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African American men playing horseshoes, Kansas City, Kansas

African American men playing horseshoes, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men playing horseshoes at a recreation center for servicemen and factory personnel in Kansas City, Kansas. This recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Auto race, Rush County, Kansas

Auto race, Rush County, Kansas
Creator: Cottage Studio Photo
Date: 1911
This black and white photograph shows Frank Collins driving a Velie 40 to victory at the first auto race in Rush County, Kansas.


Auto races, Abilene, Kansas

Auto races, Abilene, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows an auto racing at the fair in Abilene, Kansas.


Auto races, Belleville, Kansas

Auto races, Belleville, Kansas
Date: 1958
This black and white photograph shows spectators awaiting the start of auto races at the North Central Kansas Free Fair in Belleville, Kansas.


Auto races, Minneapolis, Kansas

Auto races, Minneapolis, Kansas
Date: August 1917
This photograph shows an automobile race at the Ottawa County fair in Minneapolis, Kansas. There are also a number of Model T Fords parked along the track and in the infield.


Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado
Date: 1887
This black and white drawing shows structures throughout Denver, Colorado, in 1887. There is a key at the bottom that gives numbers for specific structures such as the State Capitol, the county court house, churches, schools, hotels, office buildings, smelters, etc. However, the numbers can be difficult to locate.


Camp house, Delavan, Kansas

Camp house, Delavan, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows a group of people standing beside their automobiles in front of the Delavan's free camp house for old Santa Fe Trail tourists in Delavan, Kansas.


Central Park in McPherson, Kansas

Central Park in McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a postcard showing Central Park in McPherson, Kansas.


Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa

Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa
Date: 1897
These three photographs were taken of various groups at the Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas, in 1897. The photos were given by J. L. Benson.


Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas

Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas
Date: June 1897
These four photographs show the tents and living conditions, leisure activities and camaraderie during a Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas. The women pictured are not identified.


Children at Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas

Children at Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows children playing on equipment at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas.


Children playing, Kansas City, Kansas

Children playing, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These children are on seesaws (teeter totters) at a play center, Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Children playing, Wichita, Kansas

Children playing, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
these African American children are playing shuffleboard at a recreation center in Wichita, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Children swinging, Kansas City, Kansas

Children swinging, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These children are on swings in Kansas City, Kansas. This was part of the Works Progress Administration activities.


City Park Dam, Burlington, Kansas

City Park Dam, Burlington, Kansas
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1925-1930
This view of the City Park Dam, located on the Neosho River at Burlington, Kansas was created by Louis Palenske with his Korona Panoramic View Camera. Palenske operated a photographic studio at Burlington during the 1920s. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


City Park, Lawrence, Kansas

City Park, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1906
A postcard showing South Park, Lawrence, Kansas. The gazebo or bandstand is visible in the photograph.


City Park in Topeka, Kansas

City Park in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolcott, J.C.
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing City Park in Topeka, Kansas. Visible in the postcard is a bandstand and children playing on the lawn.


City Square Park Bandstand

City Square Park Bandstand
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Historic Preservation Office
Date: 2013
City Square Park Bandstand is located in Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas. It was built in 1907 by John Nessell (builder) and Charles M. Smith (designer) and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.


City park, Rossville, Kansas

City park, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1956
This is a photograph of the Rossville, Kansas, city park. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


City park in Burlington, Kansas

City park in Burlington, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a postcard showing a city park in Burlington, Kansas.


Columbus, Kansas

Columbus, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
Here are several photographs and postcards of Columbus, Kansas. Columbus is the county seat of Cherokee County and the commercial center for the area. Being a railroad junction, shipping was an important part of its value to the early mining era. Columbus was founded in 1868 and its first post office was opened in 1869. Images include schools, churches, street scenes, the courthouse, the electric light plant, and parks.


Coronado Heights, Saline County, Kansas

Coronado Heights, Saline County, Kansas
Date: Between 1932 and 1936
Eleven photographs show Coronado Heights, located in the southern part of Saline County, Kansas. The castle at Coronado Heights was constructed by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. It is alleged to be near the place where Francisco Vasquez de Coronado gave up his search for the seven cities of gold and turned around to return to Mexico.


Coronado Heights in Saline County, Kansas

Coronado Heights in Saline County, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This is a photograph showing Coronado Heights in Saline County, Kansas.


Coronado Heights in Saline County, Kansas

Coronado Heights in Saline County, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: 1951
This is a photograph of Coronado Heights from the southeast, near Lindsborg, Kansas.


Cottonwood River flood, Marion, Kansas

Cottonwood River flood, Marion, Kansas
Creator: Ogden
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a group of men and boys gathered around a fountain in a park in Marion in Marion County, Kansas, during a flood of the Cottonwood River.


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