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A gas line on the Mahan-Tarr ranch in Barber County, Kansas

A gas line on the Mahan-Tarr ranch in Barber County, Kansas
Date: March, 1955
Here are two photographs showing Cities Service's gas line on the Mahan-Tarr ranch in Barber County, Kansas. One photograph shows the ditching machine digging a trench for the gas line. The land was owned by Mrs. T. C. Mahan of Coldwater and her sister Mrs. Sewell Tarr of Huntsville, Arkansas who inherited the land from their father Frank Markham.


Alfalfa field, Barber County, Kansas

Alfalfa field, Barber County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1900s
This photograph shows a group of farmers in a field surrounded with stacks of alfalfa hay. Two women in a buggy are also visible. On the back of the image "Kiowa, Kansas" and "Barber County" appear in script.


Anthony "Boosters", Harper County, Kansas

Anthony "Boosters", Harper County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
These four black and white photographs show members of the Anthony Booster Club during an automobile trip through Barber County and northern Oklahoma.


Art Johnson and William McNeal, prisoners 8913 and 8065

Art Johnson and William McNeal, prisoners 8913 and 8065
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 30, 1901
This photograph shows inmates, Art Johnson, prisoner #8913 and William McNeal, prisoner #8065. Art Johnson was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on May 2, 1899 from Barber County, Kansas for burglary. Inmate William McNeal was received at the penitentiary on March 23, 1897 from Oklahoma for burglary. Varient spelling of his surname includes McNiel.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section crew

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section crew
Creator: Bibb, James
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This photograph shows a section crew from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company working in either Pratt or Barber County, Kansas. Railroad freight cars and a hand car are visible in the photograph.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Lake City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Lake City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's section house at Lake City, Kansas. Built in 1907, the house measured 26' x 26'.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Lake City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Lake City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house at Lake City, Kansas. Built in 1907, the house measured 16' x 22'.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Sun City, Kansas

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Sun City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's section house at Sun City, Kansas. The structure was built in 1907 and measured 26'x26'.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards, Hazleton, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards, Hazleton, Kansas
Date: February 25, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards at Hazleton, Kansas. The facility was built in 1886 and measured 65' x 100'.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stockyards,  Kiowa, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stockyards, Kiowa, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 26, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stockyards at Kiowa, Kansas. It was built in 1894 and measured 100'x100'.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway section workers

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway section workers
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
A photograph showing a group of Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway section workers in either Barber or Pratt County, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hazelton, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 25, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, built in 1898, at Hazelton, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Isabel, Kansas
Creator: Kelley, Frank O.
Date: Between 1970 and 1972
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Isabel, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding still stands and is being used as storage.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Isabel, Kansas
Date: May 23, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Isabel, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was built in 1905 and measured 24 feet by 42 feet. The structure still stands and is used for storage.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Kiowa, Kansas
Date: 1972
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Kiowa, Kansas. The terra cotta and stucco structure was razed on July 27, 2006.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Lake City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, built in 1907, at Lake City, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Lake City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Lake City, Kansas. Built in 1907, the depot measured 20' x 42'. A cart and automobile are also visible.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Carts, cans, and a Chicago and Northwestern box car are also visible. Built in 1886, the depot measured 24' x 100'.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The stucco style building, built in 1886, measured 24' x 100'. The station still stands and is used for railroad purposes.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Milan, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 25, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Milan, Kansas. Built in 1880, the depot measured 20' x 40'. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding is no longer standing.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sharon, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Sharon, Kansas. The stucco style building, built in 1886, measured 24' x 60'.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sharon, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot at Sharon, Kansas. A wagon, cans and railroad car are also visible. Built in 1886, the depot measured 24' x 60'.


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

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sun City Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Sun City, Kansas.


Austin E. "Bud" Albright video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Austin E. "Bud" Albright video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Albright, Austin E.
Date: Oct. 1, 1999
Staff Sergeant Austin E. "Bud" Albright was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the Co B 35th Reg 25th Div. Interviewed by James Johnston on Oct 1, 1999, Albright talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Bank robbers in Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Bank robbers in Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Date: 1884
This photograph shows a group of robbers from Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The men in shackles are identified from left to right as: John Wesley, Henry Newton Brown, Billy Smith, and Ben Wheeler the would be robbers of the Medicine Valley Bank in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Brown, a former member of Billy the Kid's Gang, and Wheeler a former outlaw and friend of Brown's, found themselves on the other side of the law with their appointments as marshals of Caldwell, Kansas. However, on April 30, 1884, Brown, Wheeler, Smith, and Wesley attempted to rob the Medicine Valley Bank. The robbery was unsuccessful and the robbers were eventually apprehended and brought back to Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Their time in jail was brief when pandemonium erupted over their capture, creating a diversion for escape. In a hail of bullets, Henry Brown was shot dead while an injured Wheeler was captured and hanged beside Wesley and Smith.


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