I had seen this “ghost town” mentioned in my recent research for ghost town stories, so I will loosely place it under that category because it’s pretty interesting. Over the years, some people have thought this might be the same group of women who formed Bathsheba (which lasted only a short time – see this blog article), but it does appear to be a different group of women.
I found one reference, actually an article written anonymously. This person constructed the story of “Daisy Colony” with newspaper articles written about a group of “venturesome” women. The group was led by a woman referred to as Annetta (or Annette) Daisy.
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