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Anti Horse Thief Association meeting, Chanute, Kansas

Anti Horse Thief Association meeting, Chanute, Kansas
Creator: Spicer & Bumbarger
Date: 1914
This is a photograph of the Anti Horse Thief Association's annual meeting in Chanute, Kansas. Though not identified, a member of the Association was Ferdinand Katzer of Greeley, Kansas.


Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, Chanute, Kansas

Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, Chanute, Kansas
Date: 1918
This photograph taken during Armistance Day on November 11, 1918 in Chanute, Kansas, celebrates the end of World War I across the globe. In the photograph, a car is driving pulling a coffin with the word "Kaiser" written on the side to represent the death of the German Kaiser.


Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Kansas

Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1966
These three photographs show various views of the Ash Grove Cement Company in Chanute, Kansas. The plant opened in 1908 as the company's first cement operation.


Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

Ash Grove Cement Company, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: 1966
These photographs show three exterior views of the Ash Grove Cement Company in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe bridge & building shop, Chanute, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe bridge & building shop, Chanute, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
A photograph of the Santa Fe Railway bridge & building shop at Chanute, Kansas. Also known as the carpenter shop, the structure was built in 1899.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, Chanute, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, Chanute, Kansas
Date: Between 1903 and 1930s
These two photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House in Chanute, Kansas. The first image is a view of the lunch counter shaped like a horse shoe with swivel chairs. The second photograph shows the dining room with tables covered in white cloth. The two-story red-brick building, completed in 1903, is designed in the Richardsonian-Romanesque style and includes a passenger depot, and a Harvey House. In 1987, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure currently houses the Osa and Martin Johnson Safari Museum and the Chanute Public Library.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Chanute, Kansas
Date: Between 1903 and 1919
These two photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Chanute, Kansas. The first image shows a group of people gathered along the platform of the depot. In the background the Chanute Milling company is visible. The second photograph shows a group of Harvey Girls gathered in front of the depot. The two-story, red-brick building completed in 1903 is designed in the Richardsonian-Romanesque style and includes a passenger depot and Harvey House. In 1987, the building was placed on the Kansas Register of Historic Places. The structure currently houses the Osa and Martin Johnson Safari Museum and the Chanute Public Library.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Chanute, Kansas
Date: Between 1903 and 1919
These series of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Chanute, Kansas. The first and third photographs show a street view of the depot, and the second image shows a west view of the tracks. The two-story red-brick building completed in 1903 is designed in the Richardsonian-Romanesque style and includes a passenger depot, with a Harvey House. In 1987, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure currently houses the Osa and Martin Johnson Safari Museum and the Chanute Public Library.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey House, Chanute, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey House, Chanute, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1910
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey House at Chanute, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Chanute, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Chanute, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 5, 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board at A. U. Junction near Chanute Kansas. The sign board and the tracks are part of the Eastern Lines, Oklahoma Division, 3rd District, at milepost 127.6. Also part of the Eastern Division, Girard District, milepost 0.0; Fredonia District, at milepost 127.7.


Chanute Cornet Band, Chanute, Kansas

Chanute Cornet Band, Chanute, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
A formal portrait of the members of the Chanute Cornet Band of Chanute, Kansas.


Chanute, Kansas

Chanute, Kansas
Creator: Harvey, Fred
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This photo shows a bird's-eye view of Chanute, Kansas, looking east.


Chanute, Kansas depot

Chanute, Kansas depot
Date: Between 1966 and 1972
These two photographs show the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Chanute, Kansas. The two-story red-brick building, completed in 1903, is designed in the Richardsonian-Romanesque style and includes a passenger depot, and a Harvey House. In 1987, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure currently houses the Osa and Martin Johnson Safari Museum and the Chanute Public Library.


Claud McCamment to D.J. Fair

Claud McCamment to D.J. Fair
Creator: McCamment, Claud R
Date: January 30, 1942
In this letter to D.J. Fair, Director of the Kansas State Highway Commission, Claud McCamment, a Safety Engineer for the State, reports the results of his survey of five Kansas cities in preparation for the Kansas Federal Defense clinics to be held in those cities.


Coffeyville Vitrified Brick & Tile Company, Chanute, Kansas

Coffeyville Vitrified Brick & Tile Company, Chanute, Kansas
Date: May 15, 1903
This photograph shows a group of workmen from the Coffeyville Vitrified Brick & Tile Company in Chanute, Kansas.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of the "High School. Chanute, Kans." engraved in bowl. The name "Bea" is engraved in the obverse of the handle.


D. H. Fisher residence, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

D. H. Fisher residence, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: 1915
This is a hand-colored postcard of the front of the D. H. Fisher residence in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas. It was sent by Mabel Jessie of Chanute, to her niece, Mrs. Bert Richards, of Seneca, Kansas, in November, 1915.


Downtown Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

Downtown Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: 1918
This is a birds-eye view looking across the railroad tracks toward downtown Chanute, in Neosho County, Kansas.


Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas

Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1889
This pamphlet titled The Neosho County Advertiser was published by Dr. H. C. Perdue, M. D., in Erie, Kansas. It contains approximately 50 pages of descriptions of medical cures and other advertising. Descriptions of Dr. Perdue's Ague Cure and other medical treatments are on pages 2-28, and other advertisements are on pages 29-49, plus the inside and outside of the back cover. Besides information on Dr. Perdue's medical practice, there are numerous advertisements for drug stores. Drug stores listed in the advertisements (and their town locations, all in Kansas) include: Palace Drug Store, Erie; Ira Steinberger Drug Store, Erie; New City Drug Store, Erie; Dr. C. E. Steadman, Druggist, Osage Mission; I. N. Wherrett General Merchandise and Drugs, Vietsburg; M. Devine, Druggist, Osage Mission; Baldwin House Drug Store, Thayer; W. R. Kramer, Druggist, Chanute; John McCarthy, Druggist, Galesburg; and Mrs. Samuel Whelpley, Druggist, Morehead. Druggists listed as references for Dr. Perdue include Charles H. Eaton and J. T. Brown, both of Erie. Other businesses and professions advertised include attorneys, real estate agents, merchants, banks, doctors, clothing stores, millinery and dress making stores, grocery stores, jewelry stores, candy stores, cigar stores, meat markets, bakeries, livery stables, abstracters, tree nurseries, buggy harness stores, carpenters, hardware stores, fur dealers, barber shops, lumber companies, monument dealers, dry goods, dentists, hotels, and furniture stores.


E.A. Herod to George W. Martin

E.A. Herod to George W. Martin
Creator: Herod, E.A.
Date: October 02, 1902
In this letter, E.A. Herod, professor of mathematics at Northwestern Territorial Normal School, relates what he knows about a battle between Confederate soldiers and Osage Indians that took place in southeast Kansas during the Civil War.


Esther Anna Brown Murtha Hulse

Esther Anna Brown Murtha Hulse
Date: 1933
A black and white photograph of Esther Anna Brown Murtha Hulse(1844-1938), a survivor of Quantrill's Raid, taken from the book "Illustriana Kansas". Esther, the daughter of Mathew R. Brown and Nancy Jane Fuller Brown, was born November 4, 1844 in Richmond, Indiana. She later moved with her family to Lawrence, Kansas where her father Mathew Brown was killed in 1861 by Missouri bushwhackers. Within a month of Esther's marriage to Thomas Eugene Murtha on July 4, 1863, he and nearly 200 people were killed on August 22, 1863 during Quantrill's raid on Lawrence. Now a young widow, Esther worked as a dress marker at the Crane General Store in Lawrence until she moved to Chanute, Kansas. There, she met and married her second husband, Civil War veteran Richard James Hulse, on March 4, 1875. The couple remained in Chanute for a few years before moving to Cherryvale, Kansas, where Esther became an active member in the community. For three years she managed the New York Drygoods Store and was instrumental in organizing a Red Cross chapter. When her second husband died on March 15, 1901, Esther continued to serve her community as a member of the Women's Relief Corps and the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.


First Presbyterian church in Chanute, Kansas

First Presbyterian church in Chanute, Kansas
Creator: S. H. Kress & Company
Date: 1914
This is a postcard showing the First Presbyterian Church in Chanute, Kansas.


Frederick W. Brinkerhoff correspondence

Frederick W. Brinkerhoff correspondence
Date: 1909-1966
This is correspondence to and from newspaper editor and publisher Frederick W. Brinkerhoff. The bulk of letters date from the 1940s and 1950s, His first newspaper job was with the Ottawa Herald, after which he worked for the Fort Scott Republican, Chanute Sun, Chanute Tribune, Kansas City Star, Pittsburg Headlight, and the Pittsburg Sun. Brinkerhoff was also vice-president and a director of Stauffer Publications as well as director of Capper Publications Inc., the Topeka State Journal Company, and Newton Publishing Company. In addition, he was vice-president of the KSEK Broadcasting Company in Pittsburg. Brinkerhoff was well known as a journalist, serving as president of the Kansas Press Association in 1935 and as chairman of the Kansas Associated Press in 1946-1947. He also served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize jury for editorial writing in 1950 and 1951. In 1956, he received the William Allen White award to a Kansas editor for journalistic merit. Active in community affairs, Brinkerhoff was a member of the board of the Pittsburg Public Library, served as chairman of the Pittsburg Industrial Commission, and was on the board of directors and served a term as president of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce. He was also active in Republican party politics. Brinkerhoff was interested in the history of the state and served as president of the Kansas State Historical Society in 1944. The correspondence is arranged chronologically and grouped alphabetically by individuals with whom Brinkerhoff was in frequent contact, including Roy F. Bailey, Arthur Capper, Rolla Clymer, Harry W. Colmery, Harry Darby, Jess C. Denious, Myron George, Merl Huffman, Clyde M. Reed, Richard W. Robbins, Andrew Schoeppel, and Oscar Stauffer, among many others.


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.


Harmony school district reunion, Neosho County, Kansas

Harmony school district reunion, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: May 4, 1924
The two group photographs taken at the annual reunion of the Harmony School District represent the pupils and patrons who were in attendance. Harmony was the first organized school district in Neosho County, Kansas, east of present-day Chanute. These were taken on the day that the historic markers in the photographs were erected.


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