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Southeast of Rossville, Kansas, (between Rossville and Silver Lake) stood the town of Kingsville which Andrew Wilson built and erected at his own expense. The town included a depot (pictured), hotel, store, blacksmith shop, cattle yard, scales, and a stone school house. In 1877 the Kansas Pacific Railroad advertised that "the quickest and safest route to all points east or west is the KPRR "Golden Belt Route." This name was later applied to the highway that closely paralleled the railroad. This picture was taken the same time as Unit ID 99766. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.

Date: 1910-1950

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Item Number: 99767
Call Number: Transportation-RCL0067
Holding Institution: Rossville Community Library

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