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An illustrated historical atlas of Lyon county, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Lyon county, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
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. It contains lithographic views and portraits of residents. The History of Lyon County, Kansas, was written expressly for this work by Jacob Stotler.


C. W. Gullett to Governor John St. John

C. W. Gullett to Governor John St. John
Creator: Gullett, C. W.
Date: September 27, 1880
A letter to Kansas Governor St. John from Pastor C. W. Gullett in which Gullett asks to be notified soon of the Governor's arrival time.


C. W. Gullett to Governor John St. John

C. W. Gullett to Governor John St. John
Creator: Gullett, C. W.
Date: September 03, 1880
In this letter, pastor and temperance worker C.W. Gullett, invites Kansas Governor St. John to deliver a prohibition amendment speech in Americus, population 500, sometime in September. He promises to cover the Governor's expenses.


Letters from Thaddeus Hyatt. The Drouth in Kansas universal! The last crop gone! No buckwheat! No vegetables! No corn! No seed of any kind! No bread! No money! No Hope! What is to be done? (No. 3)

Letters from Thaddeus Hyatt. The Drouth in Kansas universal! The last crop gone! No buckwheat! No vegetables! No corn! No seed of any kind! No bread! No money! No Hope! What is to be done? (No. 3)
Date: September 14, 1860
Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee, writes to the "New York Tribune" to make New Englanders aware of the destitution and suffering of settlers in Kansas Territory. Hyatt gives accounts of conditions in Americus and Emporia townships in Breckenridge County and also in Jackson County and Lawrence. The letter reports the condition of crops, cattle disease, etc. It contains similar information to other statements made by Kansas settlers during the drought of 1860.


Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Americus, Kansas

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Americus, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 31, 1957
This photograph shows the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot in Americus, Kansas. The depot was once part of the Northern Division, Neosho Sub. Division at milepost 103.9. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding no longer stands.


Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Americus, Kansas

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Americus, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows a general view of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot in Americus, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding no longer stands.


Neosho Valley lands, Kansas : The great wheat and corn belt

Neosho Valley lands, Kansas : The great wheat and corn belt
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1876
This large 1876 advertisement from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway promotes their lands for sale along the Neosho River. The paper lists their land agents in 18 Kansas counties; indicates a 25 per cent discount for cash purchases and the back side is a sectional map of northeast Kansas.


Standard atlas, Lyon County, Kansas

Standard atlas, Lyon County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1901
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits of residents, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Standard atlas of Lyon County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Lyon County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1918
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.


T.C. Hill to Senator Edmund G. Ross

T.C. Hill to Senator Edmund G. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: June 12, 1868
Letter written by Hill stating that he supports Ross as a just public official in the presidential impeachment proceedings of Congress against Andrew Johnson. He notes that many in Kansas remain loyal supporters of his actions during the unfolding impeachment activities.


Woodcut pin

Woodcut pin
Creator: Marlow Woodcuts
Date: between 1940 and 1959
Small rectangular walnut woodcut pin depicting morning glory flowers. Marlow Woodcuts, a company founded by Margaret Lowe in Americus, Kansas, in 1932 made this pin.


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