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AT&SF railroad bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

AT&SF railroad bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
View of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials for a railroad bridge crossing the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction of the AT&SF Railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon was begun in 1905 and completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company Coffer Dam construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company Coffer Dam construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers using equipment to drive sheet piling for Coffer Dam at Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials for a bridge crossing at the Pecos River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials at the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials for a railroad bridge crossing the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka &Santa Fe Railway bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka &Santa Fe Railway bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
View of Achison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials for a railroad bridge crossing the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction of the AT&SF Railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon was begun in 1905 and completed in 1908.


C. L. Burt's backfiller and gang in Cimarron, Kansas

C. L. Burt's backfiller and gang in Cimarron, Kansas
Creator: Conard, Frank Durnell, 1884-1966
Date: 1928
This is a panoramic photograph showing C. L. Burt's backfiller and employees working in Cimarron, Kansas.


Capitol, Topeka,  Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1886
This sepia colored photograph shows the first electric derrick built by Geo. H. Evans and Company used during the construction of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


City water works, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

City water works, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
Two men using water from a horse-drawn water tank in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon was begun in 1905 and completed in 1908.


Columbian Theater raw girder restoration, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater raw girder restoration, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video documents the raw girder restoration at the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Constructing a canal or ditch, possibly in Seward County, Kansas

Constructing a canal or ditch, possibly in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph showing workers constructing a canal or ditch, possibly in Seward County, Kansas.


Construction of canal near headgate on farmers' ditch in Finney County, Kansas

Construction of canal near headgate on farmers' ditch in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing construction using horse drawn equipment to build a canal near the headgate on the farmers' ditch in Finney County, Kansas.


Construction of the Dunlap City Hall

Construction of the Dunlap City Hall
Date: 1916
This photograph shows the construction of the Dunlap City Hall in Morris County, Kansas.


Construction of the Franklin County reservoir

Construction of the Franklin County reservoir
Date: 1960
A series of five pictures showing the construction of the Franklin County reservoir. Two of the photographs show three unidentified men.


Construction of the Franklin County reservoir in Kansas

Construction of the Franklin County reservoir in Kansas
Date: 1960
Five scenes from the construction site of the Franklin County Reservoir. One picture contains an unidentified boy wearing a hard hat.


Construction workers, Marysville, Kansas

Construction workers, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: August 10, 1933
This is an informal portrait of two construction workers on a steam shovel at the Big Blue River bridge construction site near Marysville, Kansas.


Crushing rock near Lawrence, Kansas

Crushing rock near Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1933
This is a photograph showing workers with equipment crushing rock near Lawrence, Kansas. The project was probably part of the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee.


Ditch digging for pipe to be laid, Cimarron, Kansas

Ditch digging for pipe to be laid, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This photograph shows workers using a ditch digging machine to lay a sewer or water line in Cimarron, Kansas.


Drilling a water well on the Funston property

Drilling a water well on the Funston property
Date: 1957
Photographs showing a water well being drilled on the Funston property in Allen County, Kansas.


Eggleston & Mathews outfit in Finney County, Kansas

Eggleston & Mathews outfit in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing multiple horse teams, which were part of the Eggleston & Mathews outfit. They are working on an earth embankment for Reservoir No.5 in Finney County, Kansas.


Float

Float
Date: between 1879 and 1882
Nels Ferguson, a Swedish immigrant, used this float in his work as a stonemason. He was involved in the construction of the Kansas Statehouse and the Topeka State Hospital. Ferguson later settled with his family in Richland Township in Jewell County, Kansas. He used his stonemason tools in the construction of his stone farmstead, Rock Hill Farm.


Franklin County reservoir construction

Franklin County reservoir construction
Date: 1960
These five photographs show beginning construction scenes on the Franklin County reservoir in Kansas.


Kansas Avenue bridge construction, Topeka

Kansas Avenue bridge construction, Topeka
Date: 1964
A photograph showing Bill Ledeboer, crane operator, pouring footings for the Kansas Avenue bridge, Topeka, Kansas. This photo was taken from the north side looking south before the collapse of the Melan bridge. Construction on the new bridge began in August 1964 and completed in 1967. The old bridge, which was built in 1898, collapsed on July 2, 1965. The crane was situated on a man made peninsula in the middle of the Kansas River. The people in the photograph are: William (Bill) A. Ledeboer, (standing left to right) Kenny Josserand, Vern Brumbaugh, and Dave Frisbie, owner of Frisbie Bridge Co., Inc. of Topeka).


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie
Creator: Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission
Date: 1936
This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.


Kansas State Capitol building, Topeka, Kansas, 1867

Kansas State Capitol building, Topeka, Kansas, 1867
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This stereograph shows the Kansas State Capitol building under construction in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, in 1867. The photograph shows scaffolding, workers, building stone, and a portion of the completed first floor. The stereograph is from Alexander Gardner's series, "Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division," and includes the notation "351 miles west of St. Louis Mo."


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