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Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas

Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas
Date: 1904
This is a photograph of the Abraham Eitzen farm located 2 miles east and 2 1/2 miles south of Hillsboro, Kansas. It shows the home, farm buildings and a windmill. It is a snow scene and there is a horse drawn sled in the image.


A flock of chickens

A flock of chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This photograph shows a flock of chickens, a man, chicken coops, farm buildings, and a windmill on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Poultry was a very important food source before refrigeration was commonplace in rural households on the prairie. Chickens and turkeys also provided a much-needed source of income through the sale of live birds and eggs.


Approaching dust storm

Approaching dust storm
Date: Around 1935
This undated photograph captures a large dust storm about to hit this family's homestead. These storms were frequent occurrences in western Kansas during the 1930s Dust Bowl.


Brad Grimes' beef herd near Ashland, Kansas

Brad Grimes' beef herd near Ashland, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
View of cattle belonging to Bradford Grimes near Ashland, Kansas. Also visible are cowboys on horseback and a windmill.


C. E. Doyle and cowboys on the Doyle ranch near Englewood, Kansas

C. E. Doyle and cowboys on the Doyle ranch near Englewood, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
View of C. E. Doyle and cowboys on horseback at the Doyle ranch near Englewood, Kansas, in 1897. Visible in the background are a herd of horses, a pond, a windmill, and ranch buildings.


C. McLain's pumping plant, Finney County, Kansas

C. McLain's pumping plant, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows C. McLain's pumping plant in Finney County, Kansas, including an Aermotor windmill and man sitting near a reservoir filled with water.


C. McLain's pumping plant, Finney County, Kansas

C. McLain's pumping plant, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a man standing next to C. McLain's pumping plant in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph also shows a body of water, an Aermotor windmill, a fence, some trees, and an open field.


Cabbage field, pumping plant, Doty farm, Finney County, Kansas

Cabbage field, pumping plant, Doty farm, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph is of a cabbage field and pumping plant on Doty's farm in Finney County, Kansas. The pumping plant is obscured by a tree line but the windmill is visible. A man is visible standing in the field.


Cabbage patch vegetable garden

Cabbage patch vegetable garden
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of a cabbage patch vegetable garden in Haskell County, Kansas. Farm buildings and part of a windmill are visible in the background.


Cabbages on a Haskell County, Kansas homestead

Cabbages on a Haskell County, Kansas homestead
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1912
This is a view of a cabbage patch vegetable garden on an unidentified farm in Haskell County, Kansas, in 1912. The early settlers experimented by trial and error with many different kinds of crops. Also visible, in the background, are a corral, farm buildings, windmill, farmhouse, and someone seated in a horse-drawn carriage.


Cattle in pen, J.C. Mitchell ranch, Finney County, Kansas

Cattle in pen, J.C. Mitchell ranch, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows cattle in a pen on J.C. Mitchell's ranch. A windmill is also visible.


Cattle on an irrigated farm, Finney County, Kansas

Cattle on an irrigated farm, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows an irrigated farm near Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas. It also shows an elevator, silos, and cattle. In the background is a residence and a windmill. The photograph was donated by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce.


Cattle standing in a farm pond, Haskell County, Kansas

Cattle standing in a farm pond, Haskell County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of cattle standing in an unidentified farm pond in Haskell County, Kansas. A windmill and several buildings are visible in the background.


Charles Taylor farm in Hoxie, Kansas

Charles Taylor farm in Hoxie, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This is a photograph of the Charles Taylor farm located south of Hoxie, Kansas. Seven adults and one child are in the photograph, but the only ones identified are Sarah Lister Pratt, Anne Pratt Taylor, and Charles Taylor. Also in the photo are a two-story barn with cupola, wooden windmill, haystack, three horses and wagons in the farmyard.


Cimarron Valley, possibly Gray County, Kansas

Cimarron Valley, possibly Gray County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a view of what could possibly be Cimarron Valley in Gray County, Kansas. In the foreground of the photo, there is a man sitting on a bicycle and a child standing next to him.


D.M. Frost's cabbage field, near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

D.M. Frost's cabbage field, near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows D.M. Frost's cabbage field near Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph also shows a few windmills and some trees.


D.M. Frost's farm, Finney County, Kansas

D.M. Frost's farm, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows fields on D.M. Frost's farm in Finney County, Kansas. A windmill is also visible.


D.M. Frost's farm near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

D.M. Frost's farm near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows a view of D.M. Frost's farm near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. In the center of the photograph there is some type of building and a horse pulling what may be a buggy. Also in the photograph there is a windmill, a few crops, and in the background there is a line of trees.


D.M. Frost's farm, possible cabbage field, Finney County, Kansas

D.M. Frost's farm, possible cabbage field, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows D.M. Frost's farm in Finney County, Kansas. The crop appears to be cabbage. A man, horse and buggy, and windmill are also visible.


Doty's reservoir, Finney County, Kansas

Doty's reservoir, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows two children playing in Doty's reservoir in Finney County, Kansas.


E. J. Pyle's reservoir, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

E. J. Pyle's reservoir, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows E. J. Pyle's reservoir in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. An Aermotor windmill, several people and some cattle are visible.


E.J. Pyles' reservoir, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

E.J. Pyles' reservoir, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows E.J. Pyles' reservoir in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, including a windmill, several people, and some cattle.


E.L. Hall's irrigation plant, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

E.L. Hall's irrigation plant, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows E.L. Hall's irrigation plant in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, including a pond, windmill and shed.


Early Garden City, Kansas

Early Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: 1895
The photographs show different views of Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, as it appeared around 1895


F. E. "Gene" Murphy ranch house east of Santa Fe, Kansas

F. E. "Gene" Murphy ranch house east of Santa Fe, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1908 and 1912
Francis Eugene (Gene) Murphy is shown on the porch of his ranch house, located in Haskell County east of Santa Fe, Kansas. Also visible at right are a storm cellar (or "'fraid hole") and a windmill. At one time, Murphy owned 100 quarter-sections of Haskell County land. The house, built by Murphy in 1908, was later the home of Harold Walters.


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