Oct 102012

Real photo postcard, circa 1910, by Surtle

Today virtually a ghost town, Jerico Springs has suffered the population loss of many villages in the Osage basin. As well as being a trade center for small prairie farms, there was a small spring whose waters were said to be curative.

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