Step by step, Aurelia lays out the town, promotes it, and attracts businesses and families. Boot Harris, for his own profit and through fraud and violence, threatens the future of Paragon Springs. A western Kansas town can't survive unless it is the county seat and has a railroad and Aurelia goes after these improvements, but with the depression of the 1890s, two-thirds of the population dispatch for the Cherokee Run. Could this be a death-knell ringing for Paragon Springs?
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©2002 Irene Bennett Brown; (P)2004 Books in Motion
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