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Flatware from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316

Flatware from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316
Date: 1857-1941
This knife and fork were recovered from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County in 1991. They were found below the station and may have been lost anytime during the buildings use as a home or station. The knife has lost all of its wooden handle, but the fork still retains traces of its wooden handle. 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.


George Walter, History of Kanzas

George Walter, History of Kanzas
Creator: Walter, George
Date: 1855
This history was written by George Walter, agent for the New York Kanzas League. The purpose of the League was to assist individuals and families to emigrate to Kansas and help provides reduced prices and other assistance. The office of the New York Kanzas League was located on the 3rd floor of No. 110 Broadway, New York City. Walter provided the information he thought emigrants to Kansas would need including descriptions of the situation in the territory, its climate, soil, rivers, and native products. He also gave information about industry in Kansas Territory, particularly the milling industry. He provided information on routes and supplies needed as well as a copy of the reemption law. The text of the Bill to organize the territories of Kansas and Nebraska was included on pages 24 through 48 of the pamphlet.


History of Kansas and emigrant's guide

History of Kansas and emigrant's guide
Creator: Chapman, J. Butler
Date: 1855
The title page of the printed volume indicated that it contained "a description geographical and topographical--also climate, soil, productions and comparative value with other states and territories, including its political history, officers-candidates-emigrant colonies-election, abolition, squatter and pro-slavery contentions and inquisitions; with the prospects of the territory for freedom or slavery." Mr. Chapman was a resident of the territory and the information in the booklet was compiled by traveling through Kansas Territory in 1854. The description covers most of the territory and includes information about Native American tribes and lands.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station Buttons, 14WH316

Hollenberg Pony Express Station Buttons, 14WH316
Date: 1857-1941
Several buttons were found during the 1991 excavations at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County. One button fragment is made of shell and the rest are glass. 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.


Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.

Kansas : early routes, old trails, historic sites, landmarks, etc.
Creator: Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949
Date: 1939 December
This map, created by George Allen Root and later reproduced by the Kansas Turnpike Authority, depicts trails, landmarks, and historic sites in the state of Kansas. The original map was compiled by George Allen Root and delineated by W. M. Hutchinson from information obtained from the Kansas State Historical Society.


My Trip Over the Old Road (Oregon Trail)

My Trip Over the Old Road (Oregon Trail)
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1930-1936
This is a monograph by Louis Palenske, detailing his 1930 trip across the Oregon Trail and California Trail. Along the way, he took many panoramic photographs of the landscape. In 1936, Palenske used over 80 of the panoramas to illustrate his re-publication of Alonzo Delano's tale of the gold-seeking '49ers called "Across the Plains and Among the Diggings." Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
Letters, notes, and reminiscences of the Oregon Trail. Included are first hand accounts of traveling the trail, routes taken, and the hardships endured. The Oregon Trail was primarily used from 1840 through 1860 for pioneers heading west looking for new places to settle.


Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory

Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory
Creator: Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Date: 1857
This map, drawn by Henry Rogers and Alexander Keith Johnston in 1857, details Kansas Territory and Indian Territory. Kansas Territory included portions of what would become eastern Colorado. Indian Territory later became Oklahoma. The map traces the route of the Santa Fe Trail, proposed routes for the Pacific Railway, and identifies military forts. The maps also provides information on geographical features.


The Oregon Trail through Pottawatomie County, Kansas

The Oregon Trail through Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Date: 1928
This map shows the route of the Oregon Trail through Pottawatomie County, Kansas, and the trail's proximity to the towns of St. Mary's, Belvue, Louisville, and Westmoreland. It also includes water features, such as rivers and creeks, and the sites of two cemeteries.


Trails correspondence

Trails correspondence
Date: 1905-2003
Letters, accounts, correspondence, and reminiscences of trails. Some trails covered are the Chisholm, California, Palo Duro, Jones and Plummer, Oregon, and the Butterfield Overland.


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