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Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1961
An aerial photograph of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1965
An aerial photograph of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Aerial views of the Juvenile Correctional Facility in Beloit, Kansas

Aerial views of the Juvenile Correctional Facility in Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Juvenile Correctional Facility at Beloit
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
Here are two aerial photographs of the Juvenile Correction Facility for Girls in Beloit, Kansas.


Atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas

Atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Gillen & Davy
Date: 1884
The atlas contains a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county, and a map of the state, a railroad state map, United States and World.


Baseball team in Beloit, Kansas

Baseball team in Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Graham Studio
Date: 1920
This is a photograph of the 1920 Beloit Leaguers baseball team.


Bert Hart of the Beloit, Kansas baseball team

Bert Hart of the Beloit, Kansas baseball team
Date: 1920
William Bert Hart is pictured here as a member of the 1920 Beloit Leaguers baseball team. With Hart as its regular shortstop and occasional pitcher, the Leaguers claimed the "independent state championship of Kansas" that year. Bert Hart was a well-known semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. He played not only for Beloit, but also for semi-pro teams in Green and Clay Center, as well as the Westmoreland town team. Hart spent most of his work career employed at the post office in Westmoreland; he and his wife Margaret also operated a hotel and restaurant there for several years during the 1940s.


Business men, property owners to Governor John Martin

Business men, property owners to Governor John Martin
Creator: Kansas Community Leaders
Date: March 26, 1886
In this telegram, business men and property owners from several Kansas communities plead with the governor to issue a proclamation to resume traffic on all rail lines operated by the Missouri Pacific Railway Company during the railroad strike of 1886.


Carrico Implement Company, Beloit, Kansas

Carrico Implement Company, Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry J
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 the Carrico Implement Company in Beloit, Kansas.


Carrico Implement Company, Beloit, Kansas

Carrico Implement Company, Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry J
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's 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 the Carrico Implement Company in Beloit, Kansas. They sold, primarily, John Deere and New Holland machinery.


Cutting wheat, Beloit, Kansas

Cutting wheat, Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry John, 1949-
Date: July 14, 1998
This colored slide shows wheat being harvested on the Thiessen family farm near Beloit, Kansas.


Doug and Arlene Thiessen, Beloit, Kansas

Doug and Arlene Thiessen, Beloit, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry J
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 Doug and Arlene Thiessen of Beloit, Kansas.


Doug and Jim Thiessen from Beloit

Doug and Jim Thiessen from Beloit
Creator: Worley, Barry J
Date: July 14, 1998
This colored slide shows, (left to right) brothers Doug and Jim Thiessen farmers from Beloit, Kansas, standing in a harvested wheat field.


Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company

Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company
Creator: Vaughan, W.R.
Date: 1879
This publication is from the Central Branch, Union Pacific Railroad Company. It promotes land sales targeting recent emigrants interested in purchasing agricultural land in central and eastern Kansas.


Flora Billings Rathbun's house in Beloit, Kansas

Flora Billings Rathbun's house in Beloit, Kansas
Date: Between 1935 and 1940
This is a photograph showing Flora Billing Rathbun's house and greenhouses in Beloit, Kansas.


Frank E. Tompkins, World War I soldier

Frank E. Tompkins, 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 Frank E. Tompkins, Company I, 34th Infantry, 7th Division. Frank died from influenza on November 16, 1918.


Fred Everett McManis

Fred Everett McManis
Creator: Greenwood, W. H.
Date: Between 1887 and 1888
This is a photograph of Fred Everett McManis who was born about 1883 in Olivet, Kansas. He was four years old when this photograph was taken. McManis married Gertrude Werden Shofe in 1906. They had five daughters: Ruth Ella McManis, born 1906 in Hunter, KS; Amy Carmen McManis, born 1908 in Hunter, KS; Irwina Myrtle McManis, born 1910 in Stockdale, KS; Margaret McManis, born 1912 in Manhattan, KS; and Edith Gertrude McManis, born 1915 in Manhattan, KS. The family later lived in Manhattan. Fred McManis died July 30, 1960, and is buried in Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.


Girl's Industrial School

Girl's Industrial School
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the Girl's Industrial School in Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is parole sentencing and placement during parole in what the School considered to be appropriate homes if not the girl's home she was living in at time of arrest. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Good Roads Day, Beloit, Kansas

Good Roads Day, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1914
This is a photograph showing men building roads on a Good Roads Day in Beloit, Kansas.


Governor's proclamations

Governor's proclamations
Date: 1869-1977
This collection of proclamations issued by Kansas Governors declares first, second or third-class status for Kansas towns and cities. Proclamations are arranged in alphabetical order by town name. Included are descriptions of city limits, plat maps and censuses.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Girls' Industrial School applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Girls' Industrial School applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Girls' Industrial School. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: Between 1938 and 1939
A photograph of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: Between 1888 and 1895
This is a photograph of the Kansas Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
Two views of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1908
This postcard shows the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. The school was built in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temerpance Society and was taken over by the State in 1889.


J.H. Lockwood to Governor John. St. John

J.H. Lockwood to Governor John. St. John
Creator: Lockwood, J.H.
Date: February 09, 1880
Having accepted an invitation to speak at the Northwest Kansas Temperance Convention, Governor St. John receives details and times of the program from J.H. Lockwood.


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