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Carroll Loyd video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Carroll Loyd video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Loyd, Carroll
Date: October 2, 2007
Carroll Loyd was inducted into the United States Army in 1945 and served until 1946 in Army Counterintelligence. He did basic training at Camp Roberts, California. Most of his training for counterintelligence was at Camp Halabird, Maryland. He studied Japanese and the Japanese culture. He was sent to Tokyo after the war had ended. He was born on a farm near Hiawatha on June 17, 1921. He graduated from Powhattan Rural High School in 1939. He had numerous farm deferments before he was drafted. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Oct 2, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Powhattan, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 15, 1957
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Powhattan, Kansas. The one-story structure was once part of the Western Division, Sub. Division 6-A at milepost 50.6. The depot no longer stands.


James "Jack" Owens video interview on experiences in World War II

James "Jack" Owens video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Owens, James "Jack"
James "Jack" Owens was drafted into the Army (Air Corps) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the 735th Squadron, 453rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He worked in the armament department, which kept B-24 bombers supplied with weapons. He and his crew of 2 men had responsibility for three planes. He was shipped to England on the Queen Elizabeth. It had been converted for military transport and carried 31,000 troops when Owens traveled on it. He was stationed at Old Buckingham near Norwich, England. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. He was born near Powhattan, Kansas, in Brown County on April 4, 1923. He graduated from Powhattan High School in 1942 and was drafted in January of 1943. He was discharged in October 1945. He spent most of his working life in California but retired to Powhattan. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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.


Plat book of Brown County, Kansas

Plat book of Brown County, Kansas
Creator: Northwest Publishing Company.
Date: 1904
This atlas shows maps of each township, school district boundaries, and the names of landowners in Brown County, Kansas. It has a patrons' directory and plats of towns as of the year of publication. Page twenty-nine shows the first allotment of the Kickapoo Indian Reservation. This copy made available through the cooperation of Morrill Public Library in Hiawatha, Kansas.


Powhattan, Brown County, Kansas

Powhattan, Brown County, Kansas
Date: 1947
This map of Powhattan, Kansas, shows streets, lots, and railroad tracks.


Ralph and Wilma Barge

Ralph and Wilma Barge
Date: 1930
This is a photo of Ralph E. and Wilma N. Barge standing outside in Powhattan, Kansas. According to the 1930 United States Federal Census, Mr. Barge was born in Indiana and was 27 when the photo was taken. Mrs. Barge was born in Kansas and was 26. He was a farmer.


Rubin Finger video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Rubin Finger video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Finger, Rubin
Date: August 28, 2007
Rubin Finger enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served until 1946 in the Boat Crew 15-1. He was born near Powhattan, Kansas on Juy 17, 1927. He grew up on the family's diary farm. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Aug 28, 2007, Finger talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Standard atlas of Brown County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Brown County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1919
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.


Warren Barrand video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Warren Barrand video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Barrand, Warren 'Blue'
Date: August 24, 2007
Warren "Blue" Barrand was inducted into the Army (Artillery) in 1944 and served until 1946 in the 7th Army, 79th Field Artillery Group. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Aug 24, 2007, Barrand talked about military experiences in training and in Germany during the Second World War. Barrand was born in 1923 in Leona, Kansas. He got most of his education in Powhattan, Kansas, graduating from high school there. From 1941 until he joined the military in 1944, he worked at Beechcraft in Wichita. He was part of the ground test crew for the B-29. He was assigned the the infantry and became a airplane mechanic. He left the Army in 1946 and attended college on the G. I. Bill. He got an economics degree from Kansas University and worked as a certified public account in Lawrence, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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