Master's Theses

Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 1953

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Economics, Finance, & Accounting


Dr. Leonard W. Thompson


The years selected for study in this thesis cover the period from the time or the second organization of the county in 1800 to the year 1953. Important events prior to this time are included as background material or because they have a bearing on the future development of the county. The plan of this thesis is to devote a chapter to each important division of the economic activity of the county. The county is predominately rural and the entire economy prospers or suffers with the success or failure of the wheat crop. Since agriculture holds such a prominent place in the economy, it has been treated at greater length and in more detail than other phases of the counties’ economic life.


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