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1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival baby court, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival baby court, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the child Kaffir Corn "Fairy Queen" and her Baby Court at the 1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. Shown are Dorothy Jean Feder, Billie Wallace Smith, Lollie Caroline Ewing (sitting), Sarah Margaret Blair (sitting), Lucile Sluss, Ruth Dudley (Queen, wearing crown), Peggy Smith, and Virginia Lee Lathrop. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1926 Kaffir Corn queen and her court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

1926 Kaffir Corn queen and her court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the 1926 Kaffir Corn Queen and her Court during the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. On the top step are Kaffir Corn Queen Iva Lorene Ferrier, left, and Miss El Dorado Ruth Armour, right. Miss El Dorado is incorrectly labeled as Carrie Penner on back of photograph. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1920
This photograph shows a boat-shaped float created by the A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado, Kansas. Two small African-American boys are looking on from the foreground. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers

A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1880-1889
Published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, this pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement on railroad lands in Kansas by glorifying the state's natural resources including water, soil, mineral deposits and plant life. Printed by the Kansas Farmer in Topeka, Kansas.


Augusta float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Augusta float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1911-1915
This photograph shows a horse-drawn float created by the city of Augusta for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade along Central Avenue in El Dorado. The parade can be seen moving east down West Central Avenue in El Dorado, past the courthouse and Carnegie Library. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Baby Parade at the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Baby Parade at the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1920
This photograph shows two little girls each pushing a baby in a flower-covered stroller in the Baby Parade of the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado. A crowd of men and women stand along West Central Avenue watching. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Clara Frost to Joseph Snell

Clara Frost to Joseph Snell
Creator: Frost, Clara
Date: May 05, 1978
This is a letter from Clara Frost, Seattle, Washington, to Joseph Snell, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. In the letter, Frost recounts what her childhood was like growing up in the late nineteenth century in Hugoton, Kansas. NOTE: In the letter, Frost refers to the election of David Overmeyer as Governor of Kansas but that is incorrect. He was a candidate for that office several times.


Clifford Township Kaffir Corn Carnival display, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Clifford Township Kaffir Corn Carnival display, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1911
This photograph shows the kaffir corn display booth created by Clifford Township in Butler County, Kansas, for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Deputyship in the Grain Inspection Dept.

Deputyship in the Grain Inspection Dept.
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the deputy's role in the Grain Inspection Department. Correspondence included in the file is an application and questions about the position from L. A. Bailey of Girard, Kansas. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Drought report to Governor Landon

Drought report to Governor Landon
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. Division of Water Resources
Date: August 28, 1936
This report by Ogden Jones, a geologist for the State Board of Agriculture, includes detailed information about the effects of the drought that struck Kansas during the 1930s and spawned the Dust Bowl. Jones cites precise figures about water levels in major rivers and wells, in addition to information about crops such as winter wheat, sorghum, oats, hay, rye, and fruits (apples, grapes, etc?). The report also contains maps.


Ed and Alfred Schwanke

Ed and Alfred Schwanke
Date: Between 1935 and 1940
Two photographs of Ed and Alfred Schwanke of Wabaunsee County, Kansas. In the first photograph, the pair are seen planting a field as one man sits on a planter being pulled by a Caterpillar D2 crawler tractor. In the second photograph, the pair is harvesting kafir as one man rides a steel-wheeled cutter being pulled by a Caterpillar D2 crawler tractor.


Eighth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1891-1892

Eighth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1891-1892
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1893
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture contains two parts and the page numbering starts over at the beginning of Part II. The volume contains a section on each county, providing summary information about the history of the county, a description of the landscape, crops, livestock, schools, and churches. A large number of tables with statistics about Kansas residents and crop yields, broken down by county, are also included. Other chapters are devoted to interesting subjects such as apiculture, artificial forests, loco weeds, and chinch bugs.


Farmer Jones Cook Book

Farmer Jones Cook Book
Date: 1914
The Farmer Jones Cook Book was issued by the Fort Scott Sorghum Syrup Co., Fort Scott, Kansas. Mary, the woman on the cover, worked for the company's manager and his family.


Five women in a Kaffir Corn Carnival float, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Five women in a Kaffir Corn Carnival float, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1925
This photograph shows five women seated in a Kaffir Corn Carnival float resembling a boat with oars. Built for the annual Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


High school senior float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

High school senior float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1915
This postcard photograph shows five high school seniors and a young girl in a float decorated for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade. It was sent to Miss Mary Demo of El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Hitchcock's department store float for the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Hitchcock's department store float for the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1911-1915
This photograph shows four young women driving in the float created by Hitchock's Department Store for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Horse-drawn float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Horse-drawn float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1922
This photograph shows two young women riding a float pulled by two horses and led by two men. The float was assembled for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade along Central Avenue in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Horse-drawn float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Horse-drawn float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1911
This photograph shows a bunting-draped float ridden on by several men and women and pulled by a team of Percheron horses. The float was assembled for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade along Central Avenue in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


J.W. Lough farm, Scott County, Kansas

J.W. Lough farm, Scott County, Kansas
Date: 1911
These three black and white postcards show an irrigated crop of milo maize on the J.W. Lough farm, in Scott County, Kansas.


Job's Daughters float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Job's Daughters float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1920-1929
This photograph shows a horse-drawn float created by the Daughers of Job for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade along Central Avenue in El Dorado. The parade can be seen moving west down West Central Avenue in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


John Kimball to Isaac Goodnow

John Kimball to Isaac Goodnow
Creator: Kimball, John
Date: September 22, 1860
John Kimball wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to Isaac Goodnow, who was traveling away from his home in the Kansas Territory. Kimball reported on the occupations of a religious camp in the town, within which "the Good Lord is converting sinners." Kimball described the severe drought they were experiencing, and reported great damage to crops in the area. He added news of the Manhattan Express newspaper's expansion to Junction City, and an acquaintance's journey to Pikes Peak.


Kaffir Corn Carnival booths on East Central Avenue, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Kaffir Corn Carnival booths on East Central Avenue, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1912-15
This photograph shows a line of kaffir corn booths for various Butler County townships and business, set up on the north side of East Central Avenue for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. The old City Building is visible in the background to the right. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Kaffir Corn Carnival display, Powell's hardware store, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Kaffir Corn Carnival display, Powell's hardware store, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1911-1915
This photograph shows the Kaffir Corn Carnival display in the window of Powell's hardware store in El Dorado, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Kaffir Corn Carnival float, 1913, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Kaffir Corn Carnival float, 1913, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1913
This photograph shows several men standing with the Lincoln Township float built for the 1913 Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. On the ground, left to right, are Wallace Cameron, Alva Teter, and Charles Gevin. Standing on the far right of the float is Mr. Cherryholme. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Kaffir Corn Carnival parade on West Central Avenue, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Kaffir Corn Carnival parade on West Central Avenue, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1950-1960
This photograph shows a children's swan float in the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado, Kansas. A Knight of Mapira, organizers of the carnival, can be seen wearing a fez in the left center of the picture. St. Luke's Hospital and other buildings along the north side of West Central Avenue are in the background. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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