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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 Exodusters in 1877 along the south fork of the Solomon River. Today, the town of Nicodemus is the only surviving Exoduster settlement west of the Mississippi River.


Branding cattle

Branding cattle
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This is a view of men branding cattle in Seward County, Kansas, or in Oklahoma.


Cattle drive

Cattle drive
Date: Between 1870 and 1899
This black and white photograph shows a cattle drive at the 101 Ranch in Hunnewell, Kansas.


Cattle round up

Cattle round up
Date: Between 1880 and 1909
Photograph of a cattle round up at an unidentified location.


Corn cribs, Norton County, Kansas

Corn cribs, Norton County, Kansas
Creator: Reed, Norton, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This sepia-colored photograph shows corn cribs filled with corn raised by George Washington Chase on his farm located northwest of Norton, Kansas. The writing on the photograph states that 200 acres produced 10,000 bushels of corn.


Cowboy and dead cow

Cowboy and dead cow
Date: Between 1880 and 1899
This black and white photograph shows a cowboy pulling a dead cow out of the water.


Cowboys, Barber County, Kansas

Cowboys, Barber County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1899
This black and white photograph shows a view of cowboys on horseback working on the Salt Fork, Barber County, Kansas.


Cowboys and chuck wagon

Cowboys and chuck wagon
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This black and white photograph shows cowboys in front of a chuck wagon. In the background horses and rolled-up tents are visible.


Cowboys gathered for a round-up.

Cowboys gathered for a round-up.
Date: Between 1870 and 1898
This black and white photograph shows a group of cowboys gathered for a round-up at the 101 ranch south of Hunnewell, Kansas.


Cowboys herding cattle in Barber County, Kansas

Cowboys herding cattle in Barber County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This is black and white photograph shows a group of cowboys herding cattle near Medicine Lodge, Kansas.


Cowboys on horses

Cowboys on horses
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This black and white photograph shows a group of cowboys on horseback. A note attached to the photo describes the cowboy apparel.


Cowboys on their horses

Cowboys on their horses
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This black and white photograph shows a group of cowboys on their horses at a unidentified location.


Cowboys ready to saddle up

Cowboys ready to saddle up
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This black and white photograph shows a group of cowboys in a corral getting ready to saddle up.


Cowboy with cattle

Cowboy with cattle
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This black and white photograph shows a cowboy rounding up cattle at a unidentified location.


Drilling wheat, Belpre, Kansas

Drilling wheat, Belpre, Kansas
Date: 1916
This black and white photograph shows a group of men with horse-drawn equipment drilling wheat near Blepre, Kansas.


Driving cattle

Driving cattle
Creator: Mies, A
Date: Between 1880 and 1899
This illustration shows cattle being driven from the range to the railroad.


Drouthy Kansas

Drouthy Kansas
Creator: Worrall, Henry
Date: 1878
This painting by Henry Worrall, completed in 1878, challenges the assumption that Kansas was part of the "Great American Desert." Although there had, indeed, been a severe drought during 1860, Worrall believed that Kansas did not deserve this harsh reputation. In the foreground, his painting depicts the bountiful harvests of grain, watermelon, and potatoes, while the background includes rain showers and a rainbow stretching across the horizon. Although Worrall was a very productive artist, "Drouthy Kansas" quickly became his most famous work.


Farmers harvesting wheat possibly in Seward County, Kansas

Farmers harvesting wheat possibly in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This photograph shows farmers and hired hands harvesting wheat, possibly in Seward County, Kansas. A steam engine, a threshing machine, and wagons are visible in the picture.


Farmers plowing a field possibly in Seward County, Kansas

Farmers plowing a field possibly in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph showing six farmers with six teams of mules and horses plowing a field. The field was possibly located in Seward County, Kansas.


French farm laborers at Silkville, Kansas

French farm laborers at Silkville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
A group photograph of French laborers at Silkville. To the far left is Charles Sears. The two little boys are Warren and Willm Sears.


Harry Fine correspondence

Harry Fine correspondence
Creator: Fine, Harry
Date: October 1915-June 1916
These postcards and letters were written by Harry B. Fine to his parents, Mr. And Mrs. John B. Fine, Princeton, New Jersey, while he was working on the W. J. Tod Ranch, Maple Hill, Kansas. Harry worked on the ranch from October of 1915 to June of 1916. While working on the farm, Harry wrote letters describing his experiences on the ranch. He had just graduated from Andover High School in New Jersey at the age of 15. His father, John, felt that he was too young to start college and thought that a little work experience would do the boy good. The letters describe the year in the life of a teenager who is away from home and in unfamiliar surroundings for the first time. He provides detail about his chores and the people with whom he works.


Harvest crew, Wilson County, Kansas

Harvest crew, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1880-1889
Harvest crew sitting around a cook shack in Wilson County, Kansas


Harvest equipment on Elmer Nicholson's farm in Decatur County, Kansas

Harvest equipment on Elmer Nicholson's farm in Decatur County, Kansas
Date: August 1911
This is a postcard showing Elmer Nicholson with his harvest equipment in Decatur County, Kansas.


Harvesting Crew, Edwards County, Kansas

Harvesting Crew, Edwards County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This black and white photograph shows a harvesting crew standing in front of a J. I. Case steam engine in Edwards County, Kansas.


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