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Alice Clark Woody

Alice Clark Woody
Date: 1884
Portrait of Alice Clark Woody (1866-1945) and her son, George Warren Woody, in Paxico, Kansas.


Anthony Hiegert

Anthony Hiegert
Date: 1910-1915
This is a studio portrait of Anthony Hiegert. Hiegert was born on February 6, 1891 in Paxico, Kansas.


Auto Livery in Paxico, Kansas

Auto Livery in Paxico, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Postcard view of the Auto Livery in Paxico, Kansas. With the advent of automobiles in the 1910s, many of the livery stables converted to auto livery businesses which provided service to cars. On the reverse is written, "NW corner of intersection of Main Street and Topeka Avenue, City of Paxico. This building was moved and turned, now sits on back half of same lot. This photo is before 1919 when Rich Glotzbach purchased the lot and constructed a new block building on the site."


Barbershop, Paxico, Kansas

Barbershop, Paxico, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
An interior view of a barbershop in Paxico, Kansas. George Washington Woody is standing next to a barber chair.


Basketball team, Paxico, Kansas

Basketball team, Paxico, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
A studio portrait of six members of the Paxico Rural High School basketball team of Paxico, Kansas. The team included both white and black students.


Brittingham Store, Paxico, Kansas

Brittingham Store, Paxico, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Photograph of Lulu Brittingham standing on the first floor of the building where she lived and ran a small store in Paxico, Kansas. The building was originally a saloon operated by Mr. Sam Mongerson.


C. J. Glotzbach store in Paxico, Kansas

C. J. Glotzbach store in Paxico, Kansas
Date: 1911-1921
Three photographs showing interior and exterior views of the C. J. Glotzbach Store on Newbury Avenue in Paxico, Kansas. Owner Carl Glotzbach moved to Kansas from Indiana in 1870 and farmed near Paxico before purchasing the store from the Bolton brothers. People inside the store are identified as Carl Glotzbach, Ben Glotzbach, Isadore Glotzbach, and Magdalene Rosenstingle.


Carl and Margaret Glotzbach

Carl and Margaret Glotzbach
Date: 1915
This is a wedding portrait of Carl and Margaret Glotzbach of Paxico, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Paxico, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Paxico, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 27, 1957
This black and white photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot at Paxico, Kansas. The depot was located on the Missouri-Kansas Division, Subdivision 36, mile post 118.2.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway depot, Paxico, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway depot, Paxico, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This photograph shows Ben and Otto Glotzbach standing next to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway depot, in Paxico, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway depot, Paxico, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway depot, Paxico, Kansas
Creator: Zercher, M.L. Book and Stationery Co., Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1911
This postcard shows the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway depot in Paxico, Kansas. To the right one can see a passenger train, to the left a freight boxcar, and the grain elevator in the distance. The postcard is addressed to Mrs. J. W. DeGroff at 1046 Washburn Avenue in Topeka, Kansas.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway train wreck, Paxico, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway train wreck, Paxico, Kansas
Date: 1895
This photograph shows several men inspecting the wreckage of a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway engine and train. Written in ink on the photograph, "Negative No. 4. Rock Island Railroad about 400 ft west of Depot at Paxico Kansas about 1895. 3 men killed there."


Colonel Verena Zeller

Colonel Verena Zeller
Date: 1940-1960
Three photographs of Verena Zeller, the first appointed Chief of the U.S. Air Force Nursing Corps. She was born in 1912 in Paxico, Wabaunsee County, Kansas. She received her nursing training at the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Topeka and graduated in 1934. Previous to joining the Air Force, she had worked for six weeks with the Red Cross in the Dust Bowl area of western Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Texas panhandle and held a civilian position at Fort Riley, Kansas. She then continued to work at Fort Riley with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. She received many promotions during World War II and afterward and traveled extensively around the world because of her duties. In the inter-war years of the late 1940s she served as a flight nurse, assisting wounded soldiers who had been evacuated back to the United States. She is one of only three women with the rank of colonel during the military action in Korea. In 1949, Zeller married Marco J. Pettoruto. Following his death in 1976, she moved to Topeka, and in 1990, she married Dr. G. Herbert Seburg. Verena Seburg died in December 2007.


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.


Copp Store at old Paxico townsite in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Copp Store at old Paxico townsite in Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: 1880-1887
This is a view of John Copp's farm and store located at the old Paxico townsite, located on Snomoko Road at Mill Creek in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. After the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad platted the new town of Paxico, Copp moved this building a mile west to the new Paxico.


Fred Iles correspondence

Fred Iles correspondence
Date: 1906-1930
Fred Iles was assistant right of way and tax agent for the Kansas Town and Land Company which bought and sold lands on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. In 1917, he assumed Ernest Warren Cline's position as right of way agent, responsible for representing the railroad's interest in all matters concerning the acquisition and disposition of land on the right of way. This correspondence includes Iles' activities and expenses accounts at the behest of E. W. Cline and the CRI&P Railway.


George Washington Woody

George Washington Woody
Date: 1905-1910
This is a cabinet card portrait of George Washington Woody, son of Peter and Eliza Stover Woody. He was born in Paxico, Kansas.


Gus Meier photograph collection

Gus Meier photograph collection
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: 1890-1920
Photographs taken by Gus Meier. Several of the photographs were taken in his studio in Alma, Kansas.


Ice cutting on Mill Creek, Paxico, Kansas

Ice cutting on Mill Creek, Paxico, Kansas
Date: 1910-1915
Photograph of a group of men sawing and removing blocks of ice from Mill Creek in Paxico, Kansas. An attached caption reads, "Ice being cut and removed from Mill Creek south of Paxico, about 1910. This ice was stored in an ice house. It was covered with sawdust and sold to local residents during the summer months. Arthur Scott, Frank Wilt and George Wilt are on picture."


John Anderson Woody

John Anderson Woody
Date: 1905-1909
This is a portrait of John Anderson Woody, the son of James Dawsen "Doss" Woody and Alice Clark Woody. He was born in Paxico, Kansas. He was murdered by Rufe King in March 1909 and his body was found in August 1919.


John Hund family in Paxico, Kansas

John Hund family in Paxico, Kansas
Date: 1915-1920
Photographs of John Hund, his wife, and children in Paxico, Kansas. The home, automobile, and draft animals owned by the family are included in the photographs. A man identified as Arthur Scott is seen tending to two harnessed horses on the farm.


John Stonewall Jackson Woody

John Stonewall Jackson Woody
Creator: Hutchings Railroad Photo Car
Date: 1890-1900
This is a cabinet card studio portrait of John Stonewall Jackson Woody, the son of Peter and Eliza Stover Woody of Paxico, Kansas.


Johnny's Place tavern, Paxico, Kansas

Johnny's Place tavern, Paxico, Kansas
Date: 1969
This is a photograph of a tavern named Johnny's Place in Paxico, Kansas. Next door is the U.S. Post Office.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie
Creator: Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission
Date: 1936
This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.


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.


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