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Aiken and Sons Mill, Guilford, Wilson County, Kansas

Aiken and Sons Mill, Guilford, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1869-1876
This is a view across the Verdigris River of Guilford's' first mill, the Aiken and Sons Mill, in Wilson County, Kansas.


Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill

Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill
Creator: Morton, Albert C.
Date: February 27, 1858
Albert Morton wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Morton predicted a good property market for the coming spring, despite the "hard money matters" which had been the situation during the winter. He reported that the Shawnee lands would open soon, to have them paid for by the end of the summer, and that Hill's land investments in Manhattan were "in good standing". Morton added that Samuel Simpson has been busy lately, traveling back and forth from Quindaro to Lawrence.


Album of Topeka, Kansas

Album of Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Ward Brothers, Columbus, Ohio
Date: 1888
This printed album contains engravings of public buildings and homes in Topeka, Kansas.


Alfalfa mill in Minneapolis, Kansas

Alfalfa mill in Minneapolis, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
A postcard showing an alfalfa mill in Minneapolis, Kansas.


Arkansas City Milling Company, Arkansas City, Kansas

Arkansas City Milling Company, Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Croft & Cusick
Date: May 1890
A sepia colored photograph of the Arkansas City Milling Company and canal in Arkansas City, Kansas.


Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas
Creator: Stoner, J. J.
Date: 1879
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas. The legend at the bottom identifies the following: Concordia College, the high school, the Courthouse, several churches including a Swedish Baptist Church, hotels, a livery stable, a feed stable, the U. S. Land Office, two commercial land offices, two law offices, and the Concordia Mill. Street names are given. A railroad is shown but the company is not identified. The lithograph was published by J. J. Stoner of Madison, Wisconsin.


Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1875
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, which was the county seat of Chase County. The legend at the bottom identifies churches, schools, the Courthouse, hotels, newspapers, wagon shops, and a flour mill. Street names are given. The Cottonwood River and Spring Creek run near the community. A subtitle indicates that Cottonwood Falls is one mile from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's Eye View of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas. It is on the route of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad and the Little Arkansas River runs near the town. The structures identified in the legend include a school, Mennonite Church, hotels, depot, newspaper office, the Halstead Flour Mill, an elevator, lumder yard, and wagon shops. Street names are given. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Cedar Bluff Mill, Rossville, Kansas

Cedar Bluff Mill, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1912
The Cedar Bluff Mill was built in 1869 by Joseph Perry, three miles north of Rossville on Cross Creek. Flour was manufactured there until the 1880s and later the mill was used for coarser products. The Pottawatomi Indians were the principal patrons as they brought their grist to be ground. Ben F. Reser purchased it about 1900 and ran it for many years. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This black and white photographs shows a view of the Cottonwood River and the Cedar Point Mill and Dam in Cedar Point, Kansas. The three and a half story native limestone structure was built in 1875 by abolitionist Orlo H. Drinkwater and his partner Peter Paul Schriver along the Cottonwood River. For a number of years flour was milled from the facility until operations came to a close in the early 1940s. In 2006, the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: 1957
This black and white photograph shows the Cedar Point Mill and Dam in Cedar Point, Kansas. The three and a half story native limestone structure was built in 1875 by abolitionist Orlo H. Drinkwater and his partner Peter Paul Schriver along the Cottonwood River. For a number of years flour was milled from the facility until operations came to a close in the early 1940s. In 2006, the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows a view of the Cedar Point Mill and Dam in Cedar Point, Kansas. The three and a half story native limestone structure was built in 1875 by abolitionist Orlo H. Drinkwater and his partner Peter Paul Schriver along the Cottonwood River in the community of Cedar Point. For a number of years flour was milled from the facility until operations came to a close in the early 1940s. In 2006 the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: 1957
This photograph shows the Cedar Point Mill and Dam in Cedar Point, Kansas. The three and a half story native limestone structure was built in 1875 by abolitionist Orlo.H. Drinkwater and his partner Peter Paul Schriver along the Cottonwood River. For a number of years flour was milled from the facility until operations came to a close in the early 1940s. In 2006, the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Christian Balzac Hoffman

Christian Balzac Hoffman
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
A photograph showing Christian Balzac (C.B.) Hoffman seated in a chair reading a book. Born in Switzerland, where his family was in the milling business, C. B immigrated with his family to Wisconsin and then Kansas. The family originally located in Leavenworth when they came to Kansas but they moved to Dickinson County where C. B.'s father Christian was one of the founders of Enterprise, Kansas. After college, C. B. joined his father's milling business but he was involved in numerous other businesses. C. B. Hoffman was active in politics and evolved from a Republican to a Populist to a Socialist. As his beliefs evolved, he gradually cut ties with family in Enterprise. By 1910, he was divorced from his first wife and Hoffman and his second wife were living in Kansas City, Kansas. He ran for U.S. Senator from Kansas on the Socialist ticket in 1914.


City Flouring Mill, Hutchinson, Kansas

City Flouring Mill, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: 1899
This black and white photograph shows a group of men standing on the loading dock in front of the City Flouring Mill in Hutchinson, Kansas. Standing off to the side are two men, a young boy, and a gentleman seated in a wagon. In the foreground, boxcar #2058 from the Missouri Pacific Railroad is visible.


Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas

Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas
Creator: Richard Miller, Stationer, McPherson, Kansas
Date: May 12, 1912
This postcard shows the Colburn Brothers Mill in McPherson, Kansas. The company was founded in 1880 by Edward Alva Colburn and John C. Hamilton. The facility was operated by the Colburn family until Edward's death in the 1930s when it was sold to KBR Mill. The postcard was addressed to Mr. George A. Root at the Kansas Historical Society.


Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas

Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas
Creator: E.C. Kropp Company., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date: June 22, 1918
This color postcard shows the Colburn Brothers Mill in McPherson, Kansas. The company was founded in 1880 by Edward Alva Colburn and John C. Hamilton. The facility was operated by the Colburn family until Edward's death in the 1930s when it was sold to KBR Mill.


Colburn Brothers Mill fire in McPherson, Kansas

Colburn Brothers Mill fire in McPherson, Kansas
Creator: Hites, T. A.
Date: March 08, 1911
This is a photograph of the Colburn Brothers Mill fire in McPherson, Kansas.


 DeMoss Mill on the Fall River in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

DeMoss Mill on the Fall River in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1890-1900
These are two photographs of the DeMoss Mill on the Fall River in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. Number 1 was taken across the river from the mill and number 2 shows the dam from downstream. There is an oil derrick upstream from the mill.


Dedication of the flour and feed mill at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas

Dedication of the flour and feed mill at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: May 18, 1961
This photograph shows (left to right in the front row) State Senator Glee S. Smith, Jr., Larned, Kansas; Leon N. Roulier, Board of Regents, Colby, Kansas; Whitley Austin, Chairman of the Board of Regents, Salina, Kansas; Orville Freeman, United States Secretary of Agriculture; and James McCain, President of Kansas State University, at the dedication of the flour and feed mill at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.


Dunn's Mill, Douglas, Kansas

Dunn's Mill, Douglas, Kansas
Date: 1903
This black and white photograph shows Dunn's Mill on the Walnut River in Douglas, Kansas. In the foreground two young girls are standing on rocks in the middle of the river.


Dunn's Mill, Douglas, Kansas

Dunn's Mill, Douglas, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This sepia-colored photograph shows Dunn's Mill along the Walnut River in Douglas, Kansas. In the foreground a group of people are visible along the dam.


Dutch windmill in Lawrence, Kansas

Dutch windmill in Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a cyanotype showing the old Dutch windmill, which stood on West Ninth Street in Lawrence, Kansas. Construction on the windmill started July 1, 1863 by Andrew Palm and John H. Wilder. Fourteen men were brought from Sweden by Palm to build the windmill. It was destroyed in Quantrill's Raid and rebuilt in 1864. It was octagon shaped, four stories in height, and the basement had walls of stone six feet thick. The mill had four millstones, two for wheat and two for corn. The capacity of the mill was twenty bushels daily each of flour and meal. With the wind blowing at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour the mill would have eighty horse power. The mill ceased running in July 1885 and a fire destroyed it in 1905.


Edward Hoogland to Thomas Nesbit Stinson

Edward Hoogland to Thomas Nesbit Stinson
Creator: Hoogland, Edward
Date: July 6, 1856
Edward Hoogland, a resident of Tecumseh, KT who was visiting his family in New York, described a meeting with Governor Wilson Shannon in St. Louis concerning territorial politics. Hoogland displayed a pro-slavery perspective in his comments on Kansas affairs. He described efforts to encourage settlement in Kansas Territory, especially Tecumseh, and to promote economic development in the territory. He mentioned an acquaintance who hoped to establish a sawmill and a gristmill in the territory.


Embroidered flour sack

Embroidered flour sack
Creator: Imboden Milling Company
Date: between 1915 and 1916
This cotton sack for Imboden Milling Company flour was embroidered and embellished with ribbon and lace. Embroidered designs include the U.S. and Belgian flags; a French message whose English translation is "Thank you, America;" sprays of wheat; and the town name Neerpelt (Belgium). This sack originally contained Kansas flour sent overseas during World War I for relief efforts organized by the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Some of the sacks were embroidered by Belgian women and returned to the United States as an expression of gratitude. The Kansas Belgian Relief Fund received this sack and placed it on display in a downtown Topeka store before donating it to the Kansas Historical Society.


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