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Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas

Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas
Creator: Stanley, Arthur Jehu, 1874-1967
Date: September 17, 1915
An address given by Arthur Stanley before the Old Settler's Reunion in Lincoln, Kansas. Stanley recounts life in Lincoln, of living in a dugout, the fear of prairie fires, prairie schooners passing through, the naming and meaning of places in Lincoln, and many other stories of the county and prairie life in general.


Appointment of William H. Bush to postmaster at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas

Appointment of William H. Bush to postmaster at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas
Creator: Post Office Department
Date: February 02, 1869
These are appointment papers for William H. Bush from the Post Office Department. He was named the Post Master at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas.


Ceremony at the Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Ceremony at the Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: July 14, 1963
Four photographs showing a ceremony at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station marking the location as a registered National Historic Landmark. The three men pictured by the monument are S. Sohl, M. Mattes, and L. Dieker. The Hollenberg ranch house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Cheli distribution center, Bell, California

Cheli distribution center, Bell, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1968 and 1976
This black and white photograph shows mail being sorted at the Cheli distribution center in Bell, California. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C, the world's fastest freight train, delivered the mail to the facility.


Dedication of the Pony Express monument, Washington County, Kansas

Dedication of the Pony Express monument, Washington County, Kansas
Date: August 14, 1964
Several photographs of the dedication ceremony for the Pony Express monument in Washington County, Kansas. Waddell F. Smith and Leo Dieker help with the unveiling of the monument. In 1857, Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg established a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and earlier as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


G. H. Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

G. H. Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A photograph of the G. H. Hollenberg ranch house in Washington County, Kansas. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


G. H. Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

G. H. Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: Between 1930 and 1949
A photograh of the Hollenberg ranch house in Washington County, Kansas. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, United States Postal Service

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, United States Postal Service
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the United States Postal Service. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to postal law, Mother's Day telegrams and mail threats. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Great express enterprise! From Leavenworth to Sacramento in ten days!

Great express enterprise! From Leavenworth to Sacramento in ten days!
Creator: Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kan.)
Date: January 30, 1860
A newspaper illustration used with an article on the Pony Express. The article was published in the Leavenworth Daily Times.


History of Sylvan Grove, Kansas

History of Sylvan Grove, Kansas
Creator: Sigley, Helen L.B.
Date: 1926
A history of Sylvan Grove, Lincoln County, Kansas, written by Helen Sigley during her senior year at Sylvan High School. The history recounts the earliest settlers of the town, how it received its name, and many of the town's first businesses and business owners.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Hanover, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Hanover, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1949
This is a postcard photo of the exterior of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Hanover, Kansas. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and earlier as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Dieker, Leo
Date: 1943
This is a photograph of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, after its restoration, in Hanover in Washington County, Kansas. The station was named for Gerat Henry Hollenberg, who built it in 1859 and operated it as the westernmost Pony Express station in Kansas. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and earlier, as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board
Date: 1963
Several photographs of the Pony Express Station in Washington County, Kansas. The station, originally a ranch house, was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, for people traveling on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 it was operated as a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station historical marker, Hanover, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express Station historical marker, Hanover, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1980
A photograph of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station historical marker in Hanover, Kansas. This station was established in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and earlier, as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


Hollenberg Pony Express station, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg Pony Express station, Washington County, Kansas
Date: 1955
This photograph represents the Hollenberg Pony Express station. The Station was built in 1857 by Gerat Hollenberg and his wife on the Oregon-California trail for travelers. Originally operating as a way station, the building functioned as the pony express station from 1860 to 1861. Purchased by the Kansas Legislature in 1941, the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1961.


Hollenberg Ranch State Park Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg Ranch State Park Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Date: 1965
These two photographs represent individual views of the Hollenberg Ranch which later operated as the Hollenberg Pony Express Station from 1860 to 1861 in Washington County, Kansas along the Oregon-California Trail. Purchased by the Kansas Legislature in 1941, the property was listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1961.


Hollenberg Ranch State Park Pony Express Station marker

Hollenberg Ranch State Park Pony Express Station marker
Date: 1955
This photograph shows a marker identifying the Hollenberg Ranch State Park in Washington County, Kansas. Built in 1857 by Gerat Hollenberg and his wife as a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, it operated as a Pony Express Station from 1860 to 1861. Purchase in 1941 by the Kansas Legislature, the property was listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1961.


Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Date: 1955
A photograph of an outbuilding near the Hollenberg ranch house in Washington County, Kansas. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A photograph of the Hollenberg ranch house in Washington County, Kansas. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas

Hollenberg ranch house, Washington County, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
Three views of the Hollenberg ranch house. This house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Interior views of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station

Interior views of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station
Date: 1964
These are several interior views of the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County, Kansas. The station, originally a ranch house, was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, for people traveling on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 it was operated as a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Joseph Shaffer and Clare Morton's map of Township 13 South, Range 12 West of Russell County

Joseph Shaffer and Clare Morton's map of Township 13 South, Range 12 West of Russell County
Creator: Morton, Clare, 1897-1977
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Clare Morton and Joseph Shaffer, from Bunker Hill, Russell County, showing creeks, postal routes, Indian camp, railroad and homesteads in Township 13 South, Range 12 West, Russell County. On the back of the map there is a legend. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


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.


Marvin and Irene Davis, Rossville, Kansas

Marvin and Irene Davis, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1958
Marvin and Irene Davis from Rossville, Kansas, are reading a 4-H Journal together on April 17, 1958. Marvin was born February 19, 1910, in Rossville. Irene was born Irene Lasswell on September 22, 1912, at St. Clere. They married May 17, 1936. They were both involved in 4-H. Marvin was a farmer and stockman. Irene was a Rossville U.S. Postal Service clerk. Marvin died on September 14, 1991, and Irene died on February 27, 1996, both in Rossville. 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.


Nemaha County historic house

Nemaha County historic house
Date: 1870-1890
This photograph shows an early way station on the main trail across Nemaha County, Kansas, near Seneca. The house was known as "Log Chain" and was a station route on the Pony Express.


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