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Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1965
An aerial photograph of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1961
An aerial photograph of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Aerial views of the Juvenile Correctional Facility in Beloit, Kansas

Aerial views of the Juvenile Correctional Facility in Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Juvenile Correctional Facility at Beloit
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
Here are two aerial photographs of the Juvenile Correction Facility for Girls in Beloit, Kansas.


Ansley Gray to Governor John St. John

Ansley Gray to Governor John St. John
Creator: Gray, Ansley
Date: August 05, 1880
In this letter, temperance worker Ansley Gray brings Kansas Governor St. John up to date on concerns about prohibition amendment opposition in Jewell County. He suggests a visit by the Governor to this area.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hunter, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Hunter, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure no longer stands.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Tipton, Kansas
Date: 1967
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Tipton, Kansas. The depot still stands and has been moved to the Tipton Oaks Golf Course in Tipton, Kansas. The wooden structure serves as the golf course's club house.


Atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas

Atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Gillen & Davy
Date: 1884
The atlas contains a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county, and a map of the state, a railroad state map, United States and World.


Baseball team in Beloit, Kansas

Baseball team in Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Graham Studio
Date: 1920
This is a photograph of the 1920 Beloit Leaguers baseball team.


Baseball team in Simpson, Kansas

Baseball team in Simpson, Kansas
Creator: St. Louis Art Co.
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This photograph shows the Simpson, Kansas baseball team dressed in their uniforms with some of the players holding gloves. The coach of the team stands in the back row in a suit with players surrounding him. One player is dressed in an inverted color uniform.


Bert Floyd Rathbun journal

Bert Floyd Rathbun journal
Creator: Rathbun, Bert Floyd
Date: 1909-1910
Bert Floyd Rathbun documented a trip he and his family made by covered wagon to Wyoming to visit his brother Martin Oliver Rathbun. Rathbun's father, John Russell Rathbun, suffered from asthma, and his doctor suggested he try living in a drier climate. The Rathbuns left Simpson, Kansas, on August 14, 1909, and traveled to St. Francis, Kansas, where they wintered. On May 5, 1910, they started their trip west. He kept the journal in a "Farmers Pocket Ledger" provided by the Deere & Mansur Company of Moline, Illinois. There is information about the company's products and agricultural information in the ledger.


Bert Hart of the Beloit, Kansas baseball team

Bert Hart of the Beloit, Kansas baseball team
Date: 1920
William Bert Hart is pictured here as a member of the 1920 Beloit Leaguers baseball team. With Hart as its regular shortstop and occasional pitcher, the Leaguers claimed the "independent state championship of Kansas" that year. Bert Hart was a well-known semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. He played not only for Beloit, but also for semi-pro teams in Green and Clay Center, as well as the Westmoreland town team. Hart spent most of his work career employed at the post office in Westmoreland; he and his wife Margaret also operated a hotel and restaurant there for several years during the 1940s.


Billings family

Billings family
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph of the Billings family, who settled near Simpson, Kansas. People in the photograph are identified as: back row (left to right) Frederick, Flora and Livingston, and front row Ornille, Benjamin and Eliza Wares Billings. The family came from Massachusetts and settled near Simpson, Mitchell County, Kansas.


Broken Star quilt

Broken Star quilt
Date: between 1880 and 1930
Blue, white and pink cotton quilt in Broken Star pattern, with close and fine quilting overall. The binding is marked with the initials "M E T" on the back. According to the donor, the quilt belonged to her uncle's parents, Eugene and Annie Elizabeth Carmichael Metzger. They were married in Missouri in 1880 and moved to Hunter, Mitchell County, Kansas and then later to Lane, Franklin County, Kansas. The quilt may have been part of Annie Metzger's hope chest.


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.


Carrico Implement Company, Beloit, Kansas

Carrico Implement Company, Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry J
Date: June 1998
These photographs are part of the Kansas State Historical Society's online exhibit, "Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest." This exhibit focuses on the people who have built Kansas' agricultural reputation. In June 1998, the KSHS staff followed harvesters from the Oklahoma border to far northwestern Kansas. They photographed and interviewed families from the top twenty wheat-producing counties in Kansas. The photographs featured here are of the Carrico Implement Company in Beloit, Kansas.


Carrico Implement Company, Beloit, Kansas

Carrico Implement Company, Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry J
Date: June 1998
These photographs are part of the Kansas State Historical Society's online exhibit, "Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest." This exhibit focuses on the people who have built Kansas's agricultural reputation. In June 1998, the KSHS staff followed harvesters from the Oklahoma border to far northwestern Kansas. They photographed and interviewed families from the top twenty wheat-producing counties in Kansas. The photographs featured here are of the Carrico Implement Company in Beloit, Kansas. They sold, primarily, John Deere and New Holland machinery.


Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City, Kansas
Date: December 17, 1883
This stereograph shows a view of main street in Cawker City, Kansas. The town was incorporated in 1874 in Mitchell County and named after Colonel E. H. Cawker.


Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City, Kansas
Date: December 17, 1883
This stereograph shows a view of main street in Cawker City, Kansas. The town was incorporated in 1874, in Mitchell County and named after Colonel E. H. Cawker.


Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Cawker City District Fair Association
Date: September 24 - 27, 1889
This poster announces the fourth annual fair of the Cawker City District Fair Association at Cawker City, Kansas. Highlights include $5,000 in premiums, a good band, races each day, and grand balloon ascension.


Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Cawker City District Fair Association
Date: September 24 - 27, 1889
This poster announces a fair to be held in Cawker City, Kansas. The poster includes a color image of cattle grazing by a water hole.


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.


Cutting wheat, Beloit, Kansas

Cutting wheat, Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry John, 1949-
Date: July 14, 1998
This colored slide shows wheat being harvested on the Thiessen family farm near Beloit, Kansas.


David and Haywood Rathbun in Mitchell County, Kansas

David and Haywood Rathbun in Mitchell County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1913
A postcard showing David Rathbun, born in 1903, and Haywood Rathbun, born in 1902, dressed in cowboy attire and holding the reins of their horses. They lived near Simpson in Mitchell County, Kansas.


Doris Jennings and Keturah Rathbun Prickett

Doris Jennings and Keturah Rathbun Prickett
Date: 1915
This is a photograph of Doris Jennings and Keturah Rathbun Prickett at Simpson High School in Simpson, Kansas.


Doug and Arlene Thiessen, Beloit, Kansas

Doug and Arlene Thiessen, Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry J
Date: June 1998
These photographs are part of the Kansas State Historical Society's online exhibit, "Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest." This exhibit focuses on the people who have built Kansas' agricultural reputation. In June 1998, the KSHS staff followed harvesters from the Oklahoma border to far northwestern Kansas. They photographed and interviewed families from the top twenty wheat-producing counties in Kansas. The photographs featured here are of Doug and Arlene Thiessen of Beloit, Kansas.


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