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Avis Atkinson and Governor Andrew Schoeppel coresspondence

Avis Atkinson and Governor Andrew Schoeppel coresspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1943-1947 : Schoeppel)
Date: February 12-16, 1943
This correspondence deals with the possibility of moving Japanese Americans to Kansas to serve as laborers during World War II. In the letter to Governor Schoeppel, Avis Atkinson of Fall River, Kansas, urges the Governor to do everything in his power to keep the U.S. government from allowing Japanese Americans to work in Kansas because "Once a Jap Always a Jap." Governor Schoeppel's reply is cordial but reinforces the fact that, if the federal government so desires, he will comply with their wishes and house Japanese Americans and/or Japanese prisoners of war.


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.S. Hobbs to Governor Henry Allen

J.S. Hobbs to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Hobbs, J.S.
Date: January 22, 1920
J.S. Hobbs writes to Governor Allen with questions about the newly created Industrial Court. The Court of Industrial Relations was created by special legislation in January 1920 following a series of coal strikes in Southeast Kansas. The court lasted only a few years when it was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Fall River - Hutchinson

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Fall River - Hutchinson
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Fall River and ending with Hutchinson. 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: Fall River, Falun, Florence, Ford, Fostoria, Fredonia, Ft. Scott, Galena, Garden City, Garnder, Geneseo, Gove, Grainfield, Great Bend, Greeley, Greensburg, Grenola, Grinnell, Gypsum, Hall's Summit, Halstead, Hamilton, Hanston, Harrison, Hartford, Harveyville, Havana, Hays, Hazelton, Headville, Herndon, Hewins, Highland, Hillsboro, Howard, Hoyt, Hudson, Hugoton, Humbolt, and Hutchinson. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences.


Plat book of Greenwood County, Kansas

Plat book of Greenwood County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1903
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of land owners. It also includes a patrons' directory.


St. Louis-San Francisco Railway depot, Fall River, Kansas

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway depot, Fall River, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 17, 1964
This photograph shows the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company depot in Fall River, Kansas. The wooden structure was located on the Northern Division, Wichita Sub Division along mile post 426.4


St. Louis-San Francisco Railway depot, Fall River, Kansas

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway depot, Fall River, Kansas
Date: 1912
This photograph shows a group of people standing in front of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company depot in Fall River, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure burned to the ground in February 1907.


Standard atlas of Greenwood County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Greenwood County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1922
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication, a map of the state, United States, and world. It has illustrations, portraits and photographs of homes, farms, and families.


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