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Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas

Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas
Date: 1904
This is a photograph of the Abraham Eitzen farm located 2 miles east and 2 1/2 miles south of Hillsboro, Kansas. It shows the home, farm buildings and a windmill. It is a snow scene and there is a horse drawn sled in the image.


Administrative building at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas

Administrative building at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas
Creator: Sprunger, Keith L.
Date: Between 2010 and 2015
This is a photograph of the Administration Building at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. It was built in 1920.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company depot, Valley Center, Kansas.

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company depot, Valley Center, Kansas.
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company depot in Valley Center, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was moved south of Hillsboro, Kansas and is used as a private residence.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hillsboro, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Hillsboro, Kansas. The one- story structure no longer stands.


Atlas of Marion County, Kansas

Atlas of Marion County, Kansas
Creator: Davy Map and Atlas Co.
Date: 1885
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.


Band reunion in Hillsboro, Kansas

Band reunion in Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: June 15, 1909
This is a postcard showing a band reunion on Main Street in Hillsboro, Kansas.


Bartel's broom shop in Hillsboro, Kansas

Bartel's broom shop in Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: 1927
A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bartel in their broom shop in Hillsboro, Kansas.


Birds-eye view of Hillsboro, Kansas

Birds-eye view of Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a birds-eye view of Hillsboro, Kansas.


Fire at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas

Fire at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas
Creator: Sprunger, Keith L.
Date: Between 2010 and 2015
This is a photograph of a composite work of paint, sliced brick, and slate by Professor Solomon Loewen, at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, depicting a building burning at Tabor College in 1918. The original building was constructed in 1908-09.


G. L. Klassen's Ford garage in Hillsboro, Kansas

G. L. Klassen's Ford garage in Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: August 21, 1911
This is a postcard showing G. L. Klassen's Ford garage in Hillsboro, Kansas.


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.


Hillsboro Dutch Band, Hillsboro, Kansas

Hillsboro Dutch Band, Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
A formal portrait of the members of the Hillsboro Dutch Band of Hillsboro, Kansas.


Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Kansas

Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Kansas.


Hillsboro Roller Mills corn meal bag

Hillsboro Roller Mills corn meal bag
Creator: Bemis Company
Date: between 1892 and 1937
Cotton sack for 24 pounds of White Star Corn Meal from the Hillsboro Roller Mills of Hillsboro, Kansas. Bag manufactured by the Bemis Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The Hillsboro Roller Mill was built in 1892 by Bartel Ebel (1851-1926). The business was owned and operated by various members of the Ebel family until 1937. At that point the mill works were sold to other area mills, although the family continued to operate what was known as the Ebel Brothers Elevator until 1966.


Hillsboro Wheat Festival

Hillsboro Wheat Festival
Date: July 19, 1927
This poster describes the events that are part of the Hillsboro Wheat Festival on July 19, 1927. Prizes will be awarded for various reasons including the three best wheat growers in Marion County. The main attraction is a "Big Flying Circus" with wing walking, parachute jumping and stunt flying. Other activities include a baseball game between Durham and Hillsboro, music by a 55 piece band, clowns, a carnival, and a wheat festival train with 9 cars and speakers.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Jaeger, Robert
Date: October 11, 2006
Jaeger was inducted into the Navy in 1943 and served until 1946 on the U.S.S. Argonne;. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Oct 11, 2006, Jaeger talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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.


Justina Peters

Justina Peters
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a postcard showing Justina Penner Peters who was born September 18, 1842 in Prangenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia, and died December 28, 1920 in Liberty Township, Marion County, Kansas. She married Gerhard Peters on September 11, 1862. They immigrated via Antwerp, Belgium on the ocean liner the S. S. Netherland and arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25, 1875. They traveled west by railroad and arrived in Marion County, Kansas where they settled on a farm two miles southwest of Hillsboro. Gerhard and Justina joined the Gnadenau Krimmer Monnonite Brethren Church in 1876. The Peters had ten children, six sons and four daughters.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject old west towns - prairie

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject old west towns - prairie
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. Subjects included in this part of the collection are old west towns, parks, people, and prairie.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences
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 residences, arranged alphabetically by city.


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.


Main Street in Hillsboro, Kansas

Main Street in Hillsboro, Kansas
Creator: M. L. Zercher Book and Stationery Company
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Main Street in Hillsboro, Kansas.


Main Street in Hillsboro, Kansas

Main Street in Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: May 24, 1909
This is a postcard showing Main Street in Hillsboro, Kansas.


Methodist Church in Hillsboro, Kansas

Methodist Church in Hillsboro, Kansas
Creator: Bowers Photographic Co.
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
Here are two postcards showing the Methodist Church in Hillsboro, Kansas.


Parade in Hillsboro, Kansas

Parade in Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: June 15, 1909
This postcard shows a parade on Main Street in Hillsboro, Kansas.


Standard atlas of Marion County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Marion 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.


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