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Vegetopia: The Kansas Colony Way Ahead of Its Time

Date and Time: July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM CT

Location: Abilene Public Library, 209 NW 4th St, Abilene
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Presented by Diane Eickoff

In 1856 a band of pilgrims set out for Kansas Territory to establish "heaven on earth." Even more controversial than their abolitionist stance was their new way of eating — a meatless vegetable diet promoted by their eccentric young leader, Henry Clubb. But Clubb's vision of a thriving colony never came to be. Border-war troubles, illness, death, and the colony's remote location thwarted its success. Clubb eventually recovered from his first failure to become the father of American vegetarianism. This program about the uniquely American tradition of utopian thinking will spur lively discussion on the practicality of chasing dreams.

Sponsored by: Abilene Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Kristine Sommers
(785) 263-3082


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