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Aerial photographs of Leavenworth County, Kansas

Aerial photographs of Leavenworth County, Kansas
Date: August 05, 1963
These five aerial photographs show the Union Pacific Railroad line in Leavenworth, Kansas, as well as parts of Leavenworth and the Missouri River.


Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transporation
Date: February 27, 1957
A series of aerial photographs showing areas adjacent to the Kansas River, prior to the construction of I-70 Interstate, and east of downtown Topeka. Recognizable sites include: the Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; Union Pacific Railroad tracks and bridge; Topeka State Hospital grounds; Ward-Mead home; Topeka Avenue bridge; Kansas Avenue bridge; business buildings north of Fourth Street; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops, tracks and bridge; and Auburndale, Potwin, East Topeka and Oakland residential areas.


Albert Walker Irion at the Union Pacific depot, Axtell, Kansas

Albert Walker Irion at the Union Pacific depot, Axtell, Kansas
Date: Between 1939 and 1964
Three photographs of Albert Walker Irion, depot agent at the Union Pacific depot in Axtell, Kansas. Irion served for over 25 years as the agent in Axtell, retiring on August 31, 1964. Albert's retirement notice appears in the Axtell Standard newspaper, August 1964.


Booster's special at the Union Pacific depot, Winchester, Kansas

Booster's special at the Union Pacific depot, Winchester, Kansas
Creator: Forsyth, Charles
Date: October 19, 1910
A photograph showing a group of people at Worth's Booster Special at the Union Pacific depot in Winfield, Kansas. The Midland Elevator Company grain elevator is visible in the photograph.


Boy Scouts, Marysville, Kansas

Boy Scouts, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: July 3, 1928
This is a view of the members of Boy Scouts Troop 2, from Marysville, Kansas, posed by a Union Pacific train at Marysville's Union Pacific depot. Also visible are a small crowd of spectators (perhaps the troop members' families), a portion of the depot building, utility poles and power lines, and an unidentified building in the background.


Cheyenne Indians attacking a working party on the Union Pacific Railroad

Cheyenne Indians attacking a working party on the Union Pacific Railroad
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: September 07, 1867
This illustration portrays Union Pacific railroad workers being attacked by Cheyenne Indians on August 4, 1867. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on September 7, 1867. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Troy, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Troy, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 28, 1964
This photographs shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Troy, Kansas. The structure was part of the Missouri-Kansas Division, Sub Division 36-B at milepost 13.5. Later it became a part of the Union Pacific Railroad, Kansas Division, St. Joseph Branch at milepost 13.9.


Dishes from the Union Pacific Railroad Depot Site, 14DO324

Dishes from the Union Pacific Railroad Depot Site, 14DO324
Date: 1869-1950
These five dish sherds were recovered during excavations at the Union Pacific Railroad Depot in Lawrence, Kansas. These dishes, associated with trash deposits within the site, are hand painted, annualarware, transferware, shell-edged and solid blue. This site served not only as a depot, but also had dwellings, a meat market, a saloon, a possible boarding house or hotel, a grain elevator and other commercial buildings located within the project area excavated in 1995 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists.


Dividends of safety

Dividends of safety
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: September 30, 1925
This pamphlet contains the text of the address made by Carl R. Gray, president of the Union Pacific System, before an annual banquet of the National Safety Council in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 30, 1925. The address begins with a brief history of railroads excerpted from "First Spikes in Railway History in England and America" by A. Saintsby (1925). Gray then describes the history of the Safety Movement on Railroad, and the safety measures employed by the Union Pacific Railway Company to guarantee safe rail travel on their system ("Lives saved, limbs saved, homes saved -- 'these are the Dividends of Safety'").


Dudley's Drug Store, Silver Lake, Kansas

Dudley's Drug Store, Silver Lake, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
This photograph shows an exterior view of Dudley's Drug Store in Silver Lake, Kansas. A man possibly identified as Dr. Dudley is visible sitting in a chair on the front porch of the store. Also visible on the right side of the picture is an elevator, and a man is visible standing in front of it. Partially visible in the background between the drug store and the elevator is a Union Pacific rail car.


Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company

Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company
Creator: Vaughan, W.R.
Date: 1879
This publication is from the Central Branch, Union Pacific Railroad Company. It promotes land sales targeting recent emigrants interested in purchasing agricultural land in central and eastern Kansas.


Flatware and Utensil Fragments from the Union Pacific Railroad Depot Site, 14DO324

Flatware and Utensil Fragments from the Union Pacific Railroad Depot Site, 14DO324
Date: 1869-1950
These three artifacts were recovered during excavations at the Union Pacific Railroad Depot in Lawrence, Kansas. Shown are a knife handle made of bone and metal with a small portion of the blade, a bone handle and a pewter handle for either a spoon or a fork. This site served not only as a depot, but also had dwellings, a meat market, a saloon, a possible boarding house or hotel, a grain elevator and other commercial buildings located within the project area excavated in 1995 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists.


Flood in Topeka, Kansas

Flood in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe's Camera and Photo Shop
Date: July 12, 1951
An aerial photograph showing the 1951 flood in the north Topeka area, Topeka, Kansas. Visible in the photograph is the Union Pacific depot, businesses, and mills.


Fort Harker, Kansas, 218 miles west of Missouri River

Fort Harker, Kansas, 218 miles west of Missouri River
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This is a photo showing U. S. Army troops on the grounds of Fort Harker, Kansas. Fort Harker (originally called Fort Ellsworth) was established in 1864 in order to provide protection for the Kansas Stage Line and military wagon trains transporting goods along the Smoky Hill Trail and the Fort Riley Road. The fort closed in 1872 and was located in present day Kanopolis, Kansas. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad.


High water mark in the Union Pacific depot, Topeka, Kansas

High water mark in the Union Pacific depot, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 21, 1951
This photo shows an interior view of the Union Pacific Railroad depot after the flood water receded, Topeka, Kansas. Railroad agent, C. E. Graff, points to the high water mark on the west wall of the depot. The water mark was 7' and 10 1/2" above the floor.


How the W. P. R. R. violates its' charter

How the W. P. R. R. violates its' charter
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Date: 1873
A partial map of the Southwestern United States showing the Central Pacific, Union Pacific, Denver Pacific and Kansas Pacific Railroads. This map was possibly taken from an article/book by Robert E. Carr. The W.P.R.R. was probably the original Western Pacific Railroad (1862-1870), established in 1865 to build the western-most portion of the Transcontinental railroad.


Indians Destroying Railroad Tracks near Russell, Kansas

Indians Destroying Railroad Tracks near Russell, Kansas
Creator: Gogolin, Jakob
Date: 1930
Adolph Roenigk, of Lincoln, Kansas, commissioned Jakob Gogolin to complete this painting in 1930. Roenigk wanted to reproduce the image for a book he was writing entitled, "Pioneer History of Kansas." This painting, along with two others, documents a Cheyenne Indian attack experienced by Roenigk while he was working for the Union Pacific Railroad near Russell, Kansas. Gogolin was a German-born artist living in Denver, Colorado. The set is believed to have originally consisted of six paintings.


Indians Surround Buffalo near Russell

Indians Surround Buffalo near Russell
Creator: Gogolin, Jakob
Date: 1930
Adolph Roenigk, of Lincoln, Kansas, commissioned Jakob Gogolin to complete this painting in 1930. Roenigk wanted to reproduce the image for a book he was writing entitled, "Pioneer History of Kansas." This painting, along with two others, documents a Cheyenne Indian attack experienced by Roenigk while he was working for the Union Pacific Railroad near Russell, Kansas. Gogolin was a German-born artist living in Denver, Colorado. The set is believed to have originally consisted of six paintings.


Indians exchanging gunfire with Union Pacific track workers

Indians exchanging gunfire with Union Pacific track workers
Creator: Gogolin, Jakob P., 1865-1940
Date: 1869
This painting by Jakob Gogolin showing Indians on horseback exchanging gunfire with Union Pacific track workers near Russell, Kansas. Several workers are standing on a railroad handcar.


Interior of the Union Pacific Railroad depot after a flood

Interior of the Union Pacific Railroad depot after a flood
Date: July 21, 1951
An interior view of the Union Pacific Railroad depot after the 1951 Kansas River flood, Topeka, Kansas. The photo shows workers cleaning after the flood water receded. The water line is visible on the walls.


Kansas and Colorado

Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1877
Written in Norwegian, this is a Kansas Pacific Railroad company advertisement to emigrants from Norway describing the great and abundant land available for purchase in the area around Saline and McPherson Counties in Kansas.


Kansas and Nebraska map

Kansas and Nebraska map
Creator: Bowen & Co. Lith, Philad
Date: 1865
Kansas and Nebraska map of 1865 from the 39th Congress 1st session: Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office.


Kickapoo Indian Reserve lands

Kickapoo Indian Reserve lands
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad, Central Branch
Date: 1857
This detailed map of the Kickapoo lands in Kansas shows the location of military roads, railroads, settlements, Indian missions, rivers, wooded areas, and cultivated fields. Kickapoo lands straddled Brown, Jackson, and Atchison counties in Northeast Kansas. The map was compiled by Major C.B. Keith for the Central Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Laying the Rails of the Union Pacific

Laying the Rails of the Union Pacific
Date: 1866
Union Pacific Railroad-Activity; Promotional excursion to the 100th meridian; 1866; laying the rails of the U.P.; Robert Taft Estates-1970; Nebraska


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