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1951 flood, Neosho County, Kansas

1951 flood, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: July 6, 1951
These are two aerial views of Neosho County, Kansas, that were taken by and published in the Chanute Tribune newspaper. The two photographs show a flooded oil storage facility and farmstead.


American Carbide & Chemical Corporation, Arkansas City, Kansas

American Carbide & Chemical Corporation, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
Two black and white photographs of the American Carbide and Chemical Corporation in Arkansas City, Kansas.


Archer Daniels Midland Company, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

Archer Daniels Midland Company, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1928-1966
These two photographs show the exterior doorway of the Archer Daniels Midland Company, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas, and the machinery inside the plant. The Archer Daniels Midland Company was incorporated in Kansas in 1928 to produce vegetable oils and related products.


Bevis Rock Salt Company in Lyons, Kansas

Bevis Rock Salt Company in Lyons, Kansas
Creator: C. T. American Art Colored
Date: 1922
This is a postcard showing the Bevis Rock Salt Company in Lyons, Kansas.


Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas

Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These five photographs show various scenes of the coal fields in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas

Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These two photographs show scenes of the coal fields in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Coal mine no. 1 at the Kansas State Penitentiary

Coal mine no. 1 at the Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: 1920s
This is a postcard showing coal mine no. 1 at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Croweburg camp town, Crawford County, Kansas

Croweburg camp town, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
Croweburg camp town, Crowe Coal Company, shaft mines #6 and #16, Crawford County, Kansas.


Crystal Salt Company in Kanopolis, Kansas

Crystal Salt Company in Kanopolis, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
This is a photograph of the Crystal salt mine in Kanopolis, Kansas.


Eagle Picher Mining & Smelting Company, Galena, Kansas

Eagle Picher Mining & Smelting Company, Galena, Kansas
Creator: Curtis, Delmer L.
Date: October 12, 1945
This is an aerial view of the Eagle - Picher Mining & Smelting Company in Galena, Kansas. The company's general offices were in Joplin, Missouri.


Edgar Zinc smelters, Cherryvale, Kansas

Edgar Zinc smelters, Cherryvale, Kansas
Creator: Photo-Type Post Card co.
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This sepia colored photograph shows the Edgar Zinc smelters in Cherryvale, Kansas.


Independent Salt mine, Kanopolis, Kansas

Independent Salt mine, Kanopolis, Kansas
Date: 1950s
This twenty-three minute silent film documents salt mining in the 1950s at the Independent Salt Company in Kanopolis, Kansas. The film shows miners descending a mineshaft and drilling and cutting the mine "face." Then it shows the salt being moved to a rotating feeder-breaker that breaks the salt into smaller pieces. Finally, it shows the salt being loaded onto skips and hoisted to the surface through a shaft, and then dumped into bins in the mill building where it is sorted and loaded onto trucks.


Litchfield mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Litchfield mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1925-1926
Three photographs of Litchfield, a mining town located 4 miles northeast of Pittsburg in Crawford County. It was originally called Edwin and in 1881 changed its name to Litchfield. Pictured are miners, a mine, and mine equipment.


Longnecker and Keys oil wells, Wilson County, Kansas

Longnecker and Keys oil wells, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1901
This photograph shows the Longnecker and Keys field of oil wells south of Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. An unidentified family is standing by the front oil derrick.


Lost Hope

Lost Hope
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1927
A black ink on rice paper woodcut showing a deserted oil derrick and a collapsing shed. Lost Hope was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Mine, Cherokee County, Kansas

Mine, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: 1880 to 1910
A photograph of an unidentified mine in Cherokee County, Kansas.


Miners at mine #14, Scranton, Kansas

Miners at mine #14, Scranton, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1925
Group of miners posed with their mules in coal mine #14 at Scranton, Kansas.


Mining, Pittsburg, Kansas

Mining, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1955
View of a giant shovel working in a strip mine, Pittsburg, Kansas.


Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas

Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
A photograph of the Morning Star Mine in Galena, Kansas. Several men are in the foreground.


Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas

Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
A photograph of the Daisy D Mine in Cherokee County, Kansas.


Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas

Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
A photograph of the Daisy D Mine in Cherokee County, Kansas.


Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas

Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
A photograph of the Crown Point mine in Cherokee County, Kansas.


Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas

Mining scene, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1930
A photograph of the Badger Mill and Mining Company in Cherokee County, Kansas.


Mining scene in Treece, Kansas

Mining scene in Treece, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
Here are three photographs showing chat piles near Treece, Kansas. One of the photographs shows coal and gondola railroad cars used to transport zinc and lead from the mine.


Mining scenes, Galena, Kansas

Mining scenes, Galena, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
Photographs of mining scenes in Galena, Kansas. One photograph includes a scene of an Empire City concentrating plant.


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