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A.P.Barrett  to Governor Allen

A.P.Barrett to Governor Allen
Creator: Barrett, A.P.
Date: January 9, 1920
A.P.Barrett, of Pratt, Kansas, writes to Governor Henry Allen, of Topeka, congratulating him on the "good fight" and expressing gratitude for his work in developing the industrial court. The Kansas Court of Industrial Relations was created in 1920 to mediate between labor and industry. The court was abolished in 1925.


Andrew Barr (R?). Jacobs, World War I soldier

Andrew Barr (R?). Jacobs, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Andrew Barr (R.?) Jacobs, Company M, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division.


Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas

Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas
Date: December 16, 1943
This black and white photograph shows the base operation tower at the Army Air Field in Pratt, Kansas. The facility housed and prepared members of the United States Army Air Force for overseas operations during World War II.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Pratt, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Pratt, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Pratt, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot, completed, in 1913, features a gabled roof with a operator's bay, a waiting room and a freight room with a flat roof. The building served for a number of years as a hub of transportation and it is being refurbished for future use.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Pratt, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Pratt, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1913
This photograph shows construction on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Pratt, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot completed, in 1913, features a gabled roof with a operator's bay, a waiting room and a freight room with a flat roof. The building served for a number of years as a hub of transportation. Plans are being made to refurbish the depot for future use.


Boston Bloomer Girls baseball team

Boston Bloomer Girls baseball team
Date: August 06, 1912
This postcard from 1912 features the "Original" Boston Bloomer Girls baseball team. The inscription on the front commemorates the team's visit to Pratt on August 6, 1912. Despite the name, the team was based in Kansas City. The man in street clothes in the photo is believed to be Logan Galbreath, the team's organizer and manager. Bloomer Girl teams were popular novelty teams that barnstormed from town to town to play local nines. They usually included male players in addition to females.


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

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Pratt, Kansas
Date: 1954
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Pratt, Kansas. The one-story white brick building is no longer standing.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1910 and 1911
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of the "Mill Light and Ice Co. Pratt, Kan." engraved in bowl. Handle enraved with the letter "R" on the obverse and the number "12" on the reverse.


Edna Heim to Clarice Snoddy

Edna Heim to Clarice Snoddy
Creator: Heim, Edna
Date: August 31, 1938
Tenant farmers Bill and Edna Heim of Kensington, Kansas, wrote this letter to farm owner Clarice Snoddy of Topeka regarding drought conditions and government soil conservation programs on the farm. The letter demonstrates the use of local and federal government programs to counter the removal of a dangerous amount of topsoil from farms on the southern Plains. Kansas began appealing for emergency federal aid in 1937 to counter sever drought and wind erosion in what is commonly known as the Dust Bowl.


Football team, Pratt, Kansas

Football team, Pratt, Kansas
Date: 1912
This sepia colored photograph shows members from the Pratt High School football team. According to the back of the photograph, the team was the state champions for that year.


Fowler Band, Pratt, Kansas

Fowler Band, Pratt, Kansas
Date: August 17, 1910
This is a view of the members of the Fowler Band in Pratt, Kansas. Spectators and buildings are visible in the background. The town of Fowler is in Meade County.


Governor's proclamations

Governor's proclamations
Date: 1869-1977
This collection of proclamations issued by Kansas Governors declares first, second or third-class status for Kansas towns and cities. Proclamations are arranged in alphabetical order by town name. Included are descriptions of city limits, plat maps and censuses.


Kansas Adjutant General miscellaneous correpondence

Kansas Adjutant General miscellaneous correpondence
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1886
Correspondence sent and received by Kansas Adjutant General Alexander B. Campbell. Frequent correspondents include Captain W.G. Hamrick, Colonel William Larzelere, Colonel William E. Hutchinson, and Captain John T. Taylor. Also included is a signed petition from citizens of Clay Center asking to be furnished with a piece of ordnance for an upcoming soldier reunion, and a transcription of the examination of W.L. McManomy concerning the shooting of Anson D. Fuller and J.C. Jenkins near Pratt Center on January 27, 1886.


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.


Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club pathfinders in Pratt, Kansas

Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club pathfinders in Pratt, Kansas
Date: June, 1912
In this photograph, two riders pose on their Indian motorcycles, ready to leave Pratt on a pathfinding mission in advance of the Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club's annual tour. Plans called for the tour to originate in Garden City, and extend into Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. The pathfinders' job was to select the routes, make arrangements for fuel, supplies, and campground locations, and attend to other logistical details. The tour itself departed from Garden City on August 11, 1912, with one of the main itinerary attractions being Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming. A handwritten note beneath the image identifies the two pathfinders as Cross and Bennett. The latter is Wells Bennett, a Wichita native who was one of the state's leading dirt-track racers at the time. He would later establish himself as a premier national competitor in several motorcycle event categories. Bennett was inducted into the national Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000, and is described by the Hall of Fame as "one of the pioneers of motorcycle racing," and "one of the greatest cross-country riders of all time." The Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club was founded in Rexford in 1910 under the leadership of Dr. Benjamin J. Patterson. It achieved national attention and acclaim, largely because of its well-publicized, long-distance motorcycle tours into Colorado and Wyoming. The Short Grass club was most active between 1910 and 1915, sponsoring tours each year except 1914. During its heyday, the club described itself as "the most famous motorcycle club in the world."


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1981-1993
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Kansas suffrage mass meetings for June

Kansas suffrage mass meetings for June
Creator: The Farmer's Wife
Date: May 1894
This article lists the upcoming suffrage meetings for June and their locations. The first section's meetings will have Carrie Chapman-Catt, Annie Diggs, and Theresa Jenkins as the speakers; the second section's meetings will be addressed by Susan B. Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw, Helen Kimber and Rachel Child.


Lineman working on power lines

Lineman working on power lines
Date: 1911
View of a lineman working on power or telephone lines at an intersection in Pratt, Kansas. Various offices and storefronts are apparent in the background.


Mr. O. C. Le Suer's Appointment as Fish & Game Warden Protested

Mr. O. C. Le Suer's Appointment as Fish & Game Warden Protested
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
These two letters from residence of Pratt, Kansas, oppose the appointment of O. C. Le Suer as Fish and Game Warden. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Official guide to the New Santa Fe Trail

Official guide to the New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Taylor Motor Company (Hutchinson, Kan.)
Date: 1910s
This promotional guide book was designed to encourage the improvement of conditions of all roads that make up the integral part of the Santa Fe Trail. The automobile is advertised as the main means of transportation in the new age of discovering old trails of commerce through Kansas.


Phil Zimmerman and Cy, displaying an ocean-to-ocean relay sign

Phil Zimmerman and Cy, displaying an ocean-to-ocean relay sign
Date: 1912
Phil Zimmerman ("Zim") and a man identified only as "Cy" appear on horseback in this photo, possibly taken in the fall of 1912. Displayed prominently across their legs is a sign bearing the messages "Ocean-to-Ocean Relay: All The Way" and "Hagstrom Spark Plugs." The latter refers to a product of the Hagstrom Brothers Manufacturing Company in Lindsborg, Kansas. Zimmerman, on the right, worked for Hagstrom's at the time. In the photo, he also holds an umbrella advertising Good Year motorcycle tires. The photo carries a handwritten inscription: "'Cy' and 'Zim' -- in a hurry." "Ocean-to-Ocean Relay" refers to a transcontinental motorcycle relay which was planned by the Federation of American Motorcyclists, but did not take place. The first riders in the relay were to leave New York City on October 20, 1912 carrying a "special message from the War department." The message was to be delivered through a succession of motorcyclists in "record-breaking time" to a destination in San Diego. Just days before the relay was to start, the federation announced that it was cancelling the event because of poor road conditions. A later news report suggested that internal conflicts over a proposal to award sponsorship to a single motorcycle manufacturer also contributed to the decision. Plans to reschedule the relay for the spring of 1913 apparently did not materialize. The president of the Federation of American Motorcyclists at the time was Benjamin J. Patterson, a physician and avid motorcyclist from Pratt, Kansas. Two years earlier, in 1910, Patterson founded the Short Grass Motorcycle Club while still a resident of Rexford, Kansas. The Short Grass club enjoyed a measure of national prominence, largely because of several long-distance tours it sponsored into Colorado and Wyoming between 1910 and 1915. Phil Zimmerman was the club's secretary-treasurer.


Pratt - Electric Light Plant

Pratt - Electric Light Plant
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This letter from Pratt, Kansas, expresses need to conclude the two-year battle, 1913-1915, facing the town for an electrical plant. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Pratt High School Band, Sun City, Kansas

Pratt High School Band, Sun City, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A view of the Pratt High School Band of Pratt, Kansas, including a drum majorette, marching in a parade in Sun City, Kansas, during a Gyp Hills Celebration. Also visible are spectators, parked cars, utility poles and power lines, and buildings and businesses along the city street.


Pratt High School football team, Pratt, Kansas

Pratt High School football team, Pratt, Kansas
Creator: Tierney, F. W.
Date: 1916
This is a photograph of a framed image showing the 1916 Pratt High School football team of Pratt, Kansas. From the top, going clockwise, are team members Gloyd Arnold, Roy Cassingham, Burl Fletcher, Roy Martin, Glen Baily, Carl Hitchcock, Linn Bloxom, Loran Chitwood, Harry Graves, Harold Gaston, Wood Bloxom, and William Beck. In the center is coach Frank Kopf. The photograph was taken by F. W. Tierney.


Pratt Mill and Elevator Company, Pratt, Kansas

Pratt Mill and Elevator Company, Pratt, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
These two images show the Pratt Mill & Elevator Company in Pratt, Kansas. The first image shows a long line of wagons waiting to unload their grain. In the background box cars can be seen. The second photograph shows the front side of the facility and at the top of the building signage for "Pratt's Best Flour" is visible.


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