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Address of C.E. Adams before the second flag raising of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society

Address of C.E. Adams before the second flag raising of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society
Creator: Adams, C.E.
Date: September 29, 1897
This item is a draft of C.E. Adams's speech to mark the occasion of the second flag raising of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society in September 1897.


Artifact Collection from the Krob Site, 14RP319

Artifact Collection from the Krob Site, 14RP319
Date: 1-1500 CE
Shown here are artifacts collected from the surface of the Krob site in Republic County. The site was occupied both in the Early and Middle Ceramic periods. Artifacts shown here include a corner notched arrow point fragment and two pottery sherds, both with sand temper and one with a cord marked surface treatment. One additional pottery sherd, the largest, was donated to the Kansas Historical Society. It also has a cord marked surface treatment.


Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's interlocking tower, Courtland, Kansas

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's interlocking tower, Courtland, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's interlocking tower at Courtland, Kansas. The tower was built in 1898 and located on the Middle Division, Strong City District.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Courtland, Kansas
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Courtland, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding built in 1888 was part of the Middle Division-Strong City District. The depot still stands and was moved north of Courtland, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Kackley, Kansas
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Kackley, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was built in 1887 and was part of the Middle Division, Strong City District. The depot no longer stands.


Atlas of Republic County, Kansas

Atlas of Republic County, Kansas
Creator: Gillen & Davy
Date: 1884
This atlas contains the plat maps of townships and villages with owners names. It has a railroad map of Kansas, a map of the United States and a map of the world.


Auto races, Belleville, Kansas

Auto races, Belleville, Kansas
Date: 1958
This black and white photograph shows spectators awaiting the start of auto races at the North Central Kansas Free Fair in Belleville, Kansas.


Baseball team, Narka, Kansas

Baseball team, Narka, Kansas
Date: 1947
This is a photograph of the members of the 1947 Narka baseball team of Narka, Republic County, Kansas. The men are identified as follows: back row: Bob Nafziger, Joe Rundus, Red Priefert, Clarence Schocke, and Henry Novak (holding a beer)and front row: Evan Kvasnicka, Leonard Roubinek, Vern Hoover, Wes Joy, Carl McKenzie, and Glenn Pelesky.


Building the Pawnee Indian Museum

Building the Pawnee Indian Museum
Date: 1967
Shown are three slides shot in 1967 during the building of the Pawnee Indian Museum. The first slide shows the construction of the footings for the museum building. The second slide shows the trusses being set at the museum building. The final slide is a view to the east in the Museum interior showing the excavated house floor. The large Pawnee earthlodge floor was left intact after the archeological excavation. The Pawnee Indian Museum is located at a large fortified Pawnee village site that was occupied from approximately 1770 to 1802.


Buttons from the Martin Farmstead, 14RP322

Buttons from the Martin Farmstead, 14RP322
Date: 1885-1947
These six buttons were recovered from the Martin farmstead in Republic County. The top row of buttons are all 2-hole sew through buttons made of plastic, metal, and rubber. The two buttons on the left of the bottom row are made of glass and are self-shank types. The metal button on the bottom right has a birdcage style shank. The site was the location of an archeological salvage project in 1992 due to impending highway construction, and is representative of the lifestyle of rural Kansans and Americans of the late 19th- to early 20th-centuries.


Celebration at Pawnee Indian site, Repbulic County, Kansas

Celebration at Pawnee Indian site, Repbulic County, Kansas
Creator: Cundiff, George H.
Date: 1901
A photograph of people gathering for a celebration at the Pawnee Indian site in Republic County, Kansas. Here in 1806, United States explorer Zebulon Pike convinced the Pawnees to lower the Spanish flag, recently left there by a large Spanish force and raise the United States flag. Supposedly this was the first time the U.S. flag was raised west of the Missouri River. This flag raising episode was true except it happened about 40 miles up the Republican River at a village the Pawnees moved to after deserting this one.


Charles Wheatley, World War I soldier

Charles Wheatley, 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 Charles Wheatley.


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

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Belleville, Kansas
Date: 1968
This photograph shows a snowy view of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Belleville, Kansas. In the background several automobiles are parked along the depot. The one-story structure is no longer standing.


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

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Belleville, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This postcard shows a view of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Belleville, Kansas. In the background a steam locomotive is visible in front of the depot. The one-story structure is no longer standing.


City band of Kackley, Republic County, Kansas

City band of Kackley, Republic County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
A photograph of the Kackley city band in Kackley, Kansas. Bayard A. Kackley is in the third row, third from the left.


Collared Rims from the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1

Collared Rims from the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1
Date: 1770-1802
These four rim sherds were recovered from the Pawnee Indian Village site in Republic County during 1965 and 1966 archeological investigations by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. The rim sherds are decorated on the collar (a ridge or band folded over from the top of the vessel) and on the lip, with two of the sherds having additional decoration on the interior. The rim sherds are decorated with opposed diagonal designs and incised and tool trailed diagonal lines. The Pawnee Indian Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A museum was built over one of the many remains of one of earthlodges, which was left open after the excavation.


Construction set

Construction set
Date: between 1880 and 1900
This set of wooden blocks was owned by Mary Josephine Patterson Hambleton (b. 1879) and later given to her son, Philip Newton Hambleton (1910-1991). They were used in Lincoln, Le Roy and Topeka, Kansas.


Corydon Orcutt, World War I soldier

Corydon Orcutt, World War I soldier
Creator: Orcutt, Corydon
Date: 1918-1920
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 Corydon A. Orcutt, Company F, 110th Ammunition Train, 35th Division. Orcutt died January 29, 1919, from wounds he received while serving in France.


Courtland City Band, Courtland, Kansas

Courtland City Band, Courtland, Kansas
Date: 1900
This is a photograph of the members of the Courtland City Band of Courtland, Kansas. Also visible are spectators, a large dry goods store, and other buildings.


Courtland City Band, Courtland, Kansas

Courtland City Band, Courtland, Kansas
Date: 1917
This is a panoramic view of the conductor and members of the Courtland City Band of Courtland, Kansas. Also visible are utility poles, power cables, and business buildings along the city street.


Covered wagon, Republic County, Kansas

Covered wagon, Republic County, Kansas
Date: 1906
This sepia colored postcard shows a group of men gathered around a covered wagon, pulled by a horse, mule and two cows, during the Pawnee Village celebrations in Republic County, Kansas.


Damage to the Pike Pawnee monument in Republic County, Kansas

Damage to the Pike Pawnee monument in Republic County, Kansas
Date: 1946
Several views of damage to the Pike Pawnee monument in Republic County, Kansas. This monument is part of the Pawnee Indian Museum, the oldest historic site owned by the state of Kansas. In 1899 George and Elizabeth Johnson deeded to the state of Kansas most of the site upon which a large Kitkehahki (Republican) band Pawnee earth lodge village had stood in the late 1700's. The state accepted the site in 1901, put up an iron fence and erected a granite obelisk to mark the site where in 1806, United States explorer Zebulon Pike convinced the Pawnees to lower the Spanish flag, recently left there by a large Spanish force and raise the United States flag. Supposedly this was the first time the U.S. flag was raised west of the Missouri River. This flag raising episode was true except it happened about 40 miles up the Republican River at a village the Pawnees moved to after deserting this one. The portion of this site that was saved included 22 earth lodge depressions, numerous storage pit depressions, and remains of the fortification wall. Two house depressions were excavated in 1949 but intensive investigation of the site did not occur until 1965 under the direction of Kansas State Archeologist Tom Witty. In 1967 the museum was constructed around one of the largest of the lodge depressions before it was excavated. What the residents of the lodge left behind was uncovered by the archeologists and left in the exact same spots. Only eight of the 22 lodge depressions have been excavated. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Today the site is operated by the Kansas Historical Society as Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site.


Dice from the Martin Farmstead, 14RP322

Dice from the Martin Farmstead, 14RP322
Date: 1900-1947
This blue plastic dice was recovered from the Martin Farmstead in Republic County. The site was the location of an archeological salvage project in 1992, due to impending highway construction, and is representative of the lifestyle of rural Kansans and Americans of the late 19th- to early 20th-centuries.


Dinner Fork from the Martin Farmstead, 14RP322

Dinner Fork from the Martin Farmstead, 14RP322
Date: 1885-1947
This nearly complete dinner fork with metal tines and a bone or wood handle was recovered from the Martin farmstead in Republic County. The site was the location of an archeological salvage project in 1992, due to impending highway construction, and is representative of the lifestyle of rural Kansans and Americans of the late 19th- to early 20th-centuries.


E.C. Thayer to Dr. J.W. McIntosh correspondence

E.C. Thayer to Dr. J.W. McIntosh correspondence
Creator: Thayer, E.C.
Date: January 18, 1896
In this letter to Dr. J.W. McIntosh, E.C.Thayer discusses the character of James Murie, Pawnee breastworks, and tensions and conflicts betweeen the Pawnees, Omahas, and Sioux.


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