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Bird's Eye View of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas
Date: 1880
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas. It is dated 1880. There is an inset in the center bottom that shows Clay Center in 1870. The town is more extensive in the 1880 version with industry, businesses, a railroad, homes, and public buildings. None of the structures are identified and street names are not give. The community is surrounded by extensive pastoral scence. The lithograph was produced by Moss Engraving Company, New York.


Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas
Creator: Stoner, J. J.
Date: 1879
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas. The legend at the bottom identifies the following: Concordia College, the high school, the Courthouse, several churches including a Swedish Baptist Church, hotels, a livery stable, a feed stable, the U. S. Land Office, two commercial land offices, two law offices, and the Concordia Mill. Street names are given. A railroad is shown but the company is not identified. The lithograph was published by J. J. Stoner of Madison, Wisconsin.


Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1875
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, which was the county seat of Chase County. The legend at the bottom identifies churches, schools, the Courthouse, hotels, newspapers, wagon shops, and a flour mill. Street names are given. The Cottonwood River and Spring Creek run near the community. A subtitle indicates that Cottonwood Falls is one mile from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's Eye View of Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1875
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Great Bend, the county seat of Barton County. Great Bend is located on the Arkansas River and the route of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The Courthouse is visible in its own "square." The image also shows the business district, churches, a school, and residences but no buildings are identified. Street names are given. This lithograph was done fairly early in the town's existence. The image was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's Eye View of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas. It is on the route of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad and the Little Arkansas River runs near the town. The structures identified in the legend include a school, Mennonite Church, hotels, depot, newspaper office, the Halstead Flour Mill, an elevator, lumder yard, and wagon shops. Street names are given. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's Eye View of Kinsley, Edwards County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Kinsley, Edwards County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Kinsley, Kansas, the county seat of Edwards County, Kansas. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad ran through the town. This lithograph was done in 1878, fairly early in the town's history. The streets are named but the structures are not identified. The business district is shown as well as at least one church and some homes. There is a herd of cattle in the lower right corner of the image. The Arkansas River is in the upper left corner of the the drawing. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois


Bird's Eye View of Peabody, Marion County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Peabody, Marion County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Peabody, Marion County, Kansas. The legend at the bottom of the image identifies churches, schools, banks, a printing office, a hotel, a flour mill and wagon shops. The business district is very distinct. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad ran through the town. The inset in the middle bottom depicts the Peabody Library. There is a race track in the upper left area of the lithograph. It was drawn by D. D. Morse in 1878 and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's Eye View of Silverton, Colorado

Bird's Eye View of Silverton, Colorado
Creator: Schantl, Lewis
Date: 1880
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Silverton, Colorado. It focuses on the mining in the area. The legend at the bottom identifies tunnels, shafts, mines, and smelters as well as mountains and a river. It was designed by Lewis Schantl and is dated 1880.


Bird's Eye View of Sterling, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Sterling, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Sterling, Rice County, Kansas. The streets are named but the buildings are not identified. The business district is obvious as are the residences. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad ran through Sterling. There is a large public building on its own block that is probably a public school, based on information from other maps. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Colfax Avenue, Montclaire, near Denver, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Colfax Avenue, Montclaire, near Denver, Colorado
Creator: Denver Lithograph Company
Date: 1887
This lithographic souvenir of Arbor Day in 1887 shows a bird's eye view of Colfax Avenue from Montclair 350 feet above Denver, Colorado. Real estate dealer W. B. von Richthofen presented the souvenir which was printed by the Denver Lithograph Company. The map identifies Long's Peak and many sections of the city including City Park, Rohling's Addition, Hartman's Addition, Bellevue, Park Hill, Colfax Heights, Downington, Colfax Terrace, Von Richthofen's, addition to Montclair, the Zoological Gardens, Kensington, Montclair Gardens, Colfax Gardens, Hayden Dickinson's Subdivision, Montrose, and Garden City.


Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado
Date: 1887
This black and white drawing shows structures throughout Denver, Colorado, in 1887. There is a key at the bottom that gives numbers for specific structures such as the State Capitol, the county court house, churches, schools, hotels, office buildings, smelters, etc. However, the numbers can be difficult to locate.


Bird's eye view of Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas
Creator: Beck & Pauli
Date: 1882
This black and white lithograph shows Dodge City, Kansas, from a bird's eye view in 1882. The population was given as 1200. Street names are printed on the lithograph. The key at the bottom identifes public building, churches, schools, businesses including two newspapers and five hotels, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad depot, and some industries. The Arkansas River is shown in the lower right corner of the image. The numbers and letters from the key can be difficult to locate on the lithograph. There is some damage in the lower left corner of the lithograph.


Bird's eye view of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States Army, Department of Missouri
Date: 1881
This black and white (brown) lithograph of Fort Leavenworth was created by Wilhelm Dannmeier, an architect, engraver, and lithographer who was top assistant to the Chief Engineer, Department of Missouri, United States Army. The names of the various buildings and areas are identified in the lower margin below the location of the building. The structures are not directly identified with numbers of letters. The major buildings on the post are listed. The Missouri River is on the right side of the lithograph.


Bird's eye view of Gunnison, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Gunnison, Colorado
Creator: Stoner, J. J.
Date: 1882
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Gunnison, Colorado. The population was 5,500 in 1882. The legend identifies the following: Court House, Jail, schools, 2 railroad depots, 2 banks, The Gunnison Valley Planing Mill, the Post Office, Water works, Gas works, newspapers, hotels, and churches. Several mountain peaks in the background are identified. The insets on the lower left show a railroad round house and the Lewis House. The insets on the lower right show Buck's addition and the Georgia Avenue School. The street names are shown. The publisher of the lithograph was J. J. Stoner of Madison, Wisconsin, and the printer wa Beck & Paul Lithograph, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Bird's eye view of Hiawatha, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Hiawatha, Kansas
Creator: Fowler, T.M.
Date: 1879
This black and white lithograph is a bird's eye view of Hiawatha, Kansas, which is the county seat of Brown County. The streets are identified while prominent places within the town have numbers associated with them. A legend is provided to identify some of the buildings.


Bird's eye view of Junction City, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Junction City, Kansas
Creator: Glover, E. S. (Eli Sheldon), 1844-1920
Date: 1878
A color lithograph of Junction City, Kansas, looking northwest with insets of the town and Fort Riley, Kansas. One inset is dated 1867. The lithograph shows the location of buildings, churches, hotels, railroad and structures on Fort Riley. A legend is provided to identify some of the buildings.


Bird's eye view of Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas
Creator: Koch, Augustus
Date: 1886
This bird's eye view of Kingman, Kansas, was drawn by Augustus Koch. It shows the court house, a school, churches, the Kingman Planing Mill, the Kingman Opera house, two newspaper offices, a fair grounds, and two railroad depots. One railroad line was the Wichita & Western Railroad and the other was the D. M. & A. R. R. (Denver, Memphis and Atlantic Railroad.) The street names are on the image and the location of the business district is very obvious. Individual houses are also visible. There are several windmills in the image. The south fork of the Ninnescah River runs through Kingman. Hand printed in the upper margin is the phrase With Compliments of James P. Mead & Co., Kingman, Kansas. Mead's property is in the upper left area of the image.


Bird's eye view of Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas
Creator: Koch, Augustus
Date: 1883
This colored bird's eye view of Kingman, Kansas, was drawn by Augustus Koch of Kansas City, Missouri. It shows the court house, two schools, a hotel, and the Methodist Episcopal Church. The street names are on the image and the location of the business district is very obvious. Individual houses are also visible. There is a windmill at the corner of Main and Avenue A. The south fork of the Ninnescah River runs through Kingman.


Bird's eye view of Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Cott & Zeuch, Lithographers
Date: 1878
This is a colored brid's eye view of Larned, Kansas, the county seat of Pawnee County. It had a U. S. Land Office and was on the route of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad. It does not contain a legend to buildings. Street names are visible. The inset in the lower left corner depicts the Larned House and the one in the lower right pictures the school. The image was drawn by D. D. Morse.


Bird's eye view of Lawrence, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1880
This colored lithograph presents a bird's eye view of Lawrence, Kansas. The Kansas River runs through the fore ground of the image. Street names are easily visible. The lithograph has two legends. The one on the left is titled "The New" and the one on the right is "The Old." The "new" legend identifies churches, businesses, manufacturing,railroad depots, schools, and "Kansas State University," which is actually the University of Kansas. The "old" legend includes the first house in Lawrence and homes of early settlers, structures related to the New England Emigrant Aid Society, newspapers, hotels, churches, and other early structures. An inset in the lower right corner depicts Lawrence in 1855. Bismarck Grove, a park and fair ground, is in the lower left insert on the image. The bird's eye view was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Wm. Zeuch & Co., Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Creator: Glover, E. S. (Eli Sheldon), 1844-1920
Date: 1871
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Kansas. The county court house, churches, a school, a railroad depot and land office for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad, and several hotels have been identified in the bottom reference area. The Neosho River runs through the community. The Crescent Lake is in the lower left corner. The image was drawn by E. S. Glover and published by the Merchants Litho Company, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park, Salina, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson Lith., Kansas City, MO.
Date: 1879
Artist Augustus Koch drew this bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park in Salina, Kansas, in the 1870s and Ramsey, Millett & Hudsen, lithographers of Kansas City, Missouri, created this print in 1879. The print shows the park confined within a bow of the Smoky Hill River outside of Salina. W. R. Geis owned the property and was secretary and manager of the Kansas State Tournament which was held at the park from October 7 - 11, 1879. Besides Geis, tournament organizers included L. C. Wasson, Ottawa; C. J. Kendall, Osage City; J. D. Patterson, Lawrence; Willis Kesler, Salina; D. R. Wagstaff, Salina; W. S. Stambaugh, Abilene. The park included a Swiss cottage (park hotel), a bowling alley, an exposition hall, a flying dutchman merry-go-round, a grand stand and half-mile track, a judge's stand, Vahn's greenhouse, training stables, a ticket office, bird traps and shooting stand, and a river boat steamer called the "Belle of Salina." Since 1977 the park has been home to the annual Smoky Hill River Festival arts fair.


Bird's eye view of Ogden, Riley County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Ogden, Riley County, Kansas
Date: 1881
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Ogden, Riley County, Kansas. It is a small community. There are only a few streets, houses, and businesses. There is a railroad depot, but the railroad is not identified. The two insets in the upper corners are grocery stores. The lower left inset is the Pacific House, a hotel. The lower right inset is not identified.


Bird's eye view of Oswego, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Oswego, Kansas
Creator: Koch, Augustus
Date: 1877
A bird's eye view of the city of Oswego, Kansas, the county seat of Labette County. The colored lithograph shows the location of churches, schools, railroad depots and the county courthouse. A legend is provided to identify some of the buildings


Bird's eye view of Ottawa, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Ottawa, Kansas
Creator: Glover, E. S. (Eli Sheldon), 1844-1920
Date: 1872
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas. It shows an extensive community and the references (legends) identify schools, churches, manufacturing plants, and railroads. The population of Ottawa at this time was 4000. The lithograph shows an extensive railroad machine shops for the Lawrence, Leavenworth, and Galveston Railroad. Insets across the bottom from left to right show: Union School, Ludington House, Hamblin's block including the 1st National Bank, and Ottawa University. The title section of the illustration identifies George W. Hamblin as land agent. Forest Park is shown. The Marais des Cygnes River flows the Ottawa north of the business district. The lithograph was drawn by E. S. Glover and published by the Strobridge & Co. Lith., Cincinnati, Ohio.


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