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Aerial view of west and northwest Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial view of west and northwest Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Transportation
Date: April 07, 1961
An aerial view of west and northwest Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, showing the Kansas River, Interstates 70 and 470, and Highway 24. The boundaries are approximately south from Soldier Creek, west from McVicar, east from Urish, and north from Huntoon.


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.


Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951
Date: July 1951
These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.


Clason's Kansas green guide with road and railway maps

Clason's Kansas green guide with road and railway maps
Date: [between 1925 and 1929?]
Clason's Kansas Green Guide lists town and county populations, state colleges, railroads, and other basic information about the state.


Colorado, Kansas road sign

Colorado, Kansas road sign
Date: 1925
This black and white photograph shows a road sign informing travelers that Kansas City, Kansas was 492 miles and Omaha, Nebraska was 405 miles. The wooden sign may have been the first highway marker associated with U.S. Highway 36. The highway, which is still in use today, passes through thirteen Kansas counties that share their borders with the state of Nebraska.


Commemorative medal

Commemorative medal
Creator: Weinman
Date: 1972
Metal bar pin with blue grosgrain ribbon and hinged pin and clasp on back. Rectangular box with lid hinged at one end, covered in dark blue simulated leather paper. Lid is padded and lined with dark blue silk. Bottom has insert with slots fitted to medal and pin. Lucille Widsteen received this medal from the U.S. Congress for seizing the wheel of a bus after the driver suffered a heart attack on the Kansas Turnpike east of Topeka on Feb. 29, 1972. She was credited with preventing injury and death to the passengers on the bus by bringing it back on the roadway and to a safe stop.


F.W. "Woody" Hockaday

F.W. "Woody" Hockaday
"Woody" Hockaday, an automobile dealer from Wichita, launched a campaign to mark Kansas auto routes. Later in 1918, he published a road map showing 33 marked highways in the United States. This image is one of the early signs.


Flood, Topeka, Kansas

Flood, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1951
This black and white photograph shows a view of flood waters near the cloverleaf on U.S. 24 in Topeka, Kansas. The extremely heavy rains during June and July of 1951 caused some of the greatest flooding ever seen in Kansas history. These high waters affected all the area river basins of the Kansas, Neosho, Marais des Cygnes and Verdigris.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, C-D applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, C-D applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last name between C and D. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, E-J applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, E-J applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last name between E and J. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, K-L applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, K-L applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last name beginning with K through L. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, M applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, M applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last name beginning with M. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, N-R applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, N-R applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last names between N and R. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, S applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, S applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last names beginning with S. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, T applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, T applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last names beginning with T. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, W applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, W applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last names beginning with T. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, X-Z applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications, X-Z applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last names between X and Z. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications for A-B applicants

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Highway Department applications for A-B applicants
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Highway Department. This file includes applicants with the last name between A and B. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Mike Hayden interview

Governor Mike Hayden interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: November 24, 2003
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor Mike Hayden discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 12, 1987 - January 14, 1991. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. A complete transcript of the interview, which was conducted at Cedar Crest on November 24, 2003, is available by clicking Text Version below. It and a subsequent interview conducted in 2008 are the basis for Beatty's article "'Being close to the People': A Conversation with Former Governor Mike Hayden," Kansas History, v32 n1 (Spring 2009). The 2008 interview is available on Kansas Memory as item 215796.


Governor Mike Hayden interview

Governor Mike Hayden interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: September 29, 2008
Click the thumbnail images below for different segments of an audio recording of an interview with former Kansas Governor Mike Hayden, who discusses his early life, military service in Vietnam, years in the Kansas Legislature, and experience as governor of Kansas from January 12, 1987 - January 14, 1991. Bob Beatty and Mark Peterson, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducted the interview in Topeka on September 29, 2008; a complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below. It and a previous interview conducted at Cedar Crest in 2004 are the basis for Beatty's article "'Being close to the People': A Conversation with Former Governor Mike Hayden," Kansas History, v32 n1 (Spring 2009). The 2004 interview is available on Kansas Memory as item 215739.


Highway 24 through Rossville, Kansas

Highway 24 through Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1979
Kansas Highway 24 going west through Rossville, Kansas. The tall building to the left of the highway is the high school. The long building behind it is the bus barn and industrial arts building. 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.


Highway 36, Marysville, Kansas

Highway 36, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: April 8, 1928
This is a view of a U. S. Mail delivery vehicle traveling on a muddy Highway 36 west of Marysville, Kansas.


Highway 81, Salina, Kansas

Highway 81, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Division of Economic Development
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows Highway 81, on the north edge, in Salina, Kansas. The highway was built in 1936 by the State Highway Commission and maintained by the City of Salina.


Highway K-10

Highway K-10
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
A photograph showing an automobile traveling on K-10, a 38 mile state highway that passes through the cities of Lawrence, Eudora, DeSoto, Olathe and Lenexa. This road provides a toll-free alternate route to the Kansas Turnpike portion of Interstate 70.


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.


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