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A Plan to Place the Business of Farming Upon a Paying Basis

A Plan to Place the Business of Farming Upon a Paying Basis
Creator: Geary County Farmer's Alliance and Industrial Union
Date: 1891
At its meeting in Junction City on December 17, 1890, the Geary County Farmer's Alliance and Industrial Union appointed a committee of John Hay, J. L. Hulse and Jas. H. Gabby to report to the group on how farmers might be more profitable. They reported on Jan. 10, 1891, and their plan was adopted by the Geary County Farmer's Alliance and Industrial Union. It calls for farmers to work together to impact prices and supplies rather than being at the mercy of purchasers and speculators. It encouraged an effort to jointly hold back cattle from the Kansas City market for one day in an effort to increase the prices paid to farmers.


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.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards, Alva, Oklahoma

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards, Alva, Oklahoma
Date: February 26, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards, built in 1910, in Alva, Oklahoma.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards, Sofia, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards, Sofia, New Mexico
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards near Sofia, New Mexico. The facility consisted of six pens, two combination chutes, and a truck unloading chute.


Atlas of Kansas City, Kansas, formerly Wyandotte, Kansas City, Kansas and Armourdale, including Argentine, and Rosedale

Atlas of Kansas City, Kansas, formerly Wyandotte, Kansas City, Kansas and Armourdale, including Argentine, and Rosedale
Creator: Rascher Insurance Map Publishing Co.
Date: 1893
This fire insurance atlas shows blocks, lots, buildings and property ownership for Kansas City, Kansas (formerly Wyandotte, Kansas City, and Armourdale), Argentine and Rosedale. An index to specials (businesses and public services) and a street index precede the plat maps at the beginning of the volume. The color assigned to a structure indicates its building material. A key to colors and other symbols is available on the title page. Summaries of the operations and facilities of major industries and businesses are included with some plats. Businesses showcased include packing houses, stockyards, grain elevators, and metal smelters and refiners.


Bowie and Harwi feedlot, Logan County, Kansas

Bowie and Harwi feedlot, Logan County, Kansas
Date: 1914
This photograph shows the Bowie and Harwi cattle feedlot in Logan County, Kansas. Represented in the photograph is cattle, barns and feed.


Brookover Feed Yard, Garden City

Brookover Feed Yard, Garden City
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Administration Division
Date: June 01, 2015
These cattle stand in the Brookover Feed Yard in Garden City. Established by Earl Brookover in 1951, this was the first commercial feed yard in the Midwest. Brookover pioneered the approach to cattle feeding and has remained an industry leader.


Butzer Packing Company, Salina, Kansas

Butzer Packing Company, Salina, Kansas
Date: June 1936
This photograph shows the Butzer Packing Company in Salina, Kansas.


Cattle

Cattle
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows cowboys rounding up cattle at a unidentified location.


Cattle

Cattle
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows cattle being moved into a stock pen at a unidentified location. In the background, tank cars and boxcars are visible from a nearby rail line.


Cattle auction, Dodge City, Kansas

Cattle auction, Dodge City, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1945 and 1955
This photograph shows cattle moving through a livestock arena in Dodge City, Kansas, as potential buyers look on. Above the arena signs are visible for various businesses in the area.


Cattle in Abilene, Kansas

Cattle in Abilene, Kansas
Date: 1886
A photograph showing cattle in the stockyards at Abilene, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are railroad cars and an elevator.


Cattle in a feedlot

Cattle in a feedlot
Creator: Kansas Farmer Magazine
Date: Between 1970 and 1989
Cattle eating grain in a feedlot.


Cattle in loading pens near Eskridge, Kansas

Cattle in loading pens near Eskridge, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
A photograph showing cattle in loading pens near Eskridge, Kansas. Visible are men spraying cattle with insecticides and stock cars on the nearby railroad tracks.


Cattle pens and railroad cars at Silkville, Kansas

Cattle pens and railroad cars at Silkville, Kansas
Date: Between 1903 and 1910
A photograph showing cattle in a stockyard and railroad stock cars in Silkville, Kansas.


Cattle ranch in Seward County, Kansas

Cattle ranch in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This is a photograph showing cattle on an unidentified farm or feedlot in Seward County, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are farmers with horse-drawn wagons filled with cattle feed.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway stockyards in McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway stockyards in McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1922
Photograph of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway stockyards in McFarland, Kansas.


Drought relief cattle in Kansas City, Kansas stockyards

Drought relief cattle in Kansas City, Kansas stockyards
Date: Between 1935 and 1939
This is a photograph from the report of drought cattle operations taken from the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee. The image is of cattle in the Kansas City, Kansas stockyards.


Everett Shelton video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Everett Shelton video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Shelton, Everett
Date: 1 January 2007
Corporal/Specialist Everett Edward Shelton was drafted into the Army in 1942 and served until October 1945 in the 592nd Amphibious Engineers-- Boat & Shore Regiment (EBSR). They built bridges and docks. He was assigned to the motor pool. He did his basic training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served in Australia and New Guinea. Eleanor Roosevelt visited the troops while Shelton was in New Guinea. Shelton was born October 4, 1912 in the country at the Burr Oaks Bottoms Baptist Church, Doniphan County. He did not graduate from high school and was working for Swift meat packing when he was drafted. He worked for Swift after the war, also. He lived in the areas of Troy and Wathena. He was interviewed by Peggy Stanton on Jan 1, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Feedlot in Manhattan, Kansas

Feedlot in Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Keystone View Company
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This black and white stereograph shows Hereford cattle eating from a long narrow trough at a feedlot in Manhattan, Kansas. In the background a pole barn holding alfalfa is visible.


Glimpses of the Los Angeles union stock yards

Glimpses of the Los Angeles union stock yards
Creator: Farm and Ranch Market Journal
Date: 1926
This pamphlet contains information and photographs about the Los Angeles Union Stock Yards. It also provide the schedule for market reports on KFCL radio. This item is labeled Los Angeles Union Stock Yards, Bulletin No. 1.


Guide map of the great Texas cattle trail from Red River crossing to the old reliable Kansas Pacific Railway

Guide map of the great Texas cattle trail from Red River crossing to the old reliable Kansas Pacific Railway
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1874
This railroad guide book was produced by the Kansas Pacific Railway to aid cattle ranchers in getting their herds to market.


Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., Emporia

Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., Emporia
Date: Between 1970 and 1979
This photograph shows workers cutting meat at the Iowa Beef Processors, Inc. in Emporia, Kansas. The company was founded in 1960 in Denison, Iowa. It was the largest meat packing operations in the United States until it was acquired in 2001 by Tyson Foods Inc. based in Springdale, Arkansas.


Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., Emporia, Kansas

Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., Emporia, Kansas
Date: Between 1970 and 1979
This photograph shows an overview of the processing line at the Iowa Beef Processors, Inc. in Emporia, Kansas. The company, founded in 1960 in Denison, Iowa, was the largest meat packing operations in the United States until it was acquired in 2001 by Tyson Foods Inc. based in Springdale, Arkansas.


J. P. Emery's feedlot, Gray County, Kansas

J. P. Emery's feedlot, Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a photograph of J. P. Emery's feedlot, Gray County, Kansas. There are cattle and hogs in the lot.


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