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A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers

A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1880-1889
Published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, this pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement on railroad lands in Kansas by glorifying the state's natural resources including water, soil, mineral deposits and plant life. Printed by the Kansas Farmer in Topeka, Kansas.


Architectural sample

Architectural sample
Creator: Quarra Stone Company
Date: between 1999 and 2005
Limestone block with one face finished with sample of a "pitch-drove" surface. Prepared by the Quarra Stone Company of Madison, Wisconsin as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project.


Architectural sample

Architectural sample
Creator: Quarra Stone Company
Date: between 1999 and 2005
Limestone block with one face finished with sample of a "pitch-faced" surface. Prepared by the Quarra Stone Company of Madison, Wisconsin as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project.


Architectural sample

Architectural sample
Creator: Quarra Stone Company
Date: between 1999 and 2005
Limestone block with one face finished with sample of a "pitch-crandle" surface. Prepared by the Quarra Stone Company of Madison, Wisconsin as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project.


Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1905-1943
Photographs and postcards of the mining camp, businesses, community interests, residents, and buildings in Arma, Kansas. The city of Arma was incorporated in 1909 and is located in Crawford County about nine miles north of Pittsburg. Previously the area was known as Rust, a small coal camp laid out in 1886. The town was inhabited by miners from many of the surrounding mines. Arma continues today and is home to a few businesses, a grade school and a high school.


Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Kansas

Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1966
These three photographs show various views of the Ash Grove Cement Company in Chanute, Kansas. The plant opened in 1908 as the company's first cement operation.


Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: 1966
These photographs show three exterior views of the Ash Grove Cement Company in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas.


Birds-eye view of the glass and brick plants near West Mound, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

Birds-eye view of the glass and brick plants near West Mound, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1908-1918
These two photographs are a black and white birds-eye view of the glass and brick plants taken in 1908, and a hand-colored postcard from 1918. The plants are located near near West Mound in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas.


Brick plant, Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas

Brick plant, Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: Between 1903 and 1930
These two photographs show workers at the brick plant in Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas, which opened in October of 1903. In the first photograph a man is standing beside the brick kiln. In the second, a man is standing in a warehouse beside trolleys holding finished bricks.


Buffalo bricks, Wilson County, Kansas

Buffalo bricks, Wilson County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1903-1966
This photograph shows a pallette of bricks manufactured at the plant at Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas. The plant operated from 1903 to 1973.


Buildex, Inc., of Ottawa, Kansas

Buildex, Inc., of Ottawa, Kansas
Date: 1952
Four photographs of the Buildex plant in Ottawa.


Buildings of the Central Lumber Company, Deerfield, Kearny County, Kansas

Buildings of the Central Lumber Company, Deerfield, Kearny County, Kansas
Date: 1914
A postcard showing the buildings of the Central Lumber Company, Deerfield, Kearny County, Kansas.


Business adversiting pamphlet for Paola fair

Business adversiting pamphlet for Paola fair
Date: 1896
This pamphlet is an advertisement for a number of Paola businesses to encourage patronage of their companies by people attending the Miami County fair. Some of them include John F. Merrill, Unruh and Scheer, E.T. Ahrens Mercantile Co., Stem and Robinson, George L. Robinson, S.J. Hurst and Co., G.H. Hall, Voglesong and Poteet, S.D. Condon, and Peiker and Wishropp.


Catholic Church, Selden, Kansas

Catholic Church, Selden, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1925
This photograph shows the Catholic Church under construction in Selden, Kansas (Sheridan County). The structure was stone and was in the process of being roofed.


Cement plant, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

Cement plant, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1918
This is a hand-colored postcard showing the exterior of the cement plant in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas.


Charles Robinson to Amos Adams Lawrence

Charles Robinson to Amos Adams Lawrence
Creator: Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
Date: December 18, 1854
Transcription of a letter from the Amos Adams Lawrence Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society. Charles Robinson wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to Amos A. Lawrence in Massachusetts. Robinson thanked Lawrence for his unfailing support of the enterprise of the Territory and claimed his devotion to work done in his interest. He discussed Lawrence's development, having secured the offices of three free state newspapers, but expressed anxiety about the upcoming territorial election. However, Robinson vowed that his men would not resort to fraudulent voting to win the majority over proslavery supporters.


Coffeyville Vitrified Brick & Tile Company, Chanute, Kansas

Coffeyville Vitrified Brick & Tile Company, Chanute, Kansas
Date: May 15, 1903
This photograph shows a group of workmen from the Coffeyville Vitrified Brick & Tile Company in Chanute, Kansas.


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.


Concrete works on the Great Eastern Canal in Finney County, Kansas

Concrete works on the Great Eastern Canal in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing workers poring cement at the Great Eastern 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 set

Construction set
Creator: G.B. Lewis Company
Date: 1931
This set consists of wood pieces, and a book of objects you can build with the set. It was made by the G.B. Lewis Company in Watertown Wisconsin in 1931. They were primarily a lumber company and used that as a selling point.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: December 31, 1854
Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Topeka, Kansas Territory, to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He described living conditions in Topeka. Holliday expressed his intent to write to Mr. McFarland and his thanks for letters recently received. He mentioned Samuel Y. Lum, a Congregational minister, who was sleeping in his cabin. He also mentioned his presidency with the Topeka Town Association, agency with the New England Emigrant Aid Company, and his own business. Finally, Holliday expressed hopes of a sawmill and referred to the possibility of trouble with Missourians. A few lines have been cut and removed from the lower part of pages 7 and 8.


E. W. Norris service station, Glen Elder, Kansas

E. W. Norris service station, Glen Elder, Kansas
Date: Between 1926 and 1930
These twenty-one photographs show the E. W. Norris service station under construction and following completion. Norris hired Frank A. Slack, Beloit, Kansas, to design the service station and Charles Eby to work on the interior. It was built in 1926 with native limestone quarried near Glen Elder, Kansas. The service station is located at the southeast corner of Market and Main Streets in Glen Elder. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Edmund Jones to Hiram Hill

Edmund Jones to Hiram Hill
Creator: Jones, Edmund
Date: September 4, 1855
Edmund Jones oversaw the building of a house in Lawrence, Kansas Territory for Hiram Hill, a resident of Williamsburgh, Massachusetts. He wrote to update Hill on construction progress. Jones was frustrated with the plasterer, Mr. Johnson, who was sick and whose work was poor and rate too high. S. N. Simpson had returned to town. Jones mentioned the health of Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Herd. Page 2 is primarily a list of expenses for materials and labor and a list of amounts received, including rent income.


Edmund Jones to Hiram Hill, Jr., expense sheet

Edmund Jones to Hiram Hill, Jr., expense sheet
Creator: Jones, Edmund
Date: November 8, 1855
This expense sheet, signed by Edmund Jones, was apparently written by Hiram Hill. It includes amounts received by Jones during his oversight of the construction of Hill's house in Lawrence, the amount paid to Jones and Mr. Johnson (the plasterer), and the balance. The last column shows Hill's total expense for materials, labor, and land.


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