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Bank, Kirwin, Kansas

Bank, Kirwin, Kansas
Creator: Grant, George
Date: 1948
This black and white photograph provided by the National Park Service shows the abandoned bank and the International Harvester dealership in Kirwin, Kansas. The town of Kirwin is located along the Solomon River in the Smoky Hill River Basin of Phillips County.


Business men, property owners to Governor John Martin

Business men, property owners to Governor John Martin
Creator: Kansas Community Leaders
Date: March 26, 1886
In this telegram, business men and property owners from several Kansas communities plead with the governor to issue a proclamation to resume traffic on all rail lines operated by the Missouri Pacific Railway Company during the railroad strike of 1886.


Ernest G. Trull, World War I soldier

Ernest G. Trull, World War I soldier
Creator: Trull, Ernest G.
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 Ernest G. Trull, Company A, 110th Engineers.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Independence to Ludell

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Independence to Ludell
Date: 1989-2001
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Ada and ending with Bunker Hill. 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: Independence, Industry, Ingalls, Iola, Jennings, Jewell, Johnson City, Kanopolis, Kanorado, Kansas City, Kincaid, Kingman, Kingsdown, Kinsley, Kirwin, LaCrosse, Lamont, Lancaster, Langdon, Larned, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Lebanon, Lebo, Lenora, Leon, Leoti, Lerado, Levant, Lexington, Liberty, Lincoln, Lindsborg, Linwood, Longford, Longton, and Ludell.


Plat book, Phillips County, Kansas

Plat book, Phillips County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1900
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.


Standard atlas of Phillips County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Phillips County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1917
This atlas includes a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county. There is a map of the state, United States, and the world. It also includes a Patrons' reference directory and illustrations.


Street scene in Kirwin, Kansas

Street scene in Kirwin, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a view of the west side of the town square in Kirwin, Kansas. Businesses visible include E. John and Sons, Garage, Hardware, and Harness; D. B. Fleming and Company Clothing; Fenner's Restaurant, and a drug store at the far end of the row of buildings. There are a few men visible on the sidewalk in front of the buildings, and three automobiles are visible along the street to the right side of the picture.


Street scene in Kirwin, Kansas

Street scene in Kirwin, Kansas
Date: 1879
This photograph shows a street scene in Kirwin, Kansas. A drug store is visible in the background on the left side of the picture. Several other buildings are visible in the background. Numerous horse-drawn carriages and wagons are visible in the foreground of the picture.


Temperance history correspondence

Temperance history correspondence
Date: 1905
Correspondence sent and received by members of the Kansas State Temperance Union, primarily Rev. W. L. Dexter, secretary, Robert Norris, secretary, Julian K. Codding, lawyer, and William T. Jones, solicitor. Correspondents include Elizabeth P. Hutchinson, president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Rev. Purley A. Baker, superintendent of the American Anti-Saloon League, Mary Evelyn Dobbs, Rev. Charles W. Whorrall, and William H. McCamish, assistant attorney general of Wyandotte County. Included in this correspondence are several signed petitions to members of the U.S. Senate from citizens in Arkansas City, Kirwin, and Abilene asking them to vote against the Hamilton Bill which they argue "would annul the solemn pledge of the Government to protect the Indians against the introduction and sale of intoxicants in the Indian territory." Some financial records are also included, such as a report from the finance committee for the previous year, ending February 15, 1905, and receipts and disbursements by month, signed by financial manager S. H. Pitcher. Although Kansas was the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in 1880, the law was largely unenforced.


The advantages Northern Kansas offers to home seekers and land buyers

The advantages Northern Kansas offers to home seekers and land buyers
Creator: Northern Kansas Immigration Association
Date: 1888
This booklet was prepared by the Northern Kansas Immigration Association for home seekers and land buyers looking for opportunities in Northern Kansas.


The great northwest!

The great northwest!
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1888
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet advertises cheap, abundant, and good land land available in northern Kansas. The title page describes the northwest region as the most successful farming region of Kansas, well watered, and with the cheapest land.


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