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Atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas

Atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Gillen & Davy
Date: 1884
The atlas contains a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county, and a map of the state, a railroad state map, United States and World.


E. W. Norris service station, Glen Elder, Kansas

E. W. Norris service station, Glen Elder, Kansas
Date: Between 1926 and 1930
These twenty-one photographs show the E. W. Norris service station under construction and following completion. Norris hired Frank A. Slack, Beloit, Kansas, to design the service station and Charles Eby to work on the interior. It was built in 1926 with native limestone quarried near Glen Elder, Kansas. The service station is located at the southeast corner of Market and Main Streets in Glen Elder. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company

Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company
Creator: Vaughan, W.R.
Date: 1879
This publication is from the Central Branch, Union Pacific Railroad Company. It promotes land sales targeting recent emigrants interested in purchasing agricultural land in central and eastern Kansas.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Glen Elder, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Glen Elder, Kansas
Date: 1968
This photograph shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Glen Elder, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure no longer stands.


Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1902.
This atlas shows the villages, cities and townships of the county with the names of land owners.


Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1917
This atlas has a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county, a map of the state, United States and world, and a Patrons Directory and Business Directory.


Temperance history correspondence

Temperance history correspondence
Date: 1858-1902, bulk 1900-1902
This correspondence was sent and received by Kansas State Temperance Union secretaries T.E. Stephens, A.D. Wilcox, and J.E. Everett. Each exchanged letters with religious leaders across the state, including Rev. H.G. Fraser from Ottawa, Rev. C.C. Brown of Tonganoxie, Rev. J.M. Leonard of Iola, Rev. R.A. Bolton of Junction City, Rev. James Kerr of Scandia, Rev. J.K. Miller of Manhattan, Rev. A.W. Cummings of Canton, Rev. John A. Holmes of Harper, Rev. W.H. Eaton of Cherryvale, Rev. H.H. Bowen of Glen Elder, and Rev. Fred Grey of Alton. Organizations involved in the temperance movement include the Kansas State Temperance Union (KSTU), the Twentieth Century Total Abstinence Union (TCTAU), the Anti-Cigarette League, the American Anti-Saloon League (AASL), the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and others. This collection also includes local subscription lists for those supporting the Kansas State Temperance Union in Phillipsburg, Lakin, LeRoy, Cimarron, Dodge City, Liberal, Greensburg, Cunningham, Sedgwick, Mount Hope and Colwich. Other correspondents include attorney John Wiswell in Columbus, Elmer Lawrence, publisher of The Sunbeam, a weekly Christian journal in Galena, and several members of the Independent Order of Good Templars, including George F. Fullinwider of El Dorado, S.S. Jackson of Scranton, and Mrs. Kate A. Billings of Clyde. Much of the correspondence concerns efforts to advance anti-liquor agendas in local, state, and national politics. Considerable correspondence with organizations in other states is included. Although Kansas was the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in 1880, the law was largely unenforced.


The advantages Northern Kansas offers to home seekers and land buyers

The advantages Northern Kansas offers to home seekers and land buyers
Creator: Northern Kansas Immigration Association
Date: 1888
This booklet was prepared by the Northern Kansas Immigration Association for home seekers and land buyers looking for opportunities in Northern Kansas.


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