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A. H. Baker's sheep ranch, Comanche County, Kansas

A. H. Baker's sheep ranch, Comanche County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1898
A photograph showing a flock of 2000 sheep on A. H. Baker's ranch on Lower Bluff Creek in Comanche County, Kansas.


AT & SF Railway brochure

AT & SF Railway brochure
Date: 1917
Paper brochure advertising the Santa Fe Sheep Feeding barns at Emporia. Brochure was part of the Charles "Bud" Goebel collection, which was housed in the Burlingame Santa Fe depot from 1963 until its donation to the Kansas Museum of History in 1981.


A flock of sheep on the Sewell Tarr ranch in Comanche County, Kansas

A flock of sheep on the Sewell Tarr ranch in Comanche County, Kansas
Date: 1940
This is a photograph of a flock of sheep on the Sewell Tarr ranch in Comanche County, Kansas. Oliver Frank Tarr bought 10 or 12 head of ewes and one buck in 1936. Within two weeks, his father wanted to become a partner and he purchased the same number. From that point on they were parteners until Oliver Frank Tarr graduated from high school in 1940.


A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers

A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1880-1889
Published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, this pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement on railroad lands in Kansas by glorifying the state's natural resources including water, soil, mineral deposits and plant life. Printed by the Kansas Farmer in Topeka, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas Free Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


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.


Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1882
This brochure encourages travel and immigration to Arizona via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. Arizona's history, its various mines, crops, cities, livestock and lumber are detailed. There is a large map of Arizona as well as one of the United States and Mexico showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad routes.


A staff correspondent of the Chicago Inter Ocean, visits Kansas

A staff correspondent of the Chicago Inter Ocean, visits Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 06, 1882
One of a weekly series of booklets titled "The Inter Ocean" published by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to promote the settling of Kansas. The topics in this eight page booklet include A Sweet Subject (sugar cane), The Land O'Mutton, Silk Culture in Kansas, Stockman's Paradise and About Ditch Farming. A farm of one thousand acres could be purchased from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad for $6,000 on eleven years time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock car, Roswell, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock car, Roswell, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows sheep being loaded into a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company double deck stock car at Roswell, New Mexico.


Atlas and plat book of Barton County, Kansas

Atlas and plat book of Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Kenyon Company (Des Moines, Iowa)
Date: 1916
This atlas and plat book of Barton County contains an outline map of the county, plats of all townships with owners' names, and a Kansas state map showing automobile roads. It also includes a farm animal chart on the health and diseases of horses, cows, hogs, and sheep.


Billy Olsen interview, Kinsley, Kansas

Billy Olsen interview, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Olsen, Billy Jerome
Date: February 23, 2011
This transcript of an interview with Billy Olsen is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Olsen talks of his family, education, military career, and his memories of the Edwards County community.


Crawford County Fair, Girard, Kansas

Crawford County Fair, Girard, Kansas
Creator: Crawford County Agricultural Society
Date: October 4-7, 1887
A poster advertising livestock, horse racing, and entertainment events for the fourteenth annual exhibition of the Crawford County Fair Agricultural Society in Girard, Kansas. The same artwork is used for the Cowley County Fair poster in Winfield, Kansas, for 1886 (item 210470).


Davenport Ranch in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Davenport Ranch in Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: 1912-1915
Seven photographs showing sheep and cattle on the Byron Davenport Ranch in Wabaunsee County, Kansas.


Eddy sheep farm, Washington County, Kansas

Eddy sheep farm, Washington County, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1905
This is a view of a large flock of sheep in front of a barn on the Eddy farm in Washington County, Kansas. An unidentifed man is shown supporting a sheep that is standing on its two hind legs.


Ernest Bertrand sheep, Logan County, Kansas

Ernest Bertrand sheep, Logan County, Kansas
Date: 1938
This photograph shows Ernest Bertrand's flock of sheep in Logan County, Kansas.


Fifth annual state fair of Kansas, Topeka

Fifth annual state fair of Kansas, Topeka
Creator: Kansas State Fair Board
Date: September 19 - 24, 1887
This poster advertises the fifth annual Kansas State Fair at Topeka, Kansas. Highlights include exhibitions of livestock and crops, horse racing, leading bands, and fruit and flower displays.


Flock of sheep owned by Neptune, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Flock of sheep owned by Neptune, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
Photograph of a flock of sheep owned by Neptune, in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas.


Group portrait of the Modern Woodmen, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

Group portrait of the Modern Woodmen, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1912
This is a group portrait of the Modern Woodmen in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas, inside a meeting hall. The front row of men have axes. A sheep is also visible.


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.


Hand book for the Kansas Pacific Railway

Hand book for the Kansas Pacific Railway
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1870
This Kansas Pacific Railroad publication advertises good abundant and cheap land readily available on its rail line between Kansas City, Missouri, and Denver, Colorado. The booklet contains descriptions of the country and cities and towns along the Kansas Pacific Railroad and its branches.


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.


Herd of sheep on the Whaley ranch, Greeley County, Kansas

Herd of sheep on the Whaley ranch, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A herd of sheep graze on Mr. Whaley's sheep ranch in Greeley County, Kansas.


Ho! For the new Kansas!  The Upper Arkansas Valley

Ho! For the new Kansas! The Upper Arkansas Valley
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: July 1875
This brochure from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company is in the form of a newspaper. It advertises three million acres of land for sale in southwestern Kansas. The brochure explains the prices and terms of sale, and provides quotes from successful farmers in the area as to their ability to raise abundant crops. It lists where to get information about land sales in states east of Kansas, the local agents in specific Kansas communities, and the stations and the distances between stops on the AT&SF eastern division and the Arkansas Valley route


Ho! for the new Kansas! The Upper Arkansas Valley. The best thing in the west

Ho! for the new Kansas! The Upper Arkansas Valley. The best thing in the west
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: September 1876
Promotional flier featuring a map of Kansas titled, "The Finest Climate and Most Prolific Soil in the West." Map depicts the land granted to the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Rail Road by the U.S. government to encourage the development of railroads in the West. Shaded areas on the map indicate lands for sale by the railroad along the Arkansas River valley. Promotional text on both front and back markets the land to farmers as "the best wheat land known." It also includes detailed information on towns, schools, lumber, fruit growing, and livestock raising in the region.


Industrial resources of western Kansas and eastern Colorado

Industrial resources of western Kansas and eastern Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1871
This pamphlet conducts a geological, demographic and distance analysis of western Kansas and eastern Colorado for future economic development.


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