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A New Home in an Old Settlement:  Come  and see the "New Land in an Old Country"

A New Home in an Old Settlement: Come and see the "New Land in an Old Country"
Date: May 1, 1876
This paper advertises for sale land, formerly owned by the Pottawatomie Nation, from 1837 to 1868, and then purchased by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company. On the reverse side of the paper is a sectional map showing the area and identifying those lands that were still for sale by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Company. The text gives brief descriptions of the cities and towns in the area; the railroads available; fuel and lumber that are native to the area; and, descriptions and prices of the land.


A group of women on a porch, Rossville, Kansas

A group of women on a porch, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
Pictured left to right on the front porch are Beulah McIntyre, Grace White, Gwen Kramer, Mable Bruce, and Mildred McCollough. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Aileen Patton, Rossville, Kansas

Aileen Patton, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1935
This is a photograph of Aileen Patton standing in front of Walter Patton's barn across from the Oliver Nursery shed in Rossville, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Albert Martinek hauling wood, Rossville, Kansas

Albert Martinek hauling wood, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1921
Albert Martinek is using two mules to haul wood in Rossville, Kansas, on April 18, 1921. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Albert and Emile Martinek and their 1917 Mogul tractor, Rossville, Kansas

Albert and Emile Martinek and their 1917 Mogul tractor, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1923
Albert and Emile Martinek pulling out hedge stumps with their 1917 Mogul tractor in March 1923. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


American Legion Auxiliary ladies, Rossville, Kansas

American Legion Auxiliary ladies, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1958 and 1970
Pictured left to right at an American Legion Auxiliary banquet are Thresa Trahoon, Fern Rogers, Ruby Rezac, Ruth Hesse, Velda O'Donnell, Nora Mitchell, Mary Decker, Hope Meade, Amy Meade, Jenny Coleman, Roxie Banta, Anna Lemon, and Melba Gentry. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


American Legion members, Rossville, Kansas

American Legion members, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1961
The Rossville American Legion Jimmie Lillard Unit 31 color guard and firing squad give their respects to fallen veterans on Memorial Day of May 1961. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Date: May 1, 1876
This paper advertises for sale land formerly owned by the Pottawatomie Nation from 1837 to 1868, and then owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company. On the reverse side of the paper is a sectional map showing the area and identifying those lands that were still for sale by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company. The text gives brief descriptions of the cities and towns in the area; the railroads available; fuel and lumber that are native to the area; descriptions and prices of the lands.


Annie (Welton) Gabbey

Annie (Welton) Gabbey
Date: Between 1860 and 1899
This is a portrait of Annie (Welton) Gabbey, wife of Dr. Robert S. Gabbey. Annie resided in Columbus, Ohio, before moving to Rossville, Kansas. She married Robert in 1854. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Arthur Boyles, Rossville, Kansas

Arthur Boyles, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1909 and 1930
This is a portrait of Arthur Boyles, a Rossville, Kansas, resident. It is from the collection of Mabel Boyles, his aunt, who also lived in Rossville, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Atlas of Shawnee County, Kansas

Atlas of Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
Date: 1873
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has plats of towns as of the year of publication, a map of Shawnee County. It has a Table of Distances and business notices.


Automobile in parade, Rossville, Kansas

Automobile in parade, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1950-1965
This is a photograph of a car in a Rossville, Kansas parade. The sign on the side of the car lists three people's names: F. P. McCollough, Lulu Kassebaum, and Bert Heslet, senior citizens. This could be a Tall Corn Festival parade float. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Balloon ascension in Rossville, Kansas

Balloon ascension in Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1909
A photograph of a hot air balloon ascension in Rossville, Kansas.


Band members, Rossville, Kansas

Band members, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1879 and 1900
This is a photograph of Rossville's City Band. The band started in 1879 and played Saturday night concerts as well as played for the horse races held in St. Marys, Kansas. Members pictured (left to right) standing are William Kirkpatrick, Mr. Orris, Sam Wilt, W. Worthington, Ferg Jamieson, Harry Jamieson, Stewart Jamieson, Walter Jamieson, Joe Franklin, and Joseph Calvin Bradley; sitting are Frank Gabbey, unidentified, Albert Gabbey, unidentified, John Wilt, Ed McAdams, and Frank Binns. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Before and after pictures of Hurley's Sundries store, Rossville, Kansas

Before and after pictures of Hurley's Sundries store, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1950-1970
The top picture is after the remodel of the Hurley's Sundries storefront. The bottom is what it looked like prior to the remodel. The picture was taken sometime after 1951. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Bennie Horak and Emily Dodge, Delia, Kansas

Bennie Horak and Emily Dodge, Delia, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1970
Siblings Bennie Horak and Emily (Horak) Dodge are looking at a book, Delia, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Betty Murray at the Shawnee County Reporter's linotype, Rossville, Kansas

Betty Murray at the Shawnee County Reporter's linotype, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1953 and 1967
Bill Murray and his wife, Betty, purchased the Rossville Reporter in March of 1953. The name was then changed to The Shawnee County Reporter. The Murrays sold the paper in 1967 to the Pictorial Times, a Topeka paper. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Betty Murray at the Shawnee County Reporter, Rossville, Kansas

Betty Murray at the Shawnee County Reporter, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1961
Bill Murray and his wife, Betty, purchased the Rossville Reporter in March of 1953. The name was changed to The Shawnee County Reporter. The Murrays sold the paper in 1967 to the Pictorial Times, a Topeka paper. This picture was taken in August of 1960. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Bill Murray at the Shawnee County Reporter, Rossville, Kansas

Bill Murray at the Shawnee County Reporter, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1960
Bill Murray and his wife, Betty, purchased the Rossville Reporter in March of 1953. The name was changed to The Shawnee County Reporter. The Murrays sold the paper in 1967 to the Pictorial Times, a Topeka paper. This picture was taken in August of 1960. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Bill Murray in his office, Rossville, Kansas

Bill Murray in his office, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1953 and 1967
Bill Murray and his wife, Betty, purchased the Rossville Reporter in March of 1953. The name was then changed to The Shawnee County Reporter. The Murrays sold the paper in 1967 to the Pictorial Times, a Topeka paper. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Bob Butler, Rossville, Kansas

Bob Butler, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1960
In this photograph, Bob Butler is working at The Shawnee County Reporter's printing press in Rossville, Kansas, in November 1960. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Bruce Jamieson and the milk delivery wagon, Rossville, Kansas

Bruce Jamieson and the milk delivery wagon, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880-1910
This is a photograph of Bruce Jamieson and the milk delivery wagon, Rossville, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Building sidewalks, Rossville, Kansas

Building sidewalks, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1910
This photographs shows men building sidewalks in Rossville, Kansas. Pictured left to right are Howard Marney, J.P. Marney, Wes Harder, and Roy Fisher. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Burns and Bill Hesse, Rossville, Kansas

Burns and Bill Hesse, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1961
This picture shows Burns and Bill Hesse, brothers and lifetime Rossville, Kansas, residents. They succeeded their father, William, in the family business, Hesse Lumber Company. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


C. B. Alford to Governor John St. John

C. B. Alford to Governor John St. John
Creator: Alford, C. B.
Date: March 1880
Kansas Governor St. John is invited to deliver a temperance speech in Rossville, Kansas, where they need a "thorough shaking up" on such matters.


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