Date of origin:

Type: Print

Size: 5

Condition: Excellent


Q. It must have be disappointing for old-timers who have returned to their homesteads to see them settling back to the earth?
A. Positively. One old man said:”My old claim was a great disappointment of weeds, stunted trees, my abandoned shack and broken-down windmill tower. It is most painful for one my age (77) to return to those scenes of 60 years ago and find no one there to greet me. All are gone now, gone, gone.”

Photo from author’s collection.


Miscellaneous Info.:

“The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West”

Other Info.:

Related to: E18 (Abandoned farm), M/F2 (Abandoned Kansas Farm), N174-F2b5 (Kansas pioneer family and farmer), N175-A2b6 (Abandoned Kansas Farm), P450-A2b11 (Abandoned Kansas Farm), P451-F2b5 (Kansas Pioneer Farmer and Family),

Subject: farm stead, prairie, Wagon wheel, weeds, windmill,