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A Crisis for the Husbandman

A Crisis for the Husbandman
Creator: Daniels, Percy
Date: 1889--1891
The contents of this book are six lectures that were delivered to the Girard, Kansas, Grange by Colonel Percy Daniels, a civil engineer. The chapters correspond to individual speeches with titles such as "The Condition of Agriculture," "The Cause, a Living Octopus and a Dead Industry," "The Cause, The Annual Penalty Imposed on Labor," Our Idolatry--the Golden Calf," "The Remedy," and "American Despots to the Rear." Reviews of various lectures as well as some addition materials are included. Daniels later served as a Populist Lieutenant Governor of Kansas. Dates in the publication range from 1889 through 1891. It was published by Western Herald Print of Girard, Kansas.


A lesson of to-day and a questions of to-morrow

A lesson of to-day and a questions of to-morrow
Creator: Daniels, Percy, 1840-1916
Date: October 01, 1892
This speech was delivered by Col. Percy Daniels, candidate of the People's and Democratic Parties for Kansas Lieutent Governor, at Girard, Kansas.


Appeal to Reason newspaper office

Appeal to Reason newspaper office
Date: 1880s
Appeal and Reason newspaper office in Girard, Kansas.


Are these noble statesmen and lawmakers fighting for the interests of the workers? Oh, dear, NO

Are these noble statesmen and lawmakers fighting for the interests of the workers? Oh, dear, NO
Creator: Walker, Ryan, 1870-1932
Date: June 1, 1912
Political cartoon drawn by Ryan Walker for the socialist newspaper, Appeal to Reason, which was published in Girard, Kansas. The cartoon depicts a concerned worker watching Republican presidential candidate William Taft and Progressive presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt brawl and curse. Socialist candidate Eugene Debs and his running mate Emil Seidel received 6% of the popular vote in the 1912 election.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Girard, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1911
This photograph shows a group of people gathered around a doodlebug, a gasoline-powered engine, in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Girard, Kansas. The wooden structure was replaced around 1912 by a "county-seat" style depot.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Girard, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 07, 1960
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Girard, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot features a gabled roof with a operator's bay and massive brackets that brace the roof's overhangs. At the peaks of the roof the ATSF emblems or heralds are visible. The depot was part of the Eastern Line, Eastern Division, Girard District, at Mile Post 39.7 of the railroad line.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Girard, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Girard, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot features a gabled roof with a operator's bay and massive brackets that brace the roof's overhangs. At the peaks of the roof the ATSF emblems or heralds are visible. The depot was part of the Eastern Line, Eastern Division, Girard District, at Mile Post 39.7 of the railroad line.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Girard, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1919
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Girard, Kansas. The one-story "county-seat" style depot features a gabled roof with an operator's bay and massive brackets that brace the roof's overhangs. At the peaks of the roof the ATSF emblems or heralds are visible. The depot was part of the Eastern Line, Eastern Division, Girard District, at Mile Post 39.7 of the railroad line.


Crawford County Fair, Girard, Kansas

Crawford County Fair, Girard, Kansas
Creator: Crawford County Agricultural Society
Date: October 4-7, 1887
A poster advertising livestock, horse racing, and entertainment events for the fourteenth annual exhibition of the Crawford County Fair Agricultural Society in Girard, Kansas. The same artwork is used for the Cowley County Fair poster in Winfield, Kansas, for 1886 (item 210470).


Crawford County, Kansas

Crawford County, Kansas
Creator: Eldridge, W. J.
Date: 1879
A map of Crawford County, Kansas featuring townships, towns, landowners, railroads, and creeks.


Crawford County, Kansas map

Crawford County, Kansas map
Creator: Everts, L.H. & Co., Philadelphia, PA
Date: 1886-1887
This is a map of Crawford County, Kansas, published by L. H. Everts. Townships, towns, railroads, schools, and creeks are noted.


Deputyship in the Grain Inspection Dept.

Deputyship in the Grain Inspection Dept.
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the deputy's role in the Grain Inspection Department. Correspondence included in the file is an application and questions about the position from L. A. Bailey of Girard, Kansas. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Dingie & Hu

Dingie & Hu
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: September 24, 1917
James Clark Hughes stands with a nicely dressed woman by the side of a house. Hughes identified himself in his photos as "self" or "Hu." This photograph was probably taken in Girard, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


E. C. Boaz to Governor John St. John

E. C. Boaz to Governor John St. John
Creator: Boaz, E. C.
Date: August 02, 1880
In this letter, E. C. Boaz of Girard, Kansas, invites Kansas Governor St. John to a Temperance meeting to be held in a grove near Girard on September 18th, 1880.


Ed Roland McWilliams, World War I soldier

Ed Roland McWilliams, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1920
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 Ed Roland McWilliams, Ambulance Company No. 24. Ed died of pneumonia on November 19, 1918 in the Base Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.


Emanuel Haldeman-Julius

Emanuel Haldeman-Julius
Date: September, 1950
This is a photograph of Emanuel Haldeman-Julius at age 60. In 1915, Emanuel Julius was invited to move to Girard and write for the Appeal to Reason, then the largest socialist periodical in the country. While in Girard he married Anna Marcet Haldeman, a feminist in her own right. Following their marriage, Marcet and Emanuel decided to combine their surnames as a demonstration of their commitment to equality, and became Marcet and Emanuel Haldeman-Julius. In 1919 they purchased Appeal to Reason and its printing plant. The Haldeman-Juliuses wrote and published their own work, including the novel Dust, published in 1921. They also began publishing what became known as the Little Blue Books: 3 ½ by 5-inch reprints of classical, educational, biographical, and other literature with heavy-paper covers. Originally the books were 25 cents each, but with mass advertising and greater volume, the price was reduced to a dime, later to a nickel. From 1919 until 1951, the Haldeman-Julius Press of Girard, printed more than 500,000,000 of the famous Little Blue Books in over 6,000 different titles.


Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius

Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius
Date: 1925
A postcard showing Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius with Clarence Darrow in Girard, Kansas. The photograph was taken after the Scopes trial.


Fifteenth annual fair of the Crawford County Agricultural Society, Girard, Kansas

Fifteenth annual fair of the Crawford County Agricultural Society, Girard, Kansas
Creator: Crawford County Agricultural Society
Date: October 4 - 7, 1887
This poster announces the fifteenth annual fair sponsored by the Crawford County Agricultural Society to be held at Girard, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include racing, expositions, and reduced rates on railroad travel. The poster includes illustrations of a fair scene, livestock, bicycle races, and sulky races with horses and riders.


Free coinage of American Labor into honest dollars

Free coinage of American Labor into honest dollars
Creator: Daniels, Percy
Date: 1895
In this pamphlet, Percy Daniels writes about many of the Populist themes, but indicates that the Populists have been betrayed by their elected representatives. He calls upon Kansans and residents of Crawford County to support the principles of the founding fathers for a democratic society. He believes there are what he calls "Jeffersonian Republicans" in all the political parties and that they need to act together to protect the republic. Daniels lived at Narragansett Farm, Girard, Kansas.


George D. Brewer

George D. Brewer
Date: Between 1914 and 1916
This black and white photograph shows George D. Brewer. An active member of the Socialist Party in Crawford County, Kansas, Brewer served as the leading journalist for the party's newspapers the "Appeal to Reason" and the "Worker's Chronicle". In the spring of 1914 he was elected as a national committeeman to the Socialist Party. The honor and privilege of being a delegate to the national party gave Brewer the name recognition he needed. In November of 1914, he was elected on the Socialist ticket to the Kansas Legislature. Brewer served the Twentieth District of the House of Representatives, (1914 -1916). In the November general election, of 1916, Brewer was defeated by Republican candidate F.A. Jewell, by a vote of 3,373 to 3,034. He return to private life after his political career and lectured for the Non-Partisan League in Minnesota and North Dakota. He passed away in January of 1967.


Girard High School Band campaigning for Governor Alf Landon

Girard High School Band campaigning for Governor Alf Landon
Date: October 26, 1934
View of the members of the Girard High School Band of Girard, Kansas, campaigning for Governor Alfred Landon on October 26, 1934. Pictured at the left are: Congressman Harold McGugin; Senator Arthur Capper; and Governor Alfred Landon.


Girard, Kansas

Girard, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1950
Here are several photographs of Girard, Kansas, the county seat of Crawford County. Photographs include images of schools, a post office, a hotel, the courthouse, and the business and residential districts.


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.


Graduated property taxation

Graduated property taxation
Creator: Daniels, Percy, 1840-1916
Date: 1910
A Populist Party pamphlet arguing that the only just and equitable system of taxation is the graduated tax in the United States.


H.L. Call's airship built in Girard, Kansas

H.L. Call's airship built in Girard, Kansas
Date: 1908
This postcard shows Henry Laurens Call's airship in 1908 outside its hanger in Girard, Kansas.


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