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Aerial views of railroad tracks, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

Aerial views of railroad tracks, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1964
These two aerial photographs show railroad tracks, including the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, going through Neodesha in Wilson County, Kansas. The Standard Oil Company processing and storage facility is visible alongside the tracks.


Derby Refinery, Wichita, Kansas

Derby Refinery, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
These four black and white photographs show the Derby Petroleum Refinery in Wichita, Kansas.


Globe Oil Refinery, McPherson, Kansas

Globe Oil Refinery, McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1933 and 1939
This photograph shows a view of the Globe Oil & Refining Company in McPherson, Kansas. The facility located southwest of McPherson was built in five months at a cost of one million dollars. The National Cooperative Refinery Association acquired the company in 1943.


Gordon oil field, El Dorado, Kansas

Gordon oil field, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This photograph shows Mr. and Mrs. Eliga Carter at Gordon oil field, El Dorado, Kansas.


Kansas. The land of golden horizons

Kansas. The land of golden horizons
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
This pamphlet lists the many attractions Kansas has to offer. A number of photos can be seen covering various subjects, from Kansas agriculture to Kansas' strides in technology.


Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce

Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: 1968
This twenty minute, 16mm film was written and produced by the Kansas Department of Economic Development and promotes the variety and quality of Kansas-made goods and services. Jack Lacy, director of the Kansas Department of Economic Development, narrates the film. The film features transportation, agricultural products (turkey, cattle, wheat, alfalfa), agricultural machinery, work clothes, oil, coal, helium, gypsum, boots, model railroads and carnival rides, classroom furniture, printing and publishing, golf equipment, fiberglass, guns, heavy metals, cellophane, tires, and airplanes.


National Refining Company, Coffeyville, Kansas

National Refining Company, Coffeyville, Kansas
Date: Between 1923 and 1925
An album with photographs and information on the National Refining Company, Coffeyville, Kansas. The refinery was built on 75 acres in northeast Coffeyville. At the time of construction, National Refining Company was the second largest oil company in the nation with Standard Oil being first. The Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad laid tracks to the refinery's site and construction was started in 1904. Oil from Coffeyville and the north territory was piped to the refinery. Capacity was 2,500 barrels per day, and by the 1920s, it was one of the largest independent refineries in the country. Included in the album are photographs of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad locomotives pulling tank cars, buildings, laboratories, employees, and equipment at the refinery. The scrapbook includes descriptions of the various processes that occur at the refinery. There are some equipment photos from 1906 next to the 1925 version of the same equipment.


Oil field fire, Wilson County, Kansas

Oil field fire, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1960
This photograph shows workers standing near a large fire in an oil field at an unidentified location in Wilson County, Kansas.


Perry Wyning Henman' s photograph album

Perry Wyning Henman' s photograph album
Date: Between 1948 and 1975
This is an album containing photographs of Mobil Oil employees and annuitants. There are a few images of refineries and a Jessup & Sloan gasoline truck. Many of the photographs were taken in Venezuela and Kansas. The photograph album belonged to Perry Wyning Henman, who was an employee of Mobil Oil.


Russell Refining Company, Russell, Kansas

Russell Refining Company, Russell, Kansas
Date: 1936
These four black and white photographs show the Russell Refining Company in Russell, Kansas. The plant was located approximately five miles west of the town of Russell, Kansas along U.S. Highway No.40 and the Union Pacific Railroad.


Standard Oil Company, Neodesha, Kansas

Standard Oil Company, Neodesha, Kansas
Date: Between 1897 and 1907
This black and white photograph shows the Standard Oil Company in Neodesha, Kansas. The refinery built in 1897, produced 500 barrels of crude oil per day and was the first to process Mid-Continent Field crude.


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