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Approaching Dust Storm in Middle West

Approaching Dust Storm in Middle West
Creator: Conard, Frank Durnell, 1884-1966
Date: 1935
This is a view of an approaching dust storm somewhere on the southern Plains. The photograph was taken by Frank D. ("Pop") Conard, a well known photographer in Garden City, Kansas. Dust storms, such as this one, rolled over the the southern Great Plains from 1932-1936, removing top soil from agricultural lands and prompting important changes in agricultural practice. The image is labeled #24 Conard.


Artifact Collection from 14MT303

Artifact Collection from 14MT303
Date: Unknown
These 12 quartzite flakes represent a small lithic scatter that was recovered from a site in Morton County in the southwest corner of Kansas. Some of the flakes show further retouching, removing small flakes to thin, sharpen or further refine the chipped stone artifact.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Elkhart, Kansas
Creator: Kelley, F.O.
Date: 1972
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, in Elkhart, Kansas. The one-story structure was moved to Hugoton, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Rolla, Kansas
Date: 1970
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Rolla, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure was moved to Tulia, Texas and is in private use.


Barbecue, Hugoton, Kansas

Barbecue, Hugoton, Kansas
Date: 1913
This photograph shows a group of men standing before an open barbecue pit as slabs of meat are being cooked for a celebration in Hugoton, Kansas. The event celebrated the completion of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company branch from Dodge City, Kansas, to Elkhart, Kansas.


Business buildings in Elkhart, Kansas

Business buildings in Elkhart, Kansas
Date: February 2007
This photo shows business buildings and automobiles in Elkhart, Kansas.


Business buildings in Elkhart, Kansas

Business buildings in Elkhart, Kansas
Date: February 2007
This photo shows business buildings and automobiles in Elkhart, Kansas.


Businesses on Main Street, Elkhart, Kansas

Businesses on Main Street, Elkhart, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a view of businesses on Main Street in Elkhart, Kansas. A sign for a drug store is partially visible in the background of the left side of the street. Several other businesses are visible along the street, and several automobiles are visible.


Dugout home of Mrs. Norman Webster, Morton County, Kansas

Dugout home of Mrs. Norman Webster, Morton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1895
This is a photograph of Mrs. Norman Webster's dugout home, Morton County, Kansas.


Dust storm, Morton County, Kansas

Dust storm, Morton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1933 and 1937
This photograph depicts an approaching dust storm in Morton County, Kansas, during the 1930s. Morton County, in the southwest corner of the state, was among the hardest hit areas during the Dust Bowl. Dust storms, such as the one depicted here, could blow for a full day, coating everything in their path with a layer of dirt.


Dust storm in Morton County, Kansas

Dust storm in Morton County, Kansas
Date: About 1935
This photograph shows an approaching dust storm in Morton County, Kansas.


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.


Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company agent house, Keyes, Oklahoma

Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company agent house, Keyes, Oklahoma
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows the Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company agent house in Keyes, Oklahoma. The railroad line and its structures were a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company which ran from Elkhart, KS to Boise City, Oklahoma and Felt, Oklahoma.


Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Keyes, Oklahoma

Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Keyes, Oklahoma
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows the Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company section house in Keyes, Oklahoma. The railroad line and its structures were a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company which ran from Elkhart, KS to Boise City, Oklahoma and Felt, Oklahoma.


Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company tracks, Keyes, Oklahoma

Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company tracks, Keyes, Oklahoma
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This black and white photograph shows a stretch of tracks at a crossing along the Elkhart & Santa Fe Railroad in Keyes, Oklahoma. The rail line, a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, ran from Elkhart, Kansas, to Boise City, Oklahoma, and Felt, Oklahoma.


Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company water tank, Keyes, Oklahoma

Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company water tank, Keyes, Oklahoma
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This black and white photograph shows the Elkhart & Santa Fe Railway Company water tank in Keyes, Oklahoma. The railroad line and its structures were a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company which ran from Elkhart, Kansas, to Boise City, Oklahoma, and Felt, Oklahoma.


Elkhart High School relay team with Glenn Cunningham

Elkhart High School relay team with Glenn Cunningham
Creator: Turtle
Date: Between 1925 and 1930
This is a photograph showing members of the Elkhart High School relay team. The young man on the far right is Glenn Cunningham.


Excursion trains, Hugoton, Kansas

Excursion trains, Hugoton, Kansas
Date: May 1913
These two black and white photographs show groups of people gathered around two excursion trains at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe depot in Hugoton, Kansas in celebration of the ATSF line from Dodge City, Kansas to Elkhart, Kansas. Activities from that day can also be seen in Kansas Memory item 214562.


Fifteenth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1905-1906

Fifteenth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1905-1906
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1907
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes information on the selection, cultivation, and harvesting of Indian corn, ideas for improving the conditions of farm life, and information on commercial fertilizers. There are various kinds of statistics for each county that include population, acreages, livestock, and assessed valuation of property. There are also a number of tables listing statistics for all counties. The proceedings and activities of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture are included beginning on page 977. Please see the table of contents on image 8 to determine appropriate page numbers. Page numbering starts over after page 1264. This section contains compiled statistics from the 1905 Kansas decennial census but individuals are not listed. A general index starts on page 61 of the Decennial Census section at the back of the volume.


Glenn Cunningham article in The Elkhart Tri-State News

Glenn Cunningham article in The Elkhart Tri-State News
Creator: Elkhart Tri-State News
Date: May 31, 1930
This is an extra edition published by The Elkhart Tri-State News. It contains a photo and article about Glenn Cunningham breaking the world's record for the mile with a time of 4 minutes and 24 seconds. The track meet was held at Stagg Field, Chicago, Illinois.


Governor Lorenzo Lewelling, Correspondence, Box 2

Governor Lorenzo Lewelling, Correspondence, Box 2
Creator: Lewelling, Lorenzo Dow, 1846-1900
Date: 1892-1894
These folders contain correspondence subject files with Governor Lewelling, twelfth governor of the State of Kansas, 1893-1895, and the first Populist governor of the state. Subjects included are applications for jobs, endorsements, and remonstrances, as well as appointments to State positions; bonds; charitable and correctional institutions; cities and towns; claims; counties and county organization; crime and criminals, extraditions, and rewards; fairs; immigration; Indians; invitations; Indian, school, railroad, & other land; legislation; federal and State military affairs; railroads; relief; aerial navigation, forestry, livestock, pharmaceuticals, mines, silk, the State soldiers (orphans) home, and the United States government.


Grain elevators, Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas

Grain elevators, Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
Grain elevators in Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas.


Harvested broom corn, Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas

Harvested broom corn, Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph of men posing with possibly harvested and baled broom corn, Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas.


History of Kansas newspapers

History of Kansas newspapers
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Department of Archives
Date: 1916
The subtitle of this publication is "A History of the Newspapers and Magazines Published in Kansas From the Organization of Kansas Territory, 1854, to January 1, 1916." This history includes biographical sketches and some portraits of prominent editors. The bulk of the book contains listings of all of the newspapers published in the state, organized by county and then towns within that county. This listing begins on page 137. Newspapers that were being published in 1916 include the name of the editor/publisher, the frequency, how long it had been published, and notes about any predecessor papers. The information for each county also includes a list of all discontinued newspapers from that county. Each county listing begins with the date it was organized, the origin of the name, and some basic statistics. This volume is an excellent source on the early newspaper history of Kansas. A detailed index begins on page 323. The Kansas State Historical Society was founded by Kansas newspaper editors and its newspaper holdings represent an almost comprehensive collection of the newspapers published in all parts of Kansas, most of which are available on microfilm through interlibrary loan.


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