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Clayton and Louanne Short, Assaria, Kansas

Clayton and Louanne Short, Assaria, Kansas
Creator: Colcher, Larry A
Date: June 1998
These photographs are part of the Kansas State Historical Society's online exhibit, "Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest." This exhibit focuses on the people who have built Kansas' agricultural reputation. In June 1998, the KSHS staff followed harvesters from the Oklahoma border to far northwestern Kansas. They photographed and interviewed families from the top twenty wheat-producing counties in Kansas. The photographs featured here are of Clayton and Louanne Short of Assaria, Kansas.


DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's officials participating in a ground breaking ceremony

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's officials participating in a ground breaking ceremony
Date: Between 1980 and 1989
This a photograph of DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's officials participating in the ground breaking ceremony for Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (KEC) in Topeka, Kansas. Participating were, (left to right) Jerry Rumbaugh, manager of the cooperative; Ramona Johnson, Assaria, Kansas, serves on the KEC Woman's Executive Committee; and Eldon Johnson, Assaria, Kansas, a trustee on the DS&O cooperative board and a member of the KEC Board of Trustees. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties.


Edwards' Atlas of Saline Co., Kansas

Edwards' Atlas of Saline Co., Kansas
Creator: Edwards, John P.
Date: 1884
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a list of patrons and plats of towns as of the year of publication. Not part of the original publication but inserted in the atlas between pages 5 and 8, are notes from the tenth annual meeting of the Saline County Historical Society dealing with errors in Bishop's History of Saline County. Bishop was apparently present, for his comments are recorded.


Eldon and Ramona Johnson

Eldon and Ramona Johnson
Date: January 1998
This is a photograph of Eldon and Ramona Johnson who received certificates of appreciation from the Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (KEC) in Topeka, Kansas. The Johnsons, who lived in rural Assaria, Kansas, were honored for their contributions to rural electrification in Kansas. Ramona was a member and participant in the KEC Women's Executive Committee for 12 years, including four years as its historian. Eldon served as the KEC Trustee Representative from DS&O Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc., for 13 years. While a member of the KEC board, Eldon, was KEC treasurer for two years, KEC secretary for two years, and KEC president for two years, completing his term as president in 1996.


George Seanor Robb

George Seanor Robb
Date: Between 1917 and 1918
A portrait of George Seanor Robb, Purple Heart and Congressional Medal of Honor winner, from Assaria, Kansas. He entered the Army in 1917 after graduating from Columbia University and teaching briefly in Great Bend, Kansas. Robb was assigned to the 369th Infantry Regiment, an African American regiment comprised of New York National Guardsmen from Harlem. On the night of September 29th, 1918, George was wounded while leading an assault near Sechault, France. In 1935, he was appointed to Kansas State Auditor and served until 1961. He was elected to the office twelve successive terms.


Plat book of Saline County, Kansas

Plat book of Saline County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1903
This atlas includes plats for townships and the larger towns in Saline County with names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory.


Purple Heart

Purple Heart
Date: 1932
Purple Heart military medal awarded to George Robb for wounds received during WWI. Originally from Assaria, Kansas, Robb trained as a teacher at Park College in Missouri and attended Columbia University in New York. During the war he was assigned as a lieutenant to the 369th Infantry Regiment, an African-American regiment comprised of New York National Guardsmen from Harlem. On September 29, 1918, George was wounded while leading an assault near Sechault, France. His actions that evening displayed such heroism that, along with the Purple Heart, George was awarded the Medal of Honor. Following the war, he worked as a postmaster in Salina and served as the Kansas State Auditor.


School house, Assaria, Kansas

School house, Assaria, Kansas
Date: 1900-1919
This photograph shows the two-story school house in Assaria, Kansas.


Standard atlas of Saline County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Saline County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1920
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 and businesses.


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