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A. H. Baker's sheep ranch, Comanche County, Kansas

A. H. Baker's sheep ranch, Comanche County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1898
A photograph showing a flock of 2000 sheep on A. H. Baker's ranch on Lower Bluff Creek in Comanche County, Kansas.


A flock of sheep on the Sewell Tarr ranch in Comanche County, Kansas

A flock of sheep on the Sewell Tarr ranch in Comanche County, Kansas
Date: 1940
This is a photograph of a flock of sheep on the Sewell Tarr ranch in Comanche County, Kansas. Oliver Frank Tarr bought 10 or 12 head of ewes and one buck in 1936. Within two weeks, his father wanted to become a partner and he purchased the same number. From that point on they were parteners until Oliver Frank Tarr graduated from high school in 1940.


A round-up on Tom Kern's ranch in Coldwater, Kansas

A round-up on Tom Kern's ranch in Coldwater, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
A round-up herd of about 1,200 cattle on Tom Kerns' ranch south of Coldwater, Kansas, in 1897. Cowboys on horses are visible in the background.


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

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Wilmore, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 28, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house at Wilmore, Kansas. Built in 1903, the structure measured 18' x 28'.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company tool house, Wilmore, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company tool house, Wilmore, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 28, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company tool house at Wilmore, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Ashland, Kansas
Date: 1971
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Ashland, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was built in 1887 and measured 24 feet by 92 feet. The structure still stands but was moved to Protection, Kansas for private use.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Coldwater, Kansas
Creator: Bohi, Charles W., 1940-
Date: Bewteen 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Coldwater, Kansas. The station was later moved to Buttermilk, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Coldwater, 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 Coldwater, Kansas. The depot was built in 1887 and measured 24'x92'.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Coldwater, Kansas
Date: Between 1970 and 1975
These two photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Coldwater, Kansas. The station was later moved to Buttermilk, Kansas. One of the photographs shows Oliver Frank Tarr standing by the operator's window.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Coldwater, Kansas
Date: 1950-1960
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Coldwater, Kansas. The station was later moved to Buttermilk, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Protection, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Protection, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are people standing on the railroad platform, tracks and a water tank.


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

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Protection, 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 Protection, Kansas. The depot was built in 1887 and measured 24'x78'.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Protection, Kansas
Creator: Kelley, Frank O.
Date: 1972
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Protection, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding is standing and is in poor condition.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wilmore, Kansas
Date: 1900
This sepia-colored photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Wilmore, Kansas. In the background, a steam locomotive and water tank are visible.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wilmore, 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 Wilmore, Kansas. Two piles of blankets or other material are visible in front of the depot. Built in 1887 (and remodeled in 1923), the depot measured 24' x 42'. The original print is faded on the right side.


Branding, dipping, and dehorning cattle, Comanche County, Kansas

Branding, dipping, and dehorning cattle, Comanche County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1893 and 1899
A photograph of cowboys branding, dipping, and dehorning cattle on the Lightner ranch, Comanche County, Kansas. The cattle are in a corral and in the background is a barn.


Brockway school buses

Brockway school buses
Date: 1925
View of Brockway school buses waiting outside Protection, Kansas school.


Cattle branding on the Garst ranch south of Coldwater, Kansas

Cattle branding on the Garst ranch south of Coldwater, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1903
This is a view of a cowboy branding an animal on the Garst ranch south of Coldwater, Kansas. Two cowboys on horseback are holding ropes attached to the animal, and a herd of cattle is visible in the background.


Cattle grazing in Comanche County, Kansas

Cattle grazing in Comanche County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
Cattle grazing and people fishing on a ranch in Comanche County, Kansas.


Cattle roundup in Comanche County, Kansas

Cattle roundup in Comanche County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
A photograph showing a roundup scene in Comanche County, Kansas. The cattle are possibly grazing on land held by the Comanche Cattle Pool.


Comanche County livestock brand registrations

Comanche County livestock brand registrations
Creator: Kansas. State Planning Board
Date: 1884-1936
Records of livestock brands in Comanche County, Kansas, as compiled by workers on a project sponsored by the Kansas State Planning Board. The forms provide the owner's name and county in which he or she resided; date brand was registered; whether it was used for cattle, horses, sheep, or hogs; a brief description usually indicating where the brand was placed on the animal; and a copy of the brand design. The registrations in these folders are in chronological order by date filed.


Comanche County organization records

Comanche County organization records
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: 1873-1875
In order for an unorganized county to be recognized by the state of Kansas, a certain number of householders/legal electors had to petition the governor. The governor would appoint a census taker. Initially, unorganized counties were required to document that they had at least 600 inhabitants in order to be recognized as a county by the state legislature. Over time the number of residents needed to organize a county changed to 1500 and later to 2500 residents. The census was submitted to the governor who then issued a proclamation indicating that the requirements had been met, appointing county commissioners and a county clerk, and naming a county seat. Not all of these documents are available for each county. Included in this file is the memorial to the governor asking for a census to be taken, an affidavit by A. Updegraff to be census taker, the completed census, and the proclamation by the governor appointing county officials and designating Coldwater as the temporary county seat.


Confiscated liquor, Coldwater, Kansas

Confiscated liquor, Coldwater, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
These two black and white photographs show county officials from Coldwater, Kansas, standing behind confiscated bottles of liquor. The first photograph identifies the gentlemen as the following: (left to right) Ed Baker, county attorney; George McDonald, marshal; Bill McCrary, sheriff; and Leonard Tony. The second image is an interior view of liquor that has been seized by officials.


Covered wagons

Covered wagons
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This photo shows an unidentified family in their covered wagon in Comanche County, Kansas.


Cowboys with a herd of cattle

Cowboys with a herd of cattle
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
Nine cowboys on horseback, four holding hands, with a herd of cattle in the background, Comanche County, Kansas.


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