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Boating on the Tom Pratt farm pond, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas

Boating on the Tom Pratt farm pond, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: 1895
Tom Pratt boating on his farm pond near Studley, Kansas, 1895.


Dugout, Sheridan County, Kansas

Dugout, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: 1889
A bachelor's dugout, located south of the Solomon River near Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas. This dugout was used by Abraham, John Fenton, and Tom Pratt; their half-brother James Kirk; and Charlie and Jim Foster when the men first arrived in Sheridan County from Yorkshire, England, prior to 1885.


George Grant's villa, Ellis County, Kansas

George Grant's villa, Ellis County, Kansas
Date: Between 1873 and 1883
This black and white photograph shows a view of the two-story native limestone home of George Grant, the founder of the English community in Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas. The structure built south of Victoria became the center of social and agricultural activities when Grant brought the first Aberdeen-Angus cattle to the area. In 1973, the home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Sheridan County, Kansas group on the Solomon River

Sheridan County, Kansas group on the Solomon River
Date: 1890
Group photo of English settlers in Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas, taken along the Solomon River. Back row, left to right: Frank Brandrum, Gertrude Pratt, Jim Foster, Noel Pritt. Front row, left to right: Charlie Foster, Abraham Pratt, Mrs. George Pratt, James Kirk, Tom Pratt.


Tennis club in Runnymede, Kansas

Tennis club in Runnymede, Kansas
Date: August, 1891
A photograph of the tennis club in Runnymede, Harper County, Kansas. In the late 1880s, F. J. S. Turnly established an English colony and training school for the sons of British gentlemen to learn the secrets of successful farming. Unfortunately, most of the young men were wealthy and their interest in farming waned. Instead they raced horses, partied, and played tennis. The colony disbanded in 1892 when the families in England decided their sons were learning very little about agriculture.


The original settlers and history of the Delaware Reserve

The original settlers and history of the Delaware Reserve
Creator: Green, Charles R.
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This item contains a thorough account of the original settlers and the history of the Delaware Reserve. Written by historian Charles R. Green, this item contains a rather detailed look at the area that had been occupied for some time by the Delaware tribe following their move West, which was necessitated by the increasing number of white settlers on the eastern coasts of the United States.


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