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A.A. Jones' wagon shop, Bennington, Kansas

A.A. Jones' wagon shop, Bennington, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This photograph shows a group of men standing in the showroom of the A.A. Jones' wagon shop in Bennington, Kansas. According to the back of the photograph the business sold Studebaker, Courtland and Bradley Buggies along with water pumps.


A man poses with a horse outside the Pratt Brothers livery stable, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

A man poses with a horse outside the Pratt Brothers livery stable, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
In this photograph, a well-dressed man shows off a good horse outside the Pratt Brothers livery stable, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


August Utermann's Central Livery and Feed Stable, 316 Missouri, Alma, Ks

August Utermann's Central Livery and Feed Stable, 316 Missouri, Alma, Ks
Date: 1890
This is a photograph of August Utermann's Central Livery Stable at 316 Missouri, Alma, Kansas. It was built in 1884 and this view is from 1890. Around 1900, Utermann built a new livery stable at 504 Missouri, where the American Legion building was constructed in 1936. There is one horse drawn carriage and several people shown in the photograph.


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.


Casa Bonita Café and Bus Depot, Salina, Kansas

Casa Bonita Café and Bus Depot, Salina, Kansas
Date: May 10, 1936
This photograph shows the Casa Bonita Café and Bus Depot in Salina, Kansas.


Consolidated Street Railway Company, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Consolidated Street Railway Company, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photograph shows a group of men gathered around horse drawn trolley cars operated by the Consolidated Street Railway Company between Cottonwood Falls, Kansas and Strong City, Kansas.


Exterior view of the J.I.C. Livery Stable, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Exterior view of the J.I.C. Livery Stable, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1904
In this photograph, two men pose with horses outside the J.I.C. Livery Stable in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. The livery stable also sold horses and feed.


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.


French Trucking, Rossville, Kansas

French Trucking, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1940-1965
Two men haul a load for French Trucking in Rossville, Kansas. Howard French is on the left. 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.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Public Service Commission. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to the Rate Department, gas rates in Kansas, and railroad transportation. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Public Service Commission. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to utlity costs and expenses, gas wells and public transportation. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Gravel pit at L. P. Hartzell's farm, Rossville, Kansas

Gravel pit at L. P. Hartzell's farm, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1910
The first gravel pit in Rossville, Kansas, was at the L. P. Hartzell farm in 1910. The gravel was used for roads. 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.


H.B. Bell Land and Auto Company, Dodge City, Kansas

H.B. Bell Land and Auto Company, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This photograph shows three cars parked in front of the H. B. Bell Land and Auto Company in Dodge City, Kansas. The occupants in the middle car have been identified as Ralph Miller, Luella Guoberty, and Josephine.


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.


O.K. livery stable, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

O.K. livery stable, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph is an exterior view of the O.K. livery stable in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. Services provided included feed and horse sales and stabling. A large array of wagons and buggies are displayed in front of the building.


Perry Packing Company Truck, Manhattan, Kansas

Perry Packing Company Truck, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This sepia colored photograph shows the Perry Packing Company from Manhattan, Kansas transporting crates filled with chickens to a unknown destination.


Railway Express Agency employees, Wichita, Kansas

Railway Express Agency employees, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows a group of employees from the Railway Express Agency in Wichita, Kansas.


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.


Stage Coach, Oswego, Kansas

Stage Coach, Oswego, Kansas
Date: 1870
This black and white photograph shows the St. Louis-San Franciso Railway Company stage coach in front of the Oswego House, at the northwest corner of Merchant and Fourth Streets in Oswego, Kansas. The Oswego House was built by David Willims Clover. In 1867, it was a log house and the structure in the photo was completed in 1870. The coach, operated by S. A. Halsey, provided service from Oswego to Independence and then Coffeyville when the Frisco Railroad reached Oswego in 1876.


Stevens Station, Rossville, Kansas

Stevens Station, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1928-1958
John Stevens is standing in front of Stevens Station in Rossville, Kansas. He operated Stevens Station for 30 years. It was a Texaco gas station. 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.


Strieby Wagon and Blacksmith Shop, Council Grove, Kansas

Strieby Wagon and Blacksmith Shop, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: 1870-1910
These photographs show the Strieby Wagon and Blacksmith shop, built in 1862 by Chris Strieby in Council Grove, Kansas. The photograph of the shop interior shows Samuel Strieby at work in 1870 or earlier. Chris Strieby is visible in the two exterior photographs taken in 1910.


Terminal Building in Coffeyville, Kansas

Terminal Building in Coffeyville, Kansas
Date: 1925 - 1930
This is a photograph of the Terminal Building located at 717 Walnut in Coffeyville, Kansas. Several different businesses were housed in this building including: Singer, McCue Drugs, a bus station, Western Union, and a dentist.


Truck No. 1 of Bill's Truck Line, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Truck No. 1 of Bill's Truck Line, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1920
In this photograph, two unidentified men pose with truck No. 1 of Bill's Truck Line, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


W. O. Anderson Commission Company building, Salina, Kansas

W. O. Anderson Commission Company building, Salina, Kansas
Date: May 10, 1936
This photograph shows the W. O. Anderson Commission Co. building, located at 833 S. Ninth Street, in Salina, Kansas. The back of the photograph states they were purchasers and shippers of beef, butter, poultry, cheese and eggs.


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