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Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Dept. of Transporation
Date: February 27, 1957
A series of aerial photographs showing areas adjacent to the Kansas River, prior to the construction of I-70 Interstate, and east of downtown Topeka. Recognizable sites include: Highway 75; Lower Silver Lake Road; Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad tracks and bridge; Ward-Mead home; Topeka Avenue bridge; Kansas Avenue bridge; business buildings north of Fourth Street; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops, track and bridge; and East Topeka and Oakland residential areas.


Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transporation
Date: November 30, 1956
A series of aerial photographs showing construction of I-70 Interstate west of Gage Boulevard. Also, the areas east of Gage Boulevard to MacVicar Avenue, where I-70 was eventually built. Recognizable sites include: West Hills residential area; Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; sand and concrete company; and Union Pacific Railroad tracks.


A farm out west.  Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route

A farm out west. Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route
Date: 1897
This Chicago & Rock Island railroad pamphlet promotes agricultural production and settlement in the southwestern states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Abilene, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Abilene, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Abilene, Kansas. The red-brick building is located on the Eastern Lines, Middle Division, Strong City District along mile post 58.1. The depot is maintained by Burlington Northern Railroad.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Atchison, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: March 15, 1958
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Atchison, Kansas. The modern design depot, built around 1954, features a flat roof with large glass windows. It was part of the Eastern Lines, Atchison District, Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway, and Missouri Pacific Omaha Division


Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wichita, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1890s and 1900s
This photograph shows what may be the remains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Santa Fe and Douglas Street in Wichita, Kansas. In the background the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot is visible.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and Chicago, Rock Island, Pacific depot, Atchison, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and Chicago, Rock Island, Pacific depot, Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: March 15, 1958
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and Chicago, Rock Island Pacific freight depot in Atchison, Kansas. The two-story limestone building was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Atchison District at milepost 0.5 and also part of the MO Kansas Division, Sub Division 30-A at milepost 519.4. The depot still stands and serves as the Atchison County Museum/Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.


Birds-eye view, Volland, Kansas

Birds-eye view, Volland, Kansas
Creator: Kratzer, Otto
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This birds-eye view of Volland, Kansas, looks from the southwest. Down the tracks, one can see the Volland depot. Two connected cattle cars are parked at the stockyards and a third beyond the crossing. The old store is partially obscured; however, Otto Krazters' old house, which sat against the store, can be seen. In the foreground is a railroad house and to the north of it the Volland Blacksmith Shop. When this view was taken, construction had yet to begin on the new Kratzer Brothers' General Store.


Brewery album

Brewery album
Date: Between 1906 and 1911
A photograph album containing 37 photographs of saloons, Turner Halls, breweries, Shawnee County Courthouse, and shipping and delivery of beer in northeast Kansas.


Broughton, Kansas, depot on a flatcar

Broughton, Kansas, depot on a flatcar
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: Between 1965 and 1966
View of the Broughton, Kan., Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot on a flatcar being moved to the Topeka fairgrounds.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railraod depot, Plains, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railraod depot, Plains, Kansas
Date: 1972
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Plains, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure no longer stands.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad & Missouri Pacific Railroad sign board, Pierce Junction, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad & Missouri Pacific Railroad sign board, Pierce Junction, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 22, 1958
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad & Missouri Pacific Railroad sign board in Pierce Junction, Kansas. The sign and tracks were part of the Missouri-Kansas Division, Sub. Division at milepost 33.6.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad's locomotives and freight train near Topeka, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad's locomotives and freight train near Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This is a postcard showing Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad's steam locomotives pulling a freight train near Topeka, Kansas. One of the locomotives is #5104.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Depot, Kanorado, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Depot, Kanorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1900s
This postcard shows a general view of the two-story Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Kanorado, Kansas. To the right of the depot is the water tower. In the background two individuals are visibly standing beside two hand-pulled freight wagons.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, Topeka, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1909 and 1910
This photograph shows horse-drawn carriages in front of a temporary Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Topeka, Kansas. Information on the back of the photograph indicates the structure may have been located on North Tyler.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad box depot, Denton, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad box depot, Denton, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: April 24, 1960
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad's box depot at Denton, Kansas. The structure was part of the Missouri-Kansas Division, Sub. Division 36-B, at mile post 24.1.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad box depot, Willard, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad box depot, Willard, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 27, 1957
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad box depot in Willard, Kansas. The wooden structure was part of the Missouri-Kansas Division, Sub. Division 36 at milepost 105.3.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad bridge in Topeka, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad bridge in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: McMahon, Tom
Date: July 13, 1951
Here are six photographs taken from the Topeka Boulevard bridge looking west at the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad bridge. The photographs show one of the piers of the bridge failing and causing three spans to collapse into the Kansas River. The photographs were taken during the flood of 1951.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad bridge near Arkalon, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad bridge near Arkalon, Kansas
Date: September 05, 1938
This is a postcard showing the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad bridge over the Cimarron River during the flood of 1938. The bridge is near Arkalon, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Abilene, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Abilene, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: November 14, 1954
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Abilene, Kansas. The combination depot was part of Missouri-Kansas Division, Sub. Division 36B at milepost 198.4. The depot was moved to the Old Abilene Town museum complex in 1959. The Victorian-era Stick Style building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Alma, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This photograph shows a group of people gathered in front of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Alma, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure was located at the south end of Missouri Street and was the third of four Rock Island depots that existed in Alma. The depot was destroyed by a fire.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Alma, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Alma, Kansas
Date: September 02, 1957
This black and white photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad depot at Alma, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Alta Vista, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: 1900-1920
Two photographs of the old Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Alta Vista, Kansas. The first photograph shows an exterior view of the depot. This was the first CRIP depot constructed at Alta Vista, built even before the rails were laid in 1887. This was one of the two-story depots which the railroad used in rural areas. Often the depot agent and their family would live upstairs. The second photograph shows five men posing inside the depot. In addition to providing freight and passenger services, the depots also contained the telegraph offices.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Alta Vista, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Alta Vista, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 02, 1957
This black and white photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot at Alta Vista, Kansas. It was part of the Missouri -Kansas Division, Sub Division 36, at mile post 141.8.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Belleville, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Belleville, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This postcard shows a view of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Belleville, Kansas. In the background a steam locomotive is visible in front of the depot. The one-story structure is no longer standing.


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