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A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado

A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1865 and 1880
This map by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company features their "Golden Belt Route" from Kansas City to the "rich silver discoveries in Colorado." It advertises the "shortest and quickest, therefore the cheapest, route to Colorado." The map includes all of the counties of Kansas and eastern Colorado and most of the cities, towns and communities.


A New Home in an Old Settlement:  Come  and see the "New Land in an Old Country"

A New Home in an Old Settlement: Come and see the "New Land in an Old Country"
Date: May 1, 1876
This paper advertises for sale land, formerly owned by the Pottawatomie Nation, from 1837 to 1868, and then purchased by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company. On the reverse side of the paper is a sectional map showing the area and identifying those lands that were still for sale by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Company. The text gives brief descriptions of the cities and towns in the area; the railroads available; fuel and lumber that are native to the area; and, descriptions and prices of the land.


AT & SF Railway brochure

AT & SF Railway brochure
Date: 1917
Paper brochure advertising the Santa Fe Sheep Feeding barns at Emporia. Brochure was part of the Charles "Bud" Goebel collection, which was housed in the Burlingame Santa Fe depot from 1963 until its donation to the Kansas Museum of History in 1981.


A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .

A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: May 1877
This large brochure contains a full map on one side of Kansas, Colorado, and portions of surrounding states including the Black Hills of South Dakota. The reverse side has a myriad of information encouraging immigration to Kansas with the purchase of Kansas Pacific Railway lands; freighting between the Missouri River and Denver; $45.00 round trip tickets for tourists between Kansas City and Denver; enjoying the Switzerland of America and its many resorts; the railway line with Pullman sleepers, steel tracks and Westinghouse brakes; gold and silver mining in the San Juan and Black Hill regions; health resorts with pure air for weak lungs, sulfur springs, iron springs and hot springs; and a time table for the Kansas Pacific Railway. All of this was meant to promote travel on the Kansas Pacific Railway. NOTE: Because of the design of the brochure, pages 2 and 3 are duplicates but the right side up of the text is in the lower half of each image.


A glimpse of the Southwest;  New Mexico, the Santa Fe Route

A glimpse of the Southwest; New Mexico, the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1884
This brochure advertises the "Fertile Rio Grande Valley" of New Mexico. Rich in gold, silver, copper, lead, iron and coal along with forests, farms, orchards, vineyards, meadows and flocks and herds. The brochure describes the history of territory and the State of New Mexico; describes the land; tells of the natural resources that are being mined; and, of the agricultural crops being raised. The climate, the towns and educational opportunities are described. Two maps show the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road System in the United States and Mexico; and, the whole State of New Mexico.


Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910

Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: September 17, 1912
Union Pacific Railroad Company Agricultural Bulletin (No. 104). Union Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement showing aggregate statistical wealth values and population figures for areas west of the Mississippi River during a ten year period of time.


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.


All bound for the Kansas valleys!

All bound for the Kansas valleys!
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This brochure advertises the sale of five million acres of land by the Kansas Pacific Railroad, along the Kaw, Big Blue, Republican, Smoky Hill, Solomon, Saline, and Victoria Rivers in Kansas. The illustration on the last page may have been drawn by Topeka artist Henry Worrall.


A majority of people continue to go east via Sidney on the Union Pacific Railway

A majority of people continue to go east via Sidney on the Union Pacific Railway
Date: Betweem 1870 and 1890
This Union Pacific Railway poster promotes travel east from Sidney, Nebraska, on the Union Pacific Railway. It claims the Sidney and Black Hills Stage line passes over the best roads and has the best Concord Coaches. The stage line connects with the palace cars of the Union Pacific Railway to travel to all points east or west, crossing rivers on great iron bridges. At Omaha, Nebraska, or St. Joseph, Missouri, connections could be made to all points east, north, or south.


A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas

A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1892
This brochure advertises the advantages of settling in south central and western Kansas. Included are a photograph of the Beeson farm near Dodge City, Kansas, and a full width map of the Arkansas Valley in Kansas. Also included are testimonials by numerous settlers and descriptions of Rush, Finney, Ford, Pawnee, Gray and Kearney Counties.


An evening with the stars, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

An evening with the stars, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 4, 1911
A small flyer announcing a lecture on the stars and sun by Mary Proctor, the daughter of a noted astronomer. Mary will use the Santa Fe's stereopticon, which has one of the finest lens ever made, to throw eighty-one pictures on the screen. She will be accompanied musically by Maud Haldane. The lecture and musical dramatization of the stars will be held at Carnegie Hall in Newton, Kansas, on Tuesday evening, April 4, 1911.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878?
A large poster distributed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to encourage land settlement in the Pottawattomie Reserve in eastern Kansas. Included on the poster is a full page map of the Pottawattomie Reserve on one side and four pictures of the land on the other. The poster/brochure was encouraging farming and settlement in this area because of ready access via the railroad to all markets east of Topeka. Included are brief descriptions of Topeka, Wamego, St. Mary's, Alma and other small towns. Prices and ways to purchase the land are detailed.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Date: May 1, 1876
This paper advertises for sale land formerly owned by the Pottawatomie Nation from 1837 to 1868, and then owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company. On the reverse side of the paper is a sectional map showing the area and identifying those lands that were still for sale by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company. The text gives brief descriptions of the cities and towns in the area; the railroads available; fuel and lumber that are native to the area; descriptions and prices of the lands.


A new home in an old settlement!

A new home in an old settlement!
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1, 1880
A large brochure distributed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to encourage land settlement in the Pottawattomie Reserve in eastern Kansas. Included in the brochure are a large map of the Reserve on one side and seven small photographs on the reverse side. There is also a brief description of the cities of Topeka, Alma, Louisville, St. Mary's, Wamego and Kingsville plus details on how the land might be purchased.


Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1882
This brochure encourages travel and immigration to Arizona via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. Arizona's history, its various mines, crops, cities, livestock and lumber are detailed. There is a large map of Arizona as well as one of the United States and Mexico showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad routes.


Arkansas Valley Guide, Southwest Kansas

Arkansas Valley Guide, Southwest Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878
This circular would be free to any address. Its purpose was to promote the development of the Arkansas River Valley in southwest Kansas. It tells of the agricultural progress of the nine counties in the Valley from 1872 to 1878. These counties are Harvey, McPherson, Sedgwick, Reno, Rice, Barton, Pawnee, Edwards, and Rush. Statistics shown for grain crops are for wheat, corn, rye, oats and barley. For livestock, statistics are for horses, mules, milk cows, other cattle, sheep and swine. Other subjects covered are timber, fruit trees, and hedges; water power; climate, and fruit growing. Examples of purchase prices and terms of sale are presented.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster for lands in southwest Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster for lands in southwest Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1870s
A circular of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad promotes land sales and settlement in southwest Kansas. The advertisement states the climate of southwest Kansas is ideal for farming and ranching. The illustration contrasts prairie versus woodland settlements, and cites the extraordinary growth of cottonwood trees on Polk Street in Topeka. The German language reference indicates the railroad's intent to appeal to European emigrants. The circular demonstrates the important role railroad companies performed as promoters of the settlement and agricultural development of the west. C. B. Schmidt is listed as the German General Agent at the bottom of the poster.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company''s advertistment

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company''s advertistment
Creator: Villa, Hernando Gonzallo, 1881-1952
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This photograph shows a Native American wearing a full head dress. This illustration is possibly a preliminary sketch used by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company for advertising purposes.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Advertisement

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Advertisement
Creator: Villa, Hernando Gonzallo, 1881-1952
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This photograph shows a Native American wearing a breastplate with full headdress. The illustration is promoting the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Indian de tour through the Southwest.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Alvarado Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Alvarado Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1902 and 1904
This brochure, published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, promotes travelers to stay at the Fred Harvey Alvarado Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The booklet describes the luxurious accommodations and the Spanish Mission décor that guests will experience during their stay. There are also photographs throughout the pamphlet that capture the beauty of the facility. The California Mission style hotel designed by architect Charles F. Whittlesey, was built in 1902, and later razed in 1970.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's "The Grand Canyon Line"

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's "The Grand Canyon Line"
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: November 27, 1929
This card published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's is promoting "The Grand Canyon Line".


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's adertisement

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's adertisement
Creator: Villa, Hernando Gonzallo, 1881-1952
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This photograph shows a group of Native Americans gathered in a circle as one of the members beats a drum. This illustration is possibly a preliminary sketch used by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company for advertising purposes.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's advertisement

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's advertisement
Creator: Villa, Hernando Gonzallo, 1881-1952
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This photograph shows two Native Americans viewing the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The illustration is advertising the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's advertisement

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's advertisement
Creator: Villa, Hernando Gonzallo, 1881-1952
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This photograph shows a Native American in full headdress. The illustration is advertising the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train the Chief.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's advertisement

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's advertisement
Creator: Villa, Hernando Gonzallo, 1881-1952
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This photograph shows a Native American in full headdress. The illustration is a possible advertisement for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company.


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