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1897 disappearance of Rozel, Kansas...

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November 19, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 19, 1897

* The Disappearance of Rozel, Kansas
* Pawnee County sinkhole hoax

The front page has a one column heading: "A TOWN DISAPPEARS" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 4 pages, a few small library stamps within the masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

source: museum of hoaxes: "Rozel is a small town in the middle of Kansas. Population: 156. It was founded in 1886 — its main reason for existence being that it served as a stop on the Santa Fe railroad line. Throughout its history, it hasn't been in the news much. The one time it did receive national attention was back in 1897 when it supposedly disappeared, swallowed up by a giant sinkhole"

Category: The 20th Century