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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Edgerton, Kansas
Date: November 01, 1948
These photographs show damage to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Edgerton, Kansas. On October 31, 1948, a Santa Fe diesel freight engine with thirty-three cars hit the depot damaging the front of the building and a car parked nearby. No injuries were reported. Repairs were made to the wooden structure.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Edgerton, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 23, 1957
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Edgerton, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Second District at milepost 39.8. The depot no longer stands.


Atlas map of Johnson County, Kansas

Atlas map of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Heisler, E. F
Date: 1874
The atlas has over one hundred representative views of residences and public buildings, together with personal sketches of old settlers of the county and those contributing views as well as detailed plat maps with landowners' names.


Big fair, Edgerton, Kansas

Big fair, Edgerton, Kansas
Date: September 11 - 13, 1889
This poster announces a fair to be held at Edgerton, Johnson County, Kansas.


Come to the Johnson County fair to be held at Edgerton, Kansas

Come to the Johnson County fair to be held at Edgerton, Kansas
Date: September 11 - 13, 1889
This poster announces a fair to be held at Edgerton, Johnson County, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include $2,000 in premiums, the best in band music, races, and reduced railroad rates. The poster includes an illustration of a fair scene with livestock and buildings.


George W. Scott papers

George W. Scott papers
Creator: Scott, George W., 1850-1920
Date: 1889-1899
Business correspondence, arranged chronologically, of George W. Scott, one of the first residents of Edgerton, Kansas. A large portion of the collection is correspondence between Scott and Frank S. Hammond, Scott's partner in a 20,000 acre ranch in the Texas panhandle. Much of the correspondence deals with their attempts to raise cattle, lease the land, and sell or trade the property. Hammond worked as a general manager for several railroads (Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company; Kansas City, Shreveport, and Gulf Railway Company; and the Kansas City, Watkins, and Gulf Railway Company) that were in the process of expanding their lines, and mentioned these activities in his letters. Due to their real estate investments in Texas, many letters come from banks, insurance agents, and land surveyors in the panhandle. Scott also served as secretary for the Johnson County Fair Association and owned the Gardner Lumber Company. Scott frequently corresponded with creameries, dairy farmers, wholesale dry goods retailers and seed merchants, including the Kansas Seed House owned by Frederick W. Barteldes in Lawrence. Also included are invoices, checks, contracts, and inventory lists from various businesses.


Johnson County co-operative fair

Johnson County co-operative fair
Date: September 15, 1896
This poster announces a fair to be held at Edgerton, Kansas, in Johnson County. Highlights include livestock exhibitions, premiums, and grand attractions. The poster includes color illustrations of a plowing scene and fair exhibitions.


Johnson County co-operative fair at Edgerton, Kansas

Johnson County co-operative fair at Edgerton, Kansas
Creator: Strobridge Lithograph Co.
Date: September 15, 1896-September 18, 1896
Horses and horse riders are featured on this poster for the Johnson County fair in Edgerton, Kansas. It also lists newly improved grounds and buildings, all premiums paid in full, and attractions all day. Fair officials are noted as V.R. Ellis, president and C.M. Dickson, secretary.


Johnson County fair

Johnson County fair
Date: September 22 - 25, 1891
This poster announces a fair to be held at Edgerton, Kansas, in Johnson County. Events include horse racing, arts and trades, and other amusements. Illustrations of a fair scene and livestock are included.


Johnson County fair

Johnson County fair
Date: September 22 - 25, 1891
This poster announces a fair to be held at Edgerton, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include reduced rail rates, racing, and all of the arts and trades. The poster includes color illustrations of horse racing and livestock.


Johnson County fair, Edgerton, Kansas

Johnson County fair, Edgerton, Kansas
Date: September 11 - 13, 1889
This poster announces a fair to be held at Edgerton, Johnson County, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include liberal premiums, splendid music, races, and expositions. The poster includes an illustration of a fair scene with livestock and buildings.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals

Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1898-1911
This collection consists of 7 volumes of records from the Kansas State Temperance Union. The first volume lists the members and the dues they paid by local organization. The index lists the communities that have members listed and these communities have been included in the categories. Note: other communities are listed elsewhere in the records, particularly the speaker expenses volume. The second volume is the cash book (expense journal) for the years 1901-1904. Volumes three through five are the cash books for 1907-1910, 1909-1910, and 1910-1911. Volume 6 contains speaker expenses and contribution from the communities where they spoke, listed by name of speaker. Several speakers are listed. Volume 7 is an expense journal for 1907-1911. There are also some loose papers inserted into the volumes, mostly correspondence and form letters.


Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1922
This atlas includes plats of the villages, cities and townships of the county, a map of the state, the United States and world, a patrons directory, and a reference business directory.


Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1902
This atlas includes plats of townships and principal towns in Johnson County with names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory and portraits.


United States versus John Copeland for trespass

United States versus John Copeland for trespass
Date: 1858 - 1859
These legal documents relate to the 1858 case of the United States vs. John Copeland. Copeland was accused of trespassing on July 1, 1858 on land owned by the United States government near present-day Edgerton, Kansas. Copeland was indicted during the 1858 October term of the First District Court.


W.E. Garrison to Governor John St. John

W.E. Garrison to Governor John St. John
Creator: Garrison, W.E.
Date: January 14, 1880
The townspeople of Edgerton, Kansas, invites Kansas Governor St. John to speak at his earliest convenience, on temperance matters.


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