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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Liberty, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: Bulk May 1931-September 04, 1965
These two photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot built in 1870 in Liberty, Kansas. The structure is located on the Southern Kansas Division, Oklahoma Division, Eastern Lines, Coffeyville District on mile post 8.1

Historical atlas of Montgomery County, Kansas

Historical atlas of Montgomery County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards, John P.
Date: 1881
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has plats of towns as of the year of publication and includes a county history, business references, and a patron list.

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.

Samuel M. Irvin diary

Samuel M. Irvin diary
Creator: Irvin, S. M. (Samuel Mcleary), b. 1812
Date: January 1, 1841-June 23, 1848
This diary was written by Samuel M. Irvin, and it contains a great number of details surrounding his activities during the period from January 1841 through June 1848. During the period covered in the diary, Irvin worked as the principal missionary at the Iowa Presbyterian Mission near Highland, Kansas. As a result, Irvin's diary discusses his duties in that capacity, as well as his day-to-day activities on the frontier.

Southern Kansas Railway Company

Southern Kansas Railway Company
Creator: Southern Kansas Railway Company
Date: 1886
Map and timetable of the Southern Kansas Railway, previously known as the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad. The railway was "the most direct route to all points in Southern Kansas and the Indian Territory" and encouraged settlement along the Oklahoma border.

Temperance history materials

Temperance history materials
Date: 1900 - 1912
These temperance materials include cartoons, postcards, circulars, and flyers pertaining to the prohibition movement in Kansas. A reward poster offers $35, pledged by citizens of Liberty, Kansas, for the conviction of violators of the prohibitory law. Publications include The First Friend, the official organ of the Society for the Friendless; the Sirocco, a pro-temperance publication of cartoons by N. P. L. Rosch; and a drawing by Samuel Reader with references to the devil and the Twentieth Century Total Abstinence Crusade.

Toy chest of drawers

Toy chest of drawers
Date: 1892
Toy chest of drawers is made of natural finish quartered oak, three drawers with two wooden pulls each and an oval mirror in a swivel frame with circular decorations at each frame corner. The chest of drawers was owned by Dagny Elizabeth Nicholson Aspelin. Dagny was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1886 and immigrated with her family to the United States in 1890. The family settled in Liberty, Geary County, Kansas.

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