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.58 Caliber Minie Balls from Fort Zarah, 14BT301

.58 Caliber Minie Balls from Fort Zarah, 14BT301
Date: 1855-1869
These five minie balls were excavated at Fort Zarah in 1972 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at the site of the original fort building. The minie balls are .58 caliber, have three grease grooves and conical or hollow bases. The fort was a small outpost on the Santa Fe trail in Barton County occupied from 1864 to 1869.


$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas

$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of the United States Sugar and Land Company sugar beet factory. In front of the factory is an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train advertising The Great Western Land Co. The train is pulled by locomotive No. 2170.


10,000th Kaydet is delivered Friday to armed forces

10,000th Kaydet is delivered Friday to armed forces
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: July 29, 1944
This article from the Wichita Eagle covers the release of the 10,000 Boeing/Stearman Kaydet training airplane and the B-29 "X" airplane. Both airplanes had their production numbers painted on their fuselage to represent their respective milestones in aircraft production. The "X" on the B-29 denoted the fact that the official production numbers for the B-29 were classified during World War II.


1000 B-29's

1000 B-29's
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1945
This article, published in the March 1945 edition of the Boeing Magazine, covers the completion of the 1,000 B-29 Superfortress in Wichita, Kansas.


100 ton covered centerflow hopper car

100 ton covered centerflow hopper car
Date: July, 1963
Side view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 100 ton covered centerflow hopper car (ATSF #302042).


100 ton covered hopper car

100 ton covered hopper car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: August, 1962
A three-quarter view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 100 ton hopper car (ATSF #301355) as delivered in grey paint. The car was a 2,900 cubic foot covered hopper.


100 ton covered hopper car

100 ton covered hopper car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: August, 1962
Side view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 100 ton hopper car (ATSF #301338) as delivered in grey paint. The car was a 2,900 cubic foot covered hopper.


1853 Half Dime from Fort Zarah, 14BT301

1853 Half Dime from Fort Zarah, 14BT301
Date: 1853-1868
This silver half dime was recovered from Fort Zarah during the 1969 Kansas Archeological Training Program field school, a joint project undertaken by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and Kansas Anthropological Association volunteers. The obverse side shows a Seated Liberty with her right hand resting on a striped shield and her left hand holding a Liberty pole. Six-pointed stars surround Liberty and arrows are present on each side of the date of 1853. The reverse side has the words "HALF DIME" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves. Fort Zarah, located along the Santa Fe trail in Barton County, was active from 1864 to 1869.


1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map

1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map
Creator: Rand McNally & Co., Engravers, Chicago
Date: 1888
This 1888 map illustrates the following rail lines: Mo.Pac, St. L., I, MT'N & S'N, MO., Kan. & Tex, Cent, BR. Un. Pac, INT & GT, and North'N, Texas & Pacific.


$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.


1958 Chevrolet Impala

1958 Chevrolet Impala
Date: 1958
This is a photograph of a 1958 Chevrolet Impala, location unknown.


300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail

300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Moore Studio
Date: May 26, 1913
This black and white photograph shows one of the three Buick cars used during the 300-mile race over the new Santa Fe Trail in front of the Kansas City Star newspaper office. The three automobiles left the Hutchinson News office at 5:01 a.m., arriving at the Kansas City Star office at 4:24 p.m. proving a 300-mile automobile trip could be made on Kansas dirt highways in twelve hours. The only stop during the race was for lunch in Emporia, Kansas. Seated in the Buick are the following individuals from left to right: M.P. Newton, O.M. Wilhite, Ralph Faxton, in the middle, Kansas Governor George H. Hodges, and Fred Trigg.


365-day roads an investment, not a tax

365-day roads an investment, not a tax
Date: 1910-1919
Brochure promoting good roads as a investment comparable to other enhancements financed by the farmer and found on his individual land holding.


418 Taylor

418 Taylor
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: Christmas 1917
James Clark and Mabel Renwick Hughes home at 418 Taylor, Topeka. Their son, James Renwick Hughes, poses on the running board of James White Frierson Hughes' car. Someone is in the driver's seat. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, for field artillery training. Camp Doniphan is adjacent to Fort Sill which is just outside Lawton, Oklahoma. The 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, trained at both in 1917 and 1918 as part of the 35th Division. The 35th Division was constituted in 1917 as one of the 17 National Guard divisions authorized for service in World War I. The division was organized from the National Guard of Kansas and Missouri. The 35th included three machinegun battalions, three field artillery regiments, four infantry regiments, one engineer regiment and one signal battalion with a total strength of 26,373. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


4th of July parade in Alta Vista, Kansas

4th of July parade in Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: 1905
Photograph of the parade held on July 4, 1905 in Alta Vista, Kansas. William F. Kahle is seen hauling a large log behind the Royal Neighbors and Modern Woodmen of America float.


5 & 7 Greenwood Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

5 & 7 Greenwood Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph showing homes at 5 & 7 Greenwood Avenue located in the community of Potwin, which is part of Topeka, Kansas.


50'  boxcar

50' boxcar
Date: February, 1961
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 50' boxcar (SFRB #5642) painted "Indian Red" with black sidesill, ends, and roof.


50' boxcar

50' boxcar
Date: 1961
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 50' boxcar (ATSF #13840) with black sill and ends, and "SL" in the upper corner. The car was placarded with a "Dangerous" notice on the near end.


60' boxcar

60' boxcar
Date: August, 1968
A three-quarter view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 60' boxcar (ATSF #620435) with black underframe, roof, and ends.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue,Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue,Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
Panoramic view showing the east side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph: The Fair Store, David J. August, Banner Lunch, Frank Furnisure Company, Acme Quality Paint Store, Nygren Bros. Tailors, Christopher Studio, Stansfield Drug Company, and C. E. Wardin & Sons.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Warren M. Crosby Comapny, Hubbard's Flowers Seeds, United Cigars, Dr. Davis Chiropractor, Flad & Marsh Drugs, and Nightingale's.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This panoramic view shows the east side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Fidelity Savings State Bank, Kamber Clothes, All-In-One Sandwiches, J.E. McFarland Drug Company, Harris-Goar Company, The Commerce Hotel, and D. H. Forbes Hardware. Also visible are pedestrians, street lights, utility poles and power lines, and automobiles parked on the street.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1930s
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: S.S. Kresge Company, Hickey-Freeman Customized Clothes, Felix Clothing Company, F.W. Woolworth Company 5-10 and 15 Cent Store, Banner Lunch, and S.S Kresge Company 5-10-25 Cent Store. Automobiles are parked on the street.


60th Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Whitside, Fort Riley, Kansas

60th Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Whitside, Fort Riley, Kansas
Creator: Holt, O. W.
Date: 1931
This is a panoramic photograph of the facilities for the 60th Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Whitside, Fort Riley, Kansas. It shows barracks, tents, and other structures. There are some vehicles in the image and there is a train in the background. The view also has some of the countryside surrounding the camp. Some sources show the name as Camp Whiteside.


6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's

6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Two horse-drawn wagons on brick streets in downtown Pittsburg, Kansas. A row of commercial buildings is in the background. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


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