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70th anniversary edition supplement to the Washington County Register

70th anniversary edition supplement to the Washington County Register
Creator: Washington County Register
Date: September 16, 1938
This special anniversary edition supplement celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the Washington County Register. The supplement highlights the pioneers and businessmen of the county along with photos and advertisements. It contains short histories of Washington County towns and also brief descriptions of the businesses in the various communities. Many businesses also have adds in this supplement. It contains lists of pioneers, graduates from Washington County schools, and soldiers buried in Washington County cemeteries.

Kansas Town and Land Company agent's statements

Kansas Town and Land Company agent's statements
Date: 1888-1891
Lots lists and correspondence, arranged by townsite, relating to the business activities and sales of each townsite agent of the Kansas Town and Land Company. The Kansas Town and Land Company was chartered in 1887 to buy and sell lands on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. Townsites in Kansas include Agra, Aiken, Arkalom, Athol, Bonham, Brewster, Clayton, Dana, Dresden, Edson, Goodland, Groveland, Herington, Horton, Jasper, Jennings, Kanorado, Keats, Kensington, Liberal, Mahaska, Minneola, Narka, Neva, New Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Prairie View, Rexford, Selden, Severn, Smith Center, and Stuttgart. Townsites in Colorado include Arriba, Claremont, Limon, New Burlington, Peyton, and Siebert. Townsites in Nebraska include Murdock and Nora. Agents include G. A. Spaulding, F. O. Marshall, T. A. Scales, J. W. Weyand, G. B. Ohle, L. L. French, R. M. Day, Albert Harris, A. B. Montgomery, F. H. McClellan, Monroe Davis Herington, W. H. Kemper, George W. Ragon, R. M. Day, Hazen C. Ladd, E. W. Sandison, John S. Gillett, Edward Stone, E. W. Hall, W. J. Clark, P. C. Glenn, Ira Thompson, S. G. Hopkins, G. W. Buckley, Daniel W. Relihan, William A. Clute, R. S. Newell, C. A. Beery, J. H. Slater, C. G. McGhee, H. F. Hendricks, and Jacob Ritterbush.

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1981-1993
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.

Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri

Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri
Date: 1906
This album contains photographs of Pastime Theatre; agriculture scenes; livestock; Lenexa Amusement Company; Lenexa Vaudeville Company; Union Pacific motor car; baseball; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train; depots; motor train; Lenexa Mill; Missouri & Kansas Interurban; Lenexa street scenes and businesses; rural school; judges of the first city election in Lenexa, Kansas; views of Mahaska, Kansas; Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, Missouri; and views of various Missouri towns.

Plat book of Washington County, Kansas

Plat book of Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Brown-Scoville Publishing Company
Date: 1906
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.

Surveying marker

Surveying marker
Date: 1856
Irregularly shaped piece of red sandstone, carved on one side. This is a piece of the original red sandstone marker placed in 1856 to mark the initial point of the 6th Principal Meridian, one mile northwest of Mahaska, Kansas. The ^th Principal Meridian is the reference point for land surveys conducted in Kansas and Nebraska, as well as parts of Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota. It was established in 1855 to survey Kanas and Nebraska territories.

Track meet medal

Track meet medal
Date: 1936
Vesta D. Cossaart Kvasnicka won this medal for placing first in the one-mile relay at the 1936 Washington county, Kansas track meet. Kvansnicka was raised in Republic county, Kansas but attended Mahaska High School in Washington county. The high schools in Mahaska and Narka (Republic county) competed to get Vesta and her twin sister, Vera, to attend their schools because of the girls' athletic ability. According to the girls' father, L.J. Cossaart, the girls attended the school in Mahaska because it was closer to the family farm.

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