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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.

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.

Richard Steffen video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Richard Steffen video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Steffen, Richard
Date: June 28, 2007
Richard Steffen enlisted in the Army (Air Force) and was sworn in on October 28, 1942, and served until February 14, 1946, in the 489th Squadron. He was stationed in Midland, Texas, and at Lunken Air Force Base, Ohio and worked as a records clerk. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Jun 28, 2007, Steffen talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Steffen was born in Haviland Kansas on September 18, 1922. His family moved to Eudora, Olathe, and back to Eudora. He graduated from Eudora Hish School in 1940. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Sod house, Stafford County, Kansas

Sod house, Stafford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870s and 1890s
This photograph shows a family standing in front of a sod house in the Albano Township of Stafford County, Kansas. The image was donated by D.A. Cain from Havilland, Kansas. The use of sod was common on the Great Plains for homes and schools due to the lack of wood and other natural resources available.

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.

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