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1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map

1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map
Creator: Rand McNally & Co., Engravers, Chicago
Date: 1888
This 1888 map illustrates the following rail lines: Mo.Pac, St. L., I, MT'N & S'N, MO., Kan. & Tex, Cent, BR. Un. Pac, INT & GT, and North'N, Texas & Pacific.


A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado

A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1865 and 1880
This map by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company features their "Golden Belt Route" from Kansas City to the "rich silver discoveries in Colorado." It advertises the "shortest and quickest, therefore the cheapest, route to Colorado." The map includes all of the counties of Kansas and eastern Colorado and most of the cities, towns and communities.


AT&SF passenger depot, Ottawa, Kansas

AT&SF passenger depot, Ottawa, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: January 09, 1886
This drawing shows the first floor plan of the passenger depot in Ottawa, Kansas.


AT&SF proposed oil & storage house, Bagdad, California

AT&SF proposed oil & storage house, Bagdad, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 18, 1904
This set of drawings show plans for a proposed Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company oil and storage house in Bagdad, California.


AT&SF station map, tracks & structures, Ottawa, KS,

AT&SF station map, tracks & structures, Ottawa, KS,
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1884 & 1931
This set of maps represent the railroad grounds of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company in Ottawa, Kansas.


A complete set of surveys and plats or properties in Wyandotte County and Kansas City Kansas

A complete set of surveys and plats or properties in Wyandotte County and Kansas City Kansas
Creator: G.M. Hopkins & Co
Date: [c1887]
An atlas of Wyandotte County, Kansas, with owners of township property listed. It shows the railroad lands and various businesses.


Aerial View of Johnson County, Kansas

Aerial View of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: July 12, 1954
This aerial photograph, taken by the Kansas Department of Transportation, shows the area between 95th Street and 103rd Street in Johnson County, Kansas.


Aerial view of Arkansas City, Kansas

Aerial view of Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
Date: March 15, 1965
These two black and white aerial photographs taken by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, show Arkansas City, Kansas. The map shows an overview of the areas photographed.


Aerial view of Ellis County, Kansas

Aerial view of Ellis County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: October 01, 1951
This aerial photograph, taken by the Kansas Department of Transportation, shows U. S. Highway 40 along the town of Hays in Ellis County, Kansas.


Aerial view of Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial view of Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
Date: February 17, 1965
This aerial photograph taken by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service shows parts of Shawnee County, Kansas. The map is an overview of the areas photographed.


Aerial view of Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial view of Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
Date: July 20, 1959
This aerial photograph taken by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service shows parts of Shawnee County. The map is an overview of the areas photographed.


Aerial view of Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial view of Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
Date: June 09, 1966
This aerial photograph taken by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Services, shows damage from the June 8, 1966 tornado that moved through Shawnee County, Kansas. The map is an overview of the areas photographed.


Aerial view of Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial view of Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
Date: June 06, 1966
An aerial photograph taken by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service showing parts of Shawnee County. The map is an overview of the areas photographed.


Aerial view of Thomas County & Decatur County, Kansas

Aerial view of Thomas County & Decatur County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: 1949
This aerial photograph taken by the Kansas Department of Transportation shows U.S. Highway 83 and U.S Highway 383 along the Thomas County and Decatur County Line.


A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .

A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: May 1877
This large brochure contains a full map on one side of Kansas, Colorado, and portions of surrounding states including the Black Hills of South Dakota. The reverse side has a myriad of information encouraging immigration to Kansas with the purchase of Kansas Pacific Railway lands; freighting between the Missouri River and Denver; $45.00 round trip tickets for tourists between Kansas City and Denver; enjoying the Switzerland of America and its many resorts; the railway line with Pullman sleepers, steel tracks and Westinghouse brakes; gold and silver mining in the San Juan and Black Hill regions; health resorts with pure air for weak lungs, sulfur springs, iron springs and hot springs; and a time table for the Kansas Pacific Railway. All of this was meant to promote travel on the Kansas Pacific Railway. NOTE: Because of the design of the brochure, pages 2 and 3 are duplicates but the right side up of the text is in the lower half of each image.


A glimpse of the Southwest;  New Mexico, the Santa Fe Route

A glimpse of the Southwest; New Mexico, the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1884
This brochure advertises the "Fertile Rio Grande Valley" of New Mexico. Rich in gold, silver, copper, lead, iron and coal along with forests, farms, orchards, vineyards, meadows and flocks and herds. The brochure describes the history of territory and the State of New Mexico; describes the land; tells of the natural resources that are being mined; and, of the agricultural crops being raised. The climate, the towns and educational opportunities are described. Two maps show the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road System in the United States and Mexico; and, the whole State of New Mexico.


Albert Andreson's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County

Albert Andreson's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County
Creator: Andreson, Albert H., 1897-1957
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Albert Andreson of Vesper, Kansas, showing creeks, railroads, school districts and a drawing of the "proposed Salina Tipton Northern Railroad" of Grant Township, Township 11 South, Range 9 West in Lincoln County. A legend has been provided on the back of the map. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Albert Krhut's map of Township 12 South, Range 24 West, Trego County

Albert Krhut's map of Township 12 South, Range 24 West, Trego County
Creator: Krhut, Albert F., 1895-1965
Date: 1909
A map drawn by Albert Krhut, from Voda, Kansas, showing creeks, the railroad and the school house in Township 14 South, Range 24 West, Trego county. On a separate sheet, Albert includes a legend for the map. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." This submission won the 5th place prize of twenty-five cents in the map contest of 1909.


A map of Topeka

A map of Topeka
Creator: Hazen, J. E.
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A map of Topeka, Kansas, showing the city's streets, points of interest, railroad lines, and business listings. Part of the Kansas or Kaw river is also visible. A key to the map is included on the left side.


A map of  the route and land grant of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway

A map of the route and land grant of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1871
A large, sectional map of the central United States showing the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway with its land grants plus the connecting railroads. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad runs from Junction City, Kansas, and Sedalia, Missouri, to meet at Parsons, Kansas, and continue on to the Mexican border and Houston, Texas. There is also a small, inset map of the entire United States with the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway and its connecting lines shown.


A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas

A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1892
This brochure advertises the advantages of settling in south central and western Kansas. Included are a photograph of the Beeson farm near Dodge City, Kansas, and a full width map of the Arkansas Valley in Kansas. Also included are testimonials by numerous settlers and descriptions of Rush, Finney, Ford, Pawnee, Gray and Kearney Counties.


Amelia Kejr's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County

Amelia Kejr's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County
Creator: Kejr, Amelia, 1898-
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Amelia Kejr from Dorrance, Kansas, showing creeks, school houses, churches, farms and fences of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, in Russell County. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." A legend is provided on the back of the map.


Amy O. Tague's map of Augustine Township, Logan County

Amy O. Tague's map of Augustine Township, Logan County
Creator: Tague, Amy O., 1899-
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Amy Tague from Sunnyside, Kansas, showing creeks, schools, canyons and Twin Butte of Augustine Township (Township 15 South, Range 36 and 37 West), Logan County. Amy also includes an essay about the local history of Augustine township. The essay focuses on geographical features, violent deaths, and life in the early days of the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Andrew Bahr and family

Andrew Bahr and family
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1900
This is a photograph of Andrew Bahr and family copied from the Standard Atlas of Clay County, Kansas.


A new home in an old settlement!

A new home in an old settlement!
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1, 1880
A large brochure distributed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to encourage land settlement in the Pottawattomie Reserve in eastern Kansas. Included in the brochure are a large map of the Reserve on one side and seven small photographs on the reverse side. There is also a brief description of the cities of Topeka, Alma, Louisville, St. Mary's, Wamego and Kingsville plus details on how the land might be purchased.


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