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A.A. Rassicot family

A.A. Rassicot family
Date: Between 1870 and 1899
This photograph shows the A.A. Rassicot family leaving Ransom, Kansas in a covered wagon heading to St. Anne, Illinois.


Art Hazen

Art Hazen
Date: 1915
This photograph shows Art Hazen seated behind a horse-drawn binder in Ransom, Kansas.


Beatrice Creamery, Ransom, Kansas

Beatrice Creamery, Ransom, Kansas
Date: 1916
This photograph shows an interior view of the Beatrice Creamery in Ransom, Kansas. The facility was managed by Otto Schreiber.


Big Brick Garage, John Willour Buick Car Agency, Ransom, Kansas

Big Brick Garage, John Willour Buick Car Agency, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1929
This photograph shows "The Big Brick Garage", John Willour Buick Car Agency in Ransom, Kansas. Some of the individuals have been identified; John Willour, next to car, Russell Willour, son and William Anspaugh, mechanic, next to the gas pump.


Children of Ransom, Kansas

Children of Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows a group of children standing in the streets of Ransom, Kansas. Some of the children appear to be holding butterfly nets. In the background the elevator, the Shell Hotel, the opera house and the railroad depot are visible.


Church of Christ, Ransom, Kansas

Church of Christ, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This photograph shows the Church of Christ in Ransom, Kansas. In the foreground two people are standing in front of the church.


City building fire, Ransom, Kansas

City building fire, Ransom, Kansas
Date: April 1950
This set of photographs show fire damage to the city building in Ransom, Kansas. The first image shows two men viewing the building. The second photograph shows the brick wall collapsing. The third image shows a man using a hose on the fire while another man watches. The fourth photograph shows the walls and chimney still standing after the fire.


Commercial Hotel in Ransom, Kansas

Commercial Hotel in Ransom, Kansas
Creator: Ekstrand Drug & Book Company
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a postcard showng the Commercial Hotel in Ransom, Kansas.


Courthouse, Ness City, Kansas

Courthouse, Ness City, Kansas
Date: Between 1878 and 1890
This photograph shows a group of people gathered around the first courthouse in Ness City, Kansas.


Coyote hunt, Ransom, Kansas

Coyote hunt, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows a group of people watching dogs eat the possible remains from a coyote hunt in Ransom, Kansas.


Croquet court, Ransom, Kansas

Croquet court, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a group of men gathered at a croquet court in Ransom, Kansas.


Cutting ice, Ransom, Kansas

Cutting ice, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This photograph shows a group of men cutting ice on Sand Creek in Ransom, Kansas. One of the men is O.C. Schreiber.


Cyle Horchem, Garver Flying Circus

Cyle Horchem, Garver Flying Circus
Date: Between 1920 and 1924
This black and white photograph shows Cyle Horchem, co-founder of the Garver Flying Circus. The Garver Flying Circus established around 1920 or 1921, Karl Garver from Attica, Kansas, and Cyle Horchem an ex-army flyer from Ransom, Kansas, performed spectacular aerial stunts across the Kansas sky. The group of daredevils successfully entertained the crowds of spectators with death defying acts until tragedy struck in 1924 when Ruth Garver "Champion Lady Parachute Jumper" fell to her death from one thousand feet with a tangled parachute. Later that year, Cyle Horchem slipped and fell to his death as he climbed on to a wing while in flight. Karl Garver continued to perform at air shows but eventually sold his airplanes and died of alcohol poisoning in 1926.


C.Z. Miller family photograph

C.Z. Miller family photograph
Date: 1906
This photograph shows the C.Z. Miller family from Ransom, Kansas.


C.Z. Miller homestead, Ransom, Kansas

C.Z. Miller homestead, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Bulk 1893-October 1908
This set of photographs show the C.Z. Miller homestead in Ransom, Kansas. The first image is a view of the family's sod house. The second photograph shows the house built on the original homestead.


Dust storm, Ransom, Kansas

Dust storm, Ransom, Kansas
Date: 1935
This photograph shows the tennis courts back of George Shellenberger's house during a dust storm in Ransom, Kansas. Also visible is Bessie Rogers house.


Flooding, Ransom, Kansas

Flooding, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Bulk June 01, 1914-June 02, 1914
This photograph shows flooding in Ransom, Kansas. In the foreground a group of children are gathered in front of J.A. Graham's Feed and Grain while a man stands in the doorway of the business. The Graham's elevator is in the background.


Garver Flying Circus

Garver Flying Circus
Date: June 26, 1923
This black and white photograph shows members of the Garver Flying Circus at the Lone Tree Ranch in Attica, Kansas. Standing from left to right: David Garver, LeVaughn Neville, Ruth Garver, Mrs. R. O. Williamson (or Mrs. Ruby Arrowsmith), Ray O. Williamson ( or Jay Sadowsky), Karl Garver, Paul Duncan, Wayne Neville. The Garver Flying Circus, established around 1920 or 1921 by Karl Garver from Attica, Kansas, and Cyle Horchem an ex-army flyer from Ransom, Kansas, performed spectacular aerial stunts across the Kansas sky. The group of daredevils successfully entertained the crowds of spectators with death defying acts until tragedy struck in 1924, when Ruth Garver "Champion Lady Parachute Jumper" fell to her death from one thousand feet with a tangled parachute. Later that year, Cyle Horchem slipped and fell to his death as he climbed onto a wing while in flight. Karl Garver continued to perform at air shows, but eventually sold his airplanes and died of alcohol poisoning in 1926.


George Washington Craig family

George Washington Craig family
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows the George Washington Craig family. The family have been identified from left to right as follows: George Washington Craig and Ella (Terry) Craig, (back row), Ida, Golda, Grace, and Edna.


Grain elevators, Ransom, Kansas

Grain elevators, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows the grain elevators in Ransom, Kansas. In the foreground snow is covering the tracks and boxcars are visible over the piles of snow.


Grisell Memorial Hospital, Ransom, Kansas

Grisell Memorial Hospital, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1960s
This set of photographs show the construction of a nursing home and to the right the Grisell Memorial Hospital in Ransom, Kansas.


Harvesting equipment, Ransom, Kansas

Harvesting equipment, Ransom, Kansas
Date: 1928
This photograph shows a group of people standing beside a combine and truck in Ransom, Kansas. The harvesting equipment belong to Tracy Schreiber and Art Mead.


Hauling ice, Ransom, Kansas

Hauling ice, Ransom, Kansas
Date: 1924
This photograph shows a group of people hauling ice in Ransom, Kansas. The individuals have been identified from left to right as follows: O.C. Schreiber, Mittie Schreiber, Winnie Schreiber and Art Hazen.


Hunting results, Ransom, Kansas

Hunting results, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1906 and 1907
This photograph shows hunting results from Ransom, Kansas residents Leo and Oto Schreiber and Albert Kraus.


Jennie Hazen Miller and Mrs. Kellogg

Jennie Hazen Miller and Mrs. Kellogg
Date: 1905
This photograph shows Jennie Hazen Miller and Mrs. Kellogg formal posing in a studio setting.


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