Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT THU OCT 16 2014

...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...

IN 1860, THADDEUS HYATT, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL KANSAS
COMMITTEE, WROTE A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
IN AN EFFORT TO OBTAIN ASSISTANCE FOR THE SUFFERING INHABITANTS OF
KANSAS. HE DESCRIBED IN DETAIL THE NEEDS OF THE
SETTLERS, INCLUDING THEIR LACK OF ADEQUATE WINTER CLOTHING AND THE
SCARCITY OF FOOD. ACCORDING TO HIS PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS, HYATT
CONCLUDED THAT THE ONLY OPTIONS LEFT TO KANSAS SETTLERS WERE EXODUS
OR STARVATION. THE SETTLERS WERE SUFFERING FROM A PARTICULARLY
SEVERE DROUGHT IN 1860.

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