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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.


A farm near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas

A farm near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Industrial Development Division
Date: 1966
A typical farm scene near Ottawa, Kansas, in Franklin County. This photograph shows a two-story house, large barn, silo and multiple out-buildings.


C.A. Blankenship farm, Butler County, Kansas

C.A. Blankenship farm, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1920-1929
This postcard photograph shows men working at the barnyard and silo of the C.A. Blankenship farm in Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cattle on an irrigated farm, Finney County, Kansas

Cattle on an irrigated farm, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows an irrigated farm near Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas. It also shows an elevator, silos, and cattle. In the background is a residence and a windmill. The photograph was donated by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce.


Chase County agriculture structures

Chase County agriculture structures
Date: 1944-1945
These two photographs show a creosote storage tank and a trench silo. The storage tank was owned by the U. S. government and was used for chinch bug control. The capacity of this tank was approximately 12,000 gallons. The trench silo housed an abundance of feed in the fall of 1944. These photographs came from the Chase County Extension Office annual reports.


Concrete grain elevator on the Foster Farm, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas

Concrete grain elevator on the Foster Farm, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1954
A Foster Farms semi-trailer sits in from of the massive concrete grain elevator on the farm. The elevator was constructed in 1949, was 138 feet high, and could store 100,000 bushels of grain.


Construction of a silo east of Cimarron, Kansas

Construction of a silo east of Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a photo of a silo surrounded by wooden planks and ladders used for its construction, east of Cimarron, Gray County, Kansas. The men in the photo are Ed Swan, Will Swan, Clyde Lee Holmes and two unidentified.


Digging a silo, Logan County, Kansas

Digging a silo, Logan County, Kansas
Date: 1920
This photograph shows a women watching two men dig a trench silo on a farm in Logan County, Kansas.


Elton Raymond Allen

Elton Raymond Allen
Date: Between 1925 and 1930
A photograph of Elton Raymond Allen with a team of horses, most likely taken on a farm in Jackson County, Kansas.


Fairview farm possibly located in Seward County, Kansas

Fairview farm possibly located in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a photograph of the Fairview farm owned by W. Graham. The farm was possibly located in Seward County. Visible in the photograph are automobiles, mule drawn equipment, windmill, farmhouse, barn, other buildings, and members of the Graham family.


H.W. Avery farm Clay County,Kansas

H.W. Avery farm Clay County,Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Herman W. Avery farm in Clay County, Kansas. When the Avery family first acquired the 1,000 acres of land it was used for raising Percheron draft horses, later becoming a feed and livestock operation. In 1964, the house and surrounding buildings were dismantled to make way for the Milford Reservoir on the Republican River. Some years later William H. Avery, former Governor of Kansas and son of Herman W., returned to the family farm to build a home on the remaining land.


Hereford cattle in feedlot at Rogler Ranch

Hereford cattle in feedlot at Rogler Ranch
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows Hereford cattle in a feedlot at the Rogler Ranch in Chase County, Kansas. The homestead is located on 160 acres of land along the South Fork of the Cottonwood River basin in the Bazaar Township of Chase County, Kansas. The Rogler family owned and operated the ranch from 1859 to 2006. In October of 2006, the historic property, which included the home and 4,081 acres of land, was auction off at 6.9 million dollars.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is farmhouses, arranged alphabetically by county.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject feedlots - grain elevators

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject feedlots - grain elevators
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subjects included in this part of the collection are feedlots, festivals, fire stations, forts, geological formations, golf courses, and grain elevators.


Outbuildings of the Security Benefit Association farm in Topeka, Kansas

Outbuildings of the Security Benefit Association farm in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920s-1930s
These photographs show farm buildings for the Security Benefit Association hospital, orphanage, and old folk's homes.


Paul and Steve Conrardy's farm in Kingman County, Kansas

Paul and Steve Conrardy's farm in Kingman County, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry John, 1949-
Date: June, 1998
A view of Paul and Steve Conrardy's Farm and Seed Company land and buildings near Kingman, Kansas. Visible are wheat fields, a barn with fenced corrals, a shed, and several grain silos.


Paul and Steve Conrardy farm, Kingman County, Kansas

Paul and Steve Conrardy farm, Kingman County, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry John, 1949-
Date: June, 1998
View of a portion of the Paul and Steve Conrardy Farm and Seed Company land near Kingman, Kansas. Visible are wheat fields, two barns with fenced paddocks, utility poles and power lines, sheds, grain silos, a 5-string post and wire fence, and an automobile parked near a farm building.


Rood farm, Marion County, Kansas

Rood farm, Marion County, Kansas
Date: 1908
A view of the Rood family farm's house and barn near East Branch Township in Marion County, Kansas. The Rood family (George H. Rood in partnership with his wife, Helen, and son, Ashley) operated a successful farming, livestock, and feed business in Marion County. The house, built in 1889 and converted into a duplex to accommodate son Ashley's family, was demolished in 1979. The unique combination barn and grain elevator, built in 1897 with what was then very modern and innovative mechanized and gasoline-powered equipment, was demolished in 1980.


Silo,  Hernon Shearer homestead, near Glen Elder, Kansas

Silo, Hernon Shearer homestead, near Glen Elder, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1939
This photograph shows the silo on the Hernon Shearer homestead. The homestead no longer exists. It is now under the Glen Elder Reservoir in Mitchell County, Kansas.


Silo construction

Silo construction
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
This black and white photograph shows a view of six men, some of whom are holding trowels, constructing a concrete block and mortar silo in Chase County, Kansas. Also visible are a ramshackle shed and other structures in the background.


Silos at the Rogler Ranch

Silos at the Rogler Ranch
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows a view of two grain silos on the Rogler Ranch. The homestead is located on 160 acres of land along the South Fork of the Cottonwood River basin, in the Bazaar Township of Chase County, Kansas. The Rogler family owned and operated the ranch from 1859 to 2006. In October of 2006 the historic property, which included the home and 4,081 acres of land, was auction off at 6.9 million dollars.


Stacking hay, Kinney farm, Finney County, Kansas

Stacking hay, Kinney farm, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1916
The photograph shows three men stacking hay on the Kinney Farm in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph also shows two horses and a possibly a silo in the background.


Sunrise

Sunrise
Creator: Wright, Madison
Date: July 13, 2014
Sunrise over grain elevator buildings in Macksville, Kansas. This photograph was submitted as part of the Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student Photo Contest in 2014.


Tenth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1895-1896

Tenth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1895-1896
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1896
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture is divided into nine parts devoted to the following topics: corn, sorghum, silos and ensilage, cow culture, steer and heifer beef, annual meeting addresses, proceedings of the board, and the decennial census of 1895. Also covered are county statistics for population, acreages, and assessed valuation of property.


Trench silos, Morris County, Kansas

Trench silos, Morris County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: 1934
This photograph shows two men filling trench silos in Morris County, Kansas, with corn that was destroyed by the drought.


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