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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.


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.


Abelard Guthrie to Hiram Hill

Abelard Guthrie to Hiram Hill
Creator: Guthrie, Abelard
Date: November 11, 1858
Abelard Guthrie, a member of the Quindaro Town Company, wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts, rebutting Hill's accusations that he had acted in bad faith regarding certain enterprises of the Town Company. Guthrie stated that he had intended to begin the grading work on Kansas Avenue and other roads, but had found that the Company's funds were depleted; he suspected a swindling. He defended himself in light of other land purchases and business transactions and expressed extreme frustration at his bleak financial situation.


Aerial views of construction of Menninger West Campus buildings, Topeka

Aerial views of construction of Menninger West Campus buildings, Topeka
Date: June 22, 1981
These three black and white photographs show the construction of the Menninger Clinic, West Campus building project. In 1925, the Menninger Sanitarium Corporation purchased a farmhouse on the west edge of Topeka, Kansas. The farmhouse became the inpatient clinic and the surrounding 20 acres were developed with buildings and gardens to become the "East Campus" of the Menninger Foundation. In 1982, the "West Campus", a much larger area, was developed west of Topeka, a residential scale community of 28 structures on a 350 acre hilltop campus. In 2003, the Menninger Foundation was moved to Houston, Texas.


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.


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.


Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill

Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill
Creator: Morton, Albert C.
Date: April 30, 1858
Albert Morton wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Morton reported that the arrival of two new Eastern businessmen had brought business growth to the town, including a sash and blind factory and new three-story brick building. Despite these new constructions, Morton described the atmosphere as "dull". Though it was a bad time to sell land, since money was scarce, with the recent opening of Indian lands to settlement it was an optimum time to buy land at a low price.


Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill

Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill
Creator: Morton, Albert C.
Date: June 28, 1857
Albert Morton wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Morton informed Hill that the package containing money from him had been located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and he expected to receive it soon. Morton also described various aspects of Quindaro's development, including the building of a new store, and confirmed that the railroad would in fact come to Quindaro.


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.


Alvarado Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Alvarado Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1932 and 1951
These construction drawings for the Alvarado Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico include floor plans and additions to the original structures.


Andrew H. Reeder to John A. Halderman

Andrew H. Reeder to John A. Halderman
Creator: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
Date: October 6, 1855
This 1855 letter to John A. Halderman from former territorial governor Andrew H. Reeder of Westport, Kansas Territory, describes a new assessment of $5 per share for the town of Tecumseh's 640 acre Wyandot Float. Reeder also discusses the erection of a court house with bricks that had been intended for a hotel.


Annals of Kansas, January - February, 1855

Annals of Kansas, January - February, 1855
Creator: Wilder, Daniel Webster, 1832-1911
Date: January, 1855 through February, 1855
D. W. Wilder's "Annals of Kansas," published in 1886, provides a day-by-day chronicle of significant events in Kansas. These are digital images of Annals of Kansas entries for the territorial period of 1854-1861.


Annual report : Kansas Good Roads Association

Annual report : Kansas Good Roads Association
Creator: Kansas Good Roads Association
Date: 1918
Kansas Good Roads promotional publication claiming that it has achieved 480 miles of 365-day roads financed in the first year and now has 1,000 miles in sight for 1918.


Architectural drawing

Architectural drawing
Creator: McBride, William A.
Date: 2001
Architectural rendering of Committee Rooms 515S to 519S at the Kansas State Capitol. Watercolor on paper. Commissioned by Treanor Architects as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project. WAM Architectural Illustration is a Kansas City, Missouri business owned and operated by William A. "Bill" McBride.


Architectural drawing

Architectural drawing
Creator: McBride, William A.
Date: 2001
Architectural rendering of interior offices at the Kansas State Capitol. Watercolor on paper. Commissioned by Treanor Architects as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project. WAM Architectural Illustration is a Kansas City, Missouri business owned and operated by William A. "Bill" McBride.


Architectural sample

Architectural sample
Creator: Quarra Stone Company
Date: between 1999 and 2005
Limestone block with one face finished with sample of a "pitch-drove" surface. Prepared by the Quarra Stone Company of Madison, Wisconsin as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project.


Architectural sample

Architectural sample
Creator: Quarra Stone Company
Date: between 1999 and 2005
Limestone block with one face finished with sample of a "pitch-faced" surface. Prepared by the Quarra Stone Company of Madison, Wisconsin as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project.


Architectural sample

Architectural sample
Creator: Quarra Stone Company
Date: between 1999 and 2005
Limestone block with one face finished with sample of a "pitch-crandle" surface. Prepared by the Quarra Stone Company of Madison, Wisconsin as part of the 1999 to 2014 Capitol preservation and restoration project.


Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1905-1943
Photographs and postcards of the mining camp, businesses, community interests, residents, and buildings in Arma, Kansas. The city of Arma was incorporated in 1909 and is located in Crawford County about nine miles north of Pittsburg. Previously the area was known as Rust, a small coal camp laid out in 1886. The town was inhabited by miners from many of the surrounding mines. Arma continues today and is home to a few businesses, a grade school and a high school.


Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Kansas

Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1966
These three photographs show various views of the Ash Grove Cement Company in Chanute, Kansas. The plant opened in 1908 as the company's first cement operation.


Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: 1966
These photographs show three exterior views of the Ash Grove Cement Company in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas.


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 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.


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