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8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry monument at Missionary Ridge

8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry monument at Missionary Ridge
Creator: Schmedling Photographer
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
These are three photographs of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry monument on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Black Jack Monument, Douglas County

Black Jack Monument, Douglas County
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1956
Battle of Black Jack Monument, Douglas County, Kan.


C. Bernhardt to George W. Martin

C. Bernhardt to George W. Martin
Creator: Bernhardt, Christian
Date: February 28, 1910 to March 2, 1910
A list of historical points in Lincoln County, as it relates to pioneer monuments.


Civil War monument in Baxter Springs, Kansas

Civil War monument in Baxter Springs, Kansas
Creator: Galloway and Robertson
Date: May 31, 1886
A photograph showing a Civil War monument in Baxter Springs, Kansas. This monument is dedicated to the soldiers killed in the Battle of Baxter Springs, October 6, 1863, and other engagements in the vicinity.


Geographical center of the United States marker, Smith County, Lebanon, Kansas

Geographical center of the United States marker, Smith County, Lebanon, Kansas
Date: 1940s or 1950s
This is a view of a marker at Lebanon, Kansas, representing the geographical center of the United States. It was sponsored by the Lebanon Hub Club, April 23, 1940.


Grave marker for Bob Dalton, Grat Dalton, and Bill Power

Grave marker for Bob Dalton, Grat Dalton, and Bill Power
Date: 1892
The grave marker of Bob Dalton, Grat Dalton, and Bill Power, located in Elmwood Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kansas. On October 5, 1892, the three Dalton brothers, Bob, Grot, and Emmett, with Tim Evans and Dick Broadwell, rode into Coffeyville. They robbed the town's two banks of nearly $25,000 before being ambushed by angry town citizens. Warned of the Dalton gang's plans, townspeople opened fire on the gang, killing four members and wounding Emmett. Four Coffeyville citizens also lost their lives in the gun battle.


Installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue, Topeka, Kansas

Installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: September 30, 1983
This is a photograph of the installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue at the museum in Topeka, Kansas. The statue was created by native Kansan Lumen Martin Winter. The museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Ave.


Installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue, Topeka, Kansas

Installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: September 30, 1983
Photographs showing the installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue in Topeka, Kansas. One photograph shows Robert Cuevas, Ruth Snell, Mike Snell, and Ruth Sherrer at the site of the installation. The statue is at the Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Ave.


Installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue at the museum in Topeka, Kansas

Installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue at the museum in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: September 30, 1983
This is a photograph of the installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue at the museum in Topeka, Kansas. The museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Ave.


Installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue in Topeka, Kansas

Installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: September 30, 1983
This is a photograph of "The Great White Buffalo" statue taken after its installation at the museum in Topeka, Kansas. The museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Ave.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Madonna of the trail

Madonna of the trail
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
View of a statue titled Madonna of the Trail, in Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas.


Marker for the southeast corner of Kansas

Marker for the southeast corner of Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
Two photographs of a monument that marks the southeast corner of Kansas.


Monument in memory of the pioneers who came to Lawrence, Kansas

Monument in memory of the pioneers who came to Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: 1929
A photograph showing the monument erected in memory of pioneers who came to Lawrence, Kansas in 1854. The Shunganunga boulder, which was used for the monument, was located in Robinson Park.


Monument in memory of the pioneers who came to Lawrence, Kansas

Monument in memory of the pioneers who came to Lawrence, Kansas
Date: October 11, 1929
Two photographs showing the dedication of the Shunganunga boulder monument in Robinson Park in memory of pioneers who came to Lawrence, Kansas in 1854. People in the photograph are (left to right): W. E. Connelley, secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society; chancellor E. H. Lindley, University of Kansas; Charles H. Tucker, chairman of the monument committee and his grandson Harry Stucker; Mayor R. C. Rankin; Governor Clyde M. Reed; Miss Hannah Oliver, author of inscription on monument; Rev. Frederick C. Lawrence of Cambridge, Massachusetts, grandson of Amos A. Lawrence, for whom Lawrence, Kansas was named; and Congressman Ulysses Samuel Guyer.


Monument of the Old Bell on the Hill

Monument of the Old Bell on the Hill
Date: 1920s
This postcard shows a bird's eye view of Council Grove, Kansas. In the foreground is a monument built by school children in 1901. According to the donor of the postcard, the Old Bell was used not only as a school and church bell, but also to alert residents about fires, funerals, celebrations and to the presence of Native Americans.


Monuments, Finney County, Kansas

Monuments, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
These photographs show "The Indian and the Buffalo," a Kansas Historical Marker located east of Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas.


Monument to Major Ogden near Fort Riley, Kansas. 420 miles west of St. Louis Mo.

Monument to Major Ogden near Fort Riley, Kansas. 420 miles west of St. Louis Mo.
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This stereograph shows the Major Edmund Augustus Ogden monument at Fort Riley, Geary County, Kansas. There are two men standing and one man on horseback by the fence rail around the monument. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.


Monument to honor victims of Quantrill's Raid, Lawrence

Monument to honor victims of Quantrill's Raid, Lawrence
Date: 1895
Early in the morning of August 21, 1863, Confederate guerilla forces led by William Clarke Quantrill, 1837-1865, attacked Lawrence, Kansas, killing nearly 200 people and burning most of the town. This stone monument, erected to honor the victims of Quantrill's Raid, is located in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas. It was unveiled on May 30, 1895. The inscription on the memorial follows: Dedicated to the memory of the one hundred and fifty citizens who defenseless fell victim to the inhuman ferocity of border guerillas led by the infamous Quantrill in his raid upon Lawrence August 21, 1863. Erected May 30, 1895.


Monument to the College Hill Presbyterian Church in Dickinson County, Kansas

Monument to the College Hill Presbyterian Church in Dickinson County, Kansas
Date: Between 1977 and 1980
Here are three photographs showing a monument to the College Hill Presbyterian Church in Dickinson County, Kansas. The monument is on the site of the original church.


Museum construction scene, Topeka, Kansas

Museum construction scene, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: September 30, 1983
Two photographs showing the installation of "The Great White Buffalo" statue at the museum in Topeka, Kansas. The museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Ave.


Museum construction scenes, Topeka, Kansas

Museum construction scenes, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: September 30, 1983
These two photographs show the installation of the "The Great White Buffalo" at the museum in Topeka, Kansas. In one photograph, William Winter stands by the statue, which was created by native Kansan Lumen Martin Winter. The museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Ave.


Ogden monument at Fort Riley, Kansas

Ogden monument at Fort Riley, Kansas
Creator: Post Exchange, Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Ogden Monument at Fort Riley, Kansas. The postcard indicates the monument is the geographical center of the United States.


Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas
Date: August 21, 1930
This postcard shows a view of the stone pavilion and monument at Pawnee Rock in Barton County, Kansas. The site, located in the southwest corner of Barton County, is about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. For pioneers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day Club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. On May 24, 1912 the stone monument was dedicated before a crowd of some eight thousand onlookers. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Pawnee Rock Monument, Pawnee Rock, Kansas

Pawnee Rock Monument, Pawnee Rock, Kansas
Date: After 1912
View of two women and a man posed at the Pawnee Rock Monument, Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Pawnee Rock was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


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