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Band, Onaga, Kansas

Band, Onaga, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
A view of a band leading a parade in Onaga, Kansas. Also visible are spectators, men on horseback, an automobile, parade floats drawn by teams of men, horse-drawn carriages, a water tower, utility poles and power lines, and buildings and businesses, many with awnings, along the city street.


Berges Drug Store, Onaga, Kansas

Berges Drug Store, Onaga, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1945
This photograph shows an interior view of Berges Drug Store in Onaga, Kansas. The people in the photograph are identified as Louie and Cleo Berges and Genevieve Schumate. A soda fountain is visible on the left side of the picture, and tables, chairs, a tall weighing scale, and various items for sale are visible in the rest of the picture.


Carl E. Friend

Carl E. Friend
Creator: Koentz, G. M.
Date: Between 1891 and 1894
This is a photograph showing Carl E. Friend, who was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1869. After graduating from Kansas State College in 1888, he worked as a civil engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1889, Friend entered the lumber business in Jackson County, Kansas. He was appointed to the State Board of Regents in 1902, and in 1909, he moved to Lawrence, started a lumber business, and owned a farm. Friend was a member of the Advisory Council of Alumni Association of Kansas State College and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees to the Kansas University Endowment Association. He began his political career in 1933, serving as a state senator from 1933 to 1937. In 1939, Friend was elected Lieutenant Governor and served with Governor Payne Ratner until 1943.


Nelson Ingalsbe Orchestra, Onaga, Kansas

Nelson Ingalsbe Orchestra, Onaga, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1935
View of the members of the Nelson Ingalsbe Orchestra at the bandstand in Onaga, Kansas.


Onaga bloomer girls' baseball team from Onaga, Kansas

Onaga bloomer girls' baseball team from Onaga, Kansas
Date: 1911
A studio portrait of the members of the Onaga bloomer girls' baseball team of Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Members of the team: top row: (l to r) Winifred Floberg, Edna Selbach, Ada Ingalsbe, Dessa Smith, Clara Knipp, Ola Hobbs; bottom row (l to r) Jennie McCabe, Garnett Day, Norma Miller, Ethel Hobbs, and Hazel Mount.


On the trail of disloyalty

On the trail of disloyalty
Creator: Kansas City Star
Date: June 9, 1918
This article published in the Kansas City Star claims that Pottawatomie County is the most disloyal county in Kansas. The article claims that the reason for such widespread disloyalty is the fact that the majority of the residents of Pottawatomie County are Germans or of German descent. In addition, the article details the actions, both legal and illegal, taken to try and make any disloyalists comply.


Standard atlas of Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1905
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits of residents, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


The Onaga courier's sectional township map of Pottawatomie County, Kansas

The Onaga courier's sectional township map of Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Creator: Onaga Courier
Date: 1899
This atlas was published as a Supplement to the Onaga Courier with details of the owners of township properties and a map of the blocks in each town.


Union Pacific Railroad Company's watershed, Onaga, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company's watershed, Onaga, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
These two photographs may show the Union Pacific Railroad Company's waterworks shop in Onaga, Kansas. In the first image, two people stand next to a motor car as a man is in the doorway of the building. The second photograph shows a car with a man and his daughter parked in front of the waterworks shop. The back of the photograph identifies the two as Mr. Hoover and his daughter Leva.


Union Pacific Railroad Company Onaga, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company Onaga, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Onaga, Kansas. In the foreground crates and barrels are visible as a gentlemen stands off to the side. The one-story wooden structure no longer stands.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Onaga, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Onaga, Kansas
Date: Between 1909 and 1911
This postcard shows the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Onaga, Kansas. In the foreground barrels and crates are visible. To the right a passenger train has pulled into the station. The one-story wooden structure no longer stands.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Onaga, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Onaga, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This photograph shows a group of men standing in front of the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Onaga, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure is longer standing.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Onaga, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Onaga, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: January 03, 1960
This photograph shows the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Onaga, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure was part of the Kansas Division, Fourth Sub Division at milepost 37.1. The structure no longer stands.


Walter McKinley Blackledge, World War I soldier

Walter McKinley Blackledge, World War I soldier
Creator: Blackledge, Walter McKinley
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 Walter McKinley Blackledge, Company K, 137th Infantry. Walter was reportedly killed in action in France on September 28,1918.


William Avery at a GOP rally in Onaga, Kansas

William Avery at a GOP rally in Onaga, Kansas
Creator: Harvey, John
Date: Between 1957 and 1961
Here are two photographs showing Kansas Congressman William Avery with a young elephant at a GOP (Grand Old Republic) rally in Onaga, Kansas. Avery, a Republican from Wakefield, served in the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1955 to January 3, 1963, and Kansas Governor from January 11, 1965, to January 9, 1967.


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