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1st Infantry Division - Memorial in Vicksburg Park

1st Infantry Division - Memorial in Vicksburg Park
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the Memorial in Vicksburg Park honoring the 1st Infantry Division. Topics included but not limited in the correspondence includes: inscription proposals and cost of the Memorial, blueprints, and printed material relating to the siege and defense of Vicksburg. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Community reunion at Industry, Kansas

Community reunion at Industry, Kansas
Date: September 20, 1970
Here are twenty-five photographs from a community reunion in Industry, Kansas. Dr. Karl Menninger and his wife, Jean attended the reunion as his mother, Flo Vesta Knisely, lived on a farm near Industry.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Memorial Association

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Memorial Association
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the memorial association. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to tributes to Buffalo Bill and pioneer mothers commemoration night. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, requests

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, requests
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to requests of involvement with state events. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to Kansas Day celebrations, Kansas 68th statehood birthday and Armistice Day photographs. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Marais Des Cygnes monument in Linn County, Kansas

Marais Des Cygnes monument in Linn County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This photograph shows a monument erected in memory of the Marais Des Cygnes Massacre in Linn County, Kansas. On the back of the photograph the caption reads "This is a picture of the Marias Du Cygne Monument. Erected in memory of the men massacred by Hamilton and his men." On May 19, 1858, Missouri border ruffian Charles Hamilton and some 30 other men rode through the village of Trading Post, captured 11 free-state men, and marched them into a ravine where they opened fire upon them. Five of the men were killed, five were seriously injured, and one escaped unharmed.


Memorial tower and clock from old courthouse, Fredonia, Kansas

Memorial tower and clock from old courthouse, Fredonia, Kansas
Date: 1965
The first photograph shows the exterior of the Courthouse Clock Memorial Tower built in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas, using the clock from the old courthouse. The second photo is an interior view of the clockworks from the old town clock, which was purchased for the courthouse in 1889, and installed in the memorial tower in 1965.


The Pioneer Monument at the Lincoln County courthouse

The Pioneer Monument at the Lincoln County courthouse
Creator: Bernhardt, Christian
Date: 1916
A history of the Pioneer Monument erected at the Lincoln County courthouse. The monument is in memorial to a group of early settlers who were massacred by Indians on August 6, 1864.


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