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Aerial view of McFarland, Kansas

Aerial view of McFarland, Kansas
Date: August 17, 1962
An aerial view of the town of McFarland, Kansas.


Bird's eye views of McFarland, Kansas

Bird's eye views of McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1900-1922
Three photographs showing a bird's eye view of McFarland, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railway depot and hotel, McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railway depot and hotel, McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1954-1957
These three images show the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway depot and hotel in McFarland, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company yard force in McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company yard force in McFarland, Kansas
Date: August 17, 1927
Members of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company's yard force in McFarland, Kansas. They are identified as (top row, left to right) St. Kent, night bell clerk; Harold Nunn, chief yard clerk; Sorgum Johnson, night yardmaster; George Lane, station porter; (bottom row, left to right) John L. Williams, agent; Archie Edgar, day operator; Chas. L. Toler, general yardmaster.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway coal chute in McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway coal chute in McFarland, Kansas
Creator: Hill, F.W.
Date: 1922
Photograph of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway coal chute in McFarland, Kansas. The chute held 400 tons of coal and 20 tons of sand.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway crew in McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway crew in McFarland, Kansas
Creator: Hilscher
Date: 1915-1919
Black and white photograph of crewmen standing in front of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway steam locomotive #1923. One of the men is identified as fireman George Linss of McFarland, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway eatery, McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway eatery, McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1895-1905
Photograph of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway eating house located in McFarland, Kansas. The building burned in 1912 and was replaced by the Modoc Hotel.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway roundhouse gang in McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway roundhouse gang in McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1910-1915
Photograph of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway roundhouse gang in McFarland, Kansas. Some of the men have been identified as C. Bean, Otto McInstock, Al Delms, George Linss, George Stewart, Adolph Dittman, Mac Donley, Dave Haddow, Morris Michaelis, Herman Czirr, George Armburst, Lenny Shafer, Walter Cox, Henry Gehrt, and August Zaleuke.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway stockyards in McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway stockyards in McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1922
Photograph of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway stockyards in McFarland, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway train wreck, McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway train wreck, McFarland, Kansas
Creator: McCoy, W. A.
Date: 1903
Two photographs of men atop the wreckage of a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway train that fell into Mill Creek at Hendricks Creek after a 1903 flood washed away one of the railroad bridges in McFarland, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific switch engine in McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific switch engine in McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1947
Black and white photograph of Clyde Forinash standing on the front of switch engine No. 1772 in McFarland, Kansas. The photograph is signed by Clyde Forinash.


Dairy wagon in McFarland, Kansas

Dairy wagon in McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1910-1915
Photograph of August Hansen with his delivery wagon for McFarland Dairy in McFarland, Kansas.


Denver House hotel on fire in McFarland, Kansas

Denver House hotel on fire in McFarland, Kansas
Date: March 1920
Photograph of the Denver House hotel in McFarland, Kansas, as firefighters try to extinguish a fire in the roof of the building. The hotel burned to the ground. It was built in 1887, the same year the town of McFarland was founded.


Fred Iles correspondence

Fred Iles correspondence
Date: 1906-1930
Fred Iles was assistant right of way and tax agent for the Kansas Town and Land Company which bought and sold lands on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. In 1917, he assumed Ernest Warren Cline's position as right of way agent, responsible for representing the railroad's interest in all matters concerning the acquisition and disposition of land on the right of way. This correspondence includes Iles' activities and expenses accounts at the behest of E. W. Cline and the CRI&P Railway.


Interior view of Louis Palenske's photography studio, McFarland, Kansas

Interior view of Louis Palenske's photography studio, McFarland, Kansas
Date: after 1914
This view of Louis Palenske seated in his photography studio at McFarland, Kansas, was taken shortly after Palenske opened the business in 1914. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


John Winkler and his children at Denver House hotel in McFarland, Kansas

John Winkler and his children at Denver House hotel in McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1900-1905
Photograph of John Winkler and his children seated on the porch of the Denver House hotel in McFarland, Kansas. His children are identified as Arthur, Emelie, Augusta, Robert, Pauline (Lena), and Otto (Dick). John Winkler was one of the founding fathers of Alma, Kansas, having built the first hotel there in 1867. He would build a second hotel in Alma, the Winkler house, and then move to McFarland where he built and operated the Denver House hotel for a time.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1988-2001
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Leavenworth and ending with Norway. 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: Leavenworth, Ludell, Luray, Lyndon, Lyons, Manchester, Manter, Marion, Mayetta, McCune, McDonald, McFarland, McPherson, Medicine Lodge, Melvern, Menlo, Meriden, Merriam, Milan, Miltonvale, Mission, Moline, Monument, Morganville, Morrill, Moscow, Mulberry, Mullinvale, Mulvane, Munden, Narka, Natoma, Nekoma, Neodesha, Neosho Falls, Neosho Rapids, Netawaka, New Albany, Newton, Nicodemus, Norcatur, Norton, Nortonville, and Norway. Photos of courthouses are included for several communities. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences. There are some aerial photographs for McFarland and Melvern.


Letterhead of Louis Palenske Land Sales and Insurance

Letterhead of Louis Palenske Land Sales and Insurance
Date: Between 1914 and 1917
This letterhead belonging to Louis Palenske was created when he operated a photo studio and a land sales business in McFarland, Kansas. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


McFarland and Maple Hill baseball teams

McFarland and Maple Hill baseball teams
Creator: McCoy, W. A.
Date: 1900-1905
Photograph of baseball teams from McFarland and Maple Hill, Kansas, sitting on a porch of an unidentified residence. Four of the men are identified as Paul Schmanke, Dr. Silverthorne, John Pugh, and Arthur Pugh.


McFarland concert band in McFarland, Kansas

McFarland concert band in McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1900-1905
Photograph of the McFarland concert band in McFarland, Kansas.


Modoc Hotel in McFarland, Kansas

Modoc Hotel in McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1912
Two views of the Modoc Hotel in McFarland, Kansas.


Pauline Mathies and Emma Blanc

Pauline Mathies and Emma Blanc
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
A photograph postcard of two women identified as Pauline Miller Mathies and Emma Breymeyer Blanc from McFarland, Kansas.


Ringel Brother's Lunch Room, McFarland, Kansas

Ringel Brother's Lunch Room, McFarland, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
Black and white photograph showing the Ringle Brother's Restaurant and Lunch Room in McFarland, Kansas. Four unidentified people are seen on the front porch.


Rural school in McFarland, Kansas

Rural school in McFarland, Kansas
Creator: Farrow, W. F.
Date: 1895-1915
Two photographs showing students and teachers standing in front of a school, located on Fairfield Road, just north of McFarland, Kansas.


Standard atlas of Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1919
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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