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$190,235,814 For Dairy Products

$190,235,814 For Dairy Products
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure was designed as a talk to encourage the construction of good roads in the state of Kansas. It described comparable rural roads in Wisconsin that promote crop and dairy production.


365-day roads an investment, not a tax

365-day roads an investment, not a tax
Date: 1910-1919
Brochure promoting good roads as a investment comparable to other enhancements financed by the farmer and found on his individual land holding.


After the great war is over

After the great war is over
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure argues that the construction of good roads in the United States will enhance agricultural productivity and economic development in the aftermath of World War I.


Annual report : Kansas Good Roads Association

Annual report : Kansas Good Roads Association
Creator: Kansas Good Roads Association
Date: 1918
Kansas Good Roads promotional publication claiming that it has achieved 480 miles of 365-day roads financed in the first year and now has 1,000 miles in sight for 1918.


Golden Belt road at Kingsville, Kansas

Golden Belt road at Kingsville, Kansas
Date: 1910-1950
Southeast of Rossville, Kansas, (between Rossville and Silver Lake) stood the town of Kingsville which Andrew Wilson built and erected at his own expense. The town included a depot (pictured), hotel, store, blacksmith shop, cattle yard, scales, and a stone school house. In 1877 the Kansas Pacific Railroad advertised that "the quickest and safest route to all points east or west is the KPRR "Golden Belt Route." This name was later applied to the highway that closely paralleled the railroad. This picture was taken the same time as Unit ID 99766. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Good Roads Constitutional Amendment

Good Roads Constitutional Amendment
Date: 1919
This small pamphlet was published by the Kansas Good Roads Association urging Kansas voters to pass Amendment no.3 to improve roads of all kinds.


Good Roads Day, Beloit, Kansas

Good Roads Day, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1914
This is a photograph showing men building roads on a Good Roads Day in Beloit, Kansas.


Good Roads Help Farmers

Good Roads Help Farmers
Date: 1919
Promotional brochure designed as a talk to encourage road construction to enhance agricultural productivity and rural community development.


Highways and Bridges - Legislation and Repair

Highways and Bridges - Legislation and Repair
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence about Kansas highways and roadways. Topics included, but not limited to, in the file is road laws, cost and expanse of road maintenance and expansion, and the Pan-American Road Congress held in California, September 13 to 17, 1915. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


It is just as important to transport ideas as hogs

It is just as important to transport ideas as hogs
Creator: Kansas Good Roads Association
Date: 1920s
This pamphlet by the Kansas Good Roads Association argues that the state should work to improve rural transportation to better child education. The pamphlet equates the importance of childhood education with agricultural production and commerce.


Kansas People To "Travel on Gravel"

Kansas People To "Travel on Gravel"
Date: 1919
This Kansas Good Roads Association promotional literature highlights the construction of durable and beneficial roads for southeastern Kansas.


Kansas road and bridge funds

Kansas road and bridge funds
Date: Bulk 1917-1918
This Kansas Good Roads Association pamphlet argues that Kansas should invest more in road and bridge construction and maintenance. The card provides one in a series of eleven talks. An illustration demonstrates the difficulties poor roads cause for farmers. Frank Smith is the general manager in Topeka, Kansas.


L.R. Tillotson to Governor Jonathan Mcmillan Davis

L.R. Tillotson to Governor Jonathan Mcmillan Davis
Creator: Tillotson, L. R.
Date: November 30, 1923
State Highway Engineer, Capt. L. R. Tillotson, writes the Governor regarding some opposition to county road construction in Butler County. Tillotson encloses two resolutions from the Butler County Pomona Grange opposing what its members consider needless road construction. The resolutions argue that the building of hard surface roads primarily for "city autoists" have created an unnecessarily high tax burden on the farmers which is driving them to bankruptcy and ask the Governor for assistance. The resolutions call for a halt to all road construction in Butler County until a gasoline tax can be levied for road building. A newspaper clipping from the Wichita Beacon is also enclosed regarding Butler County road construction between El Dorado (Butler County) and Wichita (Sedgwick County), the south-central urban core. See Governor Jonathan Davis to Butler County Pomona Grange, December 1, 1923.


Missouri-Kansas Highways

Missouri-Kansas Highways
Creator: Good Roads Association
Date: August 1922
This magazine published by the Good Roads Association of Greater Kansas City promotes paved roads in the Kansas City and Missouri area. The publication contains a number of articles, photos, and advertisements advocating the benefits of paved roads between the two states and across the nation.


National Old Trail's road

National Old Trail's road
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
These are notes and maps about the National Old Trail's Road, a route that stretched from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California. The National Old Trail's Road was established in 1912 and crossed the length of Kansas, intersecting such famous trails as the Santa Fe Trail and the Oregon Trail.


Official guide to the New Santa Fe Trail

Official guide to the New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Taylor Motor Company (Hutchinson, Kan.)
Date: 1910s
This promotional guide book was designed to encourage the improvement of conditions of all roads that make up the integral part of the Santa Fe Trail. The automobile is advertised as the main means of transportation in the new age of discovering old trails of commerce through Kansas.


Relay car in Kinsley, Kansas

Relay car in Kinsley, Kansas
Date: April 22, 1910
A photograph showing Joe Watson driving a Sellers automobile in the Santa Fe Trail run from Hutchinson, Kansas, to Pueblo, Colorado. Watson drove the car from Kinsley to Dodge City at an average speed of 31 miles per hour. A mile out of Kinsley the lights failed and he drove in the dark. Six automobiles made the 24 hour run on the new Santa Fe Trail. Passengers were officers of the Santa Fe Trail Association and newspapermen. Automobiles which made the trip were a Chalmers-Detroit, Sellers roadster, Kissel Kar, Packard, Auburn, and Franklin. The trip advertised the Arkansas valley and promoted good roads. Bill Watson is standing toward the front of the automobile and Ed Bick is in the back with his dog.


Road construction, Beloit, Kansas

Road construction, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1914
This photograph shows men building roads on a Good Roads Day, Beloit, Kansas.


Road construction, Beloit, Kansas

Road construction, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1914
This is a photograph showing men building roads on a Good Roads Day in Beloit, Kansas.


"Ship by Truck", Topeka, Kansas

"Ship by Truck", Topeka, Kansas
Date: September 10, 1919
This sepia colored photograph shows a farmer standing beside his truck filled with produce for a parade in Topeka, Kansas. On the runner of the truck a sign reads "Ship by Truck". The parade held in conjunction with the Kansas Free Fair was to promote motor transportation and good road day at the fair. Approximately 100 trucks followed the parade route from Eighth & Jackson Streets to the fair grounds to promote the importance of farm life and also the cheaper and quicker way to transport produce to market.


The good roads problem

The good roads problem
Creator: Coburn, F. D. (Foster Dwight), 1846-1924
Date: Between 1894 and 1914
This pamphlet created by the state secretary of agriculture, F. D. Coburn, promotes the periodic dragging of roads by Kansas farmers in order to maintain rural roadways. Coburn served as secretary of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture from mid-1880 until January 1882 and again from January 1894 through June 1914.


U.S. 40. The main street of America

U.S. 40. The main street of America
Creator: U.S. 40 Highway Association, Inc.
Date: 1920s
This pamphlet by the U.S. 40 Highway Association promotes U.S. Route 40 as the trans-continental highway from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to San Francisco, California. At the pamphlet's creation, the highway had not yet been completed and reached to eight miles west of Topeka, Kansas. Raymond M. Sawhill of Glasco, Kansas, was the secretary of the local organization. The pamphlet contains a map of the route and there are charts listing the distance between all the cities through which the highway would pass. The charts also list the population of each of the cities. This pamphlet proposes a northern and southern route through the middle and western portions between Manhattan, Kansas, and Limon, Colorado.


Vote Yes on the Good Roads Amendment no. 3

Vote Yes on the Good Roads Amendment no. 3
Date: Unknown
Advertising to urge voting "To Lift Kansas Out of the Mud". Vote Yes on the Good Roads Amendment no. 3 at the November Election.


What one county is doing

What one county is doing
Date: 1919
Promotional brochure detailing road improvements instituted by Wayne County, Michigan. In particular, the construction of concrete roads in the given county and how it enhances economic commerce.


Where Kansas stands

Where Kansas stands
Date: 1916
This good roads promotional brochure published by the Kansas Good Roads Association argues that Kansas' position as a national leader in farm production makes good roads a necessity.


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