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Atlas of Jewell County, Kansas

Atlas of Jewell County, Kansas
Creator: Gillen & Davy
Date: 1884
This atlas is compiled from actual surveys and the county records, to which is added maps of the state, United States and world. It includes names of landowners. This index is available at KSHS. It has plats of the following towns: Burr Oak, Ionia, Jewell, Mankato, Omio, Ranndall, and Salem.


Bernice Howe and Helen Howe

Bernice Howe and Helen Howe
Creator: Mae Brady Studio
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
This is a portrait of Bernice Howe and her first cousin Helen Howe. Bernice was the daughter of Mark Watson and Alice Morrow Howe and Helen's parents were George Christina and Jennie A. Cornish Howe. Both of the girls grew up on farms near Esbon (or Ezbon), Jewell County, Kansas. The photograph was taken by Mae Brady Studio, Mankato, Kansas.


Business men, property owners to Governor John Martin

Business men, property owners to Governor John Martin
Creator: Kansas Community Leaders
Date: March 26, 1886
In this telegram, business men and property owners from several Kansas communities plead with the governor to issue a proclamation to resume traffic on all rail lines operated by the Missouri Pacific Railway Company during the railroad strike of 1886.


Children of Mark Watson Howe

Children of Mark Watson Howe
Creator: Miss Ladd
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This is a portrait of Mark Watson Howe's children, Bernice, Clifford, and Richard. The family lived near Esbon, Kansas.


Fletcher Bowman Howe

Fletcher Bowman Howe
Creator: Creese, M. P.
Date: Between 1890 and 1893
This is a portrait of Fletcher Bowman Howe, a farmer from Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas. In 1873, he and his wife Clara Livona McCreery Howe and their two sons Mark Watson Howe and George Christina Howe came to Kansas from West Union, Iowa. The photograph was taken by M. P. Creese, Mankato, Kansas.


Howard Bucknell to Governor Alfred Landon

Howard Bucknell to Governor Alfred Landon
Creator: Bucknell, Howard
Date: June 2, 1934
In this letter Howard Bucknell, president of the Jewell County Farm Bureau, updates Governor Landon on the drought situation in his county. There was an acute water shortage, forcing Jewell county farmers to request aid from the relief funds being distributed by the state.


Jewell County Courthouse, Mankato, Kansas

Jewell County Courthouse, Mankato, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This set of postcards represent the second Jewell County Courthouse in Mankato, Kansas. Construction on the two-story brick building began in 1887 in the town's public square. The facility features a pitch roof with rectangular and arched windows while the interior consist of thirteen rooms. The stone for the building was quarried from the farm of H.P. Diamond in the Richland Township. The structure served as the county courthouse until November of 1937 when a new courthouse was dedicated.


Jewell County Courthouse, Mankato, Kansas

Jewell County Courthouse, Mankato, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1897
This photograph represents the second Jewell County Courthouse in Mankato, Kansas. Construction on the two-story brick building began in 1887 in the town's public square. The facility features a pitch roof with rectangular and arched windows while the interior consist of thirteen rooms. The stone for the building was quarried from the farm of H.P. Diamond in the Richland Township. The structure served as the county courthouse until November of 1937 when a new courthouse was dedicated.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


Mark Watson Howe

Mark Watson Howe
Creator: Creese, M. P.
Date: 1891
This is a portrait of Mark Watson Howe. He was born December 3, 1870, in West Union, Iowa, the son of Fletcher Bowman and Clara Livona McCreery Howe. In 1873, he move with his family to a homestead near Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas. It was in this community that he met and married Alice Morrow on October 23, 1895. They had three children, Bernice, Clifford, and Richard. Howe farmed six miles southeast of Esbon, Kansas. The photograph was taken by Creese studio in Mankato, Kansas.


Myerly Cabin Camp, Mankato, Kansas

Myerly Cabin Camp, Mankato, Kansas
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This black and white photograph shows the Myerly camp grounds at Mankato, Kansas. A sign attached to the roof of one of the buildings is advertising cold showers for travelers. There is a Standard gasoline station at the left side of the photograph.


Rock Island wheat festival special

Rock Island wheat festival special
Creator: Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1926
This flyer advertises the dates that the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company "Wheat Festival Special" will visit numerous Kansas towns along its route. It will in Kansas August 2 through 7, 1926. The train is operated in cooperation with the Kansas Agricultural College, the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, the Kansas State Grain Inspection Department, the Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Public Service Commission. The flyer lists speakers and their topics. Miss Vada Watson, the Kansas Wheat Queen, is one of the "special attractions" accompanying the train. A. W Large is in charge of the train for the railroad company.


Standard atlas of Jewell County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Jewell County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1908
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, reference business directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


The grasshoppers 1874

The grasshoppers 1874
Creator: Mail and Breeze (Topeka)
Date: September 22, 1899
In this brief article, A. Bailey of Mankato, Jewell County, reminisces about the grasshoppers invasion of 1874. Although that year proved to be a trying one for Kansas farmers, Bailey still rates 1874 as "the good old days."


The great northwest!

The great northwest!
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1888
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet advertises cheap, abundant, and good land land available in northern Kansas. The title page describes the northwest region as the most successful farming region of Kansas, well watered, and with the cheapest land.


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