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Ansley Gray to Governor John St. John

Ansley Gray to Governor John St. John
Creator: Gray, Ansley
Date: August 05, 1880
In this letter, temperance worker Ansley Gray brings Kansas Governor St. John up to date on concerns about prohibition amendment opposition in Jewell County. He suggests a visit by the Governor to this area.


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.


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.


Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City, Kansas
Date: December 17, 1883
This stereograph shows a view of main street in Cawker City, Kansas. The town was incorporated in 1874, in Mitchell County and named after Colonel E. H. Cawker.


Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City, Kansas
Date: December 17, 1883
This stereograph shows a view of main street in Cawker City, Kansas. The town was incorporated in 1874 in Mitchell County and named after Colonel E. H. Cawker.


Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Cawker City District Fair Association
Date: September 24 - 27, 1889
This poster announces the fourth annual fair of the Cawker City District Fair Association at Cawker City, Kansas. Highlights include $5,000 in premiums, a good band, races each day, and grand balloon ascension.


Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Cawker City District Fair Association
Date: September 24 - 27, 1889
This poster announces a fair to be held in Cawker City, Kansas. The poster includes a color image of cattle grazing by a water hole.


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.


Fair at Cawker City, Kansas

Fair at Cawker City, Kansas
Date: September 24 - 27, 1889
This poster announces a fair to be held at Cawker City. The poster includes a color illustration promoting ballooning and parachuting.


Hazel Branch

Hazel Branch
Date: 1898
This black and white photograph shows Hazel Branch standing beside her decorated bicycle as she prepares for a parade in Cawker City, Kansas.


Hesperian Library Club, Cawker City, Kansas

Hesperian Library Club, Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Foster, R. M.
Date: Between 1884 and 1904
This sepia photograph shows members of the Woman's Hesperian Library Club in front of the public library in Cawker City, Kansas. The group raised $1,313.75 in monetary funds to build the facility so that women in the community could further their knowledge and interest for literature. Today, the building serves as The Cawker City Hesperian Historical Society.


J. Bany to Governor John St. John

J. Bany to Governor John St. John
Creator: Bany, J.
Date: August 11, 1880
In this letter, Kansas Governor St. John is asked by J. Bany, on behalf of the Women's Temperance Alliance of Cawker City, Kansas, to speak at at Temperance Convention in Osborn(e) "next week." If St. John is able to do that, the ladies of Cawker City would like him to speak at a temperance picnic either before or after St. John delivers his address at Osborn(e).


Luna E. Warner

Luna E. Warner
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
Here are two photographs of Luna E. Warner, the daughter of Walter W. Warner and Alice Cleveland Warner. In 1871, the Warners brought their family from Massachusetts to settle in Osborne County, Kansas. Luna's diary was edited by her daughter Venola Lewis Bivans and is published in The Kansas Historical Quarterly, volume 35, Autumn and Winter, 1969, Number 3 and 4.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Cawker City, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Cawker City, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1968
These two photographs show the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Cawker City, Kansas. The first photograph shows a group of people gathered in front of the depot. The second image shows the one-story structure at a later date. The depot no longer stands.


Mona Eberly

Mona Eberly
Date: 1898
This black and white photograph shows Mona Eberly standing beside her bicycle in Cawker City, Kansas.


Parade, Cawker City, Kansas

Parade, Cawker City, Kansas
Date: Between January 01, 1890 and December 31, 1899
This is an unidentified parade in Cawker City, Kansas.


Parade, Cawker City, Kansas (#2)

Parade, Cawker City, Kansas (#2)
Date: Between January 01, 1890 and December 31 1899
This is an unidentified parade in Cawker City, Kansas.


Public Library, Cawker City, Kansas

Public Library, Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Reflex Studio
Date: 1935
This is a photograph showing the Cawker City Public Library, which was paid for by the Women's Hesperian Club. The library was organized in 1873 and built in 1884 for $1,313.75.


Public library, Cawker City, Kansas

Public library, Cawker City, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph showing the Cawker City public library which was paid for by the Women's Hesperian Club. The library was organized in 1873 and built in 1884 for $1,313.75.


Remick's Band in Cawker City, Kansas

Remick's Band in Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Foster, R. M.
Date: Between 1888 and 1890
This is a photograph of Remick's Band possibly taken in Cawker City, Kansas. Ernest Ayres is on the far right.


Report of Senator S.C. Pomeroy of a ten day trip West from Waterville, Kansas

Report of Senator S.C. Pomeroy of a ten day trip West from Waterville, Kansas
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 5, 1870
Senator Pomeroy travels west through Kansas, to explore areas of the state discussed for possible expansion of the Central Branch of the railroad. In this report he describes the Waconda Springs or "Great Spirit Spring."


Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1917
This atlas has a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county, a map of the state, United States and world, and a Patrons Directory and Business Directory.


Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1902.
This atlas shows the villages, cities and townships of the county with the names of land owners.


Star 34

Star 34
Creator: Kansas. Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1954
The Kansas Industrial Development Commission produced this film promoting the history and cultural of the state of Kansas. The film highlights the State capitol in Topeka; the John Steuart Curry murals; John Brown's cabin in Osawatomie; Boot Hill cemetery in Dodge City; rodeos; American Indians; sod houses; Council Oak and Post Office Oak in Council Grove; Spirit (Waconda) Springs in Cawker City; the "Home on the Range" (Brewster Higley) cabin in Athol, Smith County; Pony Express stations; the Beecher bible and rifle church near Wamego; the First Territorial Capitol in Pawnee; the wheat industry; the oil and gas industries; coal and salt mining; the aviation industry in Wichita; the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene; Lost Canyon (including Cobra Rock, Sphinx Rock, Castle Rock, Towering Cliffs, and Monument Rock) near Quinter; lakes; the state fair; cattle and livestock; buffalo; the geographic center of the contiguous United States monument near Lebanon; and Coronado Heights near Lindsborg.


The advantages Northern Kansas offers to home seekers and land buyers

The advantages Northern Kansas offers to home seekers and land buyers
Creator: Northern Kansas Immigration Association
Date: 1888
This booklet was prepared by the Northern Kansas Immigration Association for home seekers and land buyers looking for opportunities in Northern Kansas.


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