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An illustrated historical atlas of Lyon county, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Lyon county, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
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. It contains lithographic views and portraits of residents. The History of Lyon County, Kansas, was written expressly for this work by Jacob Stotler.


Business street in Hartford, Kansas

Business street in Hartford, Kansas
Creator: Fordice's
Date: Between 1890 and 1895
This is a cabinet card showing a business street in Hartford, Kansas. The two men wearing white aprons are Harvey Fullen and Elihu Fullen.


Chamfering drawknife

Chamfering drawknife
Date: between 1850 and 1860
Cooper's left-handed chamfering drawknife. James Cracroft used this tool while he was working as a cooper in Kansas from 1867 until his death in 1900. He brought coopering tools from Indiana at the close of the Civil War, first using them in Fort Scott, Kansas, until about 1880 and thereafter at Hartford, Kansas. Coopers made barrels using special tools like this chamfering knife.


Chester Albert Rummel, World War I soldier

Chester Albert Rummel, World War I soldier
Date: 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 Chester Albert Rummel, Corporal, 314th Field Signal Battalion, 89th Division.


Croze

Croze
Creator: E F Seybold
Date: between 1836 and 1852
Wooden post of a tight barrel croze. James Cracroft used this drawknife while he was working as a cooper in Kansas from 1867 until his death in 1900. He brought coopering tools from Indiana at the close of the Civil War, first using them in Fort Scott, Kansas, until about 1880 and thereafter at Hartford, Kansas. Coopers use crozes to make a groove on each end of a barrels' interior.


Dividers

Dividers
Date: between 1850 and 1860
Forged steel winged divider. James Cracroft used this tool while he was working as a cooper in Kansas from 1867 until his death in 1900. He brought coopering tools from Indiana at the close of the Civil War, first using them in Fort Scott, Kansas, until about 1880 and thereafter at Hartford, Kansas. Dividers helped coopers make the barrelheads fit properly into the barrel.


G. W. Sulton to Governor John St. John

G. W. Sulton to Governor John St. John
Creator: Sulton, G. W.
Date: July 26, 1880
In this letter, G.W. Sulton feels the people of Hartford "need working up" on the temperance amendment question, and requests Kansas Governor St. John address them sometime soon.


G. W. Sulton to Governor John St. John

G. W. Sulton to Governor John St. John
Creator: Sulton, G. W.
Date: September 02, 1880
A letter from G. W. Sulton of Hartford, who previously told Kansas Governor St. John the people in his community "needed working up" on the amendment, asks the Governor to come deliver a Temperance speech, as he had promised.


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.


Methodist Episcopal Church in Hartford, Kansas

Methodist Episcopal Church in Hartford, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This is a postcard showing the Methodist Episcopal Church in Hartford, Kansas.


Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Hartford, Kansas

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Hartford, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 31, 1957
This photograph shows the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot in Hartford, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was once part of the Northern Division, Neosho Sub. Division at milepost 81.8. The depot no longer stands.


Neosho Valley lands, Kansas : The great wheat and corn belt

Neosho Valley lands, Kansas : The great wheat and corn belt
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1876
This large 1876 advertisement from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway promotes their lands for sale along the Neosho River. The paper lists their land agents in 18 Kansas counties; indicates a 25 per cent discount for cash purchases and the back side is a sectional map of northeast Kansas.


O'Connor and Stratton elevator in Hartford, Kansas

O'Connor and Stratton elevator in Hartford, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a postcard showing the O'Connor and Stratton elevator in Hartford, Kansas.


Standard atlas, Lyon County, Kansas

Standard atlas, Lyon County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1901
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits of residents, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Stratton house in Hartford, Kansas

Stratton house in Hartford, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a postcard showing the Stratton house in Hartford, Kansas.


Sun plane

Sun plane
Creator: Frederick Stones
Date: between 1830 and 1850
Cooper's wooden sun plane, with arced wooden stock and steel blade. James Cracroft used this tool while he was working as a cooper in Kansas from 1867 until his death in 1900. He brought coopering tools from Indiana at the close of the Civil War, first using them in Fort Scott, Kansas, until about 1880 and thereafter at Hartford, Kansas. Coopers use sun planes to level off the top and bottom of barrel so the staves are aligned. The sun plane is arced to follow the curve of the barrel.


Twist bit

Twist bit
Date: between 1850 and 1860
Double-twist spiral auger bit. James Cracroft used this bit while he was working as a cooper in Kansas from 1867 until his death in 1900. He brought coopering tools from Indiana at the close of the Civil War, first using them in Fort Scott, Kansas, until about 1880 and thereafter at Hartford, Kansas. Coopers use augur bits to create bungholes in barrels.


West side of Main Street in Hartford, Kansas

West side of Main Street in Hartford, Kansas
Creator: Porter, M. S.
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This is a postcard showing the west side of Main Street in Hartford, Kansas.


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