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Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Greensburg, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Greensburg, Kansas
Date: 1971
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Greensburg, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure is no longer standing.


Corner of Main and Florida Avenue, Greensburg, Kansas

Corner of Main and Florida Avenue, Greensburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1925
This is a postcard photo showing businesses at the corner of Main and Florida Avenue in Greensburg, Ks, including D. S. Spars Drugs, and Jett's Mercantile.


E.F. Reser

E.F. Reser
Date: Between 1899 and 1900
This is a portrait of E.F. Reser of Greensburg, Kansas. He was a Republican state representative of the 97th Dist., Kiowa County.


Excerpts from taped interviews with John Stadler

Excerpts from taped interviews with John Stadler
Creator: Stadler, John
Date: 1979
This oral history interview with John Stadler, Stevens County, describes his experiences during the dust bowl of the 1930s. He devotes much of the interview to reminiscing about how these dust storms interrupted the daily routines of those living in western Kansas. Stadler worked for the local gas company, and he also supervised the drilling of 443 wells near Hugoton. Copied from Dust Storms as Remembered by Hugoton Citizens.


Greensburg, Kansas

Greensburg, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry John, 1949-
Date: September 2009
These nine images of Greensburg, Kansas, show reconstruction after an EF5 tornado struck the town on May 4, 2007. The tornado was part of a storm system which affected south central Kansas. About 95% of Greensburg was destroyed, thirteen people were killed, and at least sixty people were injured.


Greensburg street sign

Greensburg street sign
Date: 2007
Homemade street sign constructed of a 2" by 4" piece of wood and two rectangular-shaped pieces of plywood. Street names (Main and Scott) are spray painted in green on plywood (both front and back). Rectangular pieces of white coreplast, with names printed in large, computer-generated black letters, are nailed over the spray painted names. This street sign was put up by the City of Greensburg, Kansas, after the town was struck by an EF5 tornado on May 4, 2007. The tornado was 1.7 miles wide and traveled over 20 miles. Ninety-five percent of Greensburg was destroyed. These signs were used temporarily until permanent signs could be put into place. Since the tornado, the citizens have focused on rebuilding the town to be more environmentally sustainable.


Harvesting on the Fabert farm near Greensburg, Kansas

Harvesting on the Fabert farm near Greensburg, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1903
This harvest scene is on the Fabert farm near Greensburg, Kansas. It shows farmers and horse-drawn machinery in the field.


High school in Greensburg, Kansas

High school in Greensburg, Kansas
Creator: Walraven Brothers, Inc.
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This is a postcard showing the high school in Greensburg, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
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 businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


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: Between 1941 and 1950
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 suffrage mass meetings for June

Kansas suffrage mass meetings for June
Creator: The Farmer's Wife
Date: May 1894
This article lists the upcoming suffrage meetings for June and their locations. The first section's meetings will have Carrie Chapman-Catt, Annie Diggs, and Theresa Jenkins as the speakers; the second section's meetings will be addressed by Susan B. Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw, Helen Kimber and Rachel Child.


Kiowa County organization records

Kiowa County organization records
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: 1886
In order for an unorganized county to be recognized by the state of Kansas, a certain number of householders/legal electors had to petition the governor. The governor would appoint a census taker. Initially, unorganized counties were required to document that they had at least 600 inhabitants in order to be recognized as a county by the state legislature. Over time the number of residents needed to organize a county changed to 1500 and later to 2500 residents. The census was submitted to the governor who then issued a proclamation indicating that the requirements had been met, appointing county commissioners and a county clerk, and naming a county seat. Not all of these documents are available for each county. Included in this file is the memorial to the governor, the proclamation for a census to be taken, and the proclamation appointing county officers and designating Greensburg as the temporary county seat.


Official guide to the New Santa Fe Trail

Official guide to the New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Taylor Motor Company (Hutchinson, Kan.)
Date: 1910s
This promotional guide book was designed to encourage the improvement of conditions of all roads that make up the integral part of the Santa Fe Trail. The automobile is advertised as the main means of transportation in the new age of discovering old trails of commerce through Kansas.


Panoramic view of Greensburg, Kansas

Panoramic view of Greensburg, Kansas
Date: 1909
This is a panoramic photograph showing people in their automobiles on South Main Street and at the intersection with East Florida in Greensburg, Kansas. The building on the far right is the Queen City Hotel, built in 1885, and destroyed by fire in 1910. The three story brick building at the corner of South Main and East Florida was built in 1887 by Clayton W. Myers, who started the Bank of Greensburg. The second floor of the building was known as the opera house with a seating capacity of 500 and was used for social functions and a courtroom by the district court. The third floor housed several doctors, lawyers, and loan agents, and Kiowa County rented rooms for county offices. In 1893, the Bank of Greensburg failed and the county purchased it for a courthouse in 1896.


Rock Island wheat festival special

Rock Island wheat festival special
Creator: Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1926
This flyer advertises the dates that the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company "Wheat Festival Special" will visit numerous Kansas towns along its route. It will in Kansas August 2 through 7, 1926. The train is operated in cooperation with the Kansas Agricultural College, the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, the Kansas State Grain Inspection Department, the Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Public Service Commission. The flyer lists speakers and their topics. Miss Vada Watson, the Kansas Wheat Queen, is one of the "special attractions" accompanying the train. A. W Large is in charge of the train for the railroad company.


Ron Clayton oral history

Ron Clayton oral history
Creator: Clayton, Ron
Date: April 16, 2008
A fireman in Mullinsville, Kansas, ten miles west of Greensburg, in Kiowa County, Ron Clayton describes his experience as a first responder to the May 4, 2007, EF5 tornado that destroyed Greensburg.


Standard atlas of Kiowa County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Kiowa County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1906
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


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 devastating tornado in Greensburg, Kansas on May 4, 2007

The devastating tornado in Greensburg, Kansas on May 4, 2007
Creator: Clayton, Ryan
Date: 2007
Ryan Clayton of Rapid City, South Dakota, describes his first glimpses of Greensburg and damage caused by the May 4, 2007, tornado. Clayton tells about coming to Greensburg to help relatives and the emotions his family felt as they entered the ravaged town.


Tornado damage, Greensburg, Kansas

Tornado damage, Greensburg, Kansas
Creator: Sweet, Mary
Date: May 2007
These photographs show damage to Greensburg, Kansas, after an EF5 tornado struck the town on May 4, 2007. The tornado was part of a storm system which effected south central Kansas. About 95% of Greensburg was destroyed, thirteen people were killed, and at least sixty people were injured.


Tornado damage, Greensburg, Kansas

Tornado damage, Greensburg, Kansas
Creator: Michaelis, Barbara
Date: June 7, 2007
These photographs show damage to Greensburg, Kansas, after an EF5 tornado struck the town on May 4, 2007. The tornado was part of a storm system, which effected south central Kansas. About 95% of Greensburg was destroyed, 13 people were killed, and at least 60 people were injured.


World's largest hand dug well, Greensburg, Kansas

World's largest hand dug well, Greensburg, Kansas
Creator: High Plains Journal
Date: Between 1950 and 1954
This postcard shows a sign at The Worlds Largest Hand Dug Well, Greensburg, Kansas.


World's largest hand dug well, Greensburg, Kansas

World's largest hand dug well, Greensburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1965
This is a photograph of the sign and structure at the World's Largest Hand Dug Well, Greensburg, Kansas.


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