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Property Name Woodland Place Stock Farm
Reference Number 15000938
State Kansas
County Republic
Town Courtland
Street Address 180 Hickory Rd., White Rock Township
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Agriculture-Related Resources of Kansas
Status Listed 12/29/2015
Areas of Significance Agriculture, Architecture
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Woodland Place Stock Farm represents the success of the westward migration into Kansas, the evolution of this part of the Great Plains history into successful agribusiness, and the early agricultural life of north central Kansas. Hard working risk-takers moved into this part of Republic County after Kansas became a state in 1861 and embraced the farming opportunity. The extant barns stand today after serving the family farming business for a century as a testament to the early emigrants to Kansas who helped build the new State and the expansion of the United States. Foundations of the lifestyles and farming success today and the ability to feed the many millions from the abundance of Kansas farms are represented by these standing testaments to the success of their and many others' efforts. Woodland Place Stock Farm is nominated as part of the Historic Agricultural-related Resources of Kansas MPS under Criteria A and C for its association with early agricultural history of Republic County and for the barns' example of the Midwest Prairie style. The period of significance begins in 1878 when George Johnson had acquired all the land that comprised the Woodland Place Stock Farm and ends in 1925 with Joseph Elliott's purchase of the property, by which time the partnership between Joseph Elliott and W.S. Lower appears to have been dissolved. The period of significance also includes all extant resources constructed within this timeframe for the support of the farm operation.

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