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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas
Date: 1980
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot in Lyons, Kansas. The combination depot ,built in 1923, still stands however fire damaged parts of the building in July of 2003.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
These three photographs show views of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot in Lyons, Kansas. The combination depot, built in 1923, still stands however fire damaged parts of the building in July of 2003.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This postcard shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot in Lyons, Kansas. The combination depot, built in 1923, still stands however fire damaged parts of the building in July of 2003.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot in Lyons, Kansas. The combination depot still stands but fire has damaged parts of the building.


Bevis Rock Salt Company in Lyons, Kansas

Bevis Rock Salt Company in Lyons, Kansas
Creator: C. T. American Art Colored
Date: 1922
This is a postcard showing the Bevis Rock Salt Company in Lyons, Kansas.


Commercial Street, Lyons, Kansas

Commercial Street, Lyons, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This photograph shows businesses along Commercial Street between East and West Avenues in Lyons, Kansas. Towards the right side of the picture are Swensson Drugs and, just a little farther to the right, Rexall Drugs. Other businesses visible include (from left to right) Chandler National Bank, Anderson Lunch, Groceries and Meats: A Home Grown Store, a lawyer's office, Jones Bakery, a furniture store, a men's wear store, and J. C. Penney Company. Three automobiles are visible parked along the street.


Excelsior motorcycle dealership in Lyons, Kansas

Excelsior motorcycle dealership in Lyons, Kansas
Date: 1915
This photograph is an exterior view of an Excelsior motorcycle dealership in Lyons, Kansas. The façade of the dealership building is in the background, while the foreground includes two Excelsior motorcycles and several shipping crates containing additional machines. The motorcycle on the left is equipped with a Miller Triplex Side Seat to accommodate more than one rider. A photographer's imprint in the lower right-hand corner indicates that the image was made by Jones Studio.


Fair at Lyons, Kansas

Fair at Lyons, Kansas
Date: October 6 - 9, 1885
This poster announces a fair to be held at Lyons, Kansas.


Geneseo Town Company stock certificate

Geneseo Town Company stock certificate
Creator: Crihfield, Samuel Arthur, 1849-1919
Date: 1889
This Geneseo Town Company stock certificate issued to Samuel Arthur Crihfield by himself as he served as secretary of company. The town was located on the Missouri Pacific and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad lines.


Governor's proclamations

Governor's proclamations
Date: 1869-1977
This collection of proclamations issued by Kansas Governors declares first, second or third-class status for Kansas towns and cities. Proclamations are arranged in alphabetical order by town name. Included are descriptions of city limits, plat maps and censuses.


Hand-book of Rice County Kansas

Hand-book of Rice County Kansas
Date: 1889
The C.S. Burch handbooks, written for the immigrant and land looker, contain the 'most complete and varied information as to soil, climate, water, timber, schools, churches, highways, with reliable data regarding the advantages and drawbacks of the section treated.'


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Hogg, Richard H.
Date: January 2, 2007
Hogg was inducted into the Army (Armored) in 1944 and served until 1946 in the 10th Armored Infantry. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jan 2, 2007, Hogg talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Wiens, Phyllis Marie
Date: November 1, 2006
Phyllis M. Shardean Wiens enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served until 1945. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Nov 1, 2006, Wiens talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Wiens was born November 17, 1922, on a farm near Nickerson, Kansas. She worked for Cessna before she volunteered for the Navy. The interview of her husband, Loren Wiens, about his World War II experiences is available as Kansas Memory item number 213582. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Wiens, Loren E.
Date: January 3, 2007
Loren Wiens enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served until 1946. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jan 3, 2007, Wiens talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born on a farm in Rice County in 1927. He married Phyllis Shardean, also from Rice County, who served in the Navy also. An interview with her is part of this project (item number 213583). 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Warner, Ida Sellers
Date: Oct. 28, 1981
Ida Sellers Warner enlisted in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the Ninth Air Corps. Interviewed by Carolyn Sayler on Jan 1, 1901, Warner talked about military experiences in the Second World War. This transcript was for a newspaper article to be written by Carolyn Sayler for the Lyons Daily News in October 1981. It was collected as part of this oral history project. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Taylor, Harold
Date: June 6, 1984
Taylor was inducted into the United States Army. This is an article written by Carolyn Sayler, that was published in the Lyons Daily News on June 6, 1984. It was submitted to the Historical Society at the time of the WWII oral history project authorized by the 2005 Kansas Legislature.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Stockstill, William Stanley
Date: July 10, 2006
William S. Stockstill enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1946 in the 13th Air Group, 489th Squadron. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jul 10, 2006, Stockstill talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born February 3, 1921, in Gore, Oklahoma. The family moved to Geneseo, Kansas, in 1934. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Smith, David L.
Date: January 3, 2007
David Lee Smith was inducted into the United States Army in 1940 and served until 1962 in the Signal Corps. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jan. 3, 2007, Smith talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born April 28, 1917, on a farm north of Lyons, Kansas. His father was Edward Smith. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Hoffman, Dean J.
Date: August 30, 2006
Hoffman enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served until 1946 in the PBM19 Squadron. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Aug 30, 2006, Hoffman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Hughes, Jack S.
Date: December 16, 2006
Hughes enlisted in the Navy in 1946 and served until 1948 in the LSM 436. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Dec 16, 2006, Hughes talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Pflughoeft, Raymond H.
Date: February 1, 2007
Pflughoeft was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 144th Infantry; 158th Infantry Bushmasters. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Feb 1, 2007, Pflughoeft talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Disque, Herman A.
Date: November 17, 2006
Disque was inducted into the United States Army in 1947 and served until 1953 in Company C, 4th Engineers. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Nov 17, 2006, Disque talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Elliott, Henry Clarkson
Date: July 13, 2006
Elliott was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1946 in the 25th Infantry Division, 27th Regiment, E Company. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jul 13, 2006, Elliott talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Fry, William E.
Date: December 15, 2006
Fry was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the Ordinance Headquarters Company, 5th Army; 7th Army. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Dec 15, 2006, Fry talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: McAtee, Victor Allen
Date: May 8, 2006
McAtee enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until 1946 in the C Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Division. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 8, 2006, McAtee talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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