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A map of Topeka

A map of Topeka
Creator: Hazen, J. E.
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A map of Topeka, Kansas, showing the city's streets, points of interest, railroad lines, and business listings. Part of the Kansas or Kaw river is also visible. A key to the map is included on the left side.


Arkansas Valley Guide pamphlet

Arkansas Valley Guide pamphlet
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878
This pamphlet from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company represents a guide for individuals to purchase land and homes in Kansas. Information included with the pamphlet for potential home owners is schools, how much money to bring with them, cost of living, and the best crops to grow in Kansas.


Booster crowd in Winchester, Kansas

Booster crowd in Winchester, Kansas
Creator: Forsyth, Charles
Date: October 1910
A photograph showing a booster crowd on a business street in Winchester, Kansas.


Flood scene, Salina, Kansas

Flood scene, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1928
This photograph shows a man standing on the running board of a Model A milk truck parked in flood waters in Salina, Kansas. In the background a sign reads "Salina Your Opportunity Welcome" is visible.


Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas

Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white postcard shows the Half Way Park sign in Kinsley, Kansas. The park is located along the juncture of Kansas U.S. Highway 50 and 56. The town of Kinsley, in Edwards County, is also the official half way point from New York City and San Francisco, California.


Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas

Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Baumer, Beverly
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This black and white photograph shows the Half Way Park sign in Kinsley, Kansas. In the background the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3424 is visible. The park is located along the juncture of Kansas U.S. Highway 50 and 56 . The town of Kinsley is also the official half way point from New York City and San Francisco, California.


Land developers or boosters from Liberal, Kansas

Land developers or boosters from Liberal, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph possibly showing land developers or boosters from Liberal, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are automobiles and horse-drawn carriages.


Liberal boosters from Liberal, Kansas

Liberal boosters from Liberal, Kansas
Date: 1917
These eight postcards show Liberal, Kansas, boosters. Visible in the photographs are several local businesses, one being the Owlt Drug Store.


Map of Johnson City and Stanton County, Kansas

Map of Johnson City and Stanton County, Kansas
Creator: Hall & O'Donald Topeka Litho. Co.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a map showing a plat of Johnson City and Stanton County, Kansas, presented by Van Noorden & Starnes, Johnson City, Kansas. The map shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad; Wichita & Western Railroad; and Montana, Kansas, Texas Railway lines in Stanton County. Also, the Southern Stage line is shown on the county map. The text on the map promotes the settlement of Johnson City and Stanton County.


Map of the city of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

Map of the city of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Highland Park
Date: 1887
A map of Topeka, Kansas, published from the office of Highland Park for the sale of lots in the Highland Park addition. It shows city streets, distances from certain locations to the post office, railroad tracks, and a portion of the Kansas River. A list of area businesses, churches, and schools has also been included.


Prominent Buildings in Kansas City, Missouri

Prominent Buildings in Kansas City, Missouri
Creator: Lanward Specialty Publishing Company
Date: 1887-1888
This colored lithograph depicts some of the major structures in Kansas City, Missouri. It is an advertising piece for J. H. Bauerlein & Company, real estate investors. The structures on the lithograph include the National Agricultural Exposition building, the Kansas City Times building, the Warder Grand Opera House, an afternoon on Independence Avenue, the Board of Trade, the Independence Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Midland hotel. The center of the image contains a depiction of Kansas City in 1855, that includes Native Americans and their tepees on the banks of the river as well as steamboats navigating the river. The box at the bottom center titled "Wonderful Growth of the Metropolis of the Great Southwest" contains numerous facts about the growth and prosperity of Kansas City, including a population of 200,000, the capitalization of local banks, and the variety of transportation that is available. The lithograph was pubished by Lanward Specialty Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois.


The leading industries of Topeka, Kansas

The leading industries of Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Reed & Company, Publishers
Date: 1882
This booklet contains a listing of the leading industries in Topeka, Kansas, reviewing the manufacturing, commercial real estate, and other interests of the city. An index of the companies and individuals referenced appears at the end.


Topeka. The great central city of the union.

Topeka. The great central city of the union.
Creator: Topeka Lithograph, Co.
Date: Between 1881 and 1882
A map of Topeka, Kansas, used to draw merchants and businesses to the city. On the reverse side of the map is a drawing and description of Topeka that lists the city's attributes, mainly focusing on the railroads in the area, such as the ATSF, Rock Island, Missouri Pacific, and the Union Pacific.


Town advertisement for Trail City, Colorado

Town advertisement for Trail City, Colorado
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A newspaper advertisement encouraging the settlement of Trail City, Colorado, "the roaring town of the West! Beautifully located on the Arkansas River." The town was located on the Colorado-Kansas border near Coolidge, Kansas and present-day Highway 50 in Hamilton County.


Welcome Arch, Union Station, Salina, Kansas

Welcome Arch, Union Station, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and1950s
This photograph shows the Welcome Arch at the Union Railroad Station in Salina, Kansas. The view is looking north toward a railroad crossing. In the foreground a car and truck are visible. The arch was razed in 1948.


Welcome to Rossville, Kansas, sign

Welcome to Rossville, Kansas, sign
Date: 1940-1970
A welcome sign to the town of Rossville, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


You asked about Topeka

You asked about Topeka
Creator: Topeka Chamber of Commerce
Date: Between 1965 and 1967
This film promotes Topeka, Kansas, as a prosperous government, business, and cultural center, and encourages viewers to move to Topeka. The film highlights many aspects of the community including government and public services, business and industry, agriculture, education, hospitals, churches and entertainment. It showcases the Westboro neighborhood; Kansas Avenue; Gage Park; the State Capitol and the legislature; Cyrus Holiday and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad; Goodyear Tire Co.; Dupont; Forbes Air Force base; Lake Shawnee; Washburn University; the Topeka Public Library; the Kansas History Museum; Topeka and Topeka West high schools; the Veterans Hospital; Karl Menninger and the Menninger Foundation; and the State Hospital among other aspects of the city.


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