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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Lost Spring, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Lost Spring, Kansas
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Lost Spring, Kansas. The one-story structure was built in 1887 as part of the Middle Division and Strong City District. The depot no longer stands.


Golden Belt Town Company records

Golden Belt Town Company records
Date: 1886-1897
The Golden Belt Town Company was incorporated in 1886. It was chartered to buy and sell land on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway in south-central Kansas, including the communities of Waldeck, Durham, Tampa, Ramona, Lincolnville, Furley, and Peck. The company also owned an undivided one-half interest in the Lost Springs, Aulne, Elbing, Whitewater, and Gladys townsites. Mr. F. H. Kollock of Peabody, Kansas, was named president and served until his death in 1895, at which time Samuel T. Howe assumed the position. G. H. Blackwelder of Wichita was secretary, G. W. Hurd of Abilene was treasurer, and A. Clark of Peabody was general agent. These company records include director's minutes, correspondence, financial statements, land contracts and deeds, and several books containing applications for lots and price lists.


John W. Nelson, World War I soldier

John W. Nelson, World War I soldier
Creator: Nelson, John W.
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 John W. Nelson, Company I, 353rd Infantry, 89th Davison.


Lost Springs Band, Lost Springs, Kansas

Lost Springs Band, Lost Springs, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A postcard showing the Lost Springs Band on the main business street in Lost Springs, Marion County, Kansas.


Lost Springs, Kansas

Lost Springs, Kansas
Creator: Banks, E. S.
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
Panoramic view of Lost Springs, Kansas, showing numerous oil derricks. The town is named after a noted camping place on the Santa Fe trail in Marion County.


Millard Spencer video interview on military experiences in the 1950s (transcript)

Millard Spencer video interview on military experiences in the 1950s (transcript)
Creator: Spencer, Millard
Date: September 18, 2007
Millard Spencer enlisted in the United States Army in approximately 1957 and served until 1959 in the 190th Medical Detachment. Interviewed by Nancy L. Porter on September 18, 2007, Spencer talked about military experiences post World War II. Spencer was born in Lost Springs, Kansas, on June 26, 1928. He did his basic training at Fort Sam Houston an was sent to Germany. After his military service, he practiced in Liberal, Kansas, and , for 25 years, in Topeka, Kansas. He was a radiologist. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Santa Fe Trail marker, Lost Springs, Kansas

Santa Fe Trail marker, Lost Springs, Kansas
Date: 1908
This photograph from the book, " Marking the Santa Fe Trail", shows the granite marker in Lost Springs, Kansas. The red granite stone with its special bronze table design was placed in the city park at a cost of $112.00. The Eunice Sterling chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, from Wichita, Kansas, erected the monument to honor the pioneers and soldiers who lost their lives along the trail.


Standard atlas of Marion County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Marion County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1902
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits of residents, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Standard atlas of Marion County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Marion County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1921
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.


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