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C.C. Thompson's general merchandise store and post office and another business building, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas

C.C. Thompson's general merchandise store and post office and another business building, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A large group of townspeople gather on the boardwalk in front of the Clyde C. Thompson general merchandise store and post office in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


Charlotte F. McRae's millinery store photograph

Charlotte F. McRae's millinery store photograph
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is an exterior view of Charlotte F. McRae's millinery store with a woman outside in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas in the early twentieth century. Miss McRae was born about 1852 in Indiana. During her life she lived in Kansas and returned to Indiana. She passes away in 1927.


Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot, Rexford, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot, Rexford, Kansas
Date: 1898
This photograph shows a group of men standing in front of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot in Rexford, Kansas.


Clyde C. Thompson general merchandise store

Clyde C. Thompson general merchandise store
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This series of photographs represent different interior views of the Clyde C. Thompson general merchandise store in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


Concrete grain elevator on the Foster Farm, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas

Concrete grain elevator on the Foster Farm, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1954
A Foster Farms semi-trailer sits in from of the massive concrete grain elevator on the farm. The elevator was constructed in 1949, was 138 feet high, and could store 100,000 bushels of grain.


Exterior of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) building, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas

Exterior of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) building, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1903
This is a photograph of the exterior of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) building in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


Fred Mosher and Co. photograph

Fred Mosher and Co. photograph
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This photograph shows two men sitting in a horse-drawn buggy outside the Fred Mosher and Co. real estate office in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


Group of six motorcyclists, Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club Tour

Group of six motorcyclists, Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club Tour
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph shows six motorcyclists who participated in a Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club tour, possibly in 1913. The motorcyclist on the far left is believed to be Phil Zimmerman, the Short Grass club's Secretary-Treasurer. Third from the left is Inez Patterson, daughter of the club's founder, Dr. Benjamin J. Patterson. Inez was an active participant in the club, serving as captain of the Girls' Division. The others in the photo cannot be identified. The motorcycles pictured are from the following manufacturers (left to right): Pope, Excelsior, unknown, Harley Davidson, Indian, Indian. The Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club was founded in Rexford in the summer of 1910 under Dr. Patterson's leadership. 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 of those years except 1914. During its heyday, the club described itself as "the most famous motorcycle club in the world."


Group photo of businessmen in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas

Group photo of businessmen in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1901
A group photo of businessmen in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas. None of the men is identified.


Hot air balloon, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas

Hot air balloon, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A large group of men work to inflate a hot air balloon in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


Ira M. Thompson general store photograph

Ira M. Thompson general store photograph
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This photograph is of an interior view of the Ira M. Thompson general store in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


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 Town and Land Company agent's statements

Kansas Town and Land Company agent's statements
Date: 1888-1891
Lots lists and correspondence, arranged by townsite, relating to the business activities and sales of each townsite agent of the Kansas Town and Land Company. The Kansas Town and Land Company was chartered in 1887 to buy and sell lands on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. Townsites in Kansas include Agra, Aiken, Arkalom, Athol, Bonham, Brewster, Clayton, Dana, Dresden, Edson, Goodland, Groveland, Herington, Horton, Jasper, Jennings, Kanorado, Keats, Kensington, Liberal, Mahaska, Minneola, Narka, Neva, New Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Prairie View, Rexford, Selden, Severn, Smith Center, and Stuttgart. Townsites in Colorado include Arriba, Claremont, Limon, New Burlington, Peyton, and Siebert. Townsites in Nebraska include Murdock and Nora. Agents include G. A. Spaulding, F. O. Marshall, T. A. Scales, J. W. Weyand, G. B. Ohle, L. L. French, R. M. Day, Albert Harris, A. B. Montgomery, F. H. McClellan, Monroe Davis Herington, W. H. Kemper, George W. Ragon, R. M. Day, Hazen C. Ladd, E. W. Sandison, John S. Gillett, Edward Stone, E. W. Hall, W. J. Clark, P. C. Glenn, Ira Thompson, S. G. Hopkins, G. W. Buckley, Daniel W. Relihan, William A. Clute, R. S. Newell, C. A. Beery, J. H. Slater, C. G. McGhee, H. F. Hendricks, and Jacob Ritterbush.


Methodist Episcopal Church photograph

Methodist Episcopal Church photograph
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
This black and white photograph is a representation of a Methodist Episcopal Church in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


Modern Woodmen of America Hall photograph

Modern Woodmen of America Hall photograph
Date: 1903
This photograph is of an interior view of the Modern Woodmen of America hall, Camp 6635, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


People in an automobile photograph

People in an automobile photograph
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photograph shows four men and two boys, all unidentified, in a White Motor Company automobile outside a house in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


Racket store photograph

Racket store photograph
Date: 1917
This photograph is of an interior view of the racket store in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas. A racket store is similar to small-scale general stores more commonly known today.


Raising pigeons photograph

Raising pigeons photograph
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This photograph represents a cage full of domestic pigeons being raised in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


Rebekah Lodge #669 photograph

Rebekah Lodge #669 photograph
Date: 1938
This is a group photograph of the Rebekah Lodge #669 in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas. The Rebekah Lodge is a Fraternal Order and service-focused organization, established in 1851. The ladies are not identified individually.


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


Rexford grain elevator photograph

Rexford grain elevator photograph
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This photograph shows wagons lining up to unload their cargo at the Rexford, Thomas County grain elevator in Kansas.


Rexford grain elevators photograph

Rexford grain elevators photograph
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This photograph shows a busy day as wagons line up at the Rexford, Thomas County grain elevators in Kansas. In the background, train cars are visible.


Rexford, Kansas photograph

Rexford, Kansas photograph
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photograph shows a view of the town of Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas at the beginning of the twentieth century,


Rexford main street photograph

Rexford main street photograph
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This black and white photograph shows the main street of Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


Rexford State Bank photograph

Rexford State Bank photograph
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This photograph represents the exterior of the Rexford State Bank in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


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