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Annual meeting report of the Hodgeman County Historical Society

Annual meeting report of the Hodgeman County Historical Society
Creator: Pitts, Frances
Date: September 09, 1966
A report of the regular Annual Meeting of the Hodgeman County Historical Society, Jetmore, Kansas. Listed are the officers and directors who were elected. Frances Pitts, Secretary, signed the report.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1969
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Jetmore, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was moved to Wright, Kansas for storage.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Jetmore, Kansas. A note on the photograph indicates the wooden depot was built in 1887.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1973
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Jetmore, Kansas.


Cattle toll crossing in Hodgeman Co.; Parker's Ranch toll crossing

Cattle toll crossing in Hodgeman Co.; Parker's Ranch toll crossing
Creator: Holbrook, Eloise
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
A history of the cattle toll crossing and Parker's Ranch toll crossing in Hodgeman County. Included in this history is a description of the ranch's land and the amount of cattle that came through in one summer's drive.


Frances Pitts to Kansas State Historical Society

Frances Pitts to Kansas State Historical Society
Creator: Pitts, Frances
Date: September 19, 1966
A letter from Frances Pitts, Secretary of the Hodgeman County Historical Society, to the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. The letter lists the new members of the Executive Committee for their historical society and tells what they've accomplished in the last year at the museum.


Handbook of Hodgeman County, Kansas

Handbook of Hodgeman County, Kansas
Creator: C. S. Burch Publishing Company
Date: 1887
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.'


Hodgeman County's county seat history

Hodgeman County's county seat history
Creator: Kenyon, M.W.
Date: 1911
A brief history of the county seat war in Hodgeman County. The two rival towns being Hodgeman Center and Jetmore. Eventually, Jetmore was chosen to be the official county seat.


Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas

Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1907
View of the Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas. A windmill, S. M. Holbrook Drygoods and Grocery, and several other buildings in downtown Jetmore are visible on the right.


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 Woman's Christian Temperance Union general correspondence

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union general correspondence
Date: 1910-1939
This is correspondence sent and received by Mary Evelyn Dobbs, corresponding secretary of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1907 to 1939. The letters arrived from people across the state, including the presidents of county chapters of the KWCTU. Most correspondence relates to planned public speeches and visits intended to establish and support new branches of the KWCTU. There are also communications from the state organization to local units. Specific items include a letter dated July 1, 1918, from Dobbs to F.L. Pinet with a manuscript entitled "Early Factors in Kansas Prohibition" intended for publication in the Kansas Teacher, advertising contracts for the KWCTU periodical Our Messenger, and a letter written to Dobbs from Clara E. Keys, a WCTU missionary in Africa. One letter recognizes Mary Sibbitt as the organizer of comfort kits provided for soldiers at Fort Leavenworth. Sibbitt, known as the "Kansas Cyclone," was an founding officer of the International Association of Women Ministers. There are several other groups of official Kansas WCTU records on Kansas Memory. They can be found by selecting Collections - Manuscript - KWCTU/Mary Evelyn Dobbs.


Postcard of Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas

Postcard of Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas
Creator: Aikin, W. F.
Date: 1909
Hand-colored postcard view of the Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas. The postcard is numbered B1740A3.


Postcard of Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas

Postcard of Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
Postcard view of the Hodgeman County courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas.


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."


Santa Fe Wheat Festival Special

Santa Fe Wheat Festival Special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1926
This Wheat Festival Special was operated by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. It traveled throughout Kansas July 19-July 30, 1926, to numerous Kansas communities. Other organizations that cooperated to operate the train included the following: The Kansas State Agricultural College, the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, The Kansas State Grain Inspection Department, the Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association and the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, under authority of the Kansas Public Service Commission. The flyer lists the speakers and their topics. Miss Vada Watson, the Kansas Wheat Girl, was one of the special attractions.


Standard atlas of Hodgeman County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Hodgeman County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1907
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, reference business directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


The Hunt Rotary Aeroplane at Jetmore, Kansas

The Hunt Rotary Aeroplane at Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1910
This photograph shows A.E. Hunt's Rotary Aeroplane which was built in Jetmore, Kansas, during 1910. While Hunt's aircraft proved to be unsuitable for powered flight due its significant weight, it was an important step toward the development of the helicopter.


Thirtieth Biennial Report, Statistics by county showing population, acreage, production, and livestock, 1935-1936

Thirtieth Biennial Report, Statistics by county showing population, acreage, production, and livestock, 1935-1936
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1937
This published report contains statistics compiled by the State Board of Agriculture pertaining to crop conditions, livestock, and other farm products for all Kansas counties. It was copied from the Thirtieth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, to the Legislature of the State for the Years 1935 and 1936. The most useful sections for seeing the impact of the Dust Bowl on agriculture are the sections for the counties of Finney, Ford, Grant, Haskell, Hodgeman, Morton, Seward, and Stevens in western Kansas.


Thirty-first Biennial Report, Statistics by county showing population, acreage, production, and livestock, 1937-1938

Thirty-first Biennial Report, Statistics by county showing population, acreage, production, and livestock, 1937-1938
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1939
This published report contains statistics compiled by the State Board of Agriculture pertaining to population, crop conditions, livestock, and other farm products in western Kansas during the Dust Bowl years of 1937 and 1938; copied from the Thirty-first Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, to the Legislature of the State for the Years 1937 and 1938. The most useful sections for seeing the impact of the Dust Bowl on agriculture are the sections for the counties of Finney, Ford, Grant, Haskell, Hodgeman, Morton, Seward, and Stevens in western Kansas.


Twenty-ninth Biennial Report, Statistics by county showing population, acreage, production, and livestock, 1933-1934

Twenty-ninth Biennial Report, Statistics by county showing population, acreage, production, and livestock, 1933-1934
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1935
This section of "Statistics by Counties, Showing Population, Acreage, Production, and Livestock" is from the Twenty-ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, to the Legislature of the State for the Years 1933 and 1934. It contains statistics compiled by the State Board of Agriculture pertaining to crop conditions, livestock, and other farm products. The most useful sections for seeing the impact of the Dust Bowl on agriculture are the sections for the counties of Finney, Ford, Grant, Haskell, Hodgeman, Morton, Seward, and Stevens in western Kansas.


William Jay Plank, World War I soldier

William Jay Plank, 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 William Jay Plank, Flying Cadet. William died on November 12, 1918 at Mather Field in Sacramento, California.


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