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Aerial view of Long Street, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Aerial view of Long Street, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1923
An aerial view of Long Street and the surrounding area, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas.


Amy general store, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Amy general store, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1929
An interior view of the Amy general store in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. Bins of produce are visible in the front of the store next to a barrel of Sunshine Biscuits. A man in overalls stands to the right.


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

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Dighton, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Dighton, Kansas. The depot was built in 1889 and measured 24'x62'.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Dighton, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1969
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Dighton, Kansas.


Child's harmonica

Child's harmonica
Creator: Beaver
Date: between 1920 and 1931
This Diatonic harmonica with silver cover-plates, brass reed-plates, and a black and orange wood comb belonged to Dean Thomas of Dighton, Kansas. Dean came down with appendicitis on the first day of a major two-day blizzard and was unable to reach a hospital until after his appendix had ruptured. Dean Thomas died at age 10 on March 31, 1931. After his death, his mother kept many of Dean's belongings, including this harmonica, in a trunk.


Child's overalls

Child's overalls
Date: between 1929 and 1931
This pair of child's blue denim overalls belonged to Dean Thomas of Dighton, Kansas. Dean came down with appendicitis on the first day of a major two-day blizzard and was unable to reach a hospital until after his appendix had ruptured. Dean Thomas died at age 10 on March 31, 1931. After his death, his mother kept many of Dean's belongings, including these overalls, in a trunk.


Children's parade, Dighton, Kansas

Children's parade, Dighton, Kansas
Creator: Kirch, William
Date: August 06, 1925
This is a photograph of a children's parade and Chautauqua entertainers on a business street in Dighton, Kansas.


Clark Whiting, World War I soldier

Clark Whiting, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
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 Clark Whiting, Company H, 356th Infantry, 89th Division. Whiting was killed in action on November 11, 1918, the same day the armistice was signed to end the war.


Dighton Baptist Church, Lane County, Kansas

Dighton Baptist Church, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1910
The Dighton Baptist Church, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas.


Dighton, Lane County, Kansas street scene after a snow storm

Dighton, Lane County, Kansas street scene after a snow storm
Date: December 21, 1911
This is a photograph of snow is piled up on Long Street in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas after the snow storm of December 21, 1911.


Dighton Lumber Company, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Dighton Lumber Company, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1924
An exterior view of the Dighton Lumber Company building in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. The photo was taken by "Kirch" in 1924, according to a notation on the photo.


Dighton Methodist Church, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Dighton Methodist Church, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1912
The Methodist Church in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. This building burned October 9, 1912.


Dighton Public School building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Dighton Public School building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1910
The two-story brick Dighton Public School building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. This building was built in 1886 and razed in 1928.


Exchange State Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Exchange State Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
The Exchange State Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. Signs on the building advertise wallpaper and paint, the Industrial Club, and the Auto Garage and Livery.


Exterior view of the Dighton livery barn, Lane County, Kansas

Exterior view of the Dighton livery barn, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
Three men pose with buggies and horses outside the Dighton Livery Barn, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas.


First National Bank, Dighton, Kansas

First National Bank, Dighton, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This is a photograph of the First National Bank, Dighton, Kansas. W. H. Lee, editor of the Herald, is seated second from the right and Kate McKenna is the woman standing on the left. It is in a brick building that was built in 1887.


First National Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

First National Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1899
The First National Bank building in Dighton, Kansas before the third story was added. The men standing in front of the building are identified, left to right: unidentified; Dennis Doris; unidentified; Caleb Dogg, Terry Murphy, Lish Freeman, Dave Bradstreet, H.T. Hineman. The men on the steps are, left to right: unidentified; H.S. Jennison; J.H. Cavanaugh. Man with whiskers: Billy Green.


First National Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

First National Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1900
The First National Bank building in Dighton, Kansas after the third story was added. The original part of the building was built in 1888.


First National Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

First National Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
The First National Bank building at the corner of Long Street in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas.


First National Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

First National Bank building, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: December 17, 1924
The First National Bank building on the corner of Long Street in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. The photo was taken by "Kirch." The third story has been removed.


First football team at Dighton High School, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

First football team at Dighton High School, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1920
Members of the first football team at Dighton High School, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas, fall 1920. The team are identified as: Front row, left to right: John Holmes; Lawrence Goodman; Pat McEnulty; Joe Cramer, half-back; Bill Morris, quarterback; Jim McCoy, back. Back row, left to right: Mark Stanley; Encil Frazier; Harvey Yates; Raymond Tillotson, guard; Gantz, coach; Franklin Pavonka; Charley Garton, tackle; Frank McKilney, full back; John Owen (not pictured); Frank Strickler, assistant coach.


First house in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

First house in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
Five men and a child pose outside a sod house, reported to be the first house built in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. The sod house was built in 1879 by William A. Watson. The men in the image are, from left to right: William A. Watson, John H. Sc___, J.L. Wolf, Eugene Walker, Charles Lee, and C.F. Wolf.


Former law office, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Former law office, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
The former law office of Albert J. Beveridge, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas.


Healy Rebekah Lodge, No. 655, performing a street drill, Dighton, Kansas

Healy Rebekah Lodge, No. 655, performing a street drill, Dighton, Kansas
Creator: Kirch, William
Date: April 24, 1925
A photograph of the Healy Rebekah Lodge, No. 655, performing a street drill in Dighton, Kansas.


Horse show, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Horse show, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
A group of men show their prize horses on a street in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas.


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