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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hunter, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Hunter, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure no longer stands.


Broken Star quilt

Broken Star quilt
Date: between 1880 and 1930
Blue, white and pink cotton quilt in Broken Star pattern, with close and fine quilting overall. The binding is marked with the initials "M E T" on the back. According to the donor, the quilt belonged to her uncle's parents, Eugene and Annie Elizabeth Carmichael Metzger. They were married in Missouri in 1880 and moved to Hunter, Mitchell County, Kansas and then later to Lane, Franklin County, Kansas. The quilt may have been part of Annie Metzger's hope chest.


Santa Fe Demonstration Train

Santa Fe Demonstration Train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: July 21--August 2, 1930 and August 24--September 5, 1931
These posters advertise Santa Fe demonstration trains traveling in Kansas in 1930 and 1931. The purpose of the 1930 train (8 cars) was to present a plan for higher profits on wheat farms. Tom L. Bair, the State's champion wheat grower, was part of the 1930 train. It's travel dates were July 21 through August 2, 1930. The 1931 train (9 cars) was designed to present a plan for more profits in the beef cattle industry. The 1931 train had special features for women and children and it was traveling throughout the state from August 24 through September 5, 1931. The towns where the train would stop each year are listed on the posters. The trains were operated jointly by the Santa Fe and the Kansas State Agricultural College. J. F. Jarrell, manager of Agricultural Development for Santa Fe, was the organizer of these trains. The posters make a point of emphasizing that the speakers will be on a flat car "equipped with electrically controlled voice amplifiers. Visitors remaining in their automobiles will be able to hear perfectly."


Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1917
This atlas has a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county, a map of the state, United States and world, and a Patrons Directory and Business Directory.


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