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C. Welch to Governor John St. John

C. Welch to Governor John St. John
Creator: Welch, C.
Date: March 08, 1880
In this letter, C. Welch of Parkerville, Kansas, hears of Kansas Governor St. John's approaching visit to nearby Council Grove, Kansas, and suggests the Governor address his community on temperance the following day. Welch even offers advice on St. John's itinerary.


Eighth annual fair of the Morris County Agricultural Society, Parkerville, Kansas

Eighth annual fair of the Morris County Agricultural Society, Parkerville, Kansas
Creator: Morris County Agricultural Society
Date: September 13 - 15, 1881
This poster announces the eighth annual fair at Parkerville, Kansas, sponsored by the Morris County Agricultural Society. Highlights of the fair include trials of speed, a good band, and $1,200 in premiums. The poster includes several illustrations of livestock.


Handbook of Morris County, Kansas

Handbook of Morris County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This handbook was published by the "Modern Argo" of Kansas City, to encourage settlement in Morris County, Kansas. This pamphlet has extensive descriptions of the land and resources in the county intended to encourage agricultural settlement by extolling the virtues of this 'famous and beautiful Neosho valley'. The text describes the natural resources available. It also describes a number of established farms such as Rock Creek Valley Farm, Spring Valley Farm, Diamond Spring farm and many others. Descriptions of several towns, their businesses, and other amenities are provided for Council Grove, Dunlap, Kelso, Parkerville, and White City. The booklet includes sketches of the Morris County Courthouse, Council Grove businesses, and homes and farms.


Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad sign board, Parkerville, Kansas

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad sign board, Parkerville, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 31, 1957
This photograph shows the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad sign board in Parkerville, Kansas. The sign and tracks were part of the Northern Division, Neosho Sub. Division at milepost 132.6.


Morris County Agricultural Society seventh annual fair

Morris County Agricultural Society seventh annual fair
Creator: Morris County Agricultural Society
Date: September 21-23, 1880
This poster announces the seventh annual Morris County Fair sponsored by the Morris County Agricultural Society and held in Parkerville, Kansas. Highlights include competitions, races, and the Republican Valley Cornet Band. The poster includes an illustration of a sulky race with horses and riders.


Mourning lithograph

Mourning lithograph
Date: 1879
Framed mourning print commemorating the death of four children from Parkerville, Kansas. This lithograph commemorates the death of Thomas Poole's four children?Martha (11), Ida (8), Clara (5), and Walter (4)?who were killed when their family's wagon capsized while they attempted to cross a flooded creek. The lithograph features common 19th century mourning symbols, including a dove holding a banner reading "Gone But Not Forgotten," and an hourglass depicting the fleeting nature of life. The lost children's names and ages are emblazoned on a tablet near the bottom.


Neosho Valley Band, Parkerville, Kansas

Neosho Valley Band, Parkerville, Kansas
Date: 1890
View of the members of the Neosho Valley Band in Parkerville, Kansas.


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.


Ninth annual fair of the Morris County Agricultural Society

Ninth annual fair of the Morris County Agricultural Society
Creator: Morris County Agricultural Society
Date: September 26 - September 28, 1882
This poster announces the ninth annual fair at Parkerville, Kansas, sponsored by the Morris County Agricultural Society. Highlights of the fair include a half-mile track, first-class exhibitions, and a good band of music. The poster includes illustrations of livestock and sulky racing with horses and riders.


O. C. Welch to Governor John St. John

O. C. Welch to Governor John St. John
Creator: Welch, O. C.
Date: April 06, 1880
In this letter, in addition to asking Kansas Governor St. John to lecture in Parkerville, Morris County, Kansas, on temperance, O. C. Welch expresses his opinions about St. John's popularity in his county and his belief the majority of voters there are solidly behind him and his temperance cause. He also requests copies of the proposed Constitutional Amendment.


O. C. Welch to Governor John St. John

O. C. Welch to Governor John St. John
Creator: Welch, O. C.
Date: April 10, 1880
O. C. Welch of Parkerville, Morris County, Kansas writes this letter acknowledging Kansas Governor St. John's plan to visit his city.


Standard atlas of Morris County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Morris County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1923
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. It includes photographs of families and homes, a map of the state, United States and the world and departments devoted to general information.


Standard atlas of Morris County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Morris County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1901
A plat book of the villages, cities and townships of Morris County, Kansas. Township plats show names of landholders. A patrons' directory and portraits are included.


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