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Aaron Louis Piepenburg, World War I soldier

Aaron Louis Piepenburg, 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 Aaron Louis Piepenburg, 139th Field Hospital, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division.


Agricultural fair at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Agricultural fair at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1879
This is a sketch of the Agricultural Fair at the Farmer's Campground in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. It shows three people in a horse and buggy riding past corn stalks, pumpkins and corn cobs. This was during President Hayes' visit. The sketch was by Worrall from Leslie's October 18, 1879.


Agricultural fair with President Hayes, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Agricultural fair with President Hayes, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1879
This is a sketch of the Agricultural Fair at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. It shows a large group of people gathered to hear President Hayes who was on a tour of western states. The sketch was copied from Leslie's, October 18, 1979.


Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951
Date: July 1951
These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.


Bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Creator: Glover, E. S. (Eli Sheldon), 1844-1920
Date: 1871
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Kansas. The county court house, churches, a school, a railroad depot and land office for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad, and several hotels have been identified in the bottom reference area. The Neosho River runs through the community. The Crescent Lake is in the lower left corner. The image was drawn by E. S. Glover and published by the Merchants Litho Company, Chicago, Illinois.


Bridge, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Bridge, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1908
This is a photograph of a bridge over the Neosho River in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas.


D. W. Finney to Governor John St. John

D. W. Finney to Governor John St. John
Creator: Finney, D. W.
Date: July 27, 1880
This letter from implement dealer D.W. Finney of Neosho Falls, Kansas, guaranteed Kansas Governor St. John "an immense crowd" at the county fairground, if St. John will deliver a temperance speech there on August 20th, 1880. According to the letterhead, Finney was a dealer in Hardware, Agricultural Implements, Tinware, Stoves, Iron, Wagon Woodwork, Pumps, Etc.


Fair grounds, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Fair grounds, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1879
This photograph is a stereographical view of a gathering at the Fair in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. There appears to be unidentified dignitaries sitting in front of a large crowd.


Floral hall, Neosho Falls Fair, Woodson County, Kansas

Floral hall, Neosho Falls Fair, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1879
This photograph represents the interior of Floral Hall at the 1879 Fair in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas.


Homes in the West!

Homes in the West!
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1875
This broadside of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway promotes the sale of railroad lands in Neosho County. The advertisement claims the lands are suitable for agriculture and close to natural resources and established settlements. The terms of sale are outlined as is the price per acre. The poster lists the railway's branch offices and its land commissioner, Isaac T. Goodnow, of Neosho Falls. This advertisement illustrates the important role railroad companies played in promoting Euro-American settlement and agricultural industries in the Great Plains.


Horace Slavens home, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Horace Slavens home, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1930
This photograph represents the residence of Dr. Horace Slavens, located in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. It is a large two story wooden structure with a front porch and balcony and a white picket fence in front.


Isaac T. Goodnow financial records

Isaac T. Goodnow financial records
Date: Between 1842 and 1915
Series of personal financial records in the Isaac T. Goodnow collection, including tax receipts, expense books, bank statements, and checks. The financial records of Goodnow's wife, Ellen, and adopted daughter, Harriet Parkerson, following Goodnow's death on March 20, 1894, are included.


Isaac T. Goodnow property records

Isaac T. Goodnow property records
Date: Between 1858 and 1895
Series of personal property records belonging to the Isaac T. Goodnow collection. Isaac Goodnow was an early resident of Manhattan, Kansas, and was a free-state supporter. He was a delegate to the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention and was one of the founders of Bluemont Central College. Included in these documents are land deeds, mortgages, assessment lists, and lot lists.


J. Bishop Dry Goods store, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

J. Bishop Dry Goods store, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1911
These two photographs show groups of men standing in front of the J. Bishop Dry Goods store in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. In the first photo, some of the men are identified as Joseph Bishop, James Linn, the Chief Clerk, and Mr. Tiedeman, a salesman.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject old west towns - prairie

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject old west towns - prairie
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. Subjects included in this part of the collection are old west towns, parks, people, and prairie.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1988-2001
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Leavenworth and ending with Norway. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Leavenworth, Ludell, Luray, Lyndon, Lyons, Manchester, Manter, Marion, Mayetta, McCune, McDonald, McFarland, McPherson, Medicine Lodge, Melvern, Menlo, Meriden, Merriam, Milan, Miltonvale, Mission, Moline, Monument, Morganville, Morrill, Moscow, Mulberry, Mullinvale, Mulvane, Munden, Narka, Natoma, Nekoma, Neodesha, Neosho Falls, Neosho Rapids, Netawaka, New Albany, Newton, Nicodemus, Norcatur, Norton, Nortonville, and Norway. Photos of courthouses are included for several communities. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences. There are some aerial photographs for McFarland and Melvern.


Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Neosho Falls, Kansas

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Neosho Falls, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 31, 1957
This photograph shows the Missouri-Kansas-Texas depot in Neosho Falls, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was located along the Northern Division, Neosho Sub Division, at milepost 49.8. The depot no longer stands.


Neosha Falls fair

Neosha Falls fair
Creator: Neosha Valley District Fair Association
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
This poster is for the eighth annual fair organized by the Neosha Valley District Fair Association. There is no year given but the event takes place from September 26th to October 1st in Neosha Falls. Highlights of the fair include: appearances by politicians J. J. Ingalls and P. B. Plumb, good music and good shade. Fair Officers are M. E. Grimes, president, and R. P. Hamm, secretary.


Neosho Agricultural Fair, Woodson County, Kansas

Neosho Agricultural Fair, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1879
This photograph is a stereographic view of a display of seventeen-foot corn stalks and grasses at the Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas fair. This was when President Hayes visited while on his tour of western states.


Neosho Valley District fair, Neosho Falls, Kansas

Neosho Valley District fair, Neosho Falls, Kansas
Date: September 22 - 28, 1879
This fair poster advertises the Neosho Valley District Fair to be held in Neosho Falls, Kansas. The poster makes note of the soldiers reunion, presidential party, horse racing and other entertainment events. The secretary of the fair association is R. P. Hamm.


Neosho Valley Trotting Circuit, Fall Meetings

Neosho Valley Trotting Circuit, Fall Meetings
Creator: National Trotting Association
Date: September 13, 1881 - October 10, 1881
This poster announces the meetings of the Neosho Valley Trotting Circuit for the fall of 1881. The competitions were held as: Oswego from September 13th to 17th by C.A. Wilkin, Neosho Falls from September from 26th to 31st by R.P. Hamm, Ft. Scott from October 18th to 21st by W.B. Shockley, Chanute from October 5th to 8th by John P. Cone, Joplin from October 12th to 15th C. J. Lewis, and Emporia from September 20th to 24th by W.R. Griffith. This circuit was governed by the National Trotting Association.


Neosho Valley district fair

Neosho Valley district fair
Date: September 22 - 28, 1879
This poster announces a fair at Neosho Falls, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include appearances by President Rutherford B. Hayes, General William T. Sherman, and Secretary of State William M. Evarts; the Capitol Guards from Topeka; and racing. The secretary of the fair association is R. P. Hamm.


Neosho Valley lands, Kansas : The great wheat and corn belt

Neosho Valley lands, Kansas : The great wheat and corn belt
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1876
This large 1876 advertisement from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway promotes their lands for sale along the Neosho River. The paper lists their land agents in 18 Kansas counties; indicates a 25 per cent discount for cash purchases and the back side is a sectional map of northeast Kansas.


Roller Mill operated by N. S. Goss, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Roller Mill operated by N. S. Goss, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: Between 1857 and 1865
This is a photograph of the mill at Neosho Falls in Woodson County, Kansas. It was on the Neosho River and operated by N. S. Goss and T. L. Clark.


Santa Fe lime special

Santa Fe lime special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1928
The Lime Special was operated by the Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. It was scheduled to operate July 9--17, 1928. Five cars of exhibits were available along with a series of lectures. The quote at the bottom of the poster was "MORE LIME, MORE LEGUMES, MORE CROPS, MORE PROFIT."


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