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1844 Quarter from the Last Chance Store, 14MO367

1844 Quarter from the Last Chance Store, 14MO367
Date: 1844
This quarter was minted in 1844 in New Orleans. It was recovered from the site of the 2016 Kansas Archeology Training Program, the Last Chance Store in Council Grove. It shows a seated Liberty on one side and an eagle on the other. The Last Chance Store was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


1876 Penny from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368

1876 Penny from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368
Date: 1876
The 1876 penny was recovered during excavations at the 2018 Kansas Archeology Training Program Field School at the Kaw Mission. The penny, sometimes called an Indian Head cent or Indian Head penny shows Liberty with a head dress on the obverse side. The reverse side shows an oak wreath and shield surrounding the words "ONE CENT." The Mission was built over the winter of 1850 - 1851 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South as a school for boys in the Kaw (or Kansa) tribe. The site was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1951 and it was listed in 1971 to the National Register of Historic Places.


A. Cutler residence in Council, Grove, Kansas

A. Cutler residence in Council, Grove, Kansas
Creator: Anderson, Walt
Date: December 09, 1897
This photograph shows the Cutlers standing on the back porch of their home in Council Grove, Kansas.


A.M. Coville to George W. Martin

A.M. Coville to George W. Martin
Creator: Coville, A.M.
Date: March 27, 1909
In this letter to Kansas State Historical Society Secretary Geroge W. Martin, A.M. Coville relates his knowledge of the Kaw Indian White Plume. Coville explains that when he first met White Plume in 1875 he "claimed to be over 90 years old, and he certainly looked to be 100. His hair was white his face wrinkled and features shrunken." Coville also mentions that White Plume had survived an attack with the "Plains Indians" in which he had been scalped, surviving only by being rescued by his tribesmen.


A Cup and a Bowl from the Baker House, 14MO701

A Cup and a Bowl from the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1862
This reconstructed cup and bowl was found in pieces during excavations in 1972-1973 by the Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University). The bowl has a red, black and green floral design, though difficult to see. The handless cup has a red, white and blue linear pattern. Both dishes were reconstructed by students at the 1972 - 1973 field school. It was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The archeological site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker House, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of A.I. Baker.


Abstract of census returns

Abstract of census returns
Creator: Undersigned Citizens of Kansas Territory, John Stroup (first signature),
Date: 1859
This 1859 abstract of census returns shows information at the township level for most Kansas counties. Some counties are listed without data. The census lists the number of voters in three different ways--the number of votes cast June 7, 1859; number of voters on June 7, 1859 who were under 6 month provision; and number of voters under 3 month provision. It also lists the number of inhabitants. The election on June 7, 1859, was to elect delegates to the Wyandotte constitutional convention.


Act establishing commission for treaties with Osage Indians a creation of trail

Act establishing commission for treaties with Osage Indians a creation of trail
Date: March 3, 1825
This act was written establishing a commission to make treaties with the Osage Indians to create the Santa Fe Trail and treaties with the Osage tribes.


Advertisement for Bert Grauel Chevrolet in Council Grove, Kansas

Advertisement for Bert Grauel Chevrolet in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is an advertisement for Bert Grauel Chevrolet in Council Grove, Kansas.


Advertisement for The Leader in Council Grove, Kansas

Advertisement for The Leader in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Oct. 12, 1904
This is a newspaper advertisement for The Leader, a men's clothing store in Council Grove, Kansas. The store was owned by G. S. Peterson and Henry A. White.


Aerial view of Florence Williams' farm in Morris County, Kansas

Aerial view of Florence Williams' farm in Morris County, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1979
This is an aerial photograph looking northeast showing Florence Williams' farm and home in Morris County, Kansas.


Aerial view of the Neosho River in Council Grove, Kansas

Aerial view of the Neosho River in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: 1956
This photograph shows a view from above of the Neosho River passing through Council Grove.


Aerial views of the Council Grove Dam and Reservoir

Aerial views of the Council Grove Dam and Reservoir
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Date: Spring 1966
Two photographs show the Council Grove Dam and Reservoir from the air


Alf M. Landon for Governor

Alf M. Landon for Governor
Date: 1932
This is a campaign poster for Alf M. Landon running for Kansas governor. Landon served as the 26th Governor of Kansas, from January 9, 1933 to January 11, 1937.


Alta Vista Cornet Band in Council Grove, Kansas

Alta Vista Cornet Band in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: September 29, 1899
A photograph of the Alta Vista Cornet Band in Council Grove, Kansas. People in the photograph are: standing (left to right) Martin Biglin, Gus Webber, George Turney, Bret Hull, Will Karnicky, Hala Bond-Baugh, Charles Chitty, Rachel Thomas, Robert Webber, Min Biglin-Jacobs, Ralph Hull, Milt Bond, Paul Johnson, Prof. Hull; and sitting (left to right) Union Thomas, Pearl Thomas, John Wild, Andrew Turney, Ottis Turney, and Herman Webber.


Alta Vista band in Delavan, Kansas

Alta Vista band in Delavan, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
View of the Alta Vista band arriving at Delavan, Kansas, sometime in the 1920s. Also visible are men, women, and children, automobiles, businesses, and buildings.


Alternately Beveled Knife from 14MO433

Alternately Beveled Knife from 14MO433
Date: 1500-1800 CE
This knife fragment was recovered from an archeological site in Morris County with occupations in the Archaic, Early Ceramic, and Late Ceramic periods. It was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. Repeated sharpening on the knife's alternate sides created the bevels. The Great Bend aspect style knife would have been hafted to a handle.


Alternately Beveled Knife from Morris County

Alternately Beveled Knife from Morris County
Date: Unknown
This alternately beveled knife was found along the Santa Fe trail near Wilsey, in Morris County. Repeated sharpening on the knife's alternate sides created the bevels. It is likely that the knife was hafted.


Andrew Atchison to John P. St. John

Andrew Atchison to John P. St. John
Creator: Atchison, Andrew
Date: August 22, 1881
In this letter, Andrew Atchison updates Kansas governor St. John on the condition of the Exoduster settlement near Dunlap, Kansas. Benjamin Singleton had established this colony in May, 1878, and according to Atchison, the black refugees (numbering around 200 families) were thriving. Another goal of Atchison's letter was to investigate the "practicability" of establishing a Business and Literary Academy in addition to their free public school. Atchison and some other white residents of the area had formed the Dunlap Aid Association to assist the Exodusters' efforts to obtain land and employment.


Andrew Gayden

Andrew Gayden
Date: 1934
This is a photograph of Andrew Gayden, the son of Ellen Maddox Gayden and Jefferson Gayden. He was born in 1872 on a plantation in Carroll County, Mississippi. Andrew Gayden's parents and other relatives came to Kansas. They came to Topeka and later moved to Dunlap, Kansas. Andrew later settled in Kansas City, Kansas, where he worked in the stockyards. He married Frances Jane Johnson in Council Grove, Kansas, on October 1, 1903. When Frances was expecting a child, they moved back Dunlap where Andrew was active in the community. He died on June 24, 1935, and is buried in Dunlap, Kansas.


Andrew Gayden farm house near Dunlap, Kansas

Andrew Gayden farm house near Dunlap, Kansas
Date: 1935
These are two photographs of the Andrew Gayden farm house near Dunlap, Kansas.


Animal pelts on a barn wall

Animal pelts on a barn wall
Date: 1920s
In this photograph, a dog sits in front of several rows of animal pelts, which have been hung on an exterior barn wall.


Annual Morris County 4-H Judging School

Annual Morris County 4-H Judging School
Date: 1945
In this photograph, 4-H boys judge hogs at the Annual Morris County Judging School. Approximately 500 boys attended this school. This photograph was included in the Chase County Extension Office Annual Report, 1945.


An original "Council Grove" tree, Council Grove, Kansas

An original "Council Grove" tree, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1930
A photograph of one of the original trees of Council Grove, Kansas. At the time the photograph was taken, it was estimated to be 250 years old. The adjacent stone building was a small brewery.


Artifacts from the Excavations at the Baker House, 14MO701

Artifacts from the Excavations at the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1972
Shown are five views of cleaned and reconstructed artifacts from the excavations at the Baker house in Morris County. Shown are a tablesetting, smoking pipes, a tintype frame, a bowl and pitcher, and a grouping of scissors, needle, thimble, and lens from a pair of spectacles. The slides were processed in 1972. The artifact collection, along with these photographs, was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The excavation was undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) in 1972. The house was burned in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Burdick, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Burdick, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Burdick, Kansas. The depot was built in 1887.


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