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A. J. Eastman Drug Store, Burlington, Kansas

A. J. Eastman Drug Store, Burlington, Kansas
Date: 1897
This photograph shows an exterior view of the A. J. Eastman Drug Store in Burlington, Kansas. Also visible is the Pioneer Hardware and Implement Store. A few people are visible in front of the stores, and a carriage and a bicycle are also visible.


An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey 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. There are portraits, lithographic views and the History of Coffey County, Kansas; by Judge Burton L. Kingsbury, p. 9-11.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's BN Jct box depot, Burlington, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's BN Jct box depot, Burlington, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: 1959
This photograph shows the tracks of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's BN Jct. near Burlington, Kansas. A box depot is in the background. The tracks were part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Third District at milepost 62.2 and Burlington milepost 0.0.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Burlington, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Burlington, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 31, 1957
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Burlington, Kansas. It was located on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Burlington District on mile post 41.6. The depot no longer stands.


Burlington, Kansas fair

Burlington, Kansas fair
Date: September 04, 1893-September 08, 1893
A poster advertising the Burlington, Kansas fair.


Burlington, Kansas flood

Burlington, Kansas flood
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1926
This is one of two photos of the September 14, 1926 flood waters of the Neosho River which inundated the business district of Burlington, Kansas. Palenske created this photo with his Korona Panoramic View Camera, using 17-inch film. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Burlington, Kansas flood

Burlington, Kansas flood
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1926
This is one of two photos of the September 14, 1926 flood waters of the Neosho River which inundated the business district of Burlington, Kansas. Palenske Created this photo with his Korona Panoramic View Camera, using 17-inch film. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Catfish, Burlington, Kansas

Catfish, Burlington, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This photograph shows a general view of a man standing between two flat headed yellow catfish taken from the Neosho River in Burlington, Kansas. In the background a group of men are visibly standing.


Championship of Woman

Championship of Woman
Creator: Train, George Francis, 1829-1904
Date: 1867
This pamphlet contains excerpts from and/or newspaper accounts of thirty speeches that George Francis Train, a supporter of women's rights, gave in Kansas over a two week period in October and November of 1867. Train came to Kansas after participating in an excursion to the Rocky Mountains with approximately 200 newspapermen to hunt buffalo. Numerous Kansas women's suffrage supporters are mentioned in the booklet. Train gave speeches in Leavenworth, Lawrence, Olathe, Paola, Ottawa, Mound City, Fort Scott, LeRoy, Humboldt, Burlington, Emporia, Junction City, Topeka, Atchison, Wyandotte, and possibly other communities. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were also campaigning in Kansas and shared the podium and/or communicated with Train. Train was an author, speaker, and a celebrity for his eccentricity.


City Park Dam, Burlington, Kansas

City Park Dam, Burlington, Kansas
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1925-1930
This view of the City Park Dam, located on the Neosho River at Burlington, Kansas was created by Louis Palenske with his Korona Panoramic View Camera. Palenske operated a photographic studio at Burlington during the 1920s. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


City park in Burlington, Kansas

City park in Burlington, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a postcard showing a city park in Burlington, Kansas.


Coffey County courthouse in Burlington, Kansas

Coffey County courthouse in Burlington, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a postcard showing the Coffey County courthouse in Burlington, Kansas.


Delbert T. Pollock, World War I soldier

Delbert T. Pollock, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Delbert T. Pollock, Navy. Delbert died of pneumonia on October 28, 1918.


Donald A. Sanders, World War I soldier

Donald A. Sanders, World War I soldier
Date: 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 Donald A. Sanders, 140th Field Hospital, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division.


Embroidered flour sack

Embroidered flour sack
Creator: Gielen, Carolina
Date: between 1915 and 1916
This cotton flour sack is embroidered with satin floss and sewn to a silk backing. Embroidered designs include the flags of Belgium, United States, and France; the year 1915; a French message whose English translation is "God Blesses Our Benefactors;" and the name of the St. Joseph Orphanage. This sack originally contained Kansas flour sent overseas during World War I for relief efforts organized by the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Some of sacks were embroidered by Belgian women and returned to the United States as an expression of gratitude. The Kansas Belgian Relief Fund received this sack and placed it on display in a downtown Topeka store before donating it to the Kansas Historical Society.


Field of kafir corn

Field of kafir corn
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
A view of a field of kafir corn, possibly near Burlington, Kansas.


First Christian Church in Burlington, Kansas

First Christian Church in Burlington, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a postcard showing the First Christian Church in Burlington, Kansas.


Ford to Oscar E. Learnard

Ford to Oscar E. Learnard
Creator: Ford,
Date: November 14, 1860
This piece of correspondence was written by a man named Ford, from Missouri City, Arapaho Co., (later part of Colorado Territory). Ford had apparently left Burlington, Kansas Territory for "gold country" the previous year. He related some of his experiences in the gold fields and his desire to return to Kansas. Ford intended to stay "until I make enough to pay me for coming here and some more if I can," and he mentioned additional discoveries in the San Juan Mountains in Mexico, which caused "a great rush for those diggins."


Fred Lawrence Grennan, World War I soldier

Fred Lawrence Grennan, 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 Fred Lawrence Grennan, Company C, 137th Infantry, 35th Division. Fred was killed in action while in France on September 28, 1918.


George Walker to Franklin G. Adams

George Walker to Franklin G. Adams
Creator: Walker, George
Date: February 15, 1886
In this letter to Franklin G. Adams, the first secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, George Walker of Burlington, Kansas, relates the story of how he found a Native American pipe while working as a cowboy. According to Walker, he found the pipe after his horse's hoof struck something "that gave out a ringing sound."


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.


J. H. Ralston to Governor John St. John

J. H. Ralston to Governor John St. John
Creator: Ralston, J. H.
Date: May 12, 1880
This letter from Reverend Ralston of Burlington, Kansas, requests Kansas Governor St. John to address the county temperance convention on the 29th of May, since the Governor is scheduled to be in town for decoration ceremonies (Memorial Day) sponsored by the GAR.


John B. Chapman to Oscar E. Learnard

John B. Chapman to Oscar E. Learnard
Creator: Chapman, John Butler
Date: September 28, 1858
John B. Chapman wrote from Mandovi, Kansas Territory, to Oscar Learnard regarding the location of "prospective Rail Roads" and his efforts toward "making Burlington a point" on the road to Emporia. He mentioned the importance of citizen's support for the construction of the line--"subscription of stock, donations, & credit"--to assure its location and some additional problems faced by the rapid advancement of railroads.


Kansas Adjutant General correspondence by companies, 1905-1910

Kansas Adjutant General correspondence by companies, 1905-1910
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1905-1910
This correspondence is from the following companies of the First Infantry of the Kansas National Guard: Company A from Clay Center under Captain Guy R. Martin and Captain Theodore E. Schwarz, Company B from Burlingame under Captain Max Carnaveaux, Company C from Burlington under Captain Mont B. Hackley, Company D from Paola under Captain George R. Reynolds, Company E from Fredonia and Parsons under Captain Dennis J. Sheedy and Captain Charles A. Allen, Company F from Hiawatha under Captain Albert H. Herman, Company G from Fort Scott under Captain Lloyd V. Rawlings, and Company H from Lawrence under Captain Samuel G. Clarke and Captain John W. Morrow.


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1883
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad line from Kansas City to Harper, Kansas. The route included branches to Lawrence, Burlington, Coffeyville, and Hunnewell. The company advertised itself as "passing through the great wheat belts of the Neosho and Arkansas Valleys to the grazing and cattle fields of south-western Kansas and Indian Territory." The company encouraged settlement along 150 miles of the Oklahoma border with descriptions of the soil and climate for those emigrating to southern Kansas.


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