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Baseball team in Hoyt, Kansas

Baseball team in Hoyt, Kansas
Date: 1922
This photograph shows the Hoyt baseball team in Hoyt, Kansas. Players are identified through inscriptions on the image itself, and also from a note glued to the back of the frame holding the photograph. In the back row are (l to r): Jeff Williams; Harry Hozel (c); Jim Sparks (mgr); L. Boies (ss); and George Tolin (umpire). In the middle row are (l to r): Jess Root (1b); Billy Beck (c); Russ Warner (p); and Dick O'Brien (lf). Seated in the front row are (l to r): Jack Preston (c); Ole Hudson (p); Kenneth Boies (cf); Ira Kirkwood (3b); and Oliver Raymond.


C.C. Isley to Reverend W.C. McGuire, and accompanying manuscript

C.C. Isley to Reverend W.C. McGuire, and accompanying manuscript
Creator: Isely, Charles C.
Date: September 06, 1943
These two items, from C.C. Isely of Dodge City, Kansas, contain Isely's thoughts on his experience at the Kickapoo Indian Reservation in the late 1890s. In the letter to Reverend W.C. McGuire of Hoyt, Kansas, Isely asks McGuire if he was familiar with two Potawatomies that Isely appeared with in a picture taken at the time of his 1897 visit. The accompanying story, titled "Democracy in the Primitive" contains Isely's recollections of his visit to the Kickapoo Indian Reservation near Powhattan, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Hoyt, Kansas.

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Hoyt, Kansas.
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: February 12, 1956
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, in Hoyt, Kansas. The two-story structure was part of the Missouri-Kansas Division, Sub Division 36-A at milepost 75.8. The depot no longer stands.


Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad sign board, Hoyt, Kansas

Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad sign board, Hoyt, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: May 25, 1957
This photograph shows the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company's sign board in Hoyt, Kansas. The tracks were part of the Missouri-Kansas Division, Sub. Division 36-A at milepost 75.8.


Golden Reflector from Hoyt High School in Hoyt, Kansas

Golden Reflector from Hoyt High School in Hoyt, Kansas
Date: 1936
Here is Hoyt High School's 1936 Golden Reflector yearbook. Hoyt High School is located in Hoyt, Kansas. The yearbook contains photographs adhered to the pages.


Gracia Burnham

Gracia Burnham
Creator: Mary Beth Figgins
Date: October 21, 2009
Images of Gracia Burnham speaking at Royal Valley High School, Hoyt. The talk was sponsored by the Hoyt United Methodist Women of the Hoyt United Methodist Church. Gracia & Martin Burnham lived in Rose Hill, Kansas, before serving as missionaries with the New Tribes Mission in the Philippines. They were kidnapped, along with others, by a militant group of Muslims on May 27, 2001. They spent 376 days in captivity and on June 7, 2002 in a firefight, Martin was killed. Gracia was wounded but was freed.


Historical Plat Book of Jackson County, Kansas

Historical Plat Book of Jackson County, Kansas
Creator: Bird, J. S.
Date: 1881
Historical Plat Book of Jackson County, Kansas, Illustrated. Published by J.S. Bird, Chicago, successor to Bird & Mickle. The plat book contains histories, maps, biographical sketches, and views of residences, schools, businesses, and other structures in Jackson County, Kansas.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Bostwick, Aubrey William
Date: 21 December 2006
Bostwick enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served until 1945 in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, 8th Army Air Force, 9th Air Force. Interviewed by Judy Walker on Dec 21, 2006, Bostwick 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 nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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.


Methodist Episcopal Church in Hoyt, Kansas

Methodist Episcopal Church in Hoyt, Kansas
Date: July 1896-September 20, 1919
A ledger for the Methodist Episcopal Church in Hoyt, Kansas. The ledger contains assessments on members, proceedings and minutes for the Board of Trustees, and treasurer's reports. The original church building was constructed and dedicated in 1886. In 1896, trustees purchased two lots on Highland Avenue from A.D. Walker for $275.00. The original church building was moved to this site and rededicated on July 5, 1896. In March, 1905, the trustees voted to build a parsonage. In July, 1910, trustees decided to tear down the old church and erect a new one. This building was dedicated February 26, 1911 and is located at 405 Highland Avenue in Hoyt, Kansas.


Plat book of Jackson County, Kansas

Plat book of Jackson County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1903
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. Several pages include a plat of the diminished Potawatomie Indian reservation


Ronald Klerk de Reus

Ronald Klerk de Reus
Date: 1955-2015
Here are four photographs of Ronald Klerk de Reus Klerk de Reus who was born on April 8, 1933 in Bandung, Indonesia on the island of Java, the son of Rene Francois and Waleska Flohr Klerk de Reus. As a young boy, Ronald spent the World War II years in Holland. During that time he was separated from his family and was taken in by a foster family that provided him with shelter, food, and bed. He was later reunited with his family. After a number of years, Klerk de Reus applied and received a job as a cook's assistant on a passenger ship. During this time, cooking became his passion. He graduated from the Schools for Cooks and Confectioners in Holland. He immigrated to America in 1958 where he accepted a job that allowed him to cook for the Army while attending culinary school. Klerk de Reus became a naturalized US citizen on April 14, 1964. He was a certified executive chef who served such dignitaries as President Nixon and Vice-President Agnew. During his career, he worked in industrial food service around the Midwest and owned and operated the Dutch Treat Restaurant in Muscatine, Iowa for 22 years. It was at the restaurant that he met Suz McIver. Klerk de Reus became very close with McIver and her family. When she accepted a job at Midland Care in Topeka, Kansas, he moved to a five acre farm near Hoyt, Kansas, so he could be near the family. He volunteered for Midland Care where he cooked for parties and gatherings and addressed letters. In addition to cooking, he was a nationally acclaimed Bench Rest Precision Rifle Sharp Shooter, the membership director for the Cast Bullet Association for 12 years, and a photographer. He died January 6, 2016 at Midland Care.


Standard atlas of Jackson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Jackson 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.


United Methodist Church, Hoyt, Kansas

United Methodist Church, Hoyt, Kansas
Date: 1886-2009
Five photographs of the United Methodist Church in Hoyt, Kansas.


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