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Albin Kasper Longren

Albin Kasper Longren
Creator: Conard, Flossa
Date: July 04, 1912
A postcard showing Albin Kasper Longren flying one of his airplanes in an exhibition at a fair in LaCrosse, Kansas.


A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas

A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1892
This brochure advertises the advantages of settling in south central and western Kansas. Included are a photograph of the Beeson farm near Dodge City, Kansas, and a full width map of the Arkansas Valley in Kansas. Also included are testimonials by numerous settlers and descriptions of Rush, Finney, Ford, Pawnee, Gray and Kearney Counties.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nekoma, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nekoma, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows two men standing beside the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Nekoma, Kansas. In the foreground a cart of packages are on the wooden platform. The one-story structure with batten siding is no longer standing.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Olney, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Olney, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Olney, Kansas. Two carts and a dolly are also visible. Built in 1887, the depot measured 14' x 45'.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company pump house, Alexander, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company pump house, Alexander, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's pump house in Alexander, Kansas. The structure was built in1908 and measured 14' x 16'.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Alexander, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Alexander, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house at Alexander, Kansas. The structure was built in 1887 and measured 14' x 31' by 14' x 14'.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Rush Center, Kansas

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Rush Center, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house at Rush Center, Kansas. It was built in 1886 and measured 14'x30' and 14'x14'.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Shaffer, 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 at Shaffer, Kansas. Built in 1897, the depot measured 12' x 32'. A wagon and some cans are also visible. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding is no longer standing.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Timken, 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 at Timken, Kansas. Built in 1886, the depot measured 24' x 42'.


Automobile Tax Unfair

Automobile Tax Unfair
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 1915
The two letters and one reply by Governor Capper's office suggests either a decrease in automobile tax or to remove the tax completely. Governor Capper's response says that it is a legislative matter and at the time of the correspondence there is no repeal for the automobile tax law. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Auto race, Rush County, Kansas

Auto race, Rush County, Kansas
Creator: Cottage Studio Photo
Date: 1911
This black and white photograph shows Frank Collins driving a Velie 40 to victory at the first auto race in Rush County, Kansas.


Auto repair, Nekoma, Kansas

Auto repair, Nekoma, Kansas
Date: Between 1919 and 1929
This photograph shows a man repairing a tire in Nekoma, Kansas. Written on the front of the photograph is "Uncle Harvey Carr, Nekoma, Kansas".


Bison Methodist Church in Bison, Kansas

Bison Methodist Church in Bison, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph of the Bison Methodist Church in Bison, Kansas.


Bridge over Walnut Creek near Rush Center, Kansas

Bridge over Walnut Creek near Rush Center, Kansas
Creator: Wittick, George B.
Date: Between 1879 and 1880
This is a stereograph showing a bridge over Walnut Creek near Rush Center, 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.


Ellis Kepler Porter and his reminiscences of the Rush County (Kansas) county seat war (1886-1888)

Ellis Kepler Porter and his reminiscences of the Rush County (Kansas) county seat war (1886-1888)
Creator: Porter, Kenneth Wiggins
Date: Between 1969 and 1971
Reminiscences of the Rush County county seat war, which took place between 1886-1888, recounted by Ellis Kepler Porter.


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.


Fifth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture

Fifth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1887
This biennial report covers the years 1885-86. The volume contains two parts and the page numbering starts over at the beginning of part II. The volume contains numerous agricultural statistics and information about other industries. It also contains information about Kansas weather, schools, churches, various agricultural issues such as Texas fever, chinch bugs, vacant public lands, etc. A major part of the volume is devoted to information gathered during the 1885 statewide census conducted by the Board of Agriculture. Part I contains a number of tables with statistics about Kansas residents broken down by county. Part I also contains a section on each county, providing summary information about the history of the county, nativity of residents, a description of the landscape, crops, livestock, schools, newspapers, banks, and a list of county officers for 1887. Proceedings and other activities of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture are in Part II.


First train into Rush Center, Kansas

First train into Rush Center, Kansas
Creator: Porter, E. K
Date: 1887
This is a photograph showing the first Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad train in Rush Center, Kansas.


Flag presentation at Rush Center, Kansas

Flag presentation at Rush Center, Kansas
Date: 1892
This is a photograph of a flag presentation at Rush Center Public School in Rush Center, Kansas.


Garver Flying Circus

Garver Flying Circus
Date: 1920
This black and white photograph shows members of the Garver Flying Circus in La Cross, Kansas. Kneeling from left to right: J.O. Lewis, Geo. Ellers, Karl Garver, Ralph Anderson, J.M. Moellendick, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin (?), Bertha and Cyle Horchem. The Garver Flying Circus, established around 1920 or 1921, by Karl Garver from Attica, Kansas and Cyle Horchem and ex-army flyer from Ransom, Kansas, performed spectacular aerial stunts across the Kansas sky. The group of daredevils successfully entertained the crowds of spectators with death defying acts until tragedy struck in 1924, when Ruth Garver "Champion Lady Parachute Jumper", fell to her death from one thousand feet in the air with a tangled parachute. Later that year, Cyle Horchem slipped and fell to his death as he attempted to climb onto a wing while in flight. Karl Garver continued to perform at air shows but eventually sold his airplanes and died of alcohol poisoning in 1926.


George Kerr's sod house in Rush County, Kansas

George Kerr's sod house in Rush County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
This is a photograph showing people posed in front of George Kerr's sod house in Rush County, Kansas.


Harvey House in Rush Center, Kansas

Harvey House in Rush Center, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Here are three photographs of the Harvey House in Rush Center, 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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