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A list of lands in Gove County, Kansas still held by U.S. Government

A list of lands in Gove County, Kansas still held by U.S. Government
Creator: Denning, J.M.
Date: December 1912
This is a list of lands in Gove County, Kansas, that, as of December 1912, were still held by the U.S. Government. No land patent had ever been issued by the U.S. The list is in order by legal description of the land.


A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas

A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas
Creator: Baker, Fred
Date: 1918
This is a local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas, as recollected by Fred Baker, Gove City, Kansas. Baker wrote this sketch and submitted it in March 1918 to the Golden Belt Educational Association at Hays, Kansas, and was awarded a prize. Also included is a letter from Judge J.C. Ruppenthal, Russell, Kansas, to William Connelly, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, who received the sketch from Baker and wished for it to be donated into the Society's holdings.


Artifacts from a Lithic Workshop, 14GO405

Artifacts from a Lithic Workshop, 14GO405
Date: Unknown
Shown are some of the artifacts collected from a lithic workshop and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1986. Those shown here were all made of Smoky Hill silicified chalk and include scrapers, bifaces, and modified flakes. Smoky Hill silicified chalk is often referred to as Smoky Hill Jasper and numerous other names. The chert outcrops in Gove County and many other western and north central Kansas counties. Shown here are some of the wide variety of colors found in this chert.


Biface from 14GO302

Biface from 14GO302
Date: Unknown
The site in Gove County where this biface was recovered is associated with two nearby quarry's for Smoky Hill silicified chalk. The site may itself be a lithic workshop. The site was first recorded in 1977 and revisited during the 1997 Kansas Archeology Training Program. A biface like this one could have been used as a cutting tool or, with more work, turned into a specific tool.


Castle Bluffs in Gove County, Kansas

Castle Bluffs in Gove County, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1910
This is a photograph of Castle Bluffs in Gove County. Edwin Boyer and his Buick are on the far right. A couple of men are standing on some of the bluffs.


Castle rock in Gove County, Kansas

Castle rock in Gove County, Kansas
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This photograph shows Castle Rock in Gove County, Kansas. It is part of Alexander Gardner's photographic series Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway.


Castle Rock, Kansas, on the Smoky Hill

Castle Rock, Kansas, on the Smoky Hill
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This is a photograph of Castle Rock located near the Smoky Hill River in Gove County, Kansas. Castle Rock was a landmark on the Butterfield Overland Dispatch route. The chalk was deposited in the area by an ancient inland sea. The formation was formed by the weathering of the chalk by wind and water. It received its name because it is said to look like a castle rising above the prairie. Alexander Gardner photographed the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, as it was being built across Kansas. Along the route, he documented towns, forts, rivers, wildlife, plants, and landscape. This image is from a series Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad.


Clearing snow from the railroad tracks at Grainfield, Kansas

Clearing snow from the railroad tracks at Grainfield, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a photograph showing a Union Pacific train clearing snow from the tracks at Grainfield, Kansas.


Council of National Defense Woman's Committee correspondence

Council of National Defense Woman's Committee correspondence
Date: 1918
This collection consists of correspondence between individuals and committee members to the state chair of the Woman's Committee of the Kansas Council of National Defense. The Council of National Defense was established at the federal level in 1916 as an emergency agency under the Army Appropriation Act and abolished in 1921. It was created in reaction to World War I to coordinate resources and industries for national defense and improve civilian morale. The Woman's Committee of the Kansas Council of National Defense performed the same functions at the state and local levels, coordinating women's activities for national defense. The materials are organized alphabetically by county. The digitization of this collection was paid for through the Margot R. Swovelan Endowment Fund.


Counties : Gove

Counties : Gove
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1880-1881
The letters in this file talk about the organization of Gove county as well as the appointment of Census Taker in for the County of Gove. There are many letters and petitions from citizens who support E. H. Hibbard of Buffalo Park, Kansas as Census Taker for Gove County. Accompanying these letters is an Oath of Office for E. H. Hibbard as Census Taker for said county. Other letters discuss matters such as protests against the organization of Gove County, petition of residents of Gove county informing the Governor that the Census Taker is taking names of individuals not part of the county, and changing county line of Gove County.


Counties : Gove, petition for organization of the county

Counties : Gove, petition for organization of the county
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: June 29, 1880
Included here is a petition sent to Kansas Governor St. John from the citizens of Gove county expressing their wishes to become an organized county. In addition, there is a document from the notary public of Gove County.


Counties : Gove, recommendation of E. H. Hibbard for census taker

Counties : Gove, recommendation of E. H. Hibbard for census taker
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: June 29, 1880
This document is a petition that includes several signatures that recommend Edmund H. Hibbard as census taker for the county of Gove.


County Affairs, Gove County

County Affairs, Gove County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1886, are from the residents and offices of Gove County, Kansas regarding the county's organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. A majority of the letters are signed petitions confirming that the population requirements are met to make Gove City a temporary county seat. There are also newspaper clippings regarding the organization of Gove County. A Governor's Proclamation appoints a census taker for Gove County. Lastly, a letter from the Kansas State Executive Department makes the organization of Gove County official. Gove county was organized on September 2, 1886 and named for Union soldier Grenville L. Gove, Company F, 11th Kansas Cavalry.


Doctor's office sign

Doctor's office sign
Date: between 1910 and 1950
This sign belonged to Dr. C.O. Hoover, a general practitioner who practiced medicine in Kansas for 55 years. After receiving a diploma from the Eclectic Medical University of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910, he treated patients in Overbrook for 14 years before moving to Quinter in 1925. Hoover also served as the Gove County health officer and the coroner. In 1957 he appeared on the television series "Wide, Wide World" in an episode titled "The House I Enter - A Television Portrait of the American Doctor." The show used two Kansas doctors to demonstrate how a Kansas plan provided small communities with topnotch medical care. Hoover died in 1973.


Doctor's office sign

Doctor's office sign
Date: between 1940 and 1950
This sign belonged to Dr. C.O. Hoover, a general practitioner who practiced medicine in Kansas for 55 years. After receiving a diploma from the Eclectic Medical University of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910, he treated patients in Overbrook for 14 years before moving to Quinter in 1925. Hoover also served as the Gove County health officer and the coroner. In 1957 he appeared on the television series "Wide, Wide World" in an episode titled "The House I Enter - A Television Portrait of the American Doctor." The show used two Kansas doctors to demonstrate how a Kansas plan provided small communities with topnotch medical care. Hoover died in 1973.


Doctor's portfolio

Doctor's portfolio
Date: between 1900 and 1940
This portfolio belonged to Dr. C.O. Hoover, a general practioner who practiced medicine in Kansas for 55 years. After receiving a diploma from the Eclectic Medical University of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910, he treated patients in Overbrook for 14 years before moving to Quinter in 1925. Hoover also served as the Gove County health officer and the coroner. In 1957 he appeared on the television series "Wide, Wide World" in an episode titled "The House I Enter - A Television Portrait of the American Doctor." The show used two Kansas doctors to demonstrate how a Kansas plan provided small communities with topnotch medical care. Hoover died in 1973.


Edwin Boyer and family at Chair Rock Castle Garden in Gove County, Kansas

Edwin Boyer and family at Chair Rock Castle Garden in Gove County, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1910
This is a photograph of Edwin Boyer and family members posed in a Buick automobile at Chair Rock Castle Garden, in Gove County, Kansas.


Edwin Boyer and family members at a rock formation in Gove County, Kansas

Edwin Boyer and family members at a rock formation in Gove County, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1910
This is a photograph of Edwin Boyer and family members sitting near at a rock formation in Gove County, Kansas. The people are quite small in this image.


Edwin Boyer and family members at Castle Rock in Gove County, Kansas

Edwin Boyer and family members at Castle Rock in Gove County, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1910
This is a photograph of Edwin Boyer and family members in his Buick automobile in front of Castle Rock, located in Gove County, Kansas.


Edwin Boyer cranking his Buick automobile near Grainfield, Kansas

Edwin Boyer cranking his Buick automobile near Grainfield, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1910
This is a photograph showing Edwin Boyer cranking his Buick automobile on a road near Grainfield, Kansas. The people in the photograph are: Robert Albin, resting his arms on the window; Thomas Bishop Albin, with mustache; S. R. Scott's sister is at the steering wheel; Flora Albin Boyer, front seat; Tom Rice, young boy on running board; Otto Albin, back seat; Lon Rice, young boy in back seat; Rose Albin Rice, back seat; Stanley Richmond Scott, back seat; and Stella Albin Scott.


Edwin Boyer driving his Buick in Grainfield, Kansas

Edwin Boyer driving his Buick in Grainfield, Kansas
Date: 1908
This is a photograph showing Edwin Boyer driving his Buick in Grainfield, Kansas. Part of a grain elevator is visible in the background.


Edwin Boyer's plowing outfit near Grainfield, Kansas

Edwin Boyer's plowing outfit near Grainfield, Kansas
Creator: Reed, W. H.
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of Edwin Boyer's plowing outfit on his farm near Grainfield, Kansas. The outfit consists of a Reeves steam engine, two Campbell packers, Lacrosse plows, and two harrows.


Eighth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1891-1892

Eighth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1891-1892
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1893
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture contains two parts and the page numbering starts over at the beginning of Part II. The volume contains a section on each county, providing summary information about the history of the county, a description of the landscape, crops, livestock, schools, and churches. A large number of tables with statistics about Kansas residents and crop yields, broken down by county, are also included. Other chapters are devoted to interesting subjects such as apiculture, artificial forests, loco weeds, and chinch bugs.


Eleventh biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1897-98

Eleventh biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1897-98
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1899
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes information on beef and pork production, farm poultry, Kansas mineral products, livestock, and other agricultural topics. Also covered are county statistics for population, acreages, productions, livestock, assessed valuation of property, and a listing of churches for each county. Proceedings and other activities of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture are included.


Engine with plows in Gove County, Kansas

Engine with plows in Gove County, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1910
This photograph shows a 35 horsepower engine with sixteen 14 inch plows in Gove County, Kansas. Edwin Boyer is sitting on the plow and several other individuals are in the photo. A wooden structure is also in the image.


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