Museum the New Llano Colony

(Chemist) Richards


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Pre-Colony History: He'd been educated at the University of Ohio and later at Akron and came to the colony with unusual ability. He rode a bicycle all the way from Akron to the colony -- the bicycle eventually became the property of Bertha Richter.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1934 he was "nosing test tubes in Llano's chemical lab" while serving as Peter Glavincheff's assistant.

He taught Mathematics in the colony school.  

Other Info: He and fellow chemist, Peter Glavincheff, often took the school boys out into the surrounding woods to gather and identify the common medicinal herbs in the neighborhood. Jimson weed, for instance could be sold at anywhere from 2 to 8 cents per pound.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": December 2, 1933, April 28, 1934  


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