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70th anniversary edition supplement to the Washington County Register

70th anniversary edition supplement to the Washington County Register
Creator: Washington County Register
Date: September 16, 1938
This special anniversary edition supplement celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the Washington County Register. The supplement highlights the pioneers and businessmen of the county along with photos and advertisements. It contains short histories of Washington County towns and also brief descriptions of the businesses in the various communities. Many businesses also have adds in this supplement. It contains lists of pioneers, graduates from Washington County schools, and soldiers buried in Washington County cemeteries.


Abstract of census returns

Abstract of census returns
Creator: Undersigned Citizens of Kansas Territory, John Stroup (first signature),
Date: 1859
This 1859 abstract of census returns shows information at the township level for most Kansas counties. Some counties are listed without data. The census lists the number of voters in three different ways--the number of votes cast June 7, 1859; number of voters on June 7, 1859 who were under 6 month provision; and number of voters under 3 month provision. It also lists the number of inhabitants. The election on June 7, 1859, was to elect delegates to the Wyandotte constitutional convention.


Advertising for Solt Lumber & Coal Company in Barnes, Kansas

Advertising for Solt Lumber & Coal Company in Barnes, Kansas
Creator: Kansas City Slide Co.
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
These two glass lantern slides are advertising products sold by Solt Lumber & Coal Company in Barnes, Kansas.


Albert R. Greene to Franklin G. Adams

Albert R. Greene to Franklin G. Adams
Creator: Greene, A.R.
Date: August 18, 1897
In this letter to Franklin G. Adams, Albert R. Greene explains that he recently met with Charles C. Haynes, with whom he discussed the waning days of the Overland Stage. Greene explains that Haynes was old but that his eye was as "keen as when he ran the gauntlet of hostile Indians and brought his coach into the home station bristling with arrows."


And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair

And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair
Creator: Washington County Agricultural and Mechanical Assocition
Date: September 12, 1888-September 14, 1888
This Greenleaf, Kansas, fair poster features two girls holding a hand fan.


Band shell, Barnes, Kansas

Band shell, Barnes, Kansas
Date: 1997
This is a view of the band shell located in the I.O.O.F. (International Order of Odd Fellows) Park in Barnes, Kansas.


Brooch

Brooch
Date: between 1860 and 1880
Small, oval-shaped gold brooch. Engraved black enamel tracery design at center. Stippled texture in gold around design; gold in the design is smooth. Bar closure on back with a "t" hinge and "c" clasp. Brooch belonged to Sophia Brockmeyer Hollenberg Kalhoefer. Her first husband was Garet Henry Hollenberg, who operated Hollenberg Station at Hanover, Kansas.


Business men, property owners to Governor John Martin

Business men, property owners to Governor John Martin
Creator: Kansas Community Leaders
Date: March 26, 1886
In this telegram, business men and property owners from several Kansas communities plead with the governor to issue a proclamation to resume traffic on all rail lines operated by the Missouri Pacific Railway Company during the railroad strike of 1886.


Buttons from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316

Buttons from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316
Date: 1857-1941
These eight buttons were recovered from the 1991 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County. Shown are a broken shell button, a 4-hole button with a purple cast, a clear glass button with an eight-pointed star pattern, a white china dish button with maroon trim, three white china dish buttons, and a black china 2-hole button with traces of gold around the sew-through holes. The site was the location of a pony express station, a stop on the Oregon-California trail, a post office, a blacksmith shop, and a farm with barns and other out buildings. The site was purchased by the Kansas Legislature in 1941 and is in the National Register of Historic Places.


Caretaker's cottage at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Caretaker's cottage at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1965
Two views of the caretaker's cottage at the Pony Express Station in Washington County, Kansas. The station, originally a ranch house, was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, for people traveling on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 it was operated as a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Central Plains tradition Abrader from the Wollenberg Site, 14WH319

Central Plains tradition Abrader from the Wollenberg Site, 14WH319
Date: 1280-1400 CE
This abrader was recovered from the Wollenberg village in Washington County in 1991. Archeologists call abraders groundstone tools as they are shaped by grinding. This sandstone abrader has been used to sharpen another tool, such as a bone needle or awl.


Central Plains tradition Abraders from the Wollenberg Site, 14WH319

Central Plains tradition Abraders from the Wollenberg Site, 14WH319
Date: 1280-1400 CE
These three abraders were recovered from the Wollenberg village in Washington County in 1991. Archeologists call these groundstone tools as they are shaped by grinding. The sandstone abraders could be used as pairs, one on each side, to smooth a wood shaft.


Ceremony at the Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas

Ceremony at the Pony Express Station, Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: July 14, 1963
Four photographs showing a ceremony at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station marking the location as a registered National Historic Landmark. The three men pictured by the monument are S. Sohl, M. Mattes, and L. Dieker. The Hollenberg ranch house was built in 1857 by Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg, establishing a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. After Gerat Hollenberg's death in 1874, the station became a farm home until 1941 when the Kansas Legislature purchased the building and the surrounding seven acres. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1961 and two years later, the Kansas Historical Society was given the responsibility to operate it as Hollenberg Pony Express Station Historic Site.


Charlie Thompson family, Linn, Kansas

Charlie Thompson family, Linn, Kansas
Date: 1915
This black and white postcard shows the Charlie Thompson family sitting in an automobile in Linn, Kansas. The family has been identified as follows: FRONT ROW : Charlie, sons; Arnold, and Chester. BACK ROW: Iona, the wife and daughter Gertrude.


Council of National Defense Woman's Committee correspondence

Council of National Defense Woman's Committee correspondence
Date: 1918
This collection consists of correspondence between individuals and committee members to the state chair of the Woman's Committee of the Kansas Council of National Defense. The Council of National Defense was established at the federal level in 1916 as an emergency agency under the Army Appropriation Act and abolished in 1921. It was created in reaction to World War I to coordinate resources and industries for national defense and improve civilian morale. The Woman's Committee of the Kansas Council of National Defense performed the same functions at the state and local levels, coordinating women's activities for national defense. The materials are organized alphabetically by county. The digitization of this collection was paid for through the Margot R. Swovelan Endowment Fund.


D. W. Stahl and John Armstrong, prisoners 9548 and 8762

D. W. Stahl and John Armstrong, prisoners 9548 and 8762
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 1, 1901
This photograph shows inmates D. W. Stahl, prisoner #9548 and John Armstrong, prisoner #8762. D.W. Stahl was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on November 23, 1900 from Washington County, Kansas for larceny. Inmate John Armstrong was received at the penitentiary on December 18, 1898 from Oklahoma for perjury.


Dedication of the Pony Express monument, Washington County, Kansas

Dedication of the Pony Express monument, Washington County, Kansas
Date: August 14, 1964
Several photographs of the dedication ceremony for the Pony Express monument in Washington County, Kansas. Waddell F. Smith and Leo Dieker help with the unveiling of the monument. In 1857, Gerat H. and Sophia Hollenberg established a way station for travelers on the Oregon-California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and earlier as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


Dinner Plate from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316

Dinner Plate from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316
Date: 1864-1904
This whiteware plate sherd was recovered from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County in 1991. It was found below the station and may have been lost anytime during the buildings use as a home or station. The sherd shows the maker's mark of the W. & E. Corn pottery of England. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1966, and ealier as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.


Eddy farm, Washington County, Kansas

Eddy farm, Washington County, Kansas
Date: March 17, 1908
This is a view of the stone barn and Eddy family members with horses, on the Eddy farm in Washington County, Kansas. A farm implement is visible on the hill in the background.


Eddy sheep farm, Washington County, Kansas

Eddy sheep farm, Washington County, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1905
This is a view of a large flock of sheep in front of a barn on the Eddy farm in Washington County, Kansas. An unidentifed man is shown supporting a sheep that is standing on its two hind legs.


Edward David Wells, World War I soldier

Edward David Wells, World War I soldier
Creator: Wells, Edward David
Date: 1917-1918
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 Edward David Wells, Headquarters Company, 168th Infantry, 42nd Division. Wells was killed in action on September 12, 1918.


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.


Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company

Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company
Creator: Vaughan, W.R.
Date: 1879
This publication is from the Central Branch, Union Pacific Railroad Company. It promotes land sales targeting recent emigrants interested in purchasing agricultural land in central and eastern Kansas.


Excavations at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316

Excavations at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316
Date: 1991
These black and white photographs were taken before and during the 1991 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Washington County. Shown are a view of the Pony Express Station prior to being lifted off its foundation and after it was moved to the side so excavation could occur. Also shown are two progress views of the work during the field school, an ash covered, packed surface interpreted as an original dirt floor, room 6 after excavation, and a final view of the excavations. The site was the location of a pony express station, a stop on the Oregon-California trail, a post office, a blacksmith shop, and a farm with barns and other out buildings. The site was purchased by the Kansas Legislature in 1941 and is in the National Register of Historic Places.


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