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Executive Clerk to Herman Buckman

Executive Clerk to Herman Buckman
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: May 24, 1915
Reply from the Executive Clerk of Kansas to Herman Buckman in response to Buckman's letter to Governor Arthur Capper regarding U.S. citizenship. The Executive Clerk explains that Buckman should re-file his petition for naturalization despite the fact that relations between Germany and the U.S. are tense as a result of World War I.


Herman Buckman to Arthur Capper

Herman Buckman to Arthur Capper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
Letter from Herman Buckman, resident of Muscotah, Kansas, to Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka. Buckman, who was born in Germany and lived in the U.S. for 30 years at the time he wrote the letter, wants clarification regarding the process for the naturalization of foreign-born citizens. In addition, Buckman wants to know if his entire family would be deported along with him if deportation, rather than naturalization, was his fate.


H.L. Stein to George W. Martin

H.L. Stein to George W. Martin
Creator: Stein, H.L.
Date: May 12, 1902
In this letter to George W. Martin, H.L Stein discusses his recollections of Kickapoo Chief Captain Hamilton. According to Stein, he first met Captain Hamilton at the general store in Atchison, Kansas in 1867.


James Elmer Romick, World War I soldier

James Elmer Romick, World War I soldier
Date: 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 genealogical information on World War I soldier James Elmer Romick, who was killed in France on November 5, 1918. He served in Company F, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division.


Joseph Pierce video interview on experiences in World War II

Joseph Pierce video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Pierce, Joseph Harold, Jr.
Date: 27 January 2007
Joseph Pierce enlisted in the Army (Infantry)on December 7, 1942, and served until January 9, 1946, in the 3rd Battalion, Company L. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers and Peggy Stanton on Jan 27, 2007. Pierce was sent to Europe in October 1944 and landed on Omaha Beach. He served on the front lines in Northern France, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and later was located in Czechoslovakia. He was born in Atchison, Kansas, on November 6, 1923. He worked in a number of jobs after the war, primarily in northeast Kansas. He used the G. I. Bill for some training and he ultimately repaired televisions. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Mary Lord Burritt Foster

Mary Lord Burritt Foster
Date: Between 1849 and 1851
Here are two daguerreotypes of Mary Lord Burritt Foster. She was the daughter of Rev. Charles David Burritt and Jerusla Webster Lord Burritt. Mary Lord Burritt Foster came to Kansas later in life and is buried at Muscotah, Kansas.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Muscotah, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Muscotah, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: 1959
This photograph shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Muscotah, Kansas. The one-story stone structure was part of the Northern KS. Division, Concordia Sub. Division at milepost 355.27. The structure is no longer standing.


Muscotah school in Muscotah, Kansas

Muscotah school in Muscotah, Kansas
Date: 1990
Several black and white photographs of the abandoned school in Muscotah, Kansas. The photographs were submitted to the Kansas Film Commission by Terril S. Huntley in hopes of garnering interest in the location as a possible film site. The school was built in 1916 and operated until 1990.


Report of Senator S.C. Pomeroy of a ten day trip West from Waterville, Kansas

Report of Senator S.C. Pomeroy of a ten day trip West from Waterville, Kansas
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 5, 1870
Senator Pomeroy travels west through Kansas, to explore areas of the state discussed for possible expansion of the Central Branch of the railroad. In this report he describes the Waconda Springs or "Great Spirit Spring."


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