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This is a portrait of Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth German, who was taken captive with her younger sisters, Sophia, Julia, and Adelaide, by Cheyenne Indians after their family was killed. Kate was born on March 21, 1857. On September 11, 1874, the John German family, consisting of his wife and seven children, was attacked by a band of Cheyenne east of Ft. Wallace, Kansas. Only four of the children, Catherine, Sophia, Julia, and Adelaide, were spared and taken captive. The two youngest, Julia and Adelaide (aged 7 and 5), were subsequently abandoned on the prairie in what is now the Texas panhandle. Sophia and Catherine were kept by their Cheyenne captors. Fort Wallace received word of the killings and began the search to find the girls and to negotiate their release. They found Julia and Adelaide, who had survived on their own for 6 weeks, and on March 1, 1875, the Cheyennes formally released Catherine and Sophia German at the Darlington Agency in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). The two girls were reunited with their younger sisters at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas in June of 1875.

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Adolph Roenigk

Adolph Roenigk
Date: Between 1932 and 1938
Photograph of Adolph Roenigk (1847-1938) of Lincoln County, Kansas. He wrote the book, Pioneer History of Kansas, in 1933.


Albin K. Longren

Albin K. Longren
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows inventor and aviator Albin K. Longren posing with an Indian motorcycle. The following has been written across the bottom of the photograph "Longren Clay Center, Kansas."


Alfred Terry Beach, World War I soldier

Alfred Terry Beach, World War I soldier
Date: 1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Alfred Terry Beach, Company E, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division. Alfred was killed on November 3, 1918 in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.


Andrew Bahr and family

Andrew Bahr and family
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1900
This is a photograph of Andrew Bahr and family copied from the Standard Atlas of Clay County, Kansas.


Armistice Day celebration, Clay Center, Kansas

Armistice Day celebration, Clay Center, Kansas
Date: November 11, 1918
This is a photograph of the 1918 Armistice Day celebration in Clay Center, Kansas. Visible is a stone monument on a wheeled platform, a band, spectators, automobiles and horse-drawn carriages, businesses and buildings, and American flags.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Longford, 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 Longford, Kansas. A truck and boxcar are also visible. The depot was built in 1887.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Longford, Kansas
Date: 1970
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Longford, Kansas. The depot was built in 1887.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Longford, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1897
This photograph shows a steam locomotive and a group of people gathered in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Longford, Kansas. The depot was built in 1887.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Oak Hill, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Oak Hill, Kansas
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Oak Hill, Kansas. This station, built in 1893, was part of the Middle Division, Strong City District.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, depot, Oak Hill, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, depot, Oak Hill, Kansas
Date: 1970
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Oak Hill, Kansas. The station, built in 1893, was part of the Middle Division, Strong City District.


B. F. Flemicken to Governor John St. John

B. F. Flemicken to Governor John St. John
Creator: Flemicken, B. F.
Date: January 21, 1879
In this letter from B. F. Flemicken of Clay Center, Kansas, to Kansas Governor John St. John, Flemicken thanks St. John for his "firm and bold" stance on temperance and praising him for having the "nerve" to do so.


B. F. Fleniker to Governor John St. John

B. F. Fleniker to Governor John St. John
Creator: Fleniker, B. F.
Date: February 17, 1880
A letter written by B. F. Fleniker of Clay Center, Kansas, invites Kansas Governor St. John to speak to the community on the subject of temperance.


Baseball player from Green, Kansas

Baseball player from Green, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1921
This photo postcard features an unidentified baseball player from Green, Kansas.


Baseball player from Green, Kansas

Baseball player from Green, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1921
This photo postcard features an unidentified baseball player from Green, Kansas.


Baseball team from Clay Center, Kansas

Baseball team from Clay Center, Kansas
Date: 1922
The Clay Center baseball team is featured in this photograph from 1922. Many of the individuals are named on the back, but their positions within the photo are not specified. The only individual who can be placed with certainty is pitcher William Bert Hart, of Westmoreland, who is kneeling in the middle row, second from the right. Bert Hart was a well-known semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. Other named individuals include: "Rube" Miller - scorer; Basil Rankin - umpire; "Puss" Musselman - outfielder; Norm Price - first baseman; "Ding" Burton - catcher; Dave Hobletsel - catcher; "Hook" Fletcher - pitcher; Lloyd "Skimmer" Hogue - outfielder; Jackie Delp - infielder; Brady Cowell - infielder; Cappy Cowell - outfielder; and, Bill Musselman - outfielder. In 1920, Bert Hart and "Skimmer" Hogue also were teammates on the Beloit Leaguers salaried team which claimed the "independent state championship of Kansas."


Baseball team from Green, Kansas

Baseball team from Green, Kansas
Date: 1915
The Green, Kansas baseball team is shown in this photograph from 1915. That year, Green competed in the Clay County League, which also included teams from Wakefield, Leonardville, Oak Hill, Industry, and Clay Center. The only player identified in the photo is William Bert Hart, of Westmoreland, who is standing fourth from the right. Bert Hart was a well-known semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. Both a pitcher and infielder, Hart played several seasons for Green during this time period. He also played for semi-pro teams in Clay Center and Beloit, as well as the Westmoreland town team. In 1920, with Hart as its regular shortstop and occasional pitcher, the Beloit Leaguers salaried team claimed the "independent state championship of Kansas." Bert Hart spent most of his work career employed at the post office in Westmoreland; he and his wife Margaret also operated a hotel and restaurant there for several years during the 1940s.


Baseball team from Green, Kansas

Baseball team from Green, Kansas
Date: 1916
The 1916 Green, Kansas baseball team is shown in this photo, which is a trimmed portion of a postcard. Partial identities of the players are inscribed on the photo, but the only one whose full identity is known is William Bert Hart, of Westmoreland. Hart is seated in the front, second from the right. Bert Hart was a well-known semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. Both a pitcher and infielder, Hart played several seasons for Green during this time period. He also played for semi-pro teams in Clay Center and Beloit, as well as the Westmoreland town team. In 1920, with Hart as its regular shortstop and occasional pitcher, the Beloit Leaguers salaried team claimed the "independent state championship of Kansas." Hart spent most of his work career employed at the post office in Westmoreland; he and his wife Margaret also operated a hotel and restaurant there for several years during the 1940s.


Bert Ford, prisoner 9707

Bert Ford, prisoner 9707
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: March 23, 1901
This photograph shows inmate, Bert Ford, prisoner #9707. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on March 23, 1901 from Clay County, Kansas for larceny.


Bert Hart of the Green, Kansas baseball team

Bert Hart of the Green, Kansas baseball team
Date: Between 1915 and 1921
William Bert Hart of Westmoreland, Kansas, is shown here as a member of the Green, Kansas baseball team. Bert Hart was a well-known semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. Both a pitcher and infielder, Hart played several seasons for Green during this time period. He also played for semi-pro teams in Clay Center and Beloit, as well as the Westmoreland town team. In 1920, with Hart as its regular shortstop and occasional pitcher, the Beloit Leaguers salaried team claimed the "independent state championship of Kansas." Hart spent most of his work career employed at the post office in Westmoreland; he and his wife Margaret also operated a hotel and restaurant there for several years during the 1940s.


Bird's Eye View of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas
Date: 1880
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas. It is dated 1880. There is an inset in the center bottom that shows Clay Center in 1870. The town is more extensive in the 1880 version with industry, businesses, a railroad, homes, and public buildings. None of the structures are identified and street names are not give. The community is surrounded by extensive pastoral scence. The lithograph was produced by Moss Engraving Company, New York.


Blueford Melvin Carter, World War I soldier

Blueford Melvin Carter, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Blueford Melvin Carter. Carter died at Camp Funston in October 1918.


Broughton, Kansas, depot on a flatcar

Broughton, Kansas, depot on a flatcar
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: Between 1965 and 1966
View of the Broughton, Kan., Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot on a flatcar being moved to the Topeka fairgrounds.


Car washing, Clay Center, Kansas

Car washing, Clay Center, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: October 8, 1929
View of a man washing an automobile in the Folberg Tire Store's garage in Clay Center, Kansas.


Ceramic Pipe from the Woods Site, 14CY30

Ceramic Pipe from the Woods Site, 14CY30
Date: 989-1436 CE
Ceramic (clay) pipes, such as this one, were commonly manufactured by Plains and Eastern Native Americans in North America. This pipe was recovered from the Woods site, a Smoky Hill phase village in Clay County, occupied during the Middle Ceramic period. This tubular pipe was used for smoking tobacco.


Charles Watts and Lon V. Adams, prisoners 8979 and 9063

Charles Watts and Lon V. Adams, prisoners 8979 and 9063
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 4, 1901
This photograph shows inmates Charles Watts, prisoner #8979 and Lon V. Adams, prisoner #9063. Charles Watts was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on June 13, 1899 from Clay County, Kansas for larceny. Inmate Lon V. Adams was received at the penitentiary on October 5, 1899 from Bourbon County, Kansas for assualt with intent to kill. Aliases used by Lon V. Adams was Kid Fox.


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