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Allen County fair exhibits, Allen County, Kansas

Allen County fair exhibits, Allen County, Kansas
Date: 1925
Here are several photographs of exhibits at the 1925 Allen County fair. Exhibits are for a music company, the Iola Creamery, Northrup Lumber Company, Krannich Battery Service (radios), Paul Klein, Lumber, and one unidentified business showing pianos and phonograph record players.


A man holding a milking machine

A man holding a milking machine
Date: Between 1910 and 1950
This is a photograph showing a man holding a milking machine in Allen County, Kansas.


Belle Springs Creamery Company, Salina, Kansas

Belle Springs Creamery Company, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This photograph shows the Belle Springs Creamery Company in Salina, Kansas. Several automobiles are visible parked around the building.


Bennett Creamery Company in Ottawa, Kansas

Bennett Creamery Company in Ottawa, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
This photograph shows trucks loaded with milk cans arriving at the Bennett Creamery Company in Ottawa, Kansas.


Brockman Sanitary Dairy

Brockman Sanitary Dairy
Date: Between 1915 and 1924
Lantern slide advertising the Brockman Sanitary Dairy, Cherryvale, Ks.


Brockman Sanitary Dairy

Brockman Sanitary Dairy
Date: Between 1915 and 1924
Lantern slide advertising the Brockman Sanitary Dairy, Cherryvale, Kansas.


Creamery in Gem, Thomas County, Kansas

Creamery in Gem, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
A group of people pose with wagons loaded with milk cans in front on an unidentified creamery in Gem, Thomas County, Kansas.


Delivery wagon at the Star & Crescent Creamery Company, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

Delivery wagon at the Star & Crescent Creamery Company, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1910
A wagon loaded with milk cans sits in front of the Star & Crescent Creamery Company building, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas.


Emigrants' guide to the Kansas Pacific Railway lands

Emigrants' guide to the Kansas Pacific Railway lands
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: April 1871
A railroad company advertisement to emigrants promising cheap, abundant and good land for agricultural purposes.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, diary

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, diary
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929
This file includes subject correspondence relating to dairy in Northwest Kansas which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Ho! for the new Kansas! The Upper Arkansas Valley. The best thing in the west

Ho! for the new Kansas! The Upper Arkansas Valley. The best thing in the west
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: September 1876
Promotional flier featuring a map of Kansas titled, "The Finest Climate and Most Prolific Soil in the West." Map depicts the land granted to the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Rail Road by the U.S. government to encourage the development of railroads in the West. Shaded areas on the map indicate lands for sale by the railroad along the Arkansas River valley. Promotional text on both front and back markets the land to farmers as "the best wheat land known." It also includes detailed information on towns, schools, lumber, fruit growing, and livestock raising in the region.


Independent Creamery delivery trucks

Independent Creamery delivery trucks
Date: 1924
In this photograph, Independent Creamery delivery trucks are parked at the Missouri, Kansas and Texas depot in Council Grove, Kansas.


Interior view of a creamery in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Interior view of a creamery in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1910
In this photograph, a man works at his duties inside a creamery in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


Jayhawk Creamery, Lawrence, Kansas

Jayhawk Creamery, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
A black and white photograph of milk being processed into bottles at the Jayhawk Creamery in Lawrence, Kansas. The facility was located at 834 Vermont Street.


Jo-Mar Dairy building, Salina, Kansas

Jo-Mar Dairy building, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Magerkurth Studio, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This photograph shows the Jo-Mar Dairy Building in Salina, Kansas. A sign on the building states "The Western Pure Milk Products Company."


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.


Kansas. The land of golden horizons

Kansas. The land of golden horizons
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
This pamphlet lists the many attractions Kansas has to offer. A number of photos can be seen covering various subjects, from Kansas agriculture to Kansas' strides in technology.


Merritt Schwier Creamery Company, Great Bend, Kansas

Merritt Schwier Creamery Company, Great Bend, Kansas
Creator: Wood, W. J.
Date: 1909-1919
This sepia colored photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, on Sunday morning April 28th, at Great Bend, Kansas. In front of the depot several canisters containing cream have been load on to wagons to be processed into butter by the Merritt- Schwier Creamery Company of Great Bend, Kansas. The cream churned from those containers manufactured ten thousand pounds of butter.


Milk Bottle Caps from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362

Milk Bottle Caps from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362
Date: 1930-1955
These three cardboard milk bottle caps were found at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Johnson County. One bottle cap is blank while one advertises the West Mission Dairy on ___ and Mission Road (purveyors of Rare Milk and Cream). The third milk bottle cap has the cryptic wording: "A. Morrison, Jr Farm Both Phones TESTED." By the mid 1950s cardboard bottle tops were considered unsanitary and began to disappear. The Mission was built in 1839 for the Shawnee Tribe and closed in 1862. The life of the building did not end there as during the Civil War troops were quartered there and later it saw use as a dance hall, dairy bottling plant, apartments and a boarding house until becoming property of the state in 1927.


Milk Bottle from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368

Milk Bottle from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368
Date: 1935-1951
This milk bottle was recovered during excavations at the 2018 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Kaw Mission. The bottle, which is marked "ONE QUART," was recovered from a hole that contained several milk bottles fragments and garden hose fragments. The site, now called the Kaw Mission State Historic Site, was built over the winter of 1850 - 1851 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South as a school for boys in the Kaw (or Kansa) tribe. The site was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1951.


Milk bottles

Milk bottles
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster issued by the Kansas State Board of Health shows important factors for ensuring safe milk for children.


Page Milk Company in Coffeyville, Kansas

Page Milk Company in Coffeyville, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
This is a photograph of the Page Milk Company in Coffeyville, Kansas.


Pet Milk Company truck, Iola, Kansas

Pet Milk Company truck, Iola, Kansas
Date: 1952
This black and white photograph shows a gentleman standing beside a delivery truck containing ice cream mix for the Pet Milk Company in Iola, Kansas.


The Greeley County Cream Station, Tribune, Kansas

The Greeley County Cream Station, Tribune, Kansas
Date: 1911
A group of people and a team of horses pose with milk cans outside the Greeley County Cream Station, Tribune, Kansas.


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