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Coursing, Portis, Kansas

Coursing, Portis, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
These five photographs show greyhounds participating in coursing activities in Portis, Kansas. This competitive sport allows greyhounds to test their athletic ability as a dog rather than having them kill the rabbit.


Handbook of Osborne County, Kansas

Handbook of Osborne County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This handbook was published by the Junction Steam Print Press in Kansas City, Missouri, for immigrants possibly traveling to Kansas. It encouraged agricultural settlement in the Solomon River Valley. The text tells of the community's schools and churches, the abundant natural resources, and shows lithographs of local ranches and businesses. There is also a statistical chart for every township in Osborne County, listing information on crops, livestock, and items related to the household.


J. P. Thomas to Governor Henry J. Allen

J. P. Thomas to Governor Henry J. Allen
Creator: Thomas, J.P.
Date: December 19, 1919
The mayor of Portis Kansas, J. P. Thomas, telegrams Kansas Governor Henry J. Allen about the poor condition of coal received. The state had taken over the southeast Kansas coal fields following a series of coal strikes in the winter of 1919. Communities experienced delays in shipments of coals and oftentimes coal not well suited to their needs.


Legality of Soliciting Funds

Legality of Soliciting Funds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 20, 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the legality of soliciting funds. Topics in the correspondence discuss the legality of soliciting funds for purposes as described when taking out a license, but if the solicitor uses the funds for something else they are in violation of the criminal laws. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Portis, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Portis, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1960s
These two photographs show the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company depot in Portis, Kansas. The first image shows a group of people gathered around a passenger car in front of the depot. The second photograph shows a car parked beside the one-story wooden structure. The depot no longer stands.


Permit to Solicit Help for Poor Requested

Permit to Solicit Help for Poor Requested
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 2, 1915
This letter sent to Governor Capper's office from J.W. Buck of Portis, Kansas, requests a permit to serve the poor and suffering in his community. The Governor's office replies that he does not require a permit to do the work he intends to do. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Plat book of Osborne County, Kansas

Plat book of Osborne County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1900
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of land owners and was compiled from country records and actual surveys


Portis High School, Portis, Kansas

Portis High School, Portis, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a photo of Portis High School students and teachers, Portis.


Portis Public School, Portis, Kansas

Portis Public School, Portis, Kansas
Date: 1916
This is a photo of Portis Public School students and teachers, Portis. They are posed in front of the school building.


Portis School, Portis, Kansas

Portis School, Portis, Kansas
Date: 1914
This is a photo of Portis School teachers and students, Portis.


Portis public school, Portis, Kansas

Portis public school, Portis, Kansas
Creator: Parratt, R. H.
Date: May 24, 1920
This is a panoramic photo of students and teachers outside the Portis public school. The photo includes both grade and high school students.


Portis public school, Portis, Kansas

Portis public school, Portis, Kansas
Creator: Parratt, R. H.
Date: February 28, 1923
This is a panoramic photo of students and teachers outside of Portis public school. This includes both grade and high school students.


Sod schoolhouse, Osborne County, Kansas

Sod schoolhouse, Osborne County, Kansas
Date: 1881
These two sepia photographs show a group of students standing in front of a sod school house in Osborne County, Kansas. On the back of the photographs the town of "Portis" is written. These students can also be seen in Kansas Memory item number 211997. The use of sod was common on the Great Plains for homes and schools due to the lack of wood and other natural resources available.


Standard atlas of Osborne County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Osborne County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1917
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.


The Tiger!: published by the sophomore class of Portis High School, Portis, Kansas, 1934

The Tiger!: published by the sophomore class of Portis High School, Portis, Kansas, 1934
Date: 1934
This is the 1934 issue of The Tiger! yearbook from Portis High School. It includes sections on the faculty, classes, activities, and athletics for that year, as well as class, club, and team photographs.


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