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Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton County, Kansas

Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1966
A black and white photograph showing a levee being built at Cheyenne Bottoms in Barton County, Kansas. The 41,000 acre tract of land located between Great Bend, Kansas and Hoisington, Kansas, is a wetland refuge for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.


Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower

Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower
Creator: Monfort, Edith
Date: August 19, 1952
In this document, Edith Monfort asks the Republican nominee Eisenhower to take a leadership position on the proposed solution to flood control in Kansas. Three Kansas dams have been proposed, Tuttle Creek, Milford and Perry. The Kansas Watershed Association questions judgment of this proposal. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Map of Cheyenne Bottoms

Map of Cheyenne Bottoms
Creator: Kansas. Forestry, Fish and Game Commission
Date: January 1958
A map of Cheyenne Bottoms from the "Kansas Fish and Game" magazine. The map shows canals, diversion dams, and the five pools of water that comprise the wetland refuge in Barton County, Kansas.


The Story of Cheyenne Bottoms

The Story of Cheyenne Bottoms
Creator: Robl, Frank W.
Date: Between 1948 and 1958
This pamphlet written by Frank W. Robl, manager of the water fowl-banding station at Cheyenne Bottoms in Barton County, Kansas provides a brief history about the wetland. Also, includes data from 1924 to 1939 on the number of ducks and geese banded at the refuge.


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