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Blue River ferries

Blue River ferries
Creator: Root, George Allen, 1867-1949
Date: Between 1890 and 1930
A history of the ferries and ferry companies that operated around Kansas's Blue River, more commonly known as the Big Blue.


Ferries at Lawrence

Ferries at Lawrence
Creator: Bumgardner, Edward
Date: 1933
A history of ferries that were used along the Kansas River near Lawrence, Kansas. Accompanying the history is a letter from the author to his friend, George Root.


Ferries in Kansas

Ferries in Kansas
Date: 1880-1935
Letters and notes to George A. Root concerning ferries and ferry companies that operated in Kansas. Included among the letters is a map of several ferry crossings near Shawnee County along the Kansas River and another map of ferries along the Neosho River.


Kansas River ferries

Kansas River ferries
Date: 1850-1900
Histories and descriptions of ferries and ferry companies that used the Kansas River. Some of the ferries listed are the Wyandot National, Silas Armstrong, Santa Fe Road, Eureka, Muncie, Grinter, Toulee, Keeler, Chouteau also known as the Campbell, and Tiblow also known as the Parrish. The oldest of these is reported to be the Grinter Ferry which was established in 1831.


Missouri River ferries

Missouri River ferries
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
A history of the ferries and ferry companies that operated in and around the Missouri River, one of which was the Wyandotte Ferry.


Republican River ferries

Republican River ferries
Creator: Strom, Peter T.
Date: 1933
These two letters from Peter Strom to George Root discuss the ferries and ferry companies that operated around the Republican River.


Saline River ferries

Saline River ferries
Date: 1934
Two letters to George A. Root discussing the ferries and ferry companies that operated around the Saline River. The letters were written by R. Lynn Martin, Brookville, Kansas, and Mrs. A. M. Campbell, Jr., secretary for the Saline County Historical Society.


The Blue River

The Blue River
Creator: Ellenbecker, John G.
Date: Between 1910 and 1930
A poem by John Ellenbecker on Kansas's Blue River.


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