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383rd Army Air Force Band, Winfield, Kansas

383rd Army Air Force Band, Winfield, Kansas
Date: 1944
This image of the 383rd Army Air Force Band at Strother Field in Winfield, Kansas appeared in the March 3, 1944 issue of the Army airfield's newspaper, The Prairie Flyer. The members are identified as: Seated, left to right: Cpl. W.J. Doerflinger, S/Sgt. R.W. Stechmann, Cpl. A.B. Delabadia, Sgt. C.E. Lowery, Sgt. A.E. Davidson, Pfc. V.J. Insalaco, Pfc. R.E. Miller, Pfc. R.I Middleton, Cpl. S. Klein, Sgt. P.V. Oliver, T/Sgt. A.B. Calhoun. Standing, left to right: Cpl. C.L. Graves, Pfc. L.L. Romano, Cpl. L. Metch, Cpl. John J. Maloney, Jr., Cpl. H.W. Schnier, Pfc. S.J. Schillaci, Pfc. A.J. Belfiore, CWO William F. Baker, Pfc. R.J. Lucero, Pfc. H.R. Monges, Cpl. E.R. Thompson, Cpl. A.M. Faloon, Cpl. W.H. Steck, Sgt. C.W. Kininmonth. Not shown in picture: Pfc. A.R. Babbini, Pfc. W.H. Christofferson Jr., Pfc. J.E. Cunningham, Pvt. P. Enright. The band was scheduled to appear at the Wichita air show on March 4 and 5, 1944.


Abraders from the Killdeer Site, 14CO501

Abraders from the Killdeer Site, 14CO501
Date: 1500-1750 CE
These two abraders were among the many that were recovered during the 1994 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Killdeer site, since destroyed by construction. Archeologists call these groundstone tools as they are shaped by grinding. The sandstone abraders could sometimes be used as pairs, one on each side, to smooth a wood arrow shaft. The Killdeer site was a Lower Walnut focus Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) site in Cowley County with numerous pits, basins and post molds.


Adze or Axe from the Country Club Site, 14CO3

Adze or Axe from the Country Club Site, 14CO3
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This chipped stone tool, either an adze or an axe, was most likely used for woodworking. It was excavated from a Great Bend aspect village site (ancestral Wichita) in Cowley County during Phase IV archeological investigations in 1995. The site had been much impacted by a water line, golf greens, roads, and highways. Excavations had been occurring at the site since 1916.


Aerial view of Arkansas City, Kansas

Aerial view of Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
Date: March 15, 1965
These two black and white aerial photographs taken by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, show Arkansas City, Kansas. The map shows an overview of the areas photographed.


A Kansas Wheatfield

A Kansas Wheatfield
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1923
This artwork is a black ink on rice paper woodcut showing a field of haycocks at dusk or dawn. A Kansas Wheatfield was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Albin Longren's first airplane

Albin Longren's first airplane
Date: November 25, 1911
View of Albin Longren's first airplane in Winfield, Kansas.


Algie McKinney, World War I soldier

Algie McKinney, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
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 Algie McKinney, Company 32, 164th Depot Brigade. McKinney died on October 30, 1918.


A. L. Lemley and Morgan Wright, prisoners 8990 and 6774

A. L. Lemley and Morgan Wright, prisoners 8990 and 6774
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 30, 1901
This photograph shows inmates, A. L. Lemley, prisoner #8990 and Morgan Wright, prisoner #6774. A.L. Lemley was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on Jly 1, 1899 for larceny from Sedgwick County, Kansas. Inmate Morgan Wright was received at the penitentiary on December 28, 1893 from Cowley County, Kansas for murder.


Alliance songster

Alliance songster
Date: Between 1890 and 1897
This Farmer's Alliance pamphlet includes populist political songs used to organize the farm community behind its political banner.


Alternately Beveled Knife from the Shrope Site, 14CO331

Alternately Beveled Knife from the Shrope Site, 14CO331
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This alternately beveled knife was recovered from the Shrope village site in Cowley County. The knife gets its pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Repeated sharpening on alternate sides created bevels and the two notches near the base indicate that the knife was most likely hafted. The Shrope site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village, was excavated by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew in 1995. Forty-one archeological features, such as storage pits, hearths, and post molds, were uncovered at the site.


Alternately Beveled Knives from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385

Alternately Beveled Knives from the Radio Lane Site, 14CO385
Date: 1400-1725 CE
These alternately beveled knives were recovered at the Radio Lane site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village in Cowley County. The knives are made of local Florence chert from the Flint Hills region. The knives get their pinkish color as a result of the material being carefully heated before manufacturing to improve the chert's knapping qualities. Repeated sharpening on alternate sides created bevels. The two notches near the base of two knives indicates that they were likely hafted. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated at the site during 1995.


American Carbide & Chemical Corporation, Arkansas City, Kansas

American Carbide & Chemical Corporation, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
Two black and white photographs of the American Carbide and Chemical Corporation in Arkansas City, Kansas.


American National Bank Building, Arkansas City, Kansas

American National Bank Building, Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Croft & Cusick
Date: May 1890
A sepia colored photograph of the American National Bank Building in Arkansas City, Kansas. A horse drawn street car is in the foreground.


Antler Billet from the Shrope Site, 14CO331

Antler Billet from the Shrope Site, 14CO331
Date: 1400-1725 CE
This flintknapping tool, an antler billet, was recovered from the Shrope village site in Cowley County. The billet was made from the base of an antler and was used like a hammer to remove flakes from chert during flintknapping. The Shrope site, a large Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village, was excavated by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew in 1995. Forty-ne archeological features, such as storage pits, hearths, and post molds, were uncovered at the site.


Arkansas City Band, Cowley County, Kansas

Arkansas City Band, Cowley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This is a formal view of the members of the Arkansas City Band of Arkansas City, Kansas. It appears to be a brass band with two percussion musicians.


Arkansas City, Kansas

Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: 1872
This black and white photograph shows the store fronts along the west side of the 100 block of South Summit Street in Arkansas City, Kansas. Includes the city meat market, stoves and tin ware, and several other businesses. An inscription on the print reads" compliments of Fitzpatrick and McDowell Real Estate."


Arkansas City, Kansas

Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Bridge, Esther Y.
Date: October 1870
This painting was drawn by Esther Y. Bridge showing early Arkansas City from a distance. Sleeth's Mill and Speer's Mill are featured in the two inserts below the larger painting.


Arkansas City Milling Company, Arkansas City, Kansas

Arkansas City Milling Company, Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Croft & Cusick
Date: May 1890
A sepia colored photograph of the Arkansas City Milling Company and canal in Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Street Railway, Arkansas City, Kansas

Arkansas City Street Railway, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: Bulk June 04, 1909-November 16, 1909
This set of photographs show the Arkansas City Street Railway cars from Arkansas City, Kansas. The cars were manufactured by the American Car Company and could seat between twenty-eight and thirty-two passengers.


Artesian well, Geuda Springs, Kansas

Artesian well, Geuda Springs, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
View of an artesian well at Geuda Springs, Sumner County, Kansas.


A state camp meeting will be held by the Kansas State Association of the M.E. Church

A state camp meeting will be held by the Kansas State Association of the M.E. Church
Creator: Holloway, S.S.
Date: August 10, 1881-August 21, 1881
A circular announcing a state camp meeting held by the Kansas State Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Riverside Park in Winfield, Kansas. Governor John St. John was to be present during the entire meeting along with other speakers and prominent temperance workers.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: April 22, 1889
This photograph shows a crowd gathered outside the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Arkansas City, Kansas. The photograph was taken a day before the Oklahoma Land Run which opened up a large area of land for settlement.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: April 22, 1889
This photograph shows a crowd waiting outside the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Arkansas City, Kansas. The photograph was taken the day before the 1889 Oklahoma land run.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: September 21, 1965
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Arkansas City, Kansas. The modern design depot dedicated on April 27, 1951, features a flat roof, with corner windows and square panes of glass. It was part of the Eastern Lines, Middle Division, Third District, Oklahoma Division, First District at Mile Post 263.4


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Arkansas City, Kansas. The two-story red-brick building, completed in 1888, consist of two waiting rooms, a dining room and a lunch counter. The depot was razed in 1950. A modern-style structure dedicated at the same location on April 27, 1951.


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