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Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's interlocking tower, Courtland, Kansas

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's interlocking tower, Courtland, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's interlocking tower at Courtland, Kansas. The tower was built in 1898 and located on the Middle Division, Strong City District.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Courtland, Kansas
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Courtland, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding built in 1888 was part of the Middle Division-Strong City District. The depot still stands and was moved north of Courtland, Kansas.


Charles Wheatley, World War I soldier

Charles Wheatley, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Charles Wheatley.


Courtland City Band, Courtland, Kansas

Courtland City Band, Courtland, Kansas
Date: 1900
This is a photograph of the members of the Courtland City Band of Courtland, Kansas. Also visible are spectators, a large dry goods store, and other buildings.


Courtland City Band, Courtland, Kansas

Courtland City Band, Courtland, Kansas
Date: 1917
This is a panoramic view of the conductor and members of the Courtland City Band of Courtland, Kansas. Also visible are utility poles, power cables, and business buildings along the city street.


Hennon and Company Druggists, Courtland, Kansas

Hennon and Company Druggists, Courtland, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1912
This photograph shows an exterior view of Hennon and Company Druggists in Courtland, Kansas. The sign on the store includes the traditional mortar and pestle pharmacy symbol. The man standing in the doorway is identified as Dr. Stewart. Several other store buildings are visible in the picture, and several men are visible sitting along the edge of the sidewalk in front of the stores.


James R. Murie correspondence

James R. Murie correspondence
Creator: Murie, James R
Date: January 12, 1899-July 17, 1900
This correspondence concerns Pawnee Indian lands in Kansas, including conflicts with white settlers, Indian schools, the location of Pawnee villages, and other pieces of Pawnee history.


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.


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 Republic County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Republic County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1923
This atlas includes a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the Republic County, a Patrons' directory, a Reference business directory, and an analysis of the U.S. Land Surveys.


Standard atlas of Republic County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Republic County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1904
This plat book includes plats for townships and the larger towns in Republic County with names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory and portraits.


Telephone linemen, Courtland, Kansas

Telephone linemen, Courtland, Kansas
Date: 1903
This black and white photograph shows a group of men working on the telephone lines in front of the Comet building in Courtland, Kansas. In the background two men are looking on while a third gentleman is sitting in a horse-drawn buggy with his dog.


The Republican Pawnee Indian village

The Republican Pawnee Indian village
Creator: Price, J.C.
Date: 1900
This item, written and illustrated by J.C. Price, contains detailed information on the location of the Republican Pawnee Indian village in Republican County, Kansas.


Zebulon Pike trip and Pawnee Indian Village correspondence

Zebulon Pike trip and Pawnee Indian Village correspondence
Date: January 7, 1891-January 18, 1928
This correspondence addresses explorer Zebulon Pike's 1806 expedition to the West, particularly Pike's visit to the Pawnee village located in present-day Republic County, Kansas. The correspondence spans the years 1891 to 1928, and covers the details of the trip, as well as the most likely location of the Pawnee village. One of the correspondents, naturalist and historian Elliott Coues, edited a popular edition of the Journals of Lewis and Clark (1893) and published The Travels of Zebulon Pike in 1895.


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