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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.


Civilian Conservation Corps members, Kalvesta, Kansas

Civilian Conservation Corps members, Kalvesta, Kansas
Date: 1934
This black and white photograph shows a group of young men dressed in white uniforms from the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Kalvesta, Kansas. The camp was located in Finney County and was apart of the New Deal program, created during Franklin D Roosevelt's administration, to generate employment for young men while emphasizing work toward conservation projects across rural America.


Civilian Conservation Corps members, Kalvesta, Kansas

Civilian Conservation Corps members, Kalvesta, Kansas
Date: 1934
This black and white photograph shows a group of young men dressed in uniforms from the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Kalvesta, Kansas. The camp was located in Finney County and was apart of the New Deal program, created during Franklin D Roosevelt's administration, to generate employment for young men while emphasizing work toward conservation projects across rural America.


HC Jacobs to Governor Fred Hall

HC Jacobs to Governor Fred Hall
Creator: Jacobs, H.C.
Date: June 17, 1955
H.C. Jacobs writes to Governor Hall protesting the development of the Tuttle Creek Dam. He writes, "If built in less than two generations this reservoir will be filled with silt and ruined thousands of best Kansas farms and drive people from their homes...."


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 105

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 105
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: October 10, 1934
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This bulletin focuses on safety regulations for the "operation of work relief projects, buildings, and equipment of the Relief Administration." It was written by Carl C. Campbell. John Stutz was executive director of the KERC.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 72

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 72
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: July 19, 1934
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This bulletin covers the Water Conservation Program, a program that was part of the Drought Relief Service, which was "designed to aid in relieving destitution actually resulting from drought conditions."


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 89

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 89
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: August 27, 1934
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This bulletin lists "important considerations in Water Conservation Program," a plan created for drought relief.


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.


Preliminary statement of the water conservation program

Preliminary statement of the water conservation program
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: July 06, 1934
The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This item is a preliminary statement on the water conservation program put forth by the KERC. This program intended to "afford wells, ponds, lakes, dams, canals and other devices which will conserve water in Kansas for agricultural and industrial purposes and for human needs."


Ruby M. Johnson to Governor Edward F. Arn

Ruby M. Johnson to Governor Edward F. Arn
Creator: Johnson, Ruby M.
Date: July 12, 1951
Farmer Ruby M. Johnson of Randolph, Kansas, writes Governor Edward F. Arn of Topeka, Kansas, concerning flood control on the Kansas River and its tributaries. The 1951 flooding of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and their tributaries resulted in one of the most devastating natural disasters to strike the Midwest. The flood lent support to the Pick-Sloan plan authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1944. The plan called for a series of large dams and levees on rivers in the Missouri River basin. Many farmers opposed building large dams and reservoirs, favoring control through small dams and conservation practices. Mr. Johnson challenges the arguments of General Lewis A Pick, Chief of Army Engineers, on the effectiveness of the proposed Tuttle Creek dam north of Manhattan (Riley County). Mr. Johnson's farm was located within the bounds of the proposed Tuttle Creek reservoir and he protests the government's efforts to remove farmers from this area.


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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