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Andrew Barr Jacobs, World War I soldier

Andrew Barr Jacobs, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Andrew Barr Jacobs, Company M, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division.


A.P.Barrett  to Governor Allen

A.P.Barrett to Governor Allen
Creator: Barrett, A.P.
Date: January 9, 1920
A.P.Barrett, of Pratt, Kansas, writes to Governor Henry Allen, of Topeka, congratulating him on the "good fight" and expressing gratitude for his work in developing the industrial court. The Kansas Court of Industrial Relations was created in 1920 to mediate between labor and industry. The court was abolished in 1925.


Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas

Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas
Date: December 1945
This set of photographs shows some of the buildings at the Army Airfield in Pratt, Kansas. The first photograph shows the barracks and the second image shows the service club. The third image shows the post gym. The facility housed and prepared members of the United States Army Air Force for overseas operations during World War II.


Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas

Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas
Date: December 1945
This set of photographs shows some of the buildings at the Army Airfield in Pratt, Kansas. The first photograph shows the post office and the water tower while the second image shows the PX building. The third image shows the hospitals buildings. The facility housed and prepared members of the United States Army Air Force for overseas operations during World War II.


Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas

Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas
Date: December 1945
This photograph shows a B-29 on the airfield in Pratt, Kansas. The facility housed and prepared members of the United States Army Air Force for overseas operations during World War II.


Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas

Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas
Date: October 27, 1943
This set of photographs show an aerial view of the Army Air Field in Pratt, Kansas. The facility housed and prepared members of the United States Army Air Forces for overseas operations during World War II.


Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas

Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas
Date: December 16, 1943
This photograph shows the base operation tower at the Army Air Field in Pratt, Kansas. The facility housed and prepared members of the United States Army Air Force for overseas operations during World War II.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Bazine, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, built in 1887, at Bazine, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Belvidere, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10, 1931
This shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, built in 1887 and added onto in 1912, at Belvidere, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot Belvidere, Kansas
Date: 1970
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Belvidere, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Cairo, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 11, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Cairo, Kansas. The depot was built in 1887 and measured 24'x42'.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Coats, Kansas
Creator: Bibb, James
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This series of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company in Coats, Kansas. The first image shows a row of automobiles parked along the depot. The second photograph shows a group of people gathered along the side of the depot with a steam locomotive.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Coats, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Coats, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure still stands and is being used for storage.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Pratt, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1913
This photograph shows construction on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Pratt, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot completed, in 1913, features a gabled roof with a operator's bay, a waiting room and a freight room with a flat roof. The building served for a number of years as a hub of transportation. Plans are being made to refurbish the depot for future use.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Pratt, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Pratt, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot, completed, in 1913, features a gabled roof with a operator's bay, a waiting room and a freight room with a flat roof. The building served for a number of years as a hub of transportation and it is being refurbished for future use.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sawyer, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 28, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Sawyer, Kansas. Built in 1887,and remodeled in 1923, the depot measured 24' x 42'.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sawyer, Kansas
Creator: Bohi, Charles W., 1940-
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
These series of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Sawyer, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure built in 1887 and remodeled in 1923 measuring 24 feet by 42 feet. The depot still stands and is in private use.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sawyer, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 28, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Sawyer, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section crew

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section crew
Creator: Bibb, James
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This photograph shows a section crew from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company working in either Pratt or Barber County, Kansas. Railroad freight cars and a hand car are visible in the photograph.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway section workers

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway section workers
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
A photograph showing a group of Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway section workers in either Barber or Pratt County, Kansas.


Boston Bloomer Girls baseball team

Boston Bloomer Girls baseball team
Date: August 06, 1912
This postcard from 1912 features the "Original" Boston Bloomer Girls baseball team. The inscription on the front commemorates the team's visit to Pratt on August 6, 1912. Despite the name, the team was based in Kansas City. The man in street clothes in the photo is believed to be Logan Galbreath, the team's organizer and manager. Bloomer Girl teams were popular novelty teams that barnstormed from town to town to play local nines. They usually included male players in addition to females.


Boys with mule

Boys with mule
Creator: Bibb, James
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This black and white photograph shows two boys in a two wheeled cart being pulled by a mule in either Barber or Pratt counties.


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

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Pratt, Kansas
Date: 1954
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Pratt, Kansas. The one-story white brick building is no longer standing.


Children at a school near Pratt, Kansas

Children at a school near Pratt, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1895
A photograph showing children at a school near Pratt, Kansas.


Clyde Reed to Cryus Dudley

Clyde Reed to Cryus Dudley
Creator: Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949
Date: December 17, 1919
In this letter, Clyde Reed, secretary of Governor Arthur Capper, tells Cyrus Dudley, mayor of Preston, Kansas, that a shipment of coal has been delivered under emergency. "There is no way it can be changed after coal has been shipped." The state took over operations of the southeast Kansas coal fields following several labor disputes that resulted in a mine workers' strike. To remedy the problem during the winter of 1919, the Kansas State Supreme Court granted authority to operate the mines to the state of Kansas. Volunteers were called in to man the mines during this period. Frequent exchanges such as this occurred when coal deliveries to communities were delayed or unsatisfactory coal shipments were received. In this telegram, Mr. Reed tells the mayor to increase his stock of coal while there is opportunity.


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