Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday a Kansas pioneer and businessman. He came to the Kansas Territory as an agent for the New England Aid Company. In December of 1854, he helped organize the Topeka Town Association and took an active role in founding and settlingTopeka. He served in both the territorial and state legislatures and was a delegate to the Topeka Constitutional Convention. His most notable venture, was the construction of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Holliday served as president and director of the ATSF from 1860 to1863. He stepped down as president in 1863, but remained on the board until his death in 1900.

Creator: Bogardus
Date: Between 1870 and 1880

Bookbag Share Print

Item Number: 211033
Call Number: B Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz *6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211033

Copyright © 2007-2015 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.