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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.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Clifton, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Clifton, Kansas
Creator: Kelley, Frank
Date: 1970
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Clifton, Kansas.


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.


Governor Crawford Indian correspondence

Governor Crawford Indian correspondence
Date: 1867-1868
In response to Indian attacks on frontier settlers, Governor Samuel J. Crawford was authorized by Congress to recruit a battalion of men to handle the crisis. This series of correspondence in Governor Crawford's papers contains many documents from men requesting commissions in the new battalion and permission to recruit soldiers. There are also letters from settlers documenting atrocities, asking for protection from hostile Indians, requesting compensation for stolen goods and livestock, and needing aid merely to survive after losing their supplies to Indian raids. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Historical plat book of Washington County, Kansas

Historical plat book of Washington County, Kansas
Creator: J. S. Bird (Firm)
Date: 1882
This atlas contains a state and county history, summary of life in Washington County, plat maps, township descriptions, and lithographic images of various residences in Washington County.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Clifton, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Clifton, Kansas
Creator: Kelley, Frank O.
Date: 1970
This photograph shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company depot in Clifton, Kansas. The one-story structure still stands and is home to the Clifton Community Historical Museum.


Plat book of Washington County, Kansas

Plat book of Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Brown-Scoville Publishing Company
Date: 1906
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Rock Island wheat festival special

Rock Island wheat festival special
Creator: Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1926
This flyer advertises the dates that the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company "Wheat Festival Special" will visit numerous Kansas towns along its route. It will in Kansas August 2 through 7, 1926. The train is operated in cooperation with the Kansas Agricultural College, the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, the Kansas State Grain Inspection Department, the Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Public Service Commission. The flyer lists speakers and their topics. Miss Vada Watson, the Kansas Wheat Queen, is one of the "special attractions" accompanying the train. A. W Large is in charge of the train for the railroad company.


Standard atlas of Clay County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Clay County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1918
Historical Plat Book of Clay County, Kansas, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county.


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.


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