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Albert Rogler & William Crouch at Rogler Ranch

Albert Rogler & William Crouch at Rogler Ranch
Date: Between 1896 and 1897
This black and white photograph shows Albert Rogler and William Crouch hauling slop to the sow pens on the Rogler Ranch in Chase County, Kansas. The pens were on the south side of the big hedge fence about 200 feet south of the Rogler house.


Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas

Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas
Creator: Donaldson Lithograph Company
Date: September 03, 1895-September 05, 1895
A crowd is gathered on the fair grounds in this Anderson County, Kansas, fair poster. Adults, children, livestock, farm implements, and buildings are featured. M.L. White is listed as secretary of the fair.


Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas

Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas
Creator: Donaldson Lithograph Company
Date: September 03, 1895-September 05, 1895
Livestock and farm equipment are featured on this fair poster for Anderson County, Kansas. The fair dates are advertised as September 3-6, 1895, in Garnett. M.L. White is advertised as secretary of the fair.


Better than ever. The fourth annual fair of the Western Kansas Agricultural Fair Association

Better than ever. The fourth annual fair of the Western Kansas Agricultural Fair Association
Date: October 05, 1886-October 08, 1886
Numerous activities are featured on this poster that advertises the Hays City fair. Crowds of people are shown as well as demonstrations and local farmer's livestock. A list of entertainment includes music, foot and bicycle races, horse races, and livestock displays.


Cow, sow and hen special demonstration train

Cow, sow and hen special demonstration train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1924
This demonstration train was operated by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad and the New Mexico A. & M. College in 1924. The schedule included meetings in 51 New Mexico locations over two weeks in February. The towns for the meetings and the speakers and demonstrators are listed on the flyer. The Santa Fe is providing the train and New Mexico A. & M. is providing the speakers and a livestock exhibit. Santa Fe representatives are J. D. Tinsley, Fred Hale, J. F. Jarrell, and A. M. Hove. New Mexico A. & M. professors involved with the train are O. C. Cunningham, M. C. Snell, A. L. Walker, and Fabian Garcia. College President H. L. Kent was going to be with the train part of the time.


Cow, sow and hen train

Cow, sow and hen train
Date: 1922
Demonstration trains like this represented an alliance between railroad companies, agricultural scientists and, manufacturers to promote settlement, improve farm management, and market commercial farm products. A typical train had room for lectures, display modern farm machinery, contain livestock, and also had space to accommodate sleeping quarters and a dining area. These trains were advertised through posters and newspaper articles. Many people would gather at the local train station waiting for the train to stop. The public was invited to board and then stay for the next half hour or so for demonstrations. Speakers included T.J Talbert, L.E. Call, J.B. Fitch, C.W. McCampbell, W.A. Lippincott, N.L. Harris, F.P. Cruice, and J.F. Jarrell.


Cow, sow and hen train

Cow, sow and hen train
Creator: Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad
Date: 1923
This is a draft for a flyer advertising a "Cow, Sow, and Hen Train" to be operated by the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Texas State Agricultural College. It lists the places for the meeting and the people representing the college and the railroad. The flyer specifically invites women as speakers. The presentation will have something for women as well as boys and girls clubs, for a program of interest has been prepared by members of the college Extension Service.


Eleventh biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1897-98

Eleventh biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1897-98
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1899
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes information on beef and pork production, farm poultry, Kansas mineral products, livestock, and other agricultural topics. Also covered are county statistics for population, acreages, productions, livestock, assessed valuation of property, and a listing of churches for each county. Proceedings and other activities of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture are included.


Fauerbach family in Maple Hill, Kansas

Fauerbach family in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: 1905-1920
Several photographs of the John M. and Mary A. Fauerbach family, homestead, and property in Maple Hill, Kansas. Family members are identified as Frank Fauerbach, Mable Fauerbach, Frances Fauerbach, William Fauerbach, Bertha Fauerbach, and Oscar Fauerbach.


Fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association

Fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association
Creator: Russell & Morgan Printing Company
Date: August 30, 1886-September 03, 1886
The local fairgrounds, livestock, fruits, and vegetables are prominently featured on this poster for the Cowley County fair in Winfield, Kansas. Some of the entertainment and activities listed include horse racing, baseball games, and displays of livestock. Fair officers are S.P. Strong, president, F.W. Schwantes, vice-president, A.H. Doane, treasurer, J.R. Sumpter, general manager, and W.J. Wilson, secretary.


Guide thru Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys

Guide thru Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Date: 1857
Map showing the township lines of the United States surveys by John Calvin Smith in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Kansas. The map has an inset table of census statistics for 1850, including population, number of livestock, principal crops, products, and state finances. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


Handbook of Decatur County, Kansas

Handbook of Decatur County, Kansas
Creator: C. S. Burch Publishing Company
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This handbook of Decatur County, Kansas, was published by C.S. Burch Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes advertisements, descriptions of landscape and climate, historical structures and noteworthy individuals, and information about ranches and townships.


Hog butchering in Alta Vista, Kansas

Hog butchering in Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: 1890-1900
Photograph of two men preparing to butcher hogs at Union Thomas' farm in Alta Vista, Kansas.


Hogs and cattle on a farm in Seward County, Kansas

Hogs and cattle on a farm in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing hogs and cattle around a pond on an unidentified farm in Seward County, Kansas. In the background is a windmill and house.


Kansas. Modern queen of the prairie

Kansas. Modern queen of the prairie
Creator: Moore, Roy R.
Date: Between 1940 and 1942
This silent film promotes the agricultural industries in Kansas. Clip one includes wheat and beef cattle. Clip two includes hogs, horses, dairy cattle and corn. Clip three includes grain sorghums, potatoes, poultry, garden crops (cabbage, watermelons, peas, and apples), hay, irrigation, and fish. Photographed by Steve Smith.


Round-up crew on a ranch possibly in Seward County, Kansas

Round-up crew on a ranch possibly in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph showing a round-up crew with their chuck wagons and bed rolls at a ranch, possibly in Seward County, Kansas. There are several buldings and a windmill in the image.


Second biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1879-80

Second biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1879-80
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1881
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes information on livestock and other agricultural topics. Also covered are county statistics for population, acreages, assessed valuation of property, and a listing of churches for each county. Maps of each county show railroads, waterways, post offices, and school houses.


Seventh annual fair, Riley, Kansas

Seventh annual fair, Riley, Kansas
Date: 1895
This poster announces the Seventh annual fair of the Riley County Agricultural Society to be held at Riley, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include trotting, running and pace races; and industrial exposition; livestock and farm produce displays; and bands of music.


Seventh biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1889-1890

Seventh biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1889-1890
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1891
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture contains two parts and the page numbering starts over at the beginning of Part II. The volume contains a section on each county, providing summary information about the history of the county, a description of the landscape, crops, livestock, schools, and churches. A large number of tables with statistics about Kansas residents and crop yields, broken down by county, are also included. Other chapters are devoted to interesting subjects such as apiculture, artificial forests, loco weeds, and chinch bugs. Proceedings and other activities of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture are in Part II.


Sows at Rogler Ranch

Sows at Rogler Ranch
Date: 1897
This black and white photograph shows a drove of sows in a lot north of the Rogler house in Chase County, Kansas. The sows averaged nearly 500 pounds in weight. 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 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 auctioned off at 6.9 million dollars.


The 8th annual fair will be held at Paola, Kansas

The 8th annual fair will be held at Paola, Kansas
Creator: The Russell Morgan Factory
Date: September 29, 1896-October 02, 1896
This Paola, Kansas, fair poster advertises many of the activities and functions that will be available to the public, such as $5000 in premiums, an industrial exposition, a ladies department full of ornamental articles, amusements, a poultry exhibit, horse exhibitions, music, and fruit, flora, and vegetable displays. J. F. Donahoe was president of the fair association and G. P. Leavitt was the secretary.


The Earth

The Earth
Date: February 1923
The Earth was a publication of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. Its sub heading was "Especially the best part of it--the Santa Fe Southwest." The front page has the schedule for the Santa Fe Cow, Sow and Hen Special Texas train being supported by AT&SF. It was traveling in the northwest part of Texas March 21 through April 3, 1923. It was scheduled to stop in 3 or more Texas communities each day. Page two has an article about the activities of the train and women were specifically invited to attend. There is also an article on page two about the Panhandle Plains area of northwest Texas. The Earth was an ongoing publication of the AT&SF, published in Topeka, Kansas. This issue was Vol. XIX No. 2.


The Russell County fair

The Russell County fair
Creator: Donaldson Lithograph Company
Date: October 04, 1921-October 07, 1921
A young woman feeds her livestock corn on this Russell County fair poster. Fair officers are listed as J.W. Blair, president, and H.A. Dawson, secretary.


The seventh annual fair of the Riley County Agricultural Society

The seventh annual fair of the Riley County Agricultural Society
Creator: Russell & Morgan Printing Company
Date: September 11, 1895-September 13, 1895
Produce judging and livestock are featured on this poster for the Riley County fair to be held in Riley, Kansas. Activities include an industrial exhibition, amusements, a ladies' department, poultry exhibit, horses racing, live music, as well as fruit, floral, and vegetable displays. Fair officials are listed as Jesse White, president, and H.A. Ames, secretary.


Twelfth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1899-1900

Twelfth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1899-1900
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1901
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes information on dairying, road construction, livestock, and other agricultural topics. Also covered are county statistics for population, acreages, productions, livestock, assessed valuation of property, and a listing of churches for each county.


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