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$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas

$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of the United States Sugar and Land Company sugar beet factory. In front of the factory is an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train advertising The Great Western Land Co. The train is pulled by locomotive No. 2170.


$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.


A. W. Johnson and Isabella Johnson to Robert S. Wickizer

A. W. Johnson and Isabella Johnson to Robert S. Wickizer
Creator: Johnson, A. W.
Date: March 24, 1875
In this letter to his cousin, A. W. Johnson relates news from his homestead near Osage Mission, Neosho County. Johnson describes the grasshopper plague in vivid terms, and also mentions how the recent hard times in Kansas should not discourage emigration into the state. In fact, he goes so far as to state that now is the time to come, since land is cheap and the spring weather is "deliteful[sic]." Johnson also states, however, that the price of corn is high, and that high prices on goods make it difficult for him to support his family.


A carload of cucumbers

A carload of cucumbers
Creator: Elite Post Card Company
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This is a fictitious or exaggerated postcard showing a Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad car loaded with gigantic cucumbers.


Agricultural exhibit, fair, Finney County, Kansas

Agricultural exhibit, fair, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows an agricultural exhibit at a fair in Finney County, Kansas. The exhibit includes a variety of farm crops, produce, and various articles made from wheat or grass.


Agricultural fair exhibit, Finney County, Kansas

Agricultural fair exhibit, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows an agricultural exhibit at a fair in Finney County, Kansas. The exhibit includes decorative wheat, wheat sculptures, fruits and vegetables.


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.


A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas

A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas
Creator: Baker, Fred
Date: 1918
This is a local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas, as recollected by Fred Baker, Gove City, Kansas. Baker wrote this sketch and submitted it in March 1918 to the Golden Belt Educational Association at Hays, Kansas, and was awarded a prize. Also included is a letter from Judge J.C. Ruppenthal, Russell, Kansas, to William Connelly, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, who received the sketch from Baker and wished for it to be donated into the Society's holdings.


Amos Bull's farm garden, Logan County, Kansas

Amos Bull's farm garden, Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This photograph represents a field of pumpkins along with other produce in the garm gardens of Amos Bull in Logan County, Kansas.


Anderson County fair

Anderson County fair
Creator: Richmond Lithograph Company
Date: September 04, 1894-September 07, 1894
Baskets of crops and produce surround three children in this poster for the Anderson County, Kansas, fair. At the bottom, it lists R.T. Stokes, President, and M.L. White, Secretary, of the fair.


A potato harvest

A potato harvest
Creator: North American Post Card Company, Kansas City, KS
Date: 1909
This photomontage or exaggerated postcard shows a group of men loading giant potatoes onto a wagon.


Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1882
This brochure encourages travel and immigration to Arizona via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. Arizona's history, its various mines, crops, cities, livestock and lumber are detailed. There is a large map of Arizona as well as one of the United States and Mexico showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad routes.


Arkansas Valley Guide, Southwest Kansas

Arkansas Valley Guide, Southwest Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878
This circular would be free to any address. Its purpose was to promote the development of the Arkansas River Valley in southwest Kansas. It tells of the agricultural progress of the nine counties in the Valley from 1872 to 1878. These counties are Harvey, McPherson, Sedgwick, Reno, Rice, Barton, Pawnee, Edwards, and Rush. Statistics shown for grain crops are for wheat, corn, rye, oats and barley. For livestock, statistics are for horses, mules, milk cows, other cattle, sheep and swine. Other subjects covered are timber, fruit trees, and hedges; water power; climate, and fruit growing. Examples of purchase prices and terms of sale are presented.


Arthur Capper and Harold Staadt

Arthur Capper and Harold Staadt
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1930
An informal portrait of Kansas Senator Arthur Capper with Harold Staadt and his prize winning corn at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas. Capper, 1865-1951, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor from 1915 to 1919, and U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Conditionaire car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Conditionaire car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1969 and 1970
This black and white photograph shows onions being loaded from a nearby field in Glendale, Arizona, into an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Conditionaire car. The orange covered insulated hopper, with its mechanical temperature control, ships a variety of perishable products across the country.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigeration car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigeration car
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between 1953 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a pallet of "Snow Crop" frozen peas being loaded into an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's MTC (mechanical temperature controlled) refrigeration car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company covered hopper conditionaire car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company covered hopper conditionaire car
Date: Between 1969 and 1970
This black and white photograph shows potatoes being loaded into an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company conditionaire car in Shafter, California. The orange covered insulated hopper, with its mechanical temperature control, shipped a variety of perishable products across the county.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company covered hopper conditionaire car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company covered hopper conditionaire car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1969 and 1970
This black and white photograph shows potatoes being loaded into an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe conditionaire car in Shafter, California. The orange covered insulated hopper, with its mechanical temperature control, shipped a variety of perishable products across the country.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company covered hopper conditionaire car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company covered hopper conditionaire car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1969 and 1970
This black and white photograph shows potatoes being loaded into an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe conditionaire car in Shafter, California. The orange covered insulated hopper, with its mechanical temperature control, shipped a variety of perishable products across the country.


Barrell from Chemical Corporation of Colorado

Barrell from Chemical Corporation of Colorado
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph taken at the Armstrong Air Service in Scott City, Kansas, shows the top of a barrel containing Colorado.44 25% DDT. The emulsifiable concentrated chemical was manufactured by the Chemical Corporation of Colorado in Denver. The spray from the barrel was found to be adulterated with 2.76% 2,4 - D. It had been used to spray a sugar beet field that contained garden webworm.


Beet field near Garden City, Kansas

Beet field near Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele and Hoke
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
Photograph showing a 200-acre beet field belonging to Mr. F.A. Gillespie, manager of the United States Sugar and Land Company in Garden City, Kansas.


Beet sugar dump U. S. Sugar & Land Co. in Garden City, Kansas

Beet sugar dump U. S. Sugar & Land Co. in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing where railroad cars dumped sugar beets at the United States Sugar and Land Company sugar beet factory in Garden City, Kansas.


Beet sugar dump in Garden City, Kansas

Beet sugar dump in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing horse drawn wagons lined up at the beet sugar dump. Visible in the photograph is an automobile and an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad car.


Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 7 - 12, 1885
This poster announces the Bismarck Fair to be held in Lawrence, Kansas.


Blockade of sugar beets in  Garden City, Kansas

Blockade of sugar beets in Garden City, Kansas
Date: November 03, 1905
This photograph shows horse-drawn wagons full of sugar beets blocking the city streets of Garden City, Kansas.


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