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Dog-powered butter churn

Dog-powered butter churn
Date: between 1870 and 1890
Dog-powered butter churn. Plunger-style churn powered by an inclined treadmill made of wood and cast iron. The treadmill is embossed "Wheeler & Melick Co., Albany, N.Y. U.S.A." on the front and is stenciled "Albany Dog Power" on the sides. Used by Samuel and Sarah McFadden on their farm near Peabody, Kansas around 1880.


Jacob H. Aley Civil War Discharge Paper, Albany, NY

Jacob H. Aley Civil War Discharge Paper, Albany, NY
Creator: United States. War Dept
Date: 1865
These are the Civil War discharge papers for "Jacob H. Aley" on July 11, 1865. Albany, NY. Aley later settled in Wichita after the war. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


John Brown

John Brown
Date: July 24, 1857
This is an albumen photograph mounted on cardboard showing John Brown. Written on the back of the photograph is "photograph of John Brown taken for me in Albany, New York about the year 1857" and signed by William Barnes, Albany, New York. Barnes was secretary of the New York State Kansas Committee in 1856-1857. Brown was an abolitionist and one of the free-state leaders. He came to Kansas Territory in 1855 and left in 1859 but in that time, he was involved in several skirmishes with proslavery factions. Brown's acts of violence against proslavery people made him a legendary figure by the time he left Kansas Territory. He was hung on December 2, 1859 after a failed attempt to attack the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.


Mitchell's Travellers Guide through the United States

Mitchell's Travellers Guide through the United States
Creator: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Date: 1834
Map of the United States showing roads, distances, steam boat and canal routes. The vicinities of major cities are inset, including Cincinnati, Albany, New Orleans, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, and Washington, D. C. Towns are indexed on the back of the map. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


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