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1904 University of Kansas Paleontology Expedition Camp

1904 University of Kansas Paleontology Expedition Camp
Date: 1904
Little is known about this view of a camp being set up by University of Kansas paleontologists other than it may have been printed in 1904 in a Chicago newspaper. Early paleontologists sometimes served an archeological role in addition to paleontological.


1966 Topeka tornado

1966 Topeka tornado
Creator: Fisher, Gail
Date: June 1966
Here are 16 slides showing damage caused by the 1966 tornado in downtown and residential areas in Topeka, Kansas. Several buildings are visible in the slides including the National Reserve Life, Topeka bus barn, Kansas State Capitol and printing plant, and KPL buildings.


2nd war loan

2nd war loan
Date: Between 1939 and 1945
This World War II era poster encourages citizen support of the war effort though the purchase of war bonds stating "They Give Their Lives - You Lend Your Money."


A Geomorphological Site in Hodgeman County, 14HO301

A Geomorphological Site in Hodgeman County, 14HO301
Date: 1994
Shown is a cutbank terrace fill in Hodgeman County that contains deposits of soil from the early- to mid-Holocene era: 8,000 to 7,900 BCE. Archeologists use geomorphology to study the surface of the earth and find out the history of a particular landscape and the processes that worked to form that landscape.


Artifact Collection from 14SF301

Artifact Collection from 14SF301
Date: 1975
Shown is a slide, taken in 1975, of artifacts collected at the Comanche Archeological Site in Stafford County. The site was the location of a camp in a blowout (a depression created by wind erosion) within stabilized sand dunes. Archeologists consider the site to be multicomponent (multiple occupations) that was occupied periodically through the Early to Late Ceramic Periods (1 CE - 1800). Artifacts shown on the slide include bone, pottery sherds, chert knives and arrow points.


Artifacts from a Little Known Site in Woodson County, 14WO309

Artifacts from a Little Known Site in Woodson County, 14WO309
Date: 1854-1870
These three slides show the only known artifacts from 14WO309, a military site in Woodson County. Shown are a lead ball, a bridle part with the lettering "US," and a Union Army Eagle General Services Enlisted man's button. The back mark on the button indicates it was made by the Waterbury Button Company of Connecticut, who have been in the business of making buttons since 1812.


Artifacts from the Excavations at the Baker House, 14MO701

Artifacts from the Excavations at the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1972
Shown are five views of cleaned and reconstructed artifacts from the excavations at the Baker house in Morris County. Shown are a tablesetting, smoking pipes, a tintype frame, a bowl and pitcher, and a grouping of scissors, needle, thimble, and lens from a pair of spectacles. The slides were processed in 1972. The artifact collection, along with these photographs, was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The excavation was undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) in 1972. The house was burned in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Atchion, Topeka & Santa Fe flat car unloading welded rail

Atchion, Topeka & Santa Fe flat car unloading welded rail
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1974
A 1974 photograph of an AT&SF special flat bed car unloading welded rail (CWR).


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe #2633

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe #2633
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1971
A slide of ATSF #2633. This locomotive was a CF-7 Rebuilt 200 Class F-7. Santa Fe's aging fleet of 200-series F-Units needed rebuilt since the original configuration was not suited for switching service.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's diesel shop at San Bernardino, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's diesel shop at San Bernardino, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 1973
A transparency showing the interior of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway diesel shop at San Bernardino, California. Visible in the image are diesel locomotives 4652 and 4551.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 999541 caboose (way car)

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 999541 caboose (way car)
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1974
A slide of the ATSF 999541 caboose or way car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Bicentennial 5702, near Hector, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Bicentennial 5702, near Hector, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1976
This slide shows the ATSF Bicentennial 5702 with trailer and flat cars, traveling near Hector, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Extra 1910 departing Barstow, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Extra 1910 departing Barstow, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1968
A slide of ATSF Extra 1910 departing from Barstow, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe "MEN AT WORK" sign

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe "MEN AT WORK" sign
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 1985
A slide of an ATSF track that has been "blue flagged" as out of service. The sign says MEN AT WORK. Supposedly, this flag/sign could only be removed by the employee who placed it there.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe  Mobile Agent van

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Mobile Agent van
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: December 1969
A slide of an ATSF Mobile Agent van parked outside a building.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Piggyback Travellift

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Piggyback Travellift
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 1969
A slide of an ATSF Piggyback Travelift which was also known as a PiggyPacker.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe  Pleasure Dome Lounge Car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Pleasure Dome Lounge Car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: January 28, 1951
This 1951 photograph is of the AT&SF 501 Pleasure Dome Lounge Car. It was built for The Super Chief


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's new 800 class diesel powered Alco locomotive engine

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's new 800 class diesel powered Alco locomotive engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: October 10, 1959
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's diesel powered Alco locomotive engine #801 pulling newly painted refrigerator cars through the desert near Frost, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Bicentennial  5700

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Bicentennial 5700
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1975
This slide shows the front view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Bicentennial Unit 5700.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's  Bicentennial Unit 5700 and the Cyrus K. Holliday, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Bicentennial Unit 5700 and the Cyrus K. Holliday, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1975
This slide shows the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Bicentennial Unit 5700 next to the ATSF's first locomotive, the Cyrus K. Holliday, in Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's MAIN train, Topock, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's MAIN train, Topock, Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1964
This slide shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company MAIN, (Military Authorization Identification Number), train carrying military equipment across the Colorado River at Topock, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's York Canyon coal train, Olathe, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's York Canyon coal train, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1977
This slide shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's York Canyon coal train west of Olathe, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bicentennial locomotives

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bicentennial locomotives
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1976
This colored slide shows five Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company locomotives with the special bicentennial paint work They are units 5701 through 5705.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel electric engine

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel electric engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1978
This color photograph shows an end view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company diesel electric locomotive 6358. It is a General Electric 4-axle.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel service station, Barstow, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel service station, Barstow, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1973
This slide shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engines 5696, 5695, and 5690, at the diesel service station in Barstow, California.


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