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Published in Great Plains Quarterly 11:1 (Winter 1991). Copyright © 1991 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


"T here are gathered at Dunlap and vicinity at the present time between 275 and 300 families of colored people, all of whom are succeeding quite well and many of whom are on the road to prosperity. The plan of Dunlap Colony is very simple, the chief reason, probably, of the success met with, being the fact that every settler is compelled to own his property, no renting being permitted ... as Mr. Atchison expressed it, "everyone is fat and happy . . ."