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Do you believe in keeping Kansas kash in Kansas?

Do you believe in keeping Kansas kash in Kansas?
Creator: Kansas Publicity Bureau
Date: Between 1910 and 1930
A small leaflet encouraging people to "Buy Kansan." It states that Kansas is first in many things such as college students, wheat, zinc smelting, and apple seedlings. It also compares the recent solar eclipse to Kansas' future growth.


Eagle Picher Mining & Smelting Company, Galena, Kansas

Eagle Picher Mining & Smelting Company, Galena, Kansas
Creator: Curtis, Delmer L.
Date: October 12, 1945
This is an aerial view of the Eagle - Picher Mining & Smelting Company in Galena, Kansas. The company's general offices were in Joplin, Missouri.


Edgar Zinc smelters, Cherryvale, Kansas

Edgar Zinc smelters, Cherryvale, Kansas
Creator: Photo-Type Post Card co.
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This sepia colored photograph shows the Edgar Zinc smelters in Cherryvale, Kansas.


Kansas.  A complete and comprehensive description of the agricultural, horticultural, stock raising and mineral resources of Kansas

Kansas. A complete and comprehensive description of the agricultural, horticultural, stock raising and mineral resources of Kansas
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1903
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet promotes Kansas as an abundant and ideal place to settlement.


Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate

Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1909
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet highlights the natural and human resources found in Kansas at the time of publication.


Lead and zinc mine

Lead and zinc mine
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
View of a lead and zinc mine built by Wigginton & Milton, contractors.


Mining zinc

Mining zinc
Creator: Sparlin, Orrick
Date: 1940s
View of zinc mining operation from Eagle-Picher Mining & Smelting Co.


State inspector of coal mines reports

State inspector of coal mines reports
Creator: Kansas. Inspector of Coal Mines
Date: Between 1884 and 1956
These reports of the Kansas State Mine Inspector mostly concern coal mining, though by 1929 the scope of the reports broadens to include metal mines. The content of individual reports will vary. The reports address mining laws and mining districts; industry production and earnings; fatal and non-fatal accidents; accident investigations and transcripts of oral interviews; labor strikes; mine locations; mining companies and operators; and proceedings of mining conventions. The reports document the political, economic, social, and environmental impacts of more than seventy years of mining in southeastern Kansas.


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