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

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Herington, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows a general view of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Herington, Kansas. In the foreground a group of people have gathered along the platform of the depot. The two-story structure no longer stands razed in the early morning hours of March 23, 1988.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, Herington, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, Herington, Kansas
Date: Betwee 1880s and 1900s
This stereograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad depot in Herington, Kansas. The two-story stone structure no longer stands, razed in the early morning hours of March 23, 1988.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad roundhouse, Herington, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad roundhouse, Herington, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This is a view of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad roundhouse and turntable in Herington, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad shops, Herington, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad shops, Herington, Kansas
Date: Between 1890s and 1910s
This stereograph shows a general view of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad shops in Herington, Kansas. The facility no longer stands.


Fred Iles correspondence

Fred Iles correspondence
Date: 1906-1930
Fred Iles was assistant right of way and tax agent for the Kansas Town and Land Company which bought and sold lands on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. In 1917, he assumed Ernest Warren Cline's position as right of way agent, responsible for representing the railroad's interest in all matters concerning the acquisition and disposition of land on the right of way. This correspondence includes Iles' activities and expenses accounts at the behest of E. W. Cline and the CRI&P Railway.


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.


Kansas Town and Land Company agent's statements

Kansas Town and Land Company agent's statements
Date: 1888-1891
Lots lists and correspondence, arranged by townsite, relating to the business activities and sales of each townsite agent of the Kansas Town and Land Company. The Kansas Town and Land Company was chartered in 1887 to buy and sell lands on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. Townsites in Kansas include Agra, Aiken, Arkalom, Athol, Bonham, Brewster, Clayton, Dana, Dresden, Edson, Goodland, Groveland, Herington, Horton, Jasper, Jennings, Kanorado, Keats, Kensington, Liberal, Mahaska, Minneola, Narka, Neva, New Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Prairie View, Rexford, Selden, Severn, Smith Center, and Stuttgart. Townsites in Colorado include Arriba, Claremont, Limon, New Burlington, Peyton, and Siebert. Townsites in Nebraska include Murdock and Nora. Agents include G. A. Spaulding, F. O. Marshall, T. A. Scales, J. W. Weyand, G. B. Ohle, L. L. French, R. M. Day, Albert Harris, A. B. Montgomery, F. H. McClellan, Monroe Davis Herington, W. H. Kemper, George W. Ragon, R. M. Day, Hazen C. Ladd, E. W. Sandison, John S. Gillett, Edward Stone, E. W. Hall, W. J. Clark, P. C. Glenn, Ira Thompson, S. G. Hopkins, G. W. Buckley, Daniel W. Relihan, William A. Clute, R. S. Newell, C. A. Beery, J. H. Slater, C. G. McGhee, H. F. Hendricks, and Jacob Ritterbush.


Letter to Governor Henry Allen from the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, Freight Handlers and Station Employees

Letter to Governor Henry Allen from the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, Freight Handlers and Station Employees
Creator: Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, Freight Handlers and Station Employees
Date: December 4, 1920
Members of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, Freight Handlers and Station Employees write to Governor Allen opposing the Industrial Court Bill. They state that the bill "strikes at the fundamental rights of unorganized as well as organized labor..." and "...will reduce the great mass of laboring men and women of Kansas to nothing less than industrial slavery". The proposed legislation would have a tribunal decide on labor problems between employers and their employees.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Herington, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Herington, Kansas
Creator: Kelley, Frank O.
Date: 1967
This photograph shows a general view of the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Herington, Kansas. The depot no longer stands.


Peter C. Trapp, World War I soldier

Peter C. Trapp, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Peter C. Trapp, Company M, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division. Peter was killed in action on November 4, 1918.


Plat book and complete survey of Dickinson County, Kansas

Plat book and complete survey of Dickinson County, Kansas
Creator: Kenyon Company
Date: 1909
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


Standard atlas, Dickinson County, Kansas

Standard atlas, Dickinson 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, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Standard atlas of Dickinson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Dickinson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1921
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.


Wentworth children sledding

Wentworth children sledding
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This photograph was produced from a glass plate negative showing Wentworth children sledding, possibly in Herington, Kansas.


Wood's manifesto:  an address to the people of Kansas

Wood's manifesto: an address to the people of Kansas
Creator: Wood, S. N. (Samuel Newitt)
Date: 1891
The contents of this pamphlet is a speech S. N. Wood gave at Herington, Kansas, April 29, 1891. Wood died in June of 1891 just as this pamphlet was being printed. He was a supporter of the Populists and the speech described the actions of the Kansas House of Representatives and Senate during its 1891 session. The House was controlled by the Populists and the Senate by the Republicans and Populists were trying to inform the public of how the Senate blocked actions that the Populists believed would benefit "the people." The pamphlet contains detailed information about the actions of the Kansas Legislature in 1891.


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