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50th reunion of the 1933 McPherson College graduating class in McPherson, Kansas

50th reunion of the 1933 McPherson College graduating class in McPherson, Kansas
Date: 1983
This is a photograph showing the 50th reunion of the 1933 McPherson College graduating class in McPherson, Kansas. People in the photograph are identified as Eber Tice, Harvey Shank, Pauline Dell Bell, George Zinn, Ellen Steinberg Truhlar, Vernon Rhoades, Grace Heckman Gottman, Esther Brown Enberg, Dorothy Dresher Richards, Donard Dresher, Florence Dresher Wachholtz, Ruth Harms Nigh, Pearl Walker Kelly, Raymond Buskirk, Delbert Kelly, Ward Williams, and Lloyd Larsen.


Airport terminal in McPherson, Kansas

Airport terminal in McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
This is a photograph of the airport terminal and café in McPherson, Kansas.


Allison family in McPherson, Kansas

Allison family in McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a photograph possibly showing members of the Allison family in McPherson, Kansas.


Arthur Edward Mattox

Arthur Edward Mattox
Creator: Robb, Frank
Date: Between January 1908 and December 1909
A photograph of Arthur Edward Mattox who was born and grew up near Turney, Missouri. He married Hulda Florence Parks who was born and grew up near McPherson, Kansas. After their wedding on December 23, 1908, they moved to Turney where they lived and raised their children.


Arthur Edward Mattox and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox collection

Arthur Edward Mattox and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox collection
Creator: Mattox, Hulda Florence Parks
Date: April 7, 1908 - December 21, 1908
These courtship letters were written by Arthur Edward Mattox, Turney, Missouri, and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox, McPherson, Kansas. They were married December 23, 1908, in McPherson, Kansas, and moved to Turney, Missouri, where they raised their children.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, McPherson, Kansas
Date: 1917
This photo-postcard shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in McPherson, Kansas. The one-story "county-seat" style depot features a gabled roof with an operator's bay, an open waiting room and a freight room at the other end of the building. At the top of the depot are the Santa Fe emblems commonly associated with a county-seat depot.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1966 and 1969
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in McPherson, Kansas. This one story brick building, a "county-seat" style depot, has been modified over the years. The open freight room has been razed and replaced with a brick addition. Also, the Santa Fe emblems that are commonly located along the pitch of the roof have been covered up by the addition.


Baseball team, McPherson, Kansas

Baseball team, McPherson, Kansas
Creator: Republican Print, McPherson, Kansas
Date: 1909
This composite postcard shows the baseball team from McPherson, Kansas.


C. E. Booz to Governor Ben Paulen

C. E. Booz to Governor Ben Paulen
Creator: Booz, C.E.
Date: January 22, 1927
In this letter, C. E. Booz, of the McPherson Hail Insurance Company, writes Kansas Governor Ben Paulen opposing legislation to repeal the Kansas Anti Cigarette law.


Carl and Mary Forell with their children

Carl and Mary Forell with their children
Creator: Forell, Carl
Date: Between 1882 and 1889
This is a portrait of Carl and Mary Forell and their children. Carl Forell was a photographer and the family lived in McPherson, Kansas. Mr. Forell was apparently a commercial photographer.


Cecil Parks Archer and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox

Cecil Parks Archer and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox
Creator: Robb, Frank
Date: Between January 1907 and December 1908
This is a photograph of Cecil Parks Archer (left) and Hulda Florence Mattox (right) taken in McPherson, Kansas. They are the daughters of Joseph and Gennie Parks and were born in McPherson, Kansas. Hulda married Arthur Edward Mattox on December 23, 1908 in McPherson. After their marriage, they moved to Turney, Missouri where they lived and raised their children.


Central Park in McPherson, Kansas

Central Park in McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a postcard showing Central Park in McPherson, Kansas.


Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas

Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas
Creator: E.C. Kropp Company., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date: June 22, 1918
This color postcard shows the Colburn Brothers Mill in McPherson, Kansas. The company was founded in 1880 by Edward Alva Colburn and John C. Hamilton. The facility was operated by the Colburn family until Edward's death in the 1930s when it was sold to KBR Mill.


Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas

Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This photograph shows the Colburn Brothers Mill in McPherson, Kansas. The company was founded in 1880 by Edward Alva Colburn and John C. Hamilton. The facility was operated by the Colburn family until Edward's death in the 1930s and was then sold to KBR Mill.


Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas

Colburn Brothers Mill, McPherson, Kansas
Creator: Richard Miller, Stationer, McPherson, Kansas
Date: May 12, 1912
This postcard shows the Colburn Brothers Mill in McPherson, Kansas. The company was founded in 1880 by Edward Alva Colburn and John C. Hamilton. The facility was operated by the Colburn family until Edward's death in the 1930s when it was sold to KBR Mill. The postcard was addressed to Mr. George A. Root at the Kansas Historical Society.


Colburn Brothers Mill fire in McPherson, Kansas

Colburn Brothers Mill fire in McPherson, Kansas
Creator: Hites, T. A.
Date: March 08, 1911
This is a photograph of the Colburn Brothers Mill fire in McPherson, Kansas.


Donald Edwin McKellar (Gibson), World War I soldier

Donald Edwin McKellar (Gibson), World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
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 Donald Edwin McKellar (Gibson), Company D, 137th Infantry, 35th Division. Donald was killed in the Argonne drive on September 30, 1918.


Drug store and soda fountain in McPherson, Kansas

Drug store and soda fountain in McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a photograph showing the interior of a drug store with a soda fountain in McPherson, Kansas.


E. H. Minton to Governor John St. John

E. H. Minton to Governor John St. John
Creator: Minton, E. H.
Date: December 14, 1879
Kansas Governor St. John is reminded of his earlier response to E.H. Minton, offering to speak at McPherson, Kansas, in December.


E. H. Minton to Governor John St. John

E. H. Minton to Governor John St. John
Creator: Minton, E. H.
Date: January 10, 1880
E. H. Minton responds to Kansas Governor St. John's affirmation to speak in McPherson, and reminds him of the train arrival time.


E. H. Minton to Governor John St. John

E. H. Minton to Governor John St. John
Creator: Minton, E.H.
Date: October 16, 1879
Kansas Governor John St. John is invited to deliver a speech to the temperance supporters in McPherson, Kansas.


Edwards' atlas of McPherson County, Kansas

Edwards' atlas of McPherson County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards, John P.
Date: 1884
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.The History of McPherson county, Kansas, from 1870 to 1883, was compiled by H.B. Kelly, p. 7-10.


Emmanuel Berg calling card, McPherson, Kansas

Emmanuel Berg calling card, McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1917
Pictured here is a small calling card for Emmanuel Berg, pastor of the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Mission Church in McPherson, Kansas. Pastor Berg led the church from 1908 to 1917.


First National Bank after a fire in McPherson, Kansas

First National Bank after a fire in McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
A photograph showing the remains of the First National Bank after a fire in McPherson, Kansas.


George W. Allison

George W. Allison
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a studio portrait of George W. Allison, an attorney in McPherson, Kansas.


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