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An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1879
This atlas was compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys. It contains a History of Osage County, Kansas, by Hon. James Rogers. It contains portraits, Lithographs and a list of patrons.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1919
This photograph shows three men seated on the tracks in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Osage City, Kansas. In the background individuals are visible standing around the depot. The combination depot built between 1911 and 1912 is designed in the Mission Spanish Revival style and features a brick and stucco exterior. The one-story structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1989. The depot no longer provides rail service but houses the Osage County Railroad and Mining Museum.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 20, 1873
This timetable was for the exclusive use of the employees of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and included the eastern, Arkansas Valley and Wichita divisions.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and Missouri Pacific Railroad Company tower, Osage City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and Missouri Pacific Railroad Company tower, Osage City, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 17, 1956
This photograph shows a water tower operated by both the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company tower in Osage City, Kansas. The structure was once part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, First District at milepost 84.8 and the Central KS, Division, Osawatomie Sub. Division at milepost 386.20.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: October 20, 1957
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Osage City, Kansas. The combination depot was built between 1911 and 1912, is designed in the Mission Spanish Revival style, and features a brick and stucco exterior. The depot was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, First District at milepost 85.1. The one-story structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1989. The depot no longer provides rail service but houses the Osage County Railroad and Mining Museum.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1920
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Osage City, Kanas. The combination depot built between 1911 and 1912 is designed in the Mission Spanish Revival style and features a brick and stucco exterior. The one-story structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1989. The depot no longer provides rail service but houses the Osage County Railroad and Mining Museum.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 08, 1903
This photograph from a postcard shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Osage City, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas
Creator: Bowers, J. Photographic Co., London
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
These two postcards show a group of people standing in front of the first Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Osage City, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure features batten siding and a gable roof. It was razed and replaced with a brick and stucco depot.


Bird's-eye view of Osage City, Kansas

Bird's-eye view of Osage City, Kansas
Date: Between 1890s and 1900s
This sterograph shows an early view over the town of Osage City, Kansas.


Colored directory:  information, history, facts, also buyer's guide of the best business places appreciating your patronage

Colored directory: information, history, facts, also buyer's guide of the best business places appreciating your patronage
Date: April 1928
This directory primarily deals with African Americans living in Topeka, Kansas, but it also contains listing for Alma, Burlingame, Council Grove, Dunlap, Eskridge, Osage City, Oskaloosa, Paxico, Perry and rural Shawnee County. Listings of the residents of the smaller communities include name and occupation. The address is included only if it is rural with the RFD numbers. The listings for Topeka include name, occupation or place of employment, and home address. The Topeka portion includes a listing of churches with some sketches, colored schools, lodges, biographical sketches of some community members, article about the police and fire departments, the Kansas Vocational School in Topeka, and "Some Topeka Institutions" (African American organizations and businesses). The publication includes a listing of call letters for radio stations, driving distances in Kansas, and railroad rates from Topeka to various locations for the railroad lines through Topeka. The directory also includes a number of advertisements.


Cow, sow and hen train

Cow, sow and hen train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: May 13, 1922
This circular, distributed by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, announces the arrival of the "Cow, Sow & Hen" demonstration train at Osage City. The flyer identifies the speakers and topics and especially invites women to attend. Demonstration trains such as this one represented an alliance between railroad companies, agricultural scientists, and manufacturers to promote settlement, improve farm management, and market commercial farm products. The railroad's Agricultural Development and Publicity Office managed the trains.


Crazy quilt

Crazy quilt
Creator: Ashbaugh, Anna S.
Date: 1889
Elaborately embroidered Crazy quilt made of irregularly-shaped pieces of silk stitched to a foundation fabric. Blocks are decorated with many embroidered figures, including insects, flowers, rings, wheat, and snowflakes. Edges are decorated with folded triangles of dark red velvet. Machine- and hand-stitching. Quilt was pieced by Ann Ashbaugh as a wedding gift for her nephew and his wife, Claude and Florence Ashbaugh who were married in 1889. Ann was good friends with Ann Sells of the Sells Floto Circus, and at least some of the silks in this quilt came from the elaborate robes worn by the circus elephants.


Descriptive atlas of Osage County, Kansas

Descriptive atlas of Osage County, Kansas
Creator: Hennessey Brothers (Firm)
Date: 1899
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


E. B. Reynolds to Governor John St. John

E. B. Reynolds to Governor John St. John
Creator: Reynolds, E. B.
Date: July 09, 1880
E.B. Reynolds writes to Kansas Governor St. John imploring the Governor to address a mass meeting the following week in Reynolds's area, "...a strong hold of the whiskey element."


Fannie Nadeau to Ida M. Ferris

Fannie Nadeau to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Nadeau, Fannie
Date: June 09, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Fannie Nadeau addresses various elements of Sac and Fox history. Nadeau explains that she cannot tell Ferris much about the Pawnee War because their were not any veterans of the conflict living at the Sac and Fox Agency near Stroud, Oklahoma. In addition, Nadeau explains that she may get more information from the Sac and Fox members living in Iowa.


Foot warmer

Foot warmer
Creator: Chicago Flexible Shaft Company
Date: between 1910 and 1930
Clark Heater Number 7-D by the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company. Metal wedge-shaped case covered in green wool carpet. Drawer on right side for holding coal. Vents on left side and back. Foot warmer was used by Dr. Otto Clarence Fritts (1876-1967) when he worked as a "horse and buggy doctor." Fritts began practicing medicine in 1897, originally in his native Missouri. In 1922 he relocated to Osage City, Kansas, where he continued to practice until his death in 1967. He used the foot warmer for many years while making housecalls during cold weather, both in his buggy and later in his car. Founded in the early 1890s as a manufacturer of livestock clippers and shearers, the Chicago Flexible Steel Company began making small appliances including heaters in about 1908. In 1946 it was reorganized as Sunbeam.


George W. Martin to Ida M. Ferris

George W. Martin to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Martin, George W. (George Washington), 1841-1914
Date: June 21, 1910
In this letter to Ida Ferris, George W. Martin discusses information regarding the Indian, Black Hawk. Black Hawk, a leader of the Sauk (Sac) tribe, was involved in the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War. Martin explains that "Black Hawk was never captured but gave himself up voluntarily because his warriors & chiefs were captured" in the aftermath of the Black Hawk War.


Governor's proclamations

Governor's proclamations
Date: 1869-1977
This collection of proclamations issued by Kansas Governors declares first, second or third-class status for Kansas towns and cities. Proclamations are arranged in alphabetical order by town name. Included are descriptions of city limits, plat maps and censuses.


Harold Ensley

Harold Ensley
Date: Between 1960 and 1961
This is an autographed photograph of Harold Ensley, a radio and television personality best known for his television program The Sportsman's Friend. His innovative, nationally syndicated program was one of the first to feature fishing and hunting. It ran nonstop for 48 years. The photograph was taken as a promotional and advertising product for Ford dealers. There is a stamp on the back for Osage County Motors, Inc., 5th & Market Street, Osage City, Kansas.


Harry B. Gilstrap to Ida M. Ferris

Harry B. Gilstrap to Ida M. Ferris
Creator: Gilstrap, Harry B.
Date: January 20, 1910
In this letter to Ida M. Ferris, Harry B. Gilstrap discusses his knowledge of Sac and Fox member Walter Battice, who Ferris had corresponded with in regards to Sac and Fox history.


Henry L. Gibaud

Henry L. Gibaud
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of Henry L. Gibaud who was born September 8, 1872 in Laulagnet, Asperjoe, (Ardeche), France. He traveled from France to Osage City, Kansas where he arrived on December 17, 1892 and started working in the coal mines. Gibaud was one of the first members of Local Union 1009 of the United Mine Workers of America and was active in the labor and union movements. Also, he was a member of the city council from the First Ward. Gibaud married Marie Louise Gibaud of Prades in 1899 and they had two sons. Henry L. Gibaud died May 18, 1919 in Osage City, Kansas.


Ice wagon, Osage City, Kansas

Ice wagon, Osage City, Kansas
Date: 1890
This black and white photograph shows two men with a horse drawn wagon delivering manufactured ice in Osage City, Kansas.


Ida M. Ferris to George W. Martin

Ida M. Ferris to George W. Martin
Creator: Ferris, Ida M.
Date: July 11, 1910
In this letter to George W. Martin, Ida Ferris discusses Sac and Fox members, including Black Hawk, who "was not buried on top of the earth, but in a sitting posture with a seat in the grave so his head came even with the top of the ground," and Keokuk. In addition, Ferris states that Walter Battice could provide Martin with "much information concerning the troubles between the Sacs and Foxes."


Independence Day Parade, Osage City, Kansas

Independence Day Parade, Osage City, Kansas
Date: July 4, 1900
View of the 1900 Independence Day parade in Osage City, Kansas, led by a fife and drum band and a man carrying a large American flag. Also visible are spectators, a man on horseback, a carriage, and the businesses and buildings along the town street.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences
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 residences, arranged alphabetically by city.


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