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Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton County, Kansas

Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1966
A black and white photograph showing a levee being built at Cheyenne Bottoms in Barton County, Kansas. The 41,000 acre tract of land located between Great Bend, Kansas and Hoisington, Kansas, is a wetland refuge for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.


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.


Harold Jones video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Harold Jones video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Jones, Harold R.
Date: March 29, 2006
Harold Jones enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 on the SS Palawan and Sombrero Key (a tugboat). He did his basic training at Camp Wallace, Texas and he was trained as a singalman in Bainbridge, Maryland. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Mar 29, 2006, Jones talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Jones and his twin brother were born of June 14, 1926 in Oxford, Kansas. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1944. He and his brother both enlisted in the Navy but were only together through boot camp. After his service, he used the G. I. Bill to attend Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State) to become a teacher. He had teaching and coaching jobs in several Kansas towns: Dexter, Hoisington, and Hutchinson. He married his wife Lela in December 1949. 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.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses
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 farmhouses, arranged alphabetically by county.


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.


Olive M. Dawson

Olive M. Dawson
Creator: Belmont Studios, Inc.
Date: 1949
This is a photograph of Olive M. Dawson of Hoisington, Kansas. Dawson was the department president for the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Plat book, Barton County, Kansas

Plat book, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1902
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.


Proceedings of the Alliance Women's Association of Barton County, Kansas

Proceedings of the Alliance Women's Association of Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Alliance Women's Association of Barton County, Kansas
Date: 1890--1891
The Alliance Women's Association of Barton County, Kansas, was organized on July 5, 1890, in Hoisington, Kansas. This pamphlet records their activities for the rest of 1890 and it also contains their constitution and by-laws. The group held a rally in Great Bend, Kansas, on October 24 to precede the elections in November. A Mrs. S. E. McCauley gave a speech that is printed in the pamphlet. Mrs. Fannie McCormick, the People's candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, also gave a speech at the meeting. The organization donated $10 to be used at a barbeque in honor of Jerry Simpson that was to be held later in Hoisington. The officers of the organization are listed in the pamphlet.


Railroad Y.M.C.A. commemorative dish

Railroad Y.M.C.A. commemorative dish
Creator: C.E. Wheelock & Company
Date: between 1902 and 1940
This commemorative dish was produced by C.E. Wheelock & Company based in Peoria, Illinois but produced in Weimar, Germany. It depicts the Railroad Y.M.C.A. in Hoisington, Kansas. The YMCA was built in 1902 primarily to house railroad workers and was damaged by a tornado in 1919.


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.


Tornado damage, Hoisington, Kansas

Tornado damage, Hoisington, Kansas
Creator: Conard, William Buchanan
Date: October 18, 1919
This is a postcard showing tornado damage to the business district in Hoisington, Kansas.


Tornado damage in Hoisington, Kansas

Tornado damage in Hoisington, Kansas
Date: October 18, 1919
A postcard view of Main Street showing cyclone damage in Hoisington, Kansas.


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