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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Ashland, Kansas
Date: 1971
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Ashland, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was built in 1887 and measured 24 feet by 92 feet. The structure still stands but was moved to Protection, Kansas for private use.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Protection, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Protection, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are people standing on the railroad platform, tracks and a water tank.


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

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Protection, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 28, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Protection, Kansas. The depot was built in 1887 and measured 24'x78'.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Protection, Kansas
Creator: Kelley, Frank O.
Date: 1972
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Protection, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding is standing and is in poor condition.


Brockway school buses

Brockway school buses
Date: 1925
View of Brockway school buses waiting outside Protection, Kansas school.


Cities and towns

Cities and towns
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The letters in this file relate to various matters concerning cities and towns in the State of Kansas. A letter on August 7, 1877, from C. M. Kellogg, advises that the Justice of Peace of Clay Center resigned without letting anyone know until the county Attorney attempted to file a case. A letter on April 2, 1878, from W. B. Townsend in relation to the endorsement of J. W. Niles of Graham County. A letter on March 11, 1878, from John H. Edwards, introduces S. P. Ronnther of a Colony located in Graham County and states he will be in Topeka to request aid for his colony. A telegraph on August 22, 1877, informs Kansas Governor Anthony the public peace and citizens of Galena are in danger by a mob and requests help to maintain the order.


Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Barber - Comanche counties

Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Barber - Comanche counties
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The following documents are reports given and claims filed by individuals impacted by the Native American raids the State of Kansas during late September. This description does not cover all the claims made in this file, only just a few. A report filed by S. B. Williams states his ranch was attacked by Native Americans on September 18, and about six weeks later, he found a body of a man about 45 years old. A claim made by Patrick Ryan swears an oath that in September, he sustained damages equaling $1700 caused by members of the Cheyenne tribe that raided the state of Kansas. A report from J. W. Wayland gives an account of his story concerning the Cheyenne raid that took place in September and October of 1878. In September 1878, the Cheyenne were making their way back to their former home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. During their journey, they passed through and raided many counties in Kansas.


Counties : Scott

Counties : Scott
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1880
A letter from O. P. Reeve writes to Kansas Governor St. John to inform him that the counties of Scott, Lane, Wichita, and Greeley are unorganized but also unattached and are without protection. He asks the Governor how to acquire a copy of the "Code of Kansas".


County affairs

County affairs
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
These letters, spanning 1863 to 1864, are from county officials to Kansas Governor Thomas Carney regarding various Kansas County affairs . County officials wrote, with signed petitions, about the appointment of either sheriff, probate judge, register of deeds, or surveyor for their county. Other officials wrote, with signed petitions, requesting protection against lawless men, the removal of federal troops, and decreased taxation. The Kansas Counties among the letters were Lyon, Douglas, Franklin, Bourbon, Miami, Doniphan, Davis, and Osage.


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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883
These documents include letters from citizens who request protection from Kansas Governor St. John from a mob of rough. Also included is a letter from the Legation of Denmark on July 10, 1880, in this letter the person is requesting information regarding a deceased lady named Nielsen who was shot near Solomon City, Kansas. A following letter from the Royal Danish Legation in Washington D.C. on December 13th, 1880 inquiries regarding the estate of Jen Nielsen or Benedict late residents of Dickinson county.


Glenn N. Gray, World War I soldier

Glenn N. Gray, World War I soldier
Creator: Gray, Glenn N.
Date: 1918-1919
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 original letters and their transcriptions from Glenn N. Gray, Battery F, 130th Field Artillery, 35th Division. He was from Protection, Comanche County, Kansas. WWI letters from his brother Lyle Gray are also available on Kansas Memory.


Indians

Indians
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
The documents in this file discuss topics relating to various Native American tribes in the State of Kansas. A letter from Captain Charles Collins on August 19, 1874, warns Kansas Governor Osborn there is anticipated trouble with the Osage Native Americans and advises the Governor to have his company available. A letter on August 27, 1874, from Levi P. Luckey, Private Secretary to the President, advises that the Governor's letter was referred to the Secretary of War and states that the Government must protect Kansas against the invasion of Native Americans. A letter from R. Hoffmaster on August 18, 1874, states that the Osage are on the warpath and they need arms, or they cannot hold their families in the county which will result in depopulation. The following correspondence continues to discuss the trouble with Native Americans in Kansas, requests for arms, and concerns relating to Native American tribes.


Indians

Indians
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
The following documents concern matters regarding Native Americans in Kansas. A petition from citizens of Osborne City, Kansas, request Governor Harvey to organize a company of calvary militia to ensure there are no attacks from Native Americans. A letter from Brigadier Major General, John Pope, states that he sent a copy of the Governors letter to the commanding officer at Camp Supply and reports on Native American activity. The following correspondence discusses sending troops to certain counties in Kansas, reports on Native American affairs, and include petitions from citizens of counties in Kansas requesting military protection from Native American attacks.


Indians

Indians
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1870
The following documents concern matters regarding Native Americans in Kansas. Many of the letters to Kansas Governor Harvey report on Native American attacks. A report on May 5, 1870, from Major Tilford, states recent Native Americans have been seen in Asherville, Kansas. The following correspondence discusses reports on Native American affairs and activity, and includes requests to send troops to the frontier to apprehend Native American trouble.


Indians

Indians
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The documents in this file pertain to matters related to Native Americans in Kansas. This description does not cover all the letters, only just a few. A letter on July 20, 1878, from A. Bill, advises he received a letter requesting the return of records pertaining to certain depredation claims referred at the request of Honorable J. M. Bright. A telegraph from the Topeka Committee notifies Governor Anthony, a tribe of Native Americans will pass by heading north and requests arms, ammunition, and a company of soldiers. A telegraph on September 18, 1878, from Mayor James Kelley, inform the Governor that three hundred Native Americans are driving off stock and killing herders and are within six miles of Dodge City. In the telegraph, Kelley states they are without arms and ammunition. A letter on October 2, 1878, reports of Native American activity near Buffalo and the recent killings that have occurred.


Indian Scare

Indian Scare
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: June - July, 1885
These letters, spanning June through July 1885, are from state officials and other individuals regarding Native Americans to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of the letters discuss encounters and opinions of Cheyenne Americans. Other letters discuss the status of various forts/cities/towns among the conflicts as well as the needed supplies for future conflict. The Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kansa, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee, and Wichita are tribes that are considered native to present day Kansas. After 1830, nearly 30 tribes were given land in the areas. Among these tribes were the Cherokee, Chippewa, Delaware, Iowa, Iroquois, Kaskaskia, Kickapoo, Munsee, Ottawa, Peoria, Piankashaw, Potawatomi, Quapaw, Sac and Fox, Shawnee, Stockbridge, Wea, and Wyandot.


Indian Scare

Indian Scare
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: Aug. 1883
These letters, spanning from 1883 to 1885, are from Adjutant General, E. G. Platt, regarding Native American relations to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The files named "Indian Scare" are specifically about "scares" in Monument, Kansas. Telegrams and letters report squads of Native Americans and means of "assistance." The land we now call Kansas had been home to many Native American peoples. The Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kansa, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee, and Wichita are tribes that are considered native to present day Kansas. The area has also been inhabited by many emigrant tribes. Emigrant Natives are those people who have been moved to a new geographic region after being displaced from their original homelands. Many settlers moved into Kansas Territory after the Civil War, accelerating the movement of Native Americans off Kansas land.


Livestock (Texas cattle)

Livestock (Texas cattle)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1871
A letter from B. F. Holmes asks Kansas Governor Harvey if arrangements can be made for shipping Texas Cattle within Kansas with safety to the shippers. A petition from citizens of Kansas request Governor Harvey secure an Act for the protection of stock from disease. A petition from citizens of Ellsworth, Kansas ask that Governor Harvey issue a proclamation carrying out a strict enforcement of the Texas Cattle law.


Lyle G. Gray, World War I soldier

Lyle G. Gray, World War I soldier
Creator: Gray, Lyle H.
Date: 1917-1919
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 letters and their transcriptions from Lyle H. Gray, Battery F, 130th Field Artillery, 35th Division. He was from Protection, Comanche County, Kansas. WWI letters from his brother Glenn Gray are also available on Kansas Memory.


Main business street in Protection, Kansas

Main business street in Protection, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
This is a postcard showing the main business street looking south in Protection, Kansas.


Parade band, Protection, Kansas

Parade band, Protection, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
View of a parade in Protection, Kansas, lead by two drum majorettes and the members of a large marching band. Also visible are a parked car, a house, and horse-drawn wagon in the background.


Relief, General Request for Assistance

Relief, General Request for Assistance
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from Kansas citizens asking for aid to Kansas Governor John Martin. Their requests for assistance were due to problems in farming (planting and livestock), pensions, land, protection from others, pardons, finances, and other personal matters.


Santa Fe Wheat Festival Special

Santa Fe Wheat Festival Special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1926
This Wheat Festival Special was operated by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. It traveled throughout Kansas July 19-July 30, 1926, to numerous Kansas communities. Other organizations that cooperated to operate the train included the following: The Kansas State Agricultural College, the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, The Kansas State Grain Inspection Department, the Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association and the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, under authority of the Kansas Public Service Commission. The flyer lists the speakers and their topics. Miss Vada Watson, the Kansas Wheat Girl, was one of the special attractions.


Seaman's Livery Feed and Sale Barn

Seaman's Livery Feed and Sale Barn
Date: Between 1909 and 1912
Photo of an unidentified crowd at Seaman's Livery Feed and Sale Barn in Protection, Kansas.


Standard atlas of Comanche County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Comanche County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1909.
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.


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