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Map of Johnson City and Stanton County, Kansas

Map of Johnson City and Stanton County, Kansas
Creator: Hall & O'Donald Topeka Litho. Co.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a map showing a plat of Johnson City and Stanton County, Kansas, presented by Van Noorden & Starnes, Johnson City, Kansas. The map shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad; Wichita & Western Railroad; and Montana, Kansas, Texas Railway lines in Stanton County. Also, the Southern Stage line is shown on the county map. The text on the map promotes the settlement of Johnson City and Stanton County.

Toy train

Toy train
Creator: R. Bliss Manufacturing Co.
Date: between 1896 and 1900
Toy train with engine and two cars. Wood wrapped with chromolithographic paper. "M.K.T. Flyer" on the engine and "Lincoln Park Railroad" on the cars. Cars have removable tops and contain animal blocks. Given as a Christmas present to Irwin E. Smith (1893-1978) by his mother in 1896. Irwin was three years old at the time, and was living on a farm near Labette, Kansas with his widowed mother and two sisters. The MKT Railway ran about a mile from the farm. Made by the R. Bliss Manufacturing Company of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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