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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 20, 1873
This timetable was for the exclusive use of the employees of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and included the eastern, Arkansas Valley and Wichita divisions.


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

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Florence, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company yard and freight house in Florence, Kansas. The rail line provided a hub of activity for the small Flint Hills town. There are several trains in the photo.


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

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Florence, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows people gathering in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger depot at Florence, Kansas. The one-story brick structure was a hub of activity for the small Flint Hills town. The depot is no longer in use but has been boarded up to protect it from vandalism.


Atlas of Marion County, Kansas

Atlas of Marion County, Kansas
Creator: Davy Map and Atlas Co.
Date: 1885
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.


Bastille Day celebration in Florence, Kansas

Bastille Day celebration in Florence, Kansas
Date: 1884
Bastille Day celebration held in Barker's Park, north of Florence, Kansas, July 14, 1884. This photograph was copied from the Kansas Historical Quarterly, Volume XIX, 1951, pg. 192-193.


Bridge near Florence, Kansas

Bridge near Florence, Kansas
Date: May 06, 1907
A postcard showing a bridge near Florence, Kansas.


Flood in Florence, Kansas

Flood in Florence, Kansas
Date: 1906
This is a postcard showing two men in a boat during a flood in Florence, Kansas. The postcard was addressed to Miss Grace Griffiths in Peabody, Kansas.


Flood in Florence, Kansas

Flood in Florence, Kansas
Creator: Stewart
Date: 1905
This is a postcard showing men in a horse-drawn wagon in front of the Horner Block during a flood in Florence, Kansas. The postcard was addressed to Chester A. Smith, superintendent of sewer construction in Greenville, Michigan.


Flood in Florence, Kansas

Flood in Florence, Kansas
Date: 1906
A postcard showing four men standing in flood waters in Florence, Kansas.


Flood in Florence, Kansas

Flood in Florence, Kansas
Date: June 07, 1906
This is a postcard showing two men riding a horse in a flood in Florence, Kansas.


Florence Crawford Capper

Florence Crawford Capper
Date: Between 1880s and 1900s
This illustration shows Florence Crawford Capper (1868-1926). The daughter of Kansas' third governor, Samuel Johnson Crawford and his wife Isabel Chase Crawford, Florence was the first daughter to be born to a Kansas Governor while in office. In 1870 Samuel Johnson Crawford named the Marion County, Kansas town Florence after his daughter. On December 1, 1892, Florence married Arthur Capper who would become the twentieth governor of Kansas in 1915. When Arthur Capper was elected to the U. S. Senate, Florence moved to Washington, D. C. with him where she lived until her death.


George Bain to Governor John St. John

George Bain to Governor John St. John
Creator: Bain, George
Date: September 12, 1880
In this letter to Kansas Governor St. John, George Bain leaves no doubt about his admiration for St. John, by prophetically proclaiming "the honor of victory???will guard your ashes in the sacred urn of the State's history".


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.


High school classroom, Florence, Kansas

High school classroom, Florence, Kansas
Date: Between 1919s and 1920s
This sepia colored photograph shows a high school classroom in Florence, Kansas. At the back of the classroom, several trophies have been arranged at the base of a stain glass window while the American flag hangs from the ceiling.


Horner Block in Florence, Kansas

Horner Block in Florence, Kansas
Creator: Bowers, John
Date: February 24, 1908
This is a postcard of Horner Block in Florence, Kansas. The postcard captions says "Prin. Block. Florence, Kan." The building on the left is a bank. The large stone building in the center is the Horner Hotel and Cafe. The stone work indicated it was built in 1887. A grocery store is on the far right.


John Dempsey McKay, World War I soldier

John Dempsey McKay, 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 John Dempsey McKay, 301st Battalion Tank Corps. McKay was killed in action on September 29, 1918, near Bullecourt, France.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences
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 residences, arranged alphabetically by city.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains
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. Subjects in this part of the collection include stadiums, stockyards, studios, theaters, and trains.


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.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1981-1993
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Kansas in 1875

Kansas in 1875
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1875
A pamphlet produced by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company to promote Kansas and its resources. It focuses on the Cottonwood and Arkansas Valleys of Kansas. Also included is a map of ATSF railroad connections with an advertisement of land for sale.


People in flood waters in front of the gallery in Florence, Kansas

People in flood waters in front of the gallery in Florence, Kansas
Date: June 07, 1906
This is a postcard showing people standing in flood waters in front of the gallery in Florence, Kansas. The postcard was addressed to Chester A. Smith in Greenville, Michigan.


Railroad locomotive

Railroad locomotive
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This is a postcard showing a railroad locomotive possibly at either Florence or Peabody, Kansas.


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


Santa Fe lime special

Santa Fe lime special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1928
The Lime Special was operated by the Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. It was scheduled to operate July 9--17, 1928. Five cars of exhibits were available along with a series of lectures. The quote at the bottom of the poster was "MORE LIME, MORE LEGUMES, MORE CROPS, MORE PROFIT."


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