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Albert H. Thayer, Tariff Truths

Albert H. Thayer, Tariff Truths
Creator: Thayer, Albert H.
Date: August 1888
Albert F. Thayer of Maple Hill, Kansas, wrote this pamphlet addressed to the farmers of Wabaunsee County to explain why he was going to vote a Democratic ticket in the upcoming election. He wrote that he had voted for Republicans since 1861. The pamphlet deals with tariff issues from what became the Populist perspective. He gives examples of the cost of groceries and clothing with and without protective tariffs.


Alfonso Bouchey with haystacker in Maple Hill, Kansas

Alfonso Bouchey with haystacker in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: Between 1901 and 1905
This photograph shows Alfonso Bouchey, left, inventor of a haystacking machine, with a model of his invention and his brother, Madie.


Apple harvest at Edward L. Knapp's Spring Glen Farm in Maple Hill, Kansas

Apple harvest at Edward L. Knapp's Spring Glen Farm in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: 1899
Two photographs of a group of men at Spring Glen Farm, owned by Edward L. Knapp in Maple Hill, Kansas, processing harvested apples. They are identified as: Edward Knapp, Archie Wylie, unknown, Floyd Harkins, and unknown. The little girl, seated, is Ethel Knapp.


Binding wheat west of Maple Hill, Kansas

Binding wheat west of Maple Hill, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: Between 1960 and 1965
A photograph showing a farmer binding wheat in a field west of Maple Hill, Kansas.


Bird's eye view of Maple Hill, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph is a bird's eye view from atop the grain elevator of Maple Hill, Kansas, looking to the west across Main Street.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Maple Hill, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Maple Hill, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 15, 1954
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Maple Hill, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure was part of the Missouri Kansas Division, Sub. Division 36 at milepost 110.4. The depot no longer stands.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Maple Hill, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: March 07, 1954
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Maple Hill, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure no longer stands.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Maple Hill, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Maple Hill, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 22, 1957
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Maple Hill, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure was part of the Missouri Kansas Division, Sub. Division 36 at milepost 110.4. The depot no longer stands.


Clements family gathering, Maple Hill, Kansas

Clements family gathering, Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: Between 1935 and 1942
Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. John Clements and family members gathered to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Maple Hill, Kansas.


Congregational Church and cemetery in Maple Hill, Kansas

Congregational Church and cemetery in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
Here are two photographs of the old stone Eliot Congregational Church and historical marker located near Maple Hill, Kansas. Founded in 1875, the church was named for the mother congregation in Newton, Massachusetts. Several members of that church came to the Maple Hill area. A pulpit and altar Bible were donated by the Eliot Congregational Church of Newton for the newly constructed church. The limestone building (now known as the Old Stone Church) was erected in 1882. The church was destroyed by a tornado on April 26, 1991. The Old Stone Church was rebuilt and is still used for occasional weddings, funerals, and a special service on the Sunday preceding Memorial Day.


Congregational Church in Maple Hill, Kansas

Congregational Church in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: September 1911
A postcard photograph showing the Congregational Church in Maple Hill, Kansas. The stone church was built in 1880. The postcard was sent to Miss E. Sprague in Wichita, Kansas, from Mary C. Solandt in Maple Hill, Kansas.


Congregational Church in Maple Hill, Kansas

Congregational Church in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1930
Photograph of the Congregational Church located a mile west of Maple Hill, Kansas. The limestone building (now known as the Old Stone Church) was erected in 1882. The church was destroyed by a tornado on April 26, 1991. The Old Stone Church was rebuilt and is still used for occasional weddings, funerals, and a special service on the Sunday preceding Memorial Day.


Construction of bridge over Kansas River in Maple Hill, Kansas

Construction of bridge over Kansas River in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: 1890-1900
Black and white photograph of workers constructing the steel bridge over the Kansas River, north of Maple Hill, Kansas. Notice the wooden supports under the center section under construction and the ladder leaning against the nearest end of the bridge.


Coyote hunters in Maple Hill, Kansas

Coyote hunters in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: 1912
Photograph of a large group of coyote hunters and other people posing with the dogs and dead coyotes on the back of a horse in front of Turnbull's Blacksmith Shop in Maple Hill, Kansas. A few people are identified as Walter Worrel, Rufus King, Frank Allen, Nate Lett, Archie Wyllie, Tommy Logan, Leonard May, Allen Weaver, Bill Veale, Steele romick, O. Weaver, Sam Hamilton, and Gary Hamilton.


Crawshaw family farming equipment, Maple Hill, Kansas

Crawshaw family farming equipment, Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: 1910-1915
Three photographs of Albert and Richard Crawshaw operating farming equipment to harvest wheat near Maple Hill, Kansas.


Dean R. Billings, World War I soldier

Dean R. Billings, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Dean R. Billings, Company L, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division.


Fauerbach family in Maple Hill, Kansas

Fauerbach family in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: 1905-1920
Several photographs of the John M. and Mary A. Fauerbach family, homestead, and property in Maple Hill, Kansas. Family members are identified as Frank Fauerbach, Mable Fauerbach, Frances Fauerbach, William Fauerbach, Bertha Fauerbach, and Oscar Fauerbach.


Grocery delivery wagon in Maple Hill, Kansas

Grocery delivery wagon in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: 1909
Photograph of Tony Peterson delivering groceries and picking up cream by wagon in Maple Hill, Kansas.


Harry Fine correspondence

Harry Fine correspondence
Creator: Fine, Harry
Date: October 1915-June 1916
These postcards and letters were written by Harry B. Fine to his parents, Mr. And Mrs. John B. Fine, Princeton, New Jersey, while he was working on the W. J. Tod Ranch, Maple Hill, Kansas. Harry worked on the ranch from October of 1915 to June of 1916. While working on the farm, Harry wrote letters describing his experiences on the ranch. He had just graduated from Andover High School in New Jersey at the age of 15. His father, John, felt that he was too young to start college and thought that a little work experience would do the boy good. The letters describe the year in the life of a teenager who is away from home and in unfamiliar surroundings for the first time. He provides detail about his chores and the people with whom he works.


Interior view of Maple Hill Grocery in Maple Hill, Kansas

Interior view of Maple Hill Grocery in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: 1929
Photograph of three men inside the Maple Hill Grocery in Maple Hill, Kansas. The men are identified as Orville Mee, Lynden Mee, and John Hedges.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject churches

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject churches
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. Churches are the subject included in this part of the collection.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses
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 farmhouses, arranged alphabetically by county.


L. A. Knapp residence, Maple Hill, Kansas

L. A. Knapp residence, Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows a residence identified as being that of L. A. Knapp, Maple Hill, Kansas.


Main Street, Maple Hill, Kansas

Main Street, Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: 1911
A photograph showing business buildings on Main Street in Maple Hill, Kansas.


Main Street in Maple Hill, Kansas

Main Street in Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This real photograph postcard shows Main Street, looking south from the 300 block, in Maple Hill, Kansas.


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