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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Eureka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: August 1916
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Eureka, Kansas. The one-story "prairie and craftsman" style station, designed by ATSF architect E.A. Harrison and chief engineer C.F.W. Felt features a title roof with a brick and stucco structure trimmed with decorative wooden corbels. The structure built in 1917 served for a number of years as a hub for transportation until passenger service ended in the mid 1950s. The depot later refurbished and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 2013.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Eureka, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: Between 1964 and 1967
This set of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Eureka, Kansas. The one-story "prairie and craftsman" style station, designed by ATSF architect E. A. Harrison and chief engineer C.F.W. Felt, features a tile roof with a brick and stucco structure trimmed with decorative wooden corbels. The structure built in 1917 served for a number of years as a hub for transportation until passenger service ended in the mid 1950s. The depot has been refurbished and added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 2013.


Birds Eye (view) of Main Street From South, Eureka, Kansas

Birds Eye (view) of Main Street From South, Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Main Street in Eureka, Kansas.


Charles M. Gullikson, World War I soldier

Charles M. Gullikson, World War I soldier
Date: November 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 M. Gullikson, Headquarters Troop, 35th Division. He was born in Eureka, Kansas, January 22, 1894. He also attended school in Eureka.


Collins Block and Hotel Greenwood in Eureka, Kansas

Collins Block and Hotel Greenwood in Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Collins Block and the Hotel Greenwood in Eureka, Kansas.


Confiscated beer, Eureka, Kansas

Confiscated beer, Eureka, Kansas
Date: 1929
This black and white photograph shows a group of gentlemen standing inside a courtroom with confiscated bottles of beer at the Greenwood County Courthouse in Eureka, Kansas.


Confiscated liquor, Eureka, Kansas

Confiscated liquor, Eureka, Kansas
Creator: Mozingo Studio
Date: July 26, 1923
This black and white photograph shows a group of men standing with confiscated liquor on the steps of the Greenwood County Courthouse in Eureka, Kansas.


Drought reports, Kansas Territory

Drought reports, Kansas Territory
Date: 1860
This document contains additional reports of conditions in various Kansas Territory counties during the drought of 1860. It consists of letters that W. F. M. Arny copied and sent to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. The reports were submitted by Josiah G. Fuller, James Whary, and Henry Brock, Eureka, Greenwood County; W. A. Harris and A. L Williams, Cottonwood Falls, Chase County; H. H. George, W. Wendell, and R. W. Cloud, Waterloo, Breckenridge County; I. P. Herrick, Iowa Township, Doniphan County; G. S. Northrup, J. H. Spicey, and A. G. Carpenter, Geneva Township, Allen County; and Charles P. Twiss, Cofachique Township, Allen County. The reports describe prospects for crops and other conditions resulting from the prolonged drought.


E. C. Brooks to Governor John St. John

E. C. Brooks to Governor John St. John
Creator: Brooks, E. C.
Date: July 06, 1880
In this letter, E.C. Brooks writes "I have gotten the people all wrought up" over the prospect of Kansas Governor St. John visiting.


Eleventh annual fair of the Greenwood County Agricultural Association, Eureka, Kansas

Eleventh annual fair of the Greenwood County Agricultural Association, Eureka, Kansas
Date: September 18 - 21, 1883
This poster announces the eleventh annual fair sponsored by the Greenwood County Agricultural Association to be held at Eureka, Kansas. Highlights include liberal premiums; cattle, hog, and sheep shows; and reduced railroad rates.


Eureka Academy in Eureka, Kansas

Eureka Academy in Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Eureka Academy in Eureka, Kansas.


Eureka Band, Eureka, Kansas

Eureka Band, Eureka, Kansas
The Eureka Band. Not dated. Perry G. Lowery is pictured third from the right.


Eureka High School in Eureka, Kansas

Eureka High School in Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Eureka High School in Eureka, Kansas.


Eureka, Kansas

Eureka, Kansas
Date: 1887
This black and white photograph shows a view looking north of a buggy and a wagon on main street in Eureka, Kansas. The town is located in the Flint Hills region of southeast Kansas and is the county seat of Greenwood county.


Fairgrounds in Eureka, Kansas

Fairgrounds in Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard view of the fairgrounds from the north in Eureka, Kansas.


Fountain at City Park in Eureka, Kansas

Fountain at City Park in Eureka, Kansas
Creator: Woolverton Press
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing a fountain at City Park in Eureka, Kansas.


Governor's proclamations

Governor's proclamations
Date: 1869-1977
This collection of proclamations issued by Kansas Governors declares first, second or third-class status for Kansas towns and cities. Proclamations are arranged in alphabetical order by town name. Included are descriptions of city limits, plat maps and censuses.


Governor Crawford Indian correspondence

Governor Crawford Indian correspondence
Date: 1867-1868
In response to Indian attacks on frontier settlers, Governor Samuel J. Crawford was authorized by Congress to recruit a battalion of men to handle the crisis. This series of correspondence in Governor Crawford's papers contains many documents from men requesting commissions in the new battalion and permission to recruit soldiers. There are also letters from settlers documenting atrocities, asking for protection from hostile Indians, requesting compensation for stolen goods and livestock, and needing aid merely to survive after losing their supplies to Indian raids. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Greenwood County courthouse in Eureka, Kansas

Greenwood County courthouse in Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing the Greenwood County courthouse in Eureka, Kansas.


Greenwood County fair

Greenwood County fair
Creator: Greenwood County Fair
Date: September 19, 1882-September 21, 1882
A poster for the Greenwood County fair in Eureka, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include: unusual attractions in the speed ring, exhibitions of sheep, pigs, cattle, and horses; and a new exhibit hall.


Greenwood Hotel in Eureka, Kansas

Greenwood Hotel in Eureka, Kansas
Creator: Ruff, Del
Date: December 9, 2011
These are photographs of the Greenwood Hotel in Eureka, Kansas. In October of 1883, the Greenwood Hotel was completed with 43 boarding rooms and 50 beds. Built by The Eureka Hotel Company, a stock company consisting of prominent early settlers of the Eureka community the total cost of construction was $23,000. The hotel was originally called "Hotel Greenwood" in honor of the county in which the hotel resides as well as the namesake of the county, Alfred B. Greenwood. After falling into disrepair, renovation on the Greenwood Hotel began on March 8, 2010. It reopened to the public June 13-18, 2011.


Handbook of Greenwood County, Kansas

Handbook of Greenwood County, Kansas
Creator: C. S. Burch Publishing Company
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
The C.S. Burch handbooks, written for the immigrant and land looker, contain the 'most complete and varied information as to soil, climate, water, timber, schools, churches, highways, with reliable data regarding the advantages and drawbacks of the section treated.'


J.R. Watkins Medical wagon, Eureka, Kansas

J.R. Watkins Medical wagon, Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows a couple standing beside a J.R. Watkins Medical wagon with sampling cases near Eureka, Kansas. The medical company, founded in 1868 by Joseph Ray Watkins from Plainview, Minnesota, sold medical liniments and salves from the back of a horse drawn wagon. The company may have sold supplies for animals as well as humans because a bucket in the front of the photograph is labeled "stock tonic" and the wagon has "stock and poultry tonic" on it.


J.R. Watkins Medical wagon, Eureka, Kansas

J.R. Watkins Medical wagon, Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This black and white photograph shows a group of gentlemen, possibly a salesman and customers, standing beside a horse-drawn J.R. Watkins Medical Company wagon near Eureka, Kansas. There is also a young boy in the photograph. The company, founded in 1868 by Joseph Ray Watkins from Plainview, Minnesota, sold medical liniments and salves from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. One sign indicates they sell stock and poultry tonic. There are several cloth sacks and buckets on the ground beside the wagon.


Jackson's ford and bridge in Eureka, Kansas

Jackson's ford and bridge in Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Jackson's ford and bridge in Eureka, Kansas.


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