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Asa Thompson to Governor John St. John

Asa Thompson to Governor John St. John
Creator: Thompson, Asa
Date: June 20, 1880
A letter from Asa Thompson acknowledging that E.B. Reynolds and General Rice will give a "Grand Temperance Shaking Up" to the people on Juy11th, and invites Kansas Governor St. John to also speak at the occasion.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Howard, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 17, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Howard, Kansas. The depot was on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Howard District, mile post 75.5.


Atlas of Elk County

Atlas of Elk County
Creator: Davy Map and Atlas Co.
Date: ca. 1885
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patron's directory and plats of towns as of the year of publication. The Kansas map on page 42 does not appear original to the book. It can be dated to 1907 and after.


Bowling alley, Howard, Kansas

Bowling alley, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
An interior view of an early bowling alley owned by L.F. Roberts in Howard, Kansas. Three bowling lanes are pictured. Partially visible is a sign with rules governing the behavior of patrons, advising them to "keep back of foul line." Other rules are not completely visible, but appear to warn against gambling and excessive noise.


Bowling alley, Howard, Kansas

Bowling alley, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
The first bowling alley in Howard is pictured in this photograph. Two bowling lanes are pictured, with two men in the shadows behind the pins in each lane. The décor suggests a patriotic theme, with the display of four flags and bunting with a star design. Three handwritten signs are posted prominently: "No Swearing or Betting"; "Ladies are Welcome at Anytime"; and, "No Gentleman Will Spit on the Floor." As noted in the caption inscribed on the photo, the business was owned by L.F. Roberts.


Burchfield block, Howard, Kansas

Burchfield block, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and October 24, 1906
View of the Burchfield Block in Howard, Kansas, where the first Elk County courthouse was located.


Elk County Agricultural Association! Seventh annual fair, Howard, Kansas

Elk County Agricultural Association! Seventh annual fair, Howard, Kansas
Creator: Elk County Agricultural Association
Date: September 30 - October 2, 1886
This poster announces a fair at Howard, Kansas, sponsored by the Elk County Agricultural Association. Highlights of the fair include liberal premiums, good accommodations, and a half-mile track. The poster includes illustrations of livestock and sulky racing.


Elk County Agricultural Association's sixth annual fair, Howard, Kansas

Elk County Agricultural Association's sixth annual fair, Howard, Kansas
Creator: Elk County Agricultural Association
Date: September 16 - 19, 1885
This poster announces a fair to be held at Howard, Kansas, sponsored by the Elk County Agricultural Association. Highlights of the fair include a half-mile track, three races each day, and reduced railroad rates. The poster includes illustrations of livestock and sulky racing.


Elk County Agricultural Association seventh annual fair, Howard, Kansas

Elk County Agricultural Association seventh annual fair, Howard, Kansas
Creator: Elk County Agricultural Association
Date: September 30 - October 2, 1886
This poster announces the seventh annual Elk County fair in Howard, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include liberal premiums, good accommodations, and races. The poster includes illustrations of livestock and a sulky race with horses and riders.


Elk County Courthouse

Elk County Courthouse
Date: Between 1887 and October 24, 1906
Exterior view of the Elk County Courthouse at Howard, Kansas.


Governor Lyman Humphrey to John Hughes

Governor Lyman Humphrey to John Hughes
Creator: Humphrey, Lyman Underwood, 1844-1915
Date: December 11, 1889
In this letter Governor Lyman Humphrey of Topeka (Shawnee County) responds to John Hughes of Howard (Elk County) regarding a petition requesting a special session of the legislature to provide farmers relief from mortgages. The Farmer's Alliance and Labor's Union of America of Kansas produced and sponsored the petition. Mr. Hughes sent the first of such petitions to the Governor. The Alliance later cited the Governor's response to this petition in a circular it distributed with the petition forms. See Electors of Chautauqua County to Governor Lyman Humphrey, December 20, 1889-[n.d.], 1890.


Handbook of Elk and Chautauqua Counties, Kansas

Handbook of Elk and Chautauqua Counties, Kansas
Date: 1886
The C.S. Burch handbooks, written for the immigrant and land looker, contain the 'most complete and varied information as to soil, climate, water, timber, schools, churches, highways, with reliable data regarding the advantages and drawbacks of the section treated.'


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1880
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad lines in Kansas and neighboring states. The company advertised itself as the shortest and fastest route from Kansas City to Winfield and Wellington. The company also sold acres of farmland in the Neosho Valley.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject convention centers - courthouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject convention centers - courthouses
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 subjects included in this part of the collection are convention centers (including livestock arenas), courthouses, and courtrooms.


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, 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.


Kansas National Guard in Howard, Kansas

Kansas National Guard in Howard, Kansas
Date: 1893
This is a photograph showing Kansas National Guard, Company F, Third Regiment at the railroad station in Howard, Kansas. This company may have traveled to Topeka, Kansas and provided security during the Legislative War.


Kansas suffrage mass meetings for June

Kansas suffrage mass meetings for June
Creator: The Farmer's Wife
Date: May 1894
This article lists the upcoming suffrage meetings for June and their locations. The first section's meetings will have Carrie Chapman-Catt, Annie Diggs, and Theresa Jenkins as the speakers; the second section's meetings will be addressed by Susan B. Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw, Helen Kimber and Rachel Child.


Kasson Drug Store, Howard, Kansas

Kasson Drug Store, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This photograph shows an exterior view of the Kirby Building in Howard, Kansas, with the Kasson Drug Store in the building. A grocery store is partially visible to the left, and a store for school books, supplies, paints, oils, wallpaper, window glass putty, varnish, and jewelry is visible on the right. Several men and a boy are seen posing for the photograph in front of the stores. The Kirby building later burned.


Lewis C. Smith

Lewis C. Smith
Date: 1912
This is a postcard showing Lewis C. Smith standing in a lake or river possibly near Howard, Kansas.


Marion Leslie Carter, World War I soldier

Marion Leslie Carter, 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 Marion Leslie Carter. Carter was killed near Valeggio, Italy on September 13th 1918 by a French mortar shell on an artillery range.


Post office in Howard, Kansas

Post office in Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
Interior view of a post office in Howard, Kansas.


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.


Roberts recreation parlor, Howard, Kansas

Roberts recreation parlor, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This image is of an early bowling alley and recreation parlor in Howard, Kansas. Two bowling lanes are pictured in the foreground, but the featured subject in the photo is a group of four men playing pool or billiards. Several benches face the bowling lanes. A counter to the right of the pool tables includes a display case marked "Candy." Behind the counter is a sign which includes a "Blatz" notation, suggesting that the business also served beer.


Ruins of the Elk County Courthouse

Ruins of the Elk County Courthouse
Date: Between October 01, 1906 and December 31, 1907
View of the ruins of the Elk County Courthouse in Howard, Kansas.


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