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A.A. Jones' wagon shop, Bennington, Kansas

A.A. Jones' wagon shop, Bennington, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This photograph shows a group of men standing in the showroom of the A.A. Jones' wagon shop in Bennington, Kansas. According to the back of the photograph the business sold Studebaker, Courtland and Bradley Buggies along with water pumps.


Plat book of Ottawa County, Kansas

Plat book of Ottawa 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.


Standard atlas of Ottawa County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Ottawa 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.


Topolobampo Bay Colony, Mexico

Topolobampo Bay Colony, Mexico
Creator: Charbo, Eileen
Date: Bulk 1966 - 1976
This folder contains two letters, typewritten notes, and a brochure. Eileen Charbo sent the first letter, written March 10, 1976 in Mexico City, to Joe Snell, former Secretary of the Kansas Historical Society. In it Charbo explains that she is enclosing another letter--written April 4, 1966 in Mankato, Kansas--from her uncle Clare Jones (her mother's older brother) and aunt Mabel Zoe (Brown) Jones. The Jones' letter discusses farm life and family members in the 1890s, including Henry Osborne Benedict, Charbo's great-grandfather, who was involved with the Kansas-Sinaloa Investment Company. This Kansas corporation, founded in 1889, tried to establish a socialist utopian community on Topolobampo Bay, Old Mexico. Benedict lived there for over two years, but returned "a broken man." The Kansas-Sinaloa Investment Company's charter, which lists the Kansans who were officers of the company, is linked below. An eight-page brochure titled, "Copper Canyon: Majestic Caverns of the Tarahumara," and two pages about "Points of Interest" in Chihuahua city are also displayed here.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Bennington, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Bennington, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1960
These two photographs show the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Bennington, Kansas. The first image shows a group of people gathering in front of the depot with a passenger train on the tracks. The second photograph shows a baggage cart parked along the side of the depot. The one-story wooden structure still stands.


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