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Ada and Burt McColl gathering buffalo chips

Ada and Burt McColl gathering buffalo chips
Creator: McColl, Ada
Date: 1893
Ada and her brother Burt McColl (in a dress) are gathering buffalo chips to use for heating and cooking fuel. An abridged version of this photograph without Burt is very common. For more information on this photograph, see the link to Reflections (Summer 2008) below. A family member confirmed that Burt (or Bert) was a boy.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1889
This black and white photographs show the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592 at Thatcher, Colorado. The train consisted of mail, express, baggage, smoker, day coach, tourist sleeper, and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and El Paso Pullman cars. It left Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 1:40 AM and arrived in La Junta, Colorado, at 5:45 PM, for a running time of about 16 hours.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe locomotive #2649

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe locomotive #2649
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1970
A slide of ATSF locomotive #2649 in traveling through Texas.


Automobiles, Kinsley, Kansas

Automobiles, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: 1939
This postcard shows two automobiles in route to the New York and San Francisco world's fairs along Kansas U.S. 50 near Kinsley, Kansas. This junction of the highway is considered the halfway point between New York and San Francisco, California. In the background, highway markers estimate the traveling distance to New York, San Francisco, California and Kinsley, Kansas.


Centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas

Centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1954
This photograph shows a view of the centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas.


Covered wagon, Greenwood County, Kansas

Covered wagon, Greenwood County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows a woman wearing a sunbonnet serving lunch to a man seated by a covered wagon in Greenwood County, Kansas. The canvas covering is pulled open so items in the wagon are visible. The individuals have been identified by patron Bette Branscum as possibly being her grandparents Orville Alva Young and Bessie McCain Young traveling from the Oklahoma Territory to Wakarusa, Kansas to visit his grandfather James Wiley Young.


Fairfax Airport, Kansas City, Kansas

Fairfax Airport, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1959
This is a photo of the Fairfax Airport, Kansas City, Ks., with several buildings and airplanes in view.


Fort Scott soldiers

Fort Scott soldiers
Date: 1863-1865
This photograph of two men on horses at Fort Scott was probably taken between 1863 and 1865. The man in the foreground is Corporal George H. McCoon, company saddler in the 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry. The photograph shows the Fort Scott stables in the background.


Incidents of Pioneer Life in McPherson County

Incidents of Pioneer Life in McPherson County
Creator: Wilson, Bessie Felton
Date: March 1926
This reminiscence was written by Bessie Felton Wilson in March 1926. Bessie's family moved to Osage County, Kansas in 1872, where she was born on February 20, 1873. In 1874, the family moved to McPherson County, Ks. Bessie includes some family history but the bulk of the reminiscence details the daily life of a pioneer family. She describes hardships such as prairie fires and rattle snakes. She recounts incidents and special events as well as activities of daily life. Some genealogical information is included. This story was written as part of the efforts of Lilla Day Monroe to collect reminiscences concerning the women's perspective in settling Kansas


Missouri Pacific steam locomotive #6428

Missouri Pacific steam locomotive #6428
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
This black and white photograph shows Missouri Pacific steam locomotive #6428 pulling a coal tender, mail freight car, and four passenger cars. The photograph was taken at Topeka and 37th Street in Topeka, Kansas.


Residences in Sheridan County, Kansas

Residences in Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
These are two images of residences in Sheridan County, Kansas. The first photograph is of a sod house with a frame barn, stone fence, and a stone one-level house. Work horses are standing by the barn. The second photograph shows a group of people outside a wood frame two-story home with a lean-to. Visible are a barrel to catch rain water and a chicken coop.


Samuel Clarke Pomeroy, United States Senator from Kansas

Samuel Clarke Pomeroy, United States Senator from Kansas
Creator: Merritt & Van Wagner
Date: Between 1885 and 1890
Samuel Clarke Pomeroy, United States Senator from Kansas, seated in a horse drawn carriage in front of a residence, Washington D.C.


Steamboat U. S. Oleander

Steamboat U. S. Oleander
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
Photograph of the steamboat U. S. Oleander docked at St. Louis, Missouri.


The Decker family with their automobile, Sheridan County, Kansas

The Decker family with their automobile, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1925
This photograph is of B.C. Decker, Mary Patterson Decker, and their son, Norman, standing by an early 1900's car. The car has a windshield that opens outward and wooden spoke wheels. The photo is taken in front of a residence which has many trees.


Travel Air Model 2000

Travel Air Model 2000
Date: 1925
These two photographs show the Travel Air Company's Model 2000 biplane. Powered by air-cooled Wright Whirlwind J-5 engines, many Model 2000s were used as training planes as late as 1942.


Wichita Indian grass house

Wichita Indian grass house
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Grass house of the Wichita Indians near Anadarko, Oklahoma, is cone shape with a thatch of long grass laid in tiers that overlap like shingles. The Wichita have been identified historically with Quivirans that the Coronado expedition encountered in south-central Kansas in 1541. The group moved south into what is now Oklahoma early in the eighteenth century where they are located today.


Wichita Village

Wichita Village
Date: Between 1860 and 1890
A sketch of a Wichita Indian village.


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