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First space monkey, Independence, Kansas

First space monkey, Independence, Kansas
Date: Between 1959 and 1960
This photograph shows a woman and child reading a sign stating, "Birthplace of Miss Able: First Space Monkey." Miss Able, a rhesus monkey, was born December 1957, on Monkey Island at the Ralph Mitchell Zoo in Independence, Kansas. On May 28, 1959, Miss Able traveled aboard the Jupiter Missile Rocket. She survived the voyage but died on June 01, 1959 due to complications from surgery to remove the electrodes from her body. Miss Able's body is preserved at the Smithsonian Institute of National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s - 2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Subjects included in this part of the collection are: airports, animals, antiques, and attractions.

Monkey island at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas

Monkey island at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Curteichcolor
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This is a postcard showing monkey island at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas.

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