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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, Clyde, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Clyde, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This sepia colored photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad depot at Clyde, Kansas. A train, water tower, depot, and various carriages are visible in the photograph.


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

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Clyde, Kansas
Date: 1970
This photograph shows a general view of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Clyde, Kansas.


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

Chicago,Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Clyde, Kansas
Date: 1914
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad depot at Clyde, Kansas. A large group of people have gathered in front of the depot.


Clyde, Kansas fair

Clyde, Kansas fair
Date: September 5 - 8, 1882
This is a poster for the Clyde, Kansas, fair. Highlights include races, liberal purses, and a speech by Schuyler Colfax. An illustration of a sulky race is included.


Clyde fair, Clyde, Kansas

Clyde fair, Clyde, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1910
This poster announces a fair to be held in Clyde, Kansas. The poster includes three inset illustrations of livestock.


Edward's atlas of Cloud County, Kansas

Edward's atlas of Cloud County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards, John P.
Date: 1885
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It also includes a history of Cloud County, a patrons' list, and an advertising directory. Plats of towns are included as of the year of publication.


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.


Flood, Clyde, Kansas

Flood, Clyde, Kansas
Date: 1915
This is a view of two men standing on the Elk Creek bridge during a flood in Clyde, Kansas. Also visible are a wooden sidewalk, a wagon, people standing on the opposite side of the flooded creek, utility poles and power lines, and the buildings and businesses of downtown Clyde.


Flood, Clyde, Kansas

Flood, Clyde, Kansas
Date: 1915
This is a view of people standing on porches or in the flood waters around two residences located west of Elk Creek bridge in Clyde, Kansas.


Flooding, Clyde, Kansas

Flooding, Clyde, Kansas
Date: July 08, 1902-July 12, 1902
This composite photograph shows flooding along the railroad tracks near Clyde, Kansas.


Free! Take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway, Kansas and Colorado

Free! Take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway, Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1878
This eight column brochure advertises the advantages and benefits of visiting and/or settling in Colorado or Kansas. For Colorado, it is the size (larger than all of New England); the resorts (grand scenery); the climate (the climate and mineral springs are a medicine which is wrought with complete cures); the parks (one of the most wonderful features of the world); the mineral resources (gold and silver); and the fact that the health and pleasure resorts all can be reached by railroad (the Kansas Pacific Railway). For Kansas, it is the growing population, the agriculture, and the availability of land. In 1878 Kansas became the number one producer of wheat in the United States and over 45 per cent of that was produced and then shipped on Kansas Pacific Railway lands. The reverse side of the brochure is a map of the Kansas Pacific Railway routes from Kansas City and Leavenworth to the west, including Kit Carson, La Junta. Denver, Trinidad, Del Norte, and Greeley in Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming.


I.A. Cain to Governor John St. John

I.A. Cain to Governor John St. John
Creator: Cain, I.A.
Date: March 06, 1880
I.A. Cain, of Clyde, Kansas, would like the Kansas Governor to "help" the temperance work in his area, and address a Temperance Reunion.


J.W. Honey to George W. Martin

J.W. Honey to George W. Martin
Creator: Honey, J.W.
Date: February 03, 1910
This is a letter from J.W. Honey to George W. Martin, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society. Honey writes of his experiences during the grasshopper invasion of 1874, focusing mostly on bringing corn in from the field before it was fully consumed by the insects.


Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1869
This is correspondence of the Adjutant General's Office, headed by Josiah B. McAfee. Topics include damage claims, claims for provisions provided to the militia, reports of hostile Indians near Ellsworth, Caney, Hays, and Clyde, and claims of service referred to the Price's Raid Commission. A muster roll lists the members of an independent company of the militia known as the Scandinavian Rangers organized around a Swedish colony in present-day Scandia, Kansas. Some letters have faded considerably and typed transcriptions are included.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Caldwell - Everest

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Caldwell - Everest
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Caldwell and ending with Everest. 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: Caldwell, Caney, Carbondale, Cassoday, Cedar Bluffs, Cedar Vale, Centropolis, Chanute, Chase, Chautauqua, Chetopa, Circleville, Clay Center, Clayton, Climax, Clinton, Clyde, Codell, Coffeyville, Colby, Coldwater, Collyer, Colony, Columbus, Concordia, Corona, Courtland, Cuba, Damar, Deering (Dearing), Delavan, Delia, Denison, Denmark, Denton, Derby, De Soto, Dorrance, Dover, Dresden, Dunlap, Durham, Dwight, Easton, Edson, Elk City, Elk Falls, Elkhart, Ellinwood, Ellsworth, Elmdale, Emporia, Ensign, Eudora, and Everest. There are interiors of the Brown Grand Theatre in the Concordia folder. The theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.


Kansas illustrated.   An accurate and reliable description of this marvelous state for the information of persons seeking homes in the great west

Kansas illustrated. An accurate and reliable description of this marvelous state for the information of persons seeking homes in the great west
Creator: Bodine, L.T.
Date: 1879
This Kansas Pacific Railroad promotional pamphlet highlights the important natural and economic resources of Kansas. It includes lists of crop production by county, inducements for emigrants, and county descriptions.


Lorenzo Westover to Governor John St. John

Lorenzo Westover to Governor John St. John
Creator: Westover, Lorenzo
Date: August 20, 1880
A letter from Attorney Lorenzo Westover to Kansas Governor St. John, apparently denouncing the church's interpretations of the intended legal consequences of the proposed prohibition amendment. He accuses temperance preachers of "fanaticism" and ignorance about human law, and appeals for "advocates outside the pulpit".


Lorenzo Westover to Governor John St. John

Lorenzo Westover to Governor John St. John
Creator: Westover, Lorenzo
Date: November 11, 1880
A letter from Lorenzo Westover, a temperance worker, congratulating Kansas Governor St. John on successful passage of the prohibition amendment, and queries the Governor about which other States need assistance in promoting Prohibition.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Clyde, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Clyde, Kansas
Date: 1970
This photograph shows a general view of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company depot in Clyde, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure ,built in 1882, no longer stands.


North western Kansas circuit, series of fairs

North western Kansas circuit, series of fairs
Date: August 29 - September 15, 1882
This poster announces a series of fairs within the north western Kansas circuit to be held at Marysville, Clyde, Beloit, Washington, and Frankfort respectively. The poster includes illustrations of horses and sulky racing.


Standard atlas of Cloud County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Cloud County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1917
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.


Standard atlas of Cloud County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Cloud County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co,
Date: 1901
This atlas of Cloud County, Kansas, includes a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county with the names of landholders. It also includes a patron and business directory with photographs. Plats for the following cities and towns are included: Ames, Aurora, Christie, Clyde, Concordia, Dellray, Glasco, Hollis, Jamestown, Miltonvale, Rice, St. Joseph, and Yuma. Page numbers that are not included here are blank pages.


Temperance history correspondence

Temperance history correspondence
Date: 1858-1902, bulk 1900-1902
This correspondence was sent and received by Kansas State Temperance Union secretaries T.E. Stephens, A.D. Wilcox, and J.E. Everett. Each exchanged letters with religious leaders across the state, including Rev. H.G. Fraser from Ottawa, Rev. C.C. Brown of Tonganoxie, Rev. J.M. Leonard of Iola, Rev. R.A. Bolton of Junction City, Rev. James Kerr of Scandia, Rev. J.K. Miller of Manhattan, Rev. A.W. Cummings of Canton, Rev. John A. Holmes of Harper, Rev. W.H. Eaton of Cherryvale, Rev. H.H. Bowen of Glen Elder, and Rev. Fred Grey of Alton. Organizations involved in the temperance movement include the Kansas State Temperance Union (KSTU), the Twentieth Century Total Abstinence Union (TCTAU), the Anti-Cigarette League, the American Anti-Saloon League (AASL), the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and others. This collection also includes local subscription lists for those supporting the Kansas State Temperance Union in Phillipsburg, Lakin, LeRoy, Cimarron, Dodge City, Liberal, Greensburg, Cunningham, Sedgwick, Mount Hope and Colwich. Other correspondents include attorney John Wiswell in Columbus, Elmer Lawrence, publisher of The Sunbeam, a weekly Christian journal in Galena, and several members of the Independent Order of Good Templars, including George F. Fullinwider of El Dorado, S.S. Jackson of Scranton, and Mrs. Kate A. Billings of Clyde. Much of the correspondence concerns efforts to advance anti-liquor agendas in local, state, and national politics. Considerable correspondence with organizations in other states is included. Although Kansas was the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in 1880, the law was largely unenforced.


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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