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Alden school bus

Alden school bus
Date: 1920
This is the first school bus purchased by Alden School (Rice County), Consolidated School District No. 9, in 1920.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Alden, Kansas
Creator: Bohi, Charles W., 1940-
Date: Between 1960s and 1970s
This series of photographs shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Alden, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure built in 1897 still stands, and operates as a museum in Alden, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Alden, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Alden, Kansas. The structure was built in 1897 and measured 14' x 53'.


Elmer Richard Piehler, World War I soldier

Elmer Richard Piehler, 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 Elmer Richard Piehler, Company B, 110th Engineers, 35th Division. While in France, Elmer died of pneumonia on October 31, 1918.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Wellman, Richard G.
Date: May 24, 2006
Richard "Dick" G. Wellman enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946 on the USS Macomb & USS Hampton. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 24, 2006, Wellman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He grew up in Sterling, Kansas, and was a senior at Kansas State when Peal Harbor was attacked. The interview took place in Alden, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Johnson, Wilford E.
Date: July 6, 2006
Johnson was inducted into the Navy in 1945 and served until 1946 on the U.S.S. Crosley. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jul 6, 2006, Johnson 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 community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Shepherd, Dale
Date: May 31, 2006
Dale Shepherd enlisted in the Merchant Marine in 1942 and served until 1946. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 31, 2006, Shepherd talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Raymond, Kansas, in 1923 and attended school in Alden, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Hoffman, Dean J.
Date: August 30, 2006
Hoffman enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served until 1946 in the PBM19 Squadron. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Aug 30, 2006, Hoffman 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 community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Plat book of Rice County, Kansas

Plat book of Rice County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1902
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Rice County Centennial 1871 - 1971 Land of Quivira Souvenir Book

Rice County Centennial 1871 - 1971 Land of Quivira Souvenir Book
Creator: Rice County Centennial Book Committee
Date: 1971
This souvenir booklet, published by the Rice County Centennial Committee, covers 100 years of history in the community. The book is divided into sections and covers topics from Coronado's expedition, the Santa Fe Trail, the formation of the county, selecting a county seat, agriculture, oil, and salt. There are brief histories of Lyons and Alden. Sections are also devoted to historical images of pioneers, businesses, and churches. At the back of the publication is a list of sponsors and patrons who made contributions. Arthur C. Hodgson was chair of the centennial committee.


Standard atlas of Rice County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Rice County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1919
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication, a map of the state, United States, and world. It has illustrations, portraits and photographs of homes.


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