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70th anniversary edition supplement to the Washington County Register

70th anniversary edition supplement to the Washington County Register
Creator: Washington County Register
Date: September 16, 1938
This special anniversary edition supplement celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the Washington County Register. The supplement highlights the pioneers and businessmen of the county along with photos and advertisements. It contains short histories of Washington County towns and also brief descriptions of the businesses in the various communities. Many businesses also have adds in this supplement. It contains lists of pioneers, graduates from Washington County schools, and soldiers buried in Washington County cemeteries.


Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company

Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company
Creator: Vaughan, W.R.
Date: 1879
This publication is from the Central Branch, Union Pacific Railroad Company. It promotes land sales targeting recent emigrants interested in purchasing agricultural land in central and eastern Kansas.


George Lehrenbauer to Arthur Capper

George Lehrenbauer to Arthur Capper
Creator: Lehrenbauer, George
Date: December 5, 1940
This letter, from George Lehrenbauer of Palmer, Kansas, concerns Lehrenbauer's desire to keep the United States out of the conflict that was happening in Europe. In particular, Lehrenbauer is concerned that U.S. loans and aid to Britain will lead to direct U.S. involvement in the conflict


Historical plat book of Washington County, Kansas

Historical plat book of Washington County, Kansas
Creator: J. S. Bird (Firm)
Date: 1882
This atlas contains a state and county history, summary of life in Washington County, plat maps, township descriptions, and lithographic images of various residences in Washington County.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
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 businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Oakley - Syracuse

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Oakley - Syracuse
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1988-2002
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: Oakley, Oberlin, Olathe,Olsburg, Osage City, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Overbrook, Palco, Palmer, Paola, Pawnee Rock, Paxico, Peabody, Penalosa, Penokee, Perry, Peru, Pfeifer, Plainville, Plevna, Potwin, Pratt, Pretty Prairie, Quenemo,Quinter, Ramona, Ransom, Raymond, Reading, Redwing, Republic, Rexford, Robinson, Roeland Park, Rolla, Rossville, Sabetha, Salina, Satanta, Scammon, Scranton, Sedan, Selden, Severy, Severance, Silver Lake, Smileyberg, Smolan, Soldier, Solomon, Sparks, Stafford County (Hudson), Sterling, St. Francis, St. George, St. Marys, St. Peter, Studley, Sun City, and Syracuse. 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 aerial photographs for Ottawa, Paola, and Paxico.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Palmer, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Palmer, Kansas
Date: 1970
This photographs shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Palmer, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure still stands and has been moved northwest of Palmer for private use.


Palmer

Palmer
Date: 1947
This map of the town of Palmer, Kansas, shows such areas as streets, lots, railroad tracts, and city additions.


Plat book of Washington County, Kansas

Plat book of Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Brown-Scoville Publishing Company
Date: 1906
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 31, 1915
This letter sent to Governor Capper by Principal Brown of Palmer Schools asks that he does not pass a bill changing teacher certification. Principal Brown believes that passing the bill will negatively affect the school system. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


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