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American Indian Site in Hodgeman County, 14HO306

American Indian Site in Hodgeman County, 14HO306
Date: 1985
Shown are two views from slides of an American Indian site located in a valley in Hodgeman County. The site, in the Pawnee River basin, had bison bone exposed from a later component at the site. Charcoal recovered from the site yielded two dates: an Archaic occupation dating to 3080 - 2400 BCE and a possible Keith variant occupation dating to 1300 - 1420 CE.


Annual meeting report of the Hodgeman County Historical Society

Annual meeting report of the Hodgeman County Historical Society
Creator: Pitts, Frances
Date: September 09, 1966
A report of the regular Annual Meeting of the Hodgeman County Historical Society, Jetmore, Kansas. Listed are the officers and directors who were elected. Frances Pitts, Secretary, signed the report.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hanston, Kansas
Date: 1973
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Hanston, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Jetmore, Kansas. A note on the photograph indicates the wooden depot was built in 1887.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1969
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Jetmore, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was moved to Wright, Kansas for storage.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1973
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Jetmore, Kansas.


Cattle toll crossing in Hodgeman Co.; Parker's Ranch toll crossing

Cattle toll crossing in Hodgeman Co.; Parker's Ranch toll crossing
Creator: Holbrook, Eloise
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
A history of the cattle toll crossing and Parker's Ranch toll crossing in Hodgeman County. Included in this history is a description of the ranch's land and the amount of cattle that came through in one summer's drive.


Come!

Come!
Date: Between 1879 and 1880
This broadside advertises the availability of land in Hodgeman County, Kansas, and encourages African-American emigration to the area. This migration is commonly referred to as the Exoduster Movement and resulted in thousands of African-Americans leaving the South to settle on land readily available in Kansas.


Corner-Notched Arrow Point from 14HO326

Corner-Notched Arrow Point from 14HO326
Date: 500-1000 CE
This fragment of a corner-notched arrow point was recovered from the surface of an Early Ceramic period archeological site during a survey by a Kansas Historical Society archeologist in 1995. The point has been broken at the tip and on one barb. The site may perhaps be a Keith focus or variant site, generally found in western Kansas and Nebraska.


David and Jemima Beaty family

David and Jemima Beaty family
Date: Between 1885 and 1892
This is a photograph showing members of David and Jemima Beaty's family. Members of the family are (l to r): Lida, David, Joe, Bill, Minnie and Jemima. The photograph was probably taken in either Jetmore or Kalvesta in Hodgeman County where they settled in 1885. The family left seven years later due to drought conditions.


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.


Excavation at 14HO306

Excavation at 14HO306
Date: 1997
These two slides show a backhoe excavating a trench at an Early Ceramic period (1 - 1000) site in Hodgeman County and one of the finished trenches. Three trenches were excavated at this site, dug to 16' below the surface. Backhoe's can be valuable tools for archeologists to easily remove the overburden at deeply buried sites.


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.


Frame schoolhouse, Hodgeman County, Kansas

Frame schoolhouse, Hodgeman County, Kansas
Date: Between 2000 and 2009
Frame rural schoolhouse located 12 miles south of Jetmore, Hodgeman County, Kansas.


Frances Pitts to Kansas State Historical Society

Frances Pitts to Kansas State Historical Society
Creator: Pitts, Frances
Date: September 19, 1966
A letter from Frances Pitts, Secretary of the Hodgeman County Historical Society, to the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. The letter lists the new members of the Executive Committee for their historical society and tells what they've accomplished in the last year at the museum.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1930-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the replacement of Hodgeman County's probate judge and a response to a newspaper clipping mentioning Governor Reed going to an event. These letters are part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Handbook of Hodgeman County, Kansas

Handbook of Hodgeman County, Kansas
Creator: C. S. Burch Publishing Company
Date: 1887
The C.S. Burch handbooks, written for the immigrant and land looker, contain the 'most complete and varied information as to soil, climate, water, timber, schools, churches, highways, with reliable data regarding the advantages and drawbacks of the section treated.'


Harvest crew, Hodgeman County, Kansas

Harvest crew, Hodgeman County, Kansas
Date: 1915
Orpha Orebaugh and his header crew and wagons harvesting wheat 12 miles southwest of Jetmore, 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.


Hodgeman County's county seat history

Hodgeman County's county seat history
Creator: Kenyon, M.W.
Date: 1911
A brief history of the county seat war in Hodgeman County. The two rival towns being Hodgeman Center and Jetmore. Eventually, Jetmore was chosen to be the official county seat.


Hodgeman County High School (Neideracher School)

Hodgeman County High School (Neideracher School)
Date: Between 1912 and 1913
A brief history of the Hodgeman County High School, also known as the Neideracher School, named for county resident, George Neideracher, who upon his death, willed his property to the county for a school to be built.


Hodgeman County, Kansas, harvest scene

Hodgeman County, Kansas, harvest scene
Date: 1924
Hodgeman County harvest crew standing in the field with their equipment: an Aultman-Taylor tractor, a Deering header, and an Avery thresher and Republic thresher (1918 model). This photo was taken near Jetmore, Kansas.


Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas

Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1907
View of the Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas. A windmill, S. M. Holbrook Drygoods and Grocery, and several other buildings in downtown Jetmore are visible on the right.


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