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Atlas of Marshall County, Kansas

Atlas of Marshall County, Kansas
Creator: Anderson Publishing Company
Date: c1922
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. The Farmers' Directory is by township and lists the wife and children.


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.


Coal pick

Coal pick
Creator: Blue Rapids Lumber Company
Date: between 1903 and 1936
Coal pick from the Blue Rapids Lumber Company. The sides of the pick head are embossed with the company's name and phone number. The Blue Rapids Lumber Company was founded in July of 1903 and closed in October of 1936.


E. H. Campbell to Governor John St. John

E. H. Campbell to Governor John St. John
Creator: Campbell, E. H.
Date: July 29, 1880
A letter from E. H. Campbell cautioning Kansas Governor St. John about which train to take and assures him of a big crowd for his August 11th visit to Blue Rapids.


E. H. Campbell to Governor John St. John

E. H. Campbell to Governor John St. John
Creator: Campbell, E. H.
Date: June 21, 1880
In this letter, E.H. Campbell urges Kansas Governor St. John to speak at Blue Rapids, Kansas, commenting the whiskey party is preparing House and Senate candidates to defeat operation of the Amendment, if it should pass.


E. J. Coon to Governor John St. John

E. J. Coon to Governor John St. John
Creator: Coon, E. J.
Date: March 31, 1880
In this letter, Kansas Governor St. John is invited to speak to the people of Blue Rapids and vicinity.


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.


Farms and homes in Kansas

Farms and homes in Kansas
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Date: 1878
This publication promotes the sale of railroad lands held by the Central Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad in the Republican and Solomon Valley's of Kansas from Atchison to Beloit. It includes specific information on counties, towns, settlement and agriculture. It also includes two illustrations, one of water power and improvements, and the other of a church built of limestone, both of Blue Rapids, Marshall County, Kansas.


Gas station

Gas station
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
This is a view of a Phillips 66 gas station in Blue Rapids, Marshall County, Kansas.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, U. S. Senate applications, James G. Strong

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, U. S. Senate applications, James G. Strong
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications and endorsements for United States Senator James G. Strong from Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. This part of the collection contains photographs of buildings, including historic buildings, miscellaneous buildings, office buildings, unique buildings, and warehouses. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is residences, arranged alphabetically by city.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Ada - Bunker Hill

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Ada - Bunker Hill
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Ada and ending with Bunker Hill. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Ada, Agenda, Augusta, Alamota, Aliceville, Alison, Almena, Altamont, Altoona, Andale, Arcadia, Anthony, Arlington, Arma, Arnold, Ashland, Atchison, Atlanta, Atwood, Aurora, Barnard, Basehor, Bartlett, Beaumont, Belividere, Beloit, Belvue, Belleville, Bendena, Bentley, Beverly, Bird City, Black Wolf, Blakeman, Blue Rapids, Bloom, Bonner Springs, Brewster, Brookville, Brownell, Bucklin, Bucyrus, Buffalo, Burdett, Burden, Burdick, Burlingame, Burlington, Burns, and Bunker Hill. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences.


Marshall County Fair, Blue Rapids, Kansas

Marshall County Fair, Blue Rapids, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1929
This photograph shows four African American musicians performing on stage at the Marshall County Fair in Blue Rapids, Kansas. A crowd is gathered around the stage listening to the performance.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Blue Rapids, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Blue Rapids, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: May 11, 1958
This black and white photograph shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company depot at Blue Rapids, Kansas. It formed a part of the Northern Kansas Division of the Concordia Sub-Division of the railroad line at Mile Post 425.67.


Omar Hawkins photograph collection

Omar Hawkins photograph collection
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1912-1945
Based in Marysville, Kansas, photographer Omar Hawkins captured scenes of his town and the surrounding communities from 1912-1945. The images reveal the details of small town America and the emergence of the automobile and other modern conveniences. The Hawkins photograph collection at the Kansas Historical Society includes thousands of his photographs. While the entire collection is being digitized, over 2,000 images are currently available for viewing. This collection is very rich in content from Marysville, other towns in Marshall County, and surrounding counties. A series of photographs documents the Montgomery Ward store(exterior and numerous interiors of products being sold) in Marysville in the late 1920s. The text version provides the description of each image (and is thus available to our search engine) but we are unable to link from the individual photo description to the image at this time. We hope to make that possible in the future.


Plat book of Marshall County, Kansas

Plat book of Marshall County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1904
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.


The great northwest!

The great northwest!
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1888
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet advertises cheap, abundant, and good land land available in northern Kansas. The title page describes the northwest region as the most successful farming region of Kansas, well watered, and with the cheapest land.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Blue Rapids, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Blue Rapids, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: May 11, 1958
This photograph shows a general view of the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot at Blue Rapids, Kansas. The wooden structure was once located on the Kansas Division, Manhattan Branch at milepost 146.7.


William J. Rombeck, World War I soldier

William J. Rombeck, World War I soldier
Creator: Rombeck, William J.
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 correspondence from William J. Rombeck of Blue Rapids, Kansas, while serving overseas with the American Expeditonary Force. His letter is dated July 12, 1918. Accompanying his letter, is a note from his mother stating that this was the last letter she ever received from her son, who was killed in action in France on October 8, 1918. A photograph of William Rombeck is also included in the file.


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