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$190,235,814 For Dairy Products

$190,235,814 For Dairy Products
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure was designed as a talk to encourage the construction of good roads in the state of Kansas. It described comparable rural roads in Wisconsin that promote crop and dairy production.


365-day roads an investment, not a tax

365-day roads an investment, not a tax
Date: 1910-1919
Brochure promoting good roads as a investment comparable to other enhancements financed by the farmer and found on his individual land holding.


AT&SF railroad bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

AT&SF railroad bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
View of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials for a railroad bridge crossing the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction of the AT&SF Railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon was begun in 1905 and completed in 1908.


AT&SF railroad bridge crossing, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

AT&SF railroad bridge crossing, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
View of the masonry pillars built for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's second bridge crossing the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Sand Canyon is visible in the backround. Construction of the AT&SF Railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon was begun in 1905 and completed in 1908.


After the great war is over

After the great war is over
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure argues that the construction of good roads in the United States will enhance agricultural productivity and economic development in the aftermath of World War I.


Agreement, Construction of Office Building in Leavenworth

Agreement, Construction of Office Building in Leavenworth
Creator: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
Date: September 29, 1855
A. H. Reeder enters into an agreement with H. M. Hook for the latter to "erect" an office building on lot #8, block #3 of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory. Hook agrees to build the structure, "16 feet by 32 feet similar to the office of M. I. Parrot" (perhaps, Marcus J. Parrott) for $400. Hook is to be paid out of the rent received on this property when finished, as well as from what rent he receives on three other properties he has leased from Reeder.


Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill

Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill
Creator: Morton, Albert C.
Date: August 8, 1857
Albert Morton wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Morton related that the fall emigration had begun, Quindaro was crowded, and more buildings were being constructed than ever before. Morton also had found two men interested in renting the home owned by Hill upon its completion. He suggested that it would be best to "keep things quiet" about Samuel N. Simpson, and asked, on the behalf of Guthrie, if Hill planned to travel again to Quindaro.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's construction crew members swinging a 100 foot girder into place on the first railroad bridge crossing at the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible are a tanker car and locomotive. Construction on the bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's construction crew members swinging a 100 foot girder into place, on the third span of the second railroad bridge, crossing the Abo River at Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible are a tanker car, locomotive, and rail cars. Construction on the bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company Coffer Dam construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company Coffer Dam construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers using equipment to drive sheet piling for Coffer Dam at Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials for a bridge crossing at the Pecos River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials for a railroad bridge crossing the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials at the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen, construction equipment, piers, plank forms, and materials at the Pecos River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This view shows a construction crew from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company swinging the last girder into place on the sixth railroad bridge crossing at the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible are a railroad locomotive, and railway construction equipment and supplies. Construction on the railroad bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon begun in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This black and white photograph shows a view of the tunnel cut and sixth Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge crossing at the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction on the railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon begun in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge crossing, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge crossing, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This view shows workmen, masonry, and masonry forms for the seventh Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge crossing at the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction on the railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows a view of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible is a driver and horse-drawn wagon. Construction begun in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employee, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employee, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows an unidentified Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employee loading a pack donkey at Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible is a canvas tent in the background. Construction began in the canyon in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen's quarters, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen's quarters, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This interior view shows a bunkhouse used by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers while building railroad tracks through the Abo Canyon in New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's construction crew members swinging a 100 foot girder into place, on the first railroad bridge crossing the Abo River, at Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible is a tanker car. Construction on the bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka &Santa Fe Railway bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka &Santa Fe Railway bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
View of Achison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway workmen, construction equipment, structures, and materials for a railroad bridge crossing the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction of the AT&SF Railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon was begun in 1905 and completed in 1908.


Building a road in Thomas County, Kansas

Building a road in Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1930
A team of mules pulls a grader being used to build a dirt road in Thomas County, Kansas.


Building the high school in Bucklin, Kansas

Building the high school in Bucklin, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1950
Three photographs showing construction of Bucklin High School in Bucklin, Kansas. The photographs show the nearly completed high school, the men that built the school and Ralph Prickett, carpenter foreman.


C. E. Blood to Hiram Hill

C. E. Blood to Hiram Hill
Creator: Blood, C.E.
Date: February 9, 1859
C.E. Blood wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Blood told Hill that, by mistake, a house had been built on one of Hill's town lots. He offered to trade lots with Hill, maintaining that both were of equal quality and value, and told him that the house would serve as the printing office of a new newspaper, the Manhattan Statesman.


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