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4-H Livestock show, Salina, Kansas

4-H Livestock show, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Marsh, C. W.
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows the 4-H Club Mid-America Livestock Show in the Agricultural Hall at Kenwood Park, Salina, Kansas.


8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule

8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: May 17, 1954
This article discusses how the state of Kansas will work to conform to the ruling made in the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the segregation of schools based on race was unconstitutional. Many cities in Kansas, including Topeka, Atchison, Salina, Wichita, and Pittsburg were already working to integrate their schools. Topeka had an estimated 625 African American students who would be affected by the court's ruling, and the article lists the numbers for other cities and towns in the state.


A.M. Campbell on the Battle of Washita

A.M. Campbell on the Battle of Washita
Creator: Campbell, A.M.
Date: October 10, 1905
In this item, A. M. Campbell relates his experiences regarding the Delawares, the Southern Cheyennes, Black Kettle, and the Battle of Washita. Serving as a ferry boat operator in Lawrence, Kansas Territory during the early 1850s, Campbell explains that he was "well acquainted" with Black Kettle and the members of his band. As the item indicates, Black Kettle was killed in 1868 during the Battle of the Washita in Oklahoma.


A. W. Dahlston to Governor John St. John

A. W. Dahlston to Governor John St. John
Creator: Dahlston, A. W.
Date: September 13, 1880
In this letter, A.W. Dahlston of Salemsburg writes Kansas Governor St. John, assuring him the community would welcome him whenever the Governor wishes to come. Mr. Dahlston notes that their mail arrives Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.


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.


Abraders from 14SA409

Abraders from 14SA409
Date: 1-1500 CE
These three abraders were recovered from the surface of a Saline County camp site and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The site was occupied during the Upper Republican and Smoky Hill phases in the Early and Middle Ceramic periods. 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.


Abraders from the Kohr Site, 14SA414

Abraders from the Kohr Site, 14SA414
Date: 780-860 CE
These abraders were collected in the 1930s from Kohr House No. 1, a large village site in Saline County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. 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. All four artifacts were made of Dakota sandstone. The two on the bottom row are in the process of manufacture, enabling us to see how they were made. The Kohr site was occupied by Smoky Hill aspect people and had several rectangular houses. Radiocarbon dates on maize indicate it was occupied during the Early Ceramic period.


Absentee Ballots Not Counted

Absentee Ballots Not Counted
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence and a newspaper article about absentee ballots that were not counted during the election. The correspondent from Salina, Kansas includes an article from a Salina evening newspaper about what happened to the absentee ballots. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows three military airplanes on a runway at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows military personal preparing airplanes at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


Alexander's Insurance Agency, Salina, Kansas

Alexander's Insurance Agency, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Post Card Company, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This colored postcard shows a group of men sitting behind their respective desks in the manager's office of Alexander's Insurance Agency in Salina, Kansas.


Alexander C. Spilman to Samuel N. Wood

Alexander C. Spilman to Samuel N. Wood
Creator: Spillman, A. C.
Date: January 14, 1861
From Salina, Alexander Carraway Spilman wrote "as one of your [Wood's] constituents" regarding his opposition to a Junction City proposal that to change the boundary line between Dickinson and Davis counties to increase the size of the former at the expense of the latter. Spilman believed "A change in the lines of Dickinson would necessarily involve a change in the lines of Saline which is something that must not be done under any circumstances."


Alf Shinn,prisoner 9709

Alf Shinn,prisoner 9709
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: March 25, 1901
This photograph shows inmate, Alf Shinn, prisoner #9709. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on March 25, 1901 from Saline County, Kansas for larceny.


A lie shattered by a Salina shell

A lie shattered by a Salina shell
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1910
A small pamphlet on prohibition circulated by the Kansas State Temperance Union.


Alternately Beveled Knife from 14SA407

Alternately Beveled Knife from 14SA407
Date: 1000-1500 CE
This alternately beveled knife was found on the surface of a Middle Ceramic period Smoky Hill aspect camp site in Saline County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. Repeated sharpening on the knife's alternate sides created the bevels.


Annual fair of the Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association

Annual fair of the Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association
Creator: Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association
Date: September 23 - 28, 1884
This poster announces a fair to held in Salina, Kansas, sponsored by the Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association. Highlights of the fair include speed trials each day, fine fruits and vegetable displays, and reduced railroad rates. The poster includes many color illustrations of livestock, produce, and horse and high wheel bicycle racing. Activities include baseball games, bands, and running races. The fair is held in Oakdale Park, Salina, Kansas.


Arrow Points from 14SA402

Arrow Points from 14SA402
Date: 1000-1500 CE
These four arrow points recovered in 1963 from the surface of a Saline County site and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. All are side notched arrow points, two of which are complete. Two are missing their tips and both have a concave base.


Arrow Points from 14SA416

Arrow Points from 14SA416
Date: 1000-1500 CE
These three arrow points recovered in 1971 from the surface of a Saline County site and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The camp site was occupied during the Middle Ceramic period by Smoky Hill phase peoples. Shown are two side notched arrow points and a single triangular arrow point. One of the side notched points has multiple notches.


Arrow Points from 14SA424

Arrow Points from 14SA424
Date: 1-1500 CE
Shown are six arrow points collected from a multicomponent (multiple occupations) archeological site in Saline County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. Five of the arrow points are corner-notched, typically used during the Early Ceramic period. The last arrow point is side-notched, more typical of the Middle Ceramic period. The pink color of four of the arrow points is the result of having been heat-treated prior to their completion in order to make a better knappable chert.


Arrow Points from 14SA424

Arrow Points from 14SA424
Date: 1 CE-1500 CE
Shown are six of the many arrow points collected from a multicomponent (multiple occupations) camp site in Saline County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. Five of the arrow points are corner notched, typically used during the Early Ceramic period. The last arrow point is side notched, more typical of the Middle Ceramic period. The pink color of four of the arrow points is the result of having been heat-treated prior to their completion in order to make a better knappable chert.


Arrow Points from the Lindeman Site, 14SA412

Arrow Points from the Lindeman Site, 14SA412
Date: 1-1800 CE
These seven arrow points were just a few of those recovered from the surface of the Lindeman site in Saline County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The site was occupied periodically from the Early Ceramic period through the Late Ceramic period. During one of these occupations there may have been at least two houses on the site. All of the arrow points are made of Permian chert. The pink color of one of the side-notched arrow points is the result of having been heat-treated prior to their completion in order to make a better knappable chert. Five of the arrow points are side-notched, one is corner-notched and last arrow point is stemmed. The notches and the stem aided in hafting the point to the arrow shaft.


At Salina, Kansas

At Salina, Kansas
Creator: Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association
Date: September 23 - 26, 1884
This poster presumably announces an agricultural fair to be held at Salina, Kansas. The Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association most likely produced the poster. An illustration of a sulky race is included.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 1957
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Salina, Kansas. The depot was formerly owned by Salina Northern Railroad from 1914 to 1924, it was purchased by the Salina and Santa Fe Railway in 1924. In 1942, it became part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.


August Bondi

August Bondi
Creator: Hopkins, T. E.
Date: Between 1884 and 1889
A portrait of August Bondi, who came to Kansas in May, 1855, and in the fall of that year, became acquainted with John Brown. Bondi settled in Lawrence and opened a general store. After the burning of Lawrence, he joined John Brown and took part in the battle at Black Jack, the fight at Osawatomie, and different raids along the border. In February 1857, Bondi laid out the town of Greeley in Anderson County and was appointed postmaster. From 1857 to the outbreak of the Civil War, he kept an underground railway station in Greeley. On December 23, 1861, Bondi enlisted in Company K of the Fifth Kansas Cavalry. After his discharge on November 10, 1864, he opened a grocery store in Salina, Kansas. In addition to Bondi's business interests, he served as probate judge of Saline County, clerk of the United States Land Office, and police judge.


August Bondi

August Bondi
Date: Between 1895 and 1907
A portrait of August Bondi, who came to Kansas in May, 1855, and in the fall of that year, he became acquainted with John Brown. Bondi settled in Lawrence and opened a general store. After the burning of Lawrence, he joined John Brown and took part in the battle at Black Jack, the fight at Osawatomie and different raids along the border. In February, 1857, Bondi laid out the town of Greeley in Anderson County and was appointed postmaster. From 1857 to the outbreak of the Civil War, he kept an underground railway station in Greeley. On December 23, 1861, Bondi enlisted in Company K of the Fifth Kansas Cavalry. After his discharge on November 10, 1864, he opened a grocery store in Salina, Kansas. In addition to Bondi's business interests, he served as probate judge of Saline County, clerk of the United States Land Office, and police judge.


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