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Campaign card for Lorraine Wooster

Campaign card for Lorraine Wooster
Date: May 9, 1916
A campaign postcard for Lorraine (Lizzie) Wooster, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The card was mailed to Mr. C.C. Yetter of Collyer, Kansas from Lilla Day Monroe, Topeka, Kansas.


Chicago Soldiers Colony to Governor George Anthony

Chicago Soldiers Colony to Governor George Anthony
Creator: Chicago Soldiers Colony
Date: May 03, 1878
A letter from the Chicago Soldiers Colony in Collyer, Kansas, to Governor George Anthony. The group asks the governor to send a military detachment to the area to help prevent cattle drivers and their cattle from passing through the area. The group says that the cattle causes damage to the crops and that the herders are outcasts of society and should not be allowed in the area.


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.


Maggie Hitt's map of Township 12 South, Range 25 West, Trego County

Maggie Hitt's map of Township 12 South, Range 25 West, Trego County
Creator: Hitt, Maggie M., 1895-1980
Date: 1909
A map drawn by Maggie (Hitt) Dalby, age 14 from Collyer, Kansas, showing creeks, a school, the Union Pacific Railroad, the town of Collyer and the outpost of Coyote in Township 12 South, Range 25 West, Trego County. Maggie also includes a short essay about the history of Collyer and the Coyote Post Office. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." With this submission, she won the second prize of $2 in the map contest of 1909.


Merle Hitt's map of Township 11 South, Range 25 West, Trego County

Merle Hitt's map of Township 11 South, Range 25 West, Trego County
Creator: Hitt, Leeta Merle, 1897-1983
Date: 1909
A map drawn by Leeta Merle (Hitt) Biehler, age 12 from Collyer, Kansas, showing creeks, schools, ranches and the Saline River in Township 11 South, Range 25 West, Trego County. On a separate sheet, she includes a few sentences about the old Ochre Mines. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." With this submission, Merle won the third prize of $1 in the map contest of 1909.


Standard atlas of Trego County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Trego County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
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.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Collyer, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Collyer, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Collyer, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure still stands and has been moved to the city park in Collyer.


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