History buff to speak on homesteading

Former Denver Seminary professor and history buff Jim Beck of Wakefield will talk about homesteading during his presentation at Lifelong Learning Friday at Tabor College.

The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. March 15 in the Wohlge?muth Music Education Center.

Beck?s presentation will be based on his recent book, ?Toward a More Perfect Union: The Settlement of Union Town?ship, Clay County, Kansas.?

The book provides a mirror for the overall process of how the plains of central and western Kansas were settled during 1854-94, including railroad and school lands, homesteading and timber claims.

His book explores how 155 settlers obtained their land in the 36 square miles of Union Township.

Before retiring to Kansas, Beck was senior professor of counseling at Denver Seminary. He is a licensed clinical psychologist.

Lifelong Learning meets regularly through the school year. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple) payable at the door. Registration allows for optional lunch at a discount rate in the cafeteria after the session.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-5964.









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