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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 depot, Pawnee Rock, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Pawnee Rock, Kansas
Date: 1975
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Pawnee Rock, Kansas. The structure was moved a block to its current location and is used as a community center and public library.


Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias at Pawnee Rock in Pawnee Rock, Kansas

Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias at Pawnee Rock in Pawnee Rock, Kansas
Creator: McDaniel, C. W.
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a panoramic photograph showing members of the Knights of Pythias Lodge posed on Pawnee Rock near Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Pawnee Rock was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses
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 farmhouses, arranged alphabetically by county.


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.


Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas
Date: May 02, 1879
This stereograph shows a view of Pawnee Rock with several people standing along the top and bottom of the historical landmark. The site, located in the southwest corner of Barton County, is about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. For pioneers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day Club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. On May 24, 1915 the stone monument was dedicated before a crowd of some eight thousand onlookers. The site was later listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas
Date: August 21, 1930
This postcard shows a view of the stone pavilion and monument at Pawnee Rock in Barton County, Kansas. The site, located in the southwest corner of Barton County, is about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. For pioneers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day Club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. On May 24, 1912 the stone monument was dedicated before a crowd of some eight thousand onlookers. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Wittick, George B.
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This stereograph shows a view of Pawnee Rock with several people standing along the top and bottom of the historic landmark. The site is located in the southwest corner of Barton County, about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. Many of the plains tribes reportedly used it as an observation point to hunt for buffalo herds. For travelers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day Club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. The original rock had been much larger but settlers have taken the stone for building use. In 1970 the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Riddle, J. R.
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This stereograph shows a view of Pawnee Rock with several people standing along the top and bottom of the historic landmark. The site is located in the southwest corner of Barton county, about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. Many of the Plains tribes reportedly used it as an observation point to hunt for buffalo herds. For travelers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. The original rock had been much larger but settlers have taken the stone for building use. In 1970 the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Wittick, George B.
Date: 1879
This stereograph shows a view of Pawnee Rock with three gentleman standing at the top of the historic landmark. The site, located in the southwest corner of Barton County, is about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. For pioneers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day Club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. On May 24, 1915 the stone monument was dedicated before a crowd of some eight thousand onlookers. The site was later listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Pawnee Rock, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Kansas
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: Around 1928
Pawnee Rock was a long-time landmark on the Old Santa Fe Trail, located in Barton County, Kansas. Once the rock formation was much larger and taller, however early settlers and the railroad both harvested rock from the area, diminishing the size of the modern day monument. On the reverse of this photo is written, "Pawnee Rock, Look for names", referring to the practice of many travelers to carve their names into the rock formation. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Pawnee Rock, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
View from Pawnee Rock with the city of Pawnee Rock in the background. Pawnee Rock was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Pawnee Rock Monument, Pawnee Rock, Kansas

Pawnee Rock Monument, Pawnee Rock, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
View of Pawnee Rock Monument, Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Pawnee Rock was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Pawnee Rock Monument, Pawnee Rock, Kansas

Pawnee Rock Monument, Pawnee Rock, Kansas
Date: After 1912
View of two women and a man posed at the Pawnee Rock Monument, Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Pawnee Rock was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Plat book, Barton County, Kansas

Plat book, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1902
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.


Reminiscences of foreign immigration work by C. B. Schmidt and others

Reminiscences of foreign immigration work by C. B. Schmidt and others
Creator: Schmidt, C. B.
Date: 1876-1939
Documents about the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's work to bring Mennonites and other immigrant groups to settle on railroad land in Kansas. Seven documents are included: (1) Reminiscences of foreign immigration work, address by C. B. Schmidt at the Fourth Annual Convention of the Colorado State Realty Association held at Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 20 to 23, 1905; (2) Mennonites were lured to Kansas by shrewd immigration agents, article by Cecil Howes from the "Kansas City Times" Nov. 24, 1939; (3) A. L. Johnson's letter to Thos. Nickerson dated August 10, 1876, advising that the Mennonites who arrived in Kansas with Bishop Goddert are looking for land; (4) What has been done for the State to induce immigration - the results of the work of the A.T.&S.F. Railroad Co., and how a continued effort is made useless by an obnoxious prohibition law and its chief promoter, the State's own governor, from the "Topeka Commonwealth" by C. B. Schmidt, Gen'l European Agt., A.T.&S.F. R.R., July 23, 1881; (5) Kansas City, Topeka, Land Grant, Hutchinson to Dodge City, excerpts from "Die Santa Fe Und Sud-Pacific Bahn In Nord America" by Robert von Schlaginweit, Cologne, Germany, 1884; (6) Description of the Swedish settlement, Pawnee Rock, in the upper Arkansas Valley in Southwestern Kansas of the United States, by C. B. Schmidt; (7) Descriptive data relating to the Atchison land grant, brochure with map issued by the Land Commissioner of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company, 1893.


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