Technology, Mechanization, and the Life and Death of a Kansas Common Pasture:
The Story of the Westmoreland Common Pasture, Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County, Kansas,
1860-1940

Title

Technology, Mechanization, and the Life and Death of a Kansas Common Pasture:
The Story of the Westmoreland Common Pasture, Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County, Kansas,
1860-1940

Description

Many small towns in Kansas had a shared dairy commons. The author of this study connects the commons in Westmoreland, Rock Creek Valley, with the strong German and Sudetenland settler culture; he also traces the life of the commons and its eventual decline to milk trucks able to deliver bottled milk by the 1930s. By World War II, the commons was in its final days. The writer locates the original site and provides photographs.

Creator

Travis J. McCoy

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Spring 2011

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Type

Document

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Citation

Travis J. McCoy, “Technology, Mechanization, and the Life and Death of a Kansas Common Pasture:
The Story of the Westmoreland Common Pasture, Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County, Kansas,
1860-1940,” Chapman Center Research Collections, accessed December 3, 2020, https://ccrsresearchcollections.omeka.net/items/show/215.