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A. C. Davis & Co. grain elevator, Kansas

A. C. Davis & Co. grain elevator, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1915
A view of men and horse-drawn wagons in line at the A. C. Davis grain elevator in, possibly, Pratt or Almena, Kansas. A steam locomotive is visible in the background.


Agricultural scene, Finney County, Kansas

Agricultural scene, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1916
The photograph shows farm wagons and a grain elevator on an unidentified farm in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph was taken in 1916.


Argentine Mill, Kansas City, Kansas

Argentine Mill, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1921
This black and white photograph shows the Argentine Mill in Kansas City, Kansas. On the image "C.A Fellows Contractor Topeka, Kansas 1921" is written.


Boyd elevator, Barton County, Kansas

Boyd elevator, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Colcher, Larry A
Date: June 1998
These photographs are part of the Kansas State Historical Society's online exhibit, "Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest." This exhibit focuses on the people who have built Kansas' agricultural reputation. In June 1998, the KSHS staff headed west into the heart of the wheat belt, following harvest from the Oklahoma border to far northwestern Kansas. They photographed and interviewed families from the top twenty wheat-producing counties in Kansas. The photographs featured here include some of hail damage near Boyd Elevator in Barton County.


C-G Grain Company, Wichita, Kansas

C-G Grain Company, Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1955
This postcard shows an aerial view of the 14 million bushel grain elevators owned by the C-G Grain Company in Wichita, Kansas. The postcard was addressed to Mr. Clifford Hope in Washington, D.C. A note on the back indicates the elevators were southwest of Wichita, near the Mid Continent Airport. There is a printed message on the back with a handwritten note from R. H. Garvey that says "Aren't Elevators Beautiful!"


Cargill elevator, Cleveland, Kansas

Cargill elevator, Cleveland, Kansas
Date: June 1998
These photographs are part of the Kansas State Historical Society's online exhibit, "Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest." This exhibit focuses on the people who have built Kansas' agricultural reputation. In June 1998, the KSHS staff followed harvesters from the Oklahoma border to far northwestern Kansas. They photographed and interviewed families from the top twenty wheat-producing counties in Kansas. The photographs featured here are of the Cargill Elevator in Cleveland, Kansas.


Charles Herman photograph collection

Charles Herman photograph collection
Creator: Herman, Charles L., 1922-2010
Date: 1960-1980
Photographs taken by Charles Herman, a long-time resident of Alma, Kansas. He was born on May 19, 1922 in Alma, Kansas and lived at 222 West 1st Street. He was a charter member of the Wabaunsee County Historical Society. His photographs were trademarked with blue sky and puffy white clouds. Herman died on December 19, 2010.


Concrete grain elevator on the Foster Farm, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas

Concrete grain elevator on the Foster Farm, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1954
A Foster Farms semi-trailer sits in from of the massive concrete grain elevator on the farm. The elevator was constructed in 1949, was 138 feet high, and could store 100,000 bushels of grain.


Cooper Elevator, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Cooper Elevator, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1948
The Cooper grain elevator in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas on October 4, 1948.


Cooper Elevator, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Cooper Elevator, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1948
A postcard view of the Cooper grain elevator in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


Cooperative County Exchange elevator, Cimarron, Kanas

Cooperative County Exchange elevator, Cimarron, Kanas
Date: Between 1939 and 1940
This is a photograph of the Cooperative County Exchange elevator in Cimarron, Kansas. The business sold grain, feed, flour, and coal.


Dudley's Drug Store, Silver Lake, Kansas

Dudley's Drug Store, Silver Lake, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
This photograph shows an exterior view of Dudley's Drug Store in Silver Lake, Kansas. A man possibly identified as Dr. Dudley is visible sitting in a chair on the front porch of the store. Also visible on the right side of the picture is an elevator, and a man is visible standing in front of it. Partially visible in the background between the drug store and the elevator is a Union Pacific rail car.


Eclipse Elevator, South Haven, Kansas

Eclipse Elevator, South Haven, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This black and white photograph shows Charles Robinson seated in a horse-drawn wagon filled with grain at the Eclipse Elevator in South Haven, Kansas.


Elevator district, Belpre, Kansas

Elevator district, Belpre, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a photograph of the elevator district in Belpre, Kansas. In the photograph there are several buildings, one with the company name Sturgeon & Co. Grain Merchant, as well as two men standing on train tracks.


Elevators, Ensign, Kansas

Elevators, Ensign, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This is a photograph showing grain elevators in Ensign, Kansas.


Farmers Co-op Elevator, Richmond, Kansas

Farmers Co-op Elevator, Richmond, Kansas
Creator: Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-
Date: May, 1936
Exterior view of the Farmers Cooperative Elevator in Richmond, Kansas.


Fishman Land Company, Tribune, Kansas

Fishman Land Company, Tribune, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows the Fishman Land Company's grain elevator in Tribune, Kansas. In the background clouds of black smoke are visible from a steam locomotive.


Fishman Land Company, Tribune, Kansas

Fishman Land Company, Tribune, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
These two black and white photographs show the Fishman Land Company's grain elevator in Tribune, Kansas.


Flax mill, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

Flax mill, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1950-1966
These photographs are two views of the flax mill in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas. One is a detail of the elevators; the other is a view of the entire facility.


Flour mill & elevator, Abilene, Kansas

Flour mill & elevator, Abilene, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the flour mill and elevator in Abilene, Kansas. Several cars and trucks are parked outside the facility.


General Mills flour mill & elevator, Wichita, Kansas

General Mills flour mill & elevator, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This aerial view shows the General Mills Flour Mill & Elevator in Wichita, Kansas. In the background the Kansas Cold Storage facility and several grain elevators can be seen in the distance.


Gooch Feed Mill Company, Salina, Kansas

Gooch Feed Mill Company, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This black and white photograph shows the Gooch Feed Mill Company in Salina, Kansas. A sign on the elevator states that the Western Star Mill Company is the owner of the facility. In the background, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot is visible.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, wheat

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, wheat
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to wheat. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to wheat producers in the southern Great Plains, wheat protein laboratories in Western Kansas, and wheat elevator locations for preparation for final market. File is incomplete, because the responses by Governor Clyde have been removed prior to arriving at the Kansas Historical Society. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Grain elevator in Harveyville, Kansas

Grain elevator in Harveyville, Kansas
Date: 1895-1905
Two photographs of the grain elevator in Harveyville, Kansas. The first photograph shows three men sitting in the office of the elevator. Two of the men are identified as Clarence and Charles Cox. The second photograph shows an exterior view of the elevator. Two men standing on top of the elevator are identified as Bill Boatright and John Shrink.


Grain elevator in Hoxie, Kansas

Grain elevator in Hoxie, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1935
This photograph is of the Hoxie, Kansas, grain elevator where truckloads of wheat are waiting to be unloaded and sold. Rail cars are visible in the background.


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