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Exhibit contract for the World's Columbian Exposition

Exhibit contract for the World's Columbian Exposition
Date: April 12, 1893
This is a contract, written in Swedish, by representatives of Lapland (the Sami people) allowing them to exhibit and perform at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 held in Chicago, Illinois. Patrick H. Coney, a Topeka native, was the Exposition's manager. One of the people signing the contract was Emil Arner, who may have been from Salina, Kansas. See also Kansas Memory item 318789.

Map showing land districts of the Kansas Pacific Railway Company

Map showing land districts of the Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Creator: Kansas Pacific Homestead
Date: September 1872
This map shows the land districts of the Kansas Pacific Railway Company that are for sale in Kansas and Colorado. They are advertised as farming and grazing lands. The text for the land advertisements in three languages: Swedish, German, and English. Harris, Abrams & Company, located in Lawrence, Kansas, were the general land agents for the Kansas Pacific Railway. The map and advertisement appeared in the Kansas Pacific Homestead newspaper, which was published in Lawrence, Kansas.

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