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$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas

$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of the United States Sugar and Land Company sugar beet factory. In front of the factory is an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train advertising The Great Western Land Co. The train is pulled by locomotive No. 2170.


10 Ton Holt in 210 Shellhole near Sommedieve

10 Ton Holt in 210 Shellhole near Sommedieve
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: January 21, 1919
Back end of ten ton Holt tractor stuck in a muddy hole created by an artillery shell near Sommedieve, France. Two soldiers are in the hole and two are next to it. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 1, 1880 through June 2, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Farmer Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas

1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 8, 1880 through June 23, 1880
This census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of both white and black settlers in Nicodemus Township in Graham County, Kansas. This township had been settled by African Americans in 1877 along the south fork of the Solomon River.


1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 11, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Rock Creek Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


$190,235,814 For Dairy Products

$190,235,814 For Dairy Products
Date: 1917
Promotional brochure designed as a talk to encourage the construction of good roads in the state of Kansas highlighted by comparable rural roads in Wisconsin that promote farm crop and diary production.


1912 threshing crew, Butler County, Kansas

1912 threshing crew, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1912
This photograph shows a Butler County threshing crew posing with their equipment and mules. Standing third from the left of the largest wheel is Oscar L. Griffith, owner. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival baby court, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival baby court, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the child Kaffir Corn "Fairy Queen" and her Baby Court at the 1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. Shown are Dorothy Jean Feder, Billie Wallace Smith, Lollie Caroline Ewing (sitting), Sarah Margaret Blair (sitting), Lucile Sluss, Ruth Dudley (Queen, wearing crown), Peggy Smith, and Virginia Lee Lathrop. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1926 Kaffir Corn queen and her court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

1926 Kaffir Corn queen and her court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the 1926 Kaffir Corn Queen and her Court during the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. On the top step are Kaffir Corn Queen Iva Lorene Ferrier, left, and Miss El Dorado Ruth Armour, right. Miss El Dorado is incorrectly labeled as Carrie Penner on back of photograph. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1927 Kaffir Corn Queen float, El Dorado, Kansas

1927 Kaffir Corn Queen float, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1927
This postcard photograph shows the float of the 1927 Kaffir Corn Queen and her Court, created for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


365-day roads an investment, not a tax

365-day roads an investment, not a tax
Date: 1910-1919
Brochure promoting good roads as a investment comparable to other enhancements financed by the farmer and found on his individual land holding.


4-H Livestock show, Salina, Kansas

4-H Livestock show, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Marsh, C. W.
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows the 4-H Club Mid-America Livestock Show in the Agricultural Hall at Kenwood Park, Salina, Kansas.


Abilene in its glory

Abilene in its glory
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
An illustration of a train of cattle leaving Abilene, Kansas. The illustration was copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall


Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, Kansas
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
An illustration, titled "Abilene in its Glory," of crowds of people at the railroad depot in Abilene, Kansas. Also visible are a train drawn by a steam locomotive, people on foot and on horseback, a telegraph wire, a horse-drawn carriage, and buildings. The illustration was copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.


Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas

Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas
Date: 1904
This is a photograph of the Abraham Eitzen farm located 2 miles east and 2 1/2 miles south of Hillsboro, Kansas. It shows the home, farm buildings and a windmill. It is a snow scene and there is a horse drawn sled in the image.


Abstract of the Lantry Ranch in Chase County, Kansas

Abstract of the Lantry Ranch in Chase County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1925
Abstract of deed information concerning the Bernie Lantry Ranch in Chase County, Kansas. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve includes much of the land that was part of the Lantry Ranch. The original document is owned by the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.


A carload of cucumbers

A carload of cucumbers
Creator: Elite Post Card Company
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This is a fictitious or exaggerated postcard showing a Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad car loaded with gigantic cucumbers.


A child on horseback

A child on horseback
This is a photograph of an unidentified Pottawatomie Indian child on horseback.


A Clock's Spring Mechanism from 14CT380

A Clock's Spring Mechanism from 14CT380
Date: 1900-1965
This clock's spring mechanism was recovered in 1995 during an archeological salvage project undertaken by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at a Chautauqua County farmstead. The clock spring controlled the wheels to keep accurate time. Such clocks required periodic winding. This mechanism would have been for a mantle or table top sized clock.


A collection of horse-drawn agricultural machinery, Greeley County, Kansas.

A collection of horse-drawn agricultural machinery, Greeley County, Kansas.
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
Two horses and a collection of horse-drawn agricultural machinery sit in a wooded area of Greeley County, Kansas. Machinery viewed includes a McCormick planter, a dump rake, a mower, and a plow.


A Crisis for the Husbandman

A Crisis for the Husbandman
Creator: Daniels, Percy
Date: 1889--1891
The contents of this book are six lectures that were delivered to the Girard, Kansas, Grange by Colonel Percy Daniels, a civil engineer. The chapters correspond to individual speeches with titles such as "The Condition of Agriculture," "The Cause, a Living Octopus and a Dead Industry," "The Cause, The Annual Penalty Imposed on Labor," Our Idolatry--the Golden Calf," "The Remedy," and "American Despots to the Rear." Reviews of various lectures as well as some addition materials are included. Daniels later served as a Populist Lieutenant Governor of Kansas. Dates in the publication range from 1889 through 1891. It was published by Western Herald Print of Girard, Kansas.


Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas

Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas
Creator: Stanley, Arthur Jehu, 1874-1967
Date: September 17, 1915
An address given by Arthur Stanley before the Old Settler's Reunion in Lincoln, Kansas. Stanley recounts life in Lincoln, of living in a dugout, the fear of prairie fires, prairie schooners passing through, the naming and meaning of places in Lincoln, and many other stories of the county and prairie life in general.


Adjutant General of Kansas to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Adjutant General of Kansas to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Dept.
Date: Between 1943 and 1947
This memorandum, from the Adjutant General of Kansas to Governor Andrew Schoeppel, addresses the use of conscientious objectors on dairy farms. During World War II, thousands of men applied to the Selective Service as conscientious objectors to war based on their religious beliefs. Many, as this memo indicates, worked on farms during the war.


Adolph Duever farm near Bremen, Kansas

Adolph Duever farm near Bremen, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: March 27, 1929
This is a view of people and dairy cattle on the Adolph Duever farm near Bremen, Kansas. A man and woman are each posed with cows, and a second woman is in the center of the photograph with a dog. Also visible are a milking machine, part of the barn, and dairy cows in a fenced corral to the right of the barn.


Adolph Maas' threshing crew, Alma, Kansas

Adolph Maas' threshing crew, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph of a crew threshing wheat at the Adolph Maas farm in Alma, Kansas. The crew uses a large steam engine fueled with wood that is carried in a short wagon behind the tractor.


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