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'Gunsmoke' cast members at a Kansas Centennial event

'Gunsmoke' cast members at a Kansas Centennial event
Date: 1961
Members of the TV show 'Gunsmoke' cast James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, and Chill Wills, a guest on the television show, at a Kansas Centennial event. Three of the photographs were taken at an unidentified airport and the third on Front Street in Dodge City, Kansas.


Activites of the Shawnee County, Kansas, American Revolution Bicentennial Committee

Activites of the Shawnee County, Kansas, American Revolution Bicentennial Committee
Date: 1976
These five snapshots show various activites of the Shawnee County, Kansas, American Revolution Bicentennial Committee.


Army troops marching at Fort Larned, Kansas

Army troops marching at Fort Larned, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Centennial Commission
Date: June 18, 1961
A photograph showing troops marching at a Kansas centennial event at Fort Larned, Kansas.


Battle of Mine Creek centennail ceremony, Linn County, Kansas

Battle of Mine Creek centennail ceremony, Linn County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: 1964
This photograph shows from left to right: Governor John Anderson; General Joe Michell, Attorney General of Kansas; Governor John Dalton of Missouri; and Professor William E. Berger of Drury College, Springfield, Missouri. The photograph of these men was taken at the centennial cermony of the Civil War battle at Mine Creek in Linn County, Kansas in October 1964.


Battle of Mine Creek centennial ceremony, Linn County, Kansas

Battle of Mine Creek centennial ceremony, Linn County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: 1964
This photograph represents soldiers standing at salute at the centennial ceremony for the Battle of Mine Creek in honor of the Civil War in Linn County, Kansas in October 1964. Depicted in the photograph is Lawrence native Edgar Langsdorf (1911-2000).


Battle of Mine Creek centennial ceremony, Linn County, Kansas

Battle of Mine Creek centennial ceremony, Linn County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: 1964
These two photographs from the centennial ceremony of the battle at Mine Creek in Linn County, Kansas depicts soldiers dressed in uniform with Governor Dalton of Missouri and Governor Anderson of Kansas.


Battle of Mine Creek historical marker, Linn County, Kansas

Battle of Mine Creek historical marker, Linn County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: 1964
This group of photographs depict the Kansas historical marker for the "Battle of Mine Creek". Located one mile south Pleasanton, Kansas on U. S. Highway 69 in Linn County, Kansas. The photograph that has crowds in the background was taken during the centennial ceremony of the battle in October 1964.


Boston Corbett

Boston Corbett
Date: 1876
A ticket for the Centennial International Exhibition held in Philadelphia with a photograph of Boston Corbett in the middle. Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett was the Union Army soldier who killed Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Corbett, who homesteaded near Concordia, Kansas in the late 1870s, was hired as a doorkeeper for the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka, Kansas. On February 15, 1887, while performing his doorkeeper duties, Corbett pulled a pistol and unofficially adjourned the House. He was disarmed by local police, declared insane, and committed to the State Insane Asylum in Topeka. He escaped a year later.


Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas

Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
These five photographs show scenes from the centennial parade in Salina, Kansas. The event celebrated the centennial founding of Salina as a city.


Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas

Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
These five photographs show the centennial parade in Salina, Kansas. There are views of people watching the parade from a rooftop, some ladies sitting on a replica of a steam engine, a float carrying beauty queens, and two photos of a horse and buggy. The event celebrated the centennial founding of Salina as a city.


Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas

Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
These five photographs show scenes of the centennial parade in Salina, Kansas. The views include bands, crowds, drum majorettes, soldiers, and an automobile. The event celebrated the centennial founding of Salina as a city.


Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas

Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
These four photographs show the centennial parade and pageant in Salina, Saline County, Kansas. The event celebrated the centennial founding of Salina as a city.


Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas

Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
These five photographs show scenes of the Centennial Parade in Salina, Kansas. Some of the views include a girl on her hands and knees peering around the crowd, vintage automobiles, musicians and a gathering of spectators. The event celebrated the centennial founding of the city of Salina.


Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas

Centennial parade, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
These five photographs show views of the Centennial Parade in Salina, Kansas. There are scenes of horse-drawn wagons, decorated automobiles, and an Elks Lodge float. The event celebrated the centennial founding of the city of Salina.


Centennial parade scenes, Salina, Kansas

Centennial parade scenes, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
These two photographs show scenes of the Centennial Parade in Salina, Kansas. The first photograph shows women dressed in vintage clothing. The second image shows a man driving a horse-drawn buggy with other men in civil war uniforms standing on each side of the buggy. The event celebrated the centennial founding of the city of Salina.


Comemorating the raising of the 34th star flag

Comemorating the raising of the 34th star flag
Creator: Schick, Jules
Date: February 22, 1961
A photograph showing Kansas U. S. Senator Andrew F. Schoeppel, far right; Governor John Anderson, second from right; and U. S. Senator Frank Carlson, far left, holding framed engravings of President Lincoln raising of the thirty-four star flag. The engravings were presented at the centennial commemorative ceremonies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Crane and Company employees dressed for the Kansas Territorial Centennial

Crane and Company employees dressed for the Kansas Territorial Centennial
Date: 1954
This is a photograph of the Crane and Company employees dressed for the Kansas Territorial Centennial. They are posed on the steps of the Crane and Company building located at 110 East 8th Street in Topeka, Kansas. Crane and Company was located in the Thacher building on East Eighth Street. It operated a printing and publishing house, and later it was converted to an office supply business that closed in the mid-1980s.


Dick Bishop riding a bison (buffalo), Council Grove, Kansas

Dick Bishop riding a bison (buffalo), Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Centennial Commission
Date: May 10, 1961
A photograph showing Dick Bishop from Hugoton, Kansas, riding Grunter a bison (buffalo) in a Santa Fe Trail reride at Council Grove, Kansas. The event was part of the Kansas State Centennial.


Elsie, Bob and Joyce Gladfelter dressed for the Kansas Territorial Centennial in Topeka, Kansas

Elsie, Bob and Joyce Gladfelter dressed for the Kansas Territorial Centennial in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Gladfelter, George
Date: 1954
This is a photograph showing Elsie, Bob and Joyce Gladfelter dressed for the Kansas Territorial Centennial in Topeka, Kansas.


Final report of the Kansas Centennial Commission

Final report of the Kansas Centennial Commission
Creator: Kansas. Centennial Commission
Date: 1962
This is the final report of the Kansas Centennial Commission which was submitted to Governor John Anderson, Jr. and the Legislature. The Commission was formed for the 1961 observance and celebration of the Kansas Centennial. The report provides information on all of the activities of the Commission. It lists the members of the various committees, the chairman of each county's centennial efforts, and Centennial Commission staff. Maurice Fager, Topeka, served as chair of the Kansas Centennial Commission board of directors and Roger D. Kirkwood was the executive director. Members of the Kansas Centennial Commission Board of Directors were Miss Barbara Aldrich, Mrs. Lois Barrett, Arden Booth, F. W. Brinkerhoff, Rolla Clymer, Jack Harris, Mrs. Frank Hauke, Mrs. Max Jones, Sid Kross, John Montgomery, Z. Arthur Nevins, Jr., Lawrence Smith, and George Stanley. Nyle Miller of the Kansas State Historical Society served as the historical consultant.


Greetings from Kansas

Greetings from Kansas
Creator: M & M Printing, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1961
This colored postcard shows the official centennial seal used for the state's 100th birthday.


Group in centennial dress, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas

Group in centennial dress, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1961
This is a photograph of six business and professional women dressed in centennial attire at the Yates Center in Woodson County, Kansas.


John Delci at the Kansas Centennial

John Delci at the Kansas Centennial
Date: July, 1961
A photograph showing John Delci dressed as an Indian Scout. He was a member of the Boy Scouts that participated in the Kansas Centennial. The breechcloth was made by the Pottawatomie for use in the Centennial.


Kansas Centennial Colt revolver

Kansas Centennial Colt revolver
Creator: Colt Manufacturing Company
Date: 1861
Kansas statehood Centennial Colt Revolver. Colt manufactured this gold-plated single-action-.22-caliber revolver in 1961. The commemorative weapon could only be purchased through Kansas dealers. The first revolver in this series was presented to the Governor of Kansas in the year of the Centennial.


Kansas Centennial commemorative postage stamp ceremony, Council Grove, Kansas

Kansas Centennial commemorative postage stamp ceremony, Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Centennial Commission
Date: May 10, 1961
A photograph showing H. W. Brawley, deputy U. S. Postmaster General, speaking at a ceremony marking the first day mailing of the Kansas Centennial Commemorative postage stamp. The event took place at Post Office Oak in Council Grove, Kansas.


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