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May 05

Three Developments Which Changed Rural Life in the Early 20th Century

Posted on May 5, 2022 at 2:45 PM by Bill Sowers

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Text of a presentation given at the 1902 Kansas State Board of Agriculture on "Three New Farm-Hands": the telephone, free rural mail delivery, and the rural street trolley.  Well presented with an early 20th century wit, John M. Stahl points to the social and economic benefits of these three means of communication and how they can help dispel isolation and improve rural life.  Read the article at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library.