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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, St. John, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, St. John, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 1913
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in St. John, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot built in 1913 features a gabled roof with a operators' bay and freight room with a flat roof.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, St. John, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, St. John, Kansas
Date: Between 1913 and 1919
This photo postcard shows a man standing in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in St. John, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot built in 1913 features a gabled roof with an operators' bay and a freight room with a flat roof.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, St. John Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, St. John Kansas
Creator: Kelley, Frank O.
Date: Between 1973 and 1975
These two photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in St. John, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot built in 1913 features a gabled roof with an operators' bay and freight room with a flat roof. At the top of the operators' bay is a Santa Fe emblem which is commonly associated with a county seat depot.


County Treasurers Charging for Tax Information

County Treasurers Charging for Tax Information
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes a letter from Robert Garvin, County Attorney in St. John, Kansas; as well as a letter from Stafford, Kansas. Primary topics included in the correspondence focuses around County Treasurers and tax bills for citizens. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Fern C. Sanders, World War I soldier

Fern C. Sanders, 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 Fern C. Sanders, who died on October 13, 1918 at the base hospital in Ft. Riley, Kansas. A line in his obituary reads, "Under regulations governing the influenza epidemic, the funeral was private, only a few being present."


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is farmhouses, arranged alphabetically by county.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: Between 1941 and 1950
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.


Morris Locke to Governor John St. John

Morris Locke to Governor John St. John
Creator: Locke, Morris
Date: June 01, 1880
A letter from newspaper publisher Morris Locke of Jerseyville, Illinois, wanting Kansas Governor St. John to address his community on July 4, 1880.


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.


Santa Fe. A farm home train

Santa Fe. A farm home train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: May 10-22, 1937
This nine car demonstration train was featuring presentations for better farm homes. It was operated jointly by the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Santa Fe. It would visit a number of Kansas communities. The train had special features for women and children. J. R. Jarrell, manager, Agricultural Development for Santa Fe, organized the train.


Santa Fe Demonstration Train

Santa Fe Demonstration Train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: July 21--August 2, 1930 and August 24--September 5, 1931
These posters advertise Santa Fe demonstration trains traveling in Kansas in 1930 and 1931. The purpose of the 1930 train (8 cars) was to present a plan for higher profits on wheat farms. Tom L. Bair, the State's champion wheat grower, was part of the 1930 train. It's travel dates were July 21 through August 2, 1930. The 1931 train (9 cars) was designed to present a plan for more profits in the beef cattle industry. The 1931 train had special features for women and children and it was traveling throughout the state from August 24 through September 5, 1931. The towns where the train would stop each year are listed on the posters. The trains were operated jointly by the Santa Fe and the Kansas State Agricultural College. J. F. Jarrell, manager of Agricultural Development for Santa Fe, was the organizer of these trains. The posters make a point of emphasizing that the speakers will be on a flat car "equipped with electrically controlled voice amplifiers. Visitors remaining in their automobiles will be able to hear perfectly."


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.


Stafford County Courthouse, St. John, Kansas

Stafford County Courthouse, St. John, Kansas
Date: Between 1928 and 1930
This photograph represents the third Stafford County Courthouse in St. John Kansas. The art deco style building was constructed between 1928 and 1929. The two-story structure features smooth stone walls and the building's name inscribed in the horizontal frieze above the front doors. The facility still serves as the county courthouse of Stafford County, Kansas.


Stafford County Courthouse, St. John, Kansas

Stafford County Courthouse, St. John, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This set of postcards represent the second Stafford County Courthouse in St. John, Kansas. Construction on the two-story building began in 1886 at the southwest corner of the square. The structure features triangular shape pediments above the horizon of the building. A cupola rising from the middle of the roof is visible as well. The facility served as the county courthouse of Stafford County, Kansas for a number of years until a new courthouse was completed in 1929.


Stafford County Courthouse, St. John, Kansas

Stafford County Courthouse, St. John, Kansas
Date: Between 1886 and 1889
This photograph represents the second Stafford County Courthouse in St. John, Kansas. Construction on the two-story building began in 1886 at the southwest corner of the square. The structure features triangular shape pediments above the horizon of the building. A cupola rising from the middle of the roof is visible as well. The facility served as the county courthouse of Stafford County, Kansas for a number of years until a new courthouse was completed in 1929.


Stafford County Courthouse, St. John, Kansas

Stafford County Courthouse, St. John, Kansas
Date: Between 1928 and 1929
This photograph shows a group of people, possibly officers of Stafford County, Kansas, in front of the second courthouse in St. John, Kansas. Construction on the two-story building began in 1886 at the southwest corner of the Square. The structure features triangular shape pediments above the horizon of the building. A cupola rising from the middle of the roof is also visible. The facility served as the county courthouse of Stafford County, Kansas for a number of years until a new courthouse was completed in 1929.


Stafford County organization records

Stafford County organization records
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: 1879
In order for an unorganized county to be recognized by the state of Kansas, a certain number of householders/legal electors had to petition the governor. The governor would appoint a census taker. Initially, unorganized counties were required to document that they had at least 600 inhabitants in order to be recognized as a county by the state legislature. Over time the number of residents needed to organize a county changed to 1500 and later to 2500 residents. The census was submitted to the governor who then issued a proclamation indicating that the requirements had been met, appointing county commissioners and a county clerk, and naming a county seat. Not all of these documents are available for each county. Included in this file is the proclamation from the governor appointing county officials and designating St. John as the temporary county seat.


Standard atlas of Stafford County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Stafford County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1904
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, illustrations, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Street scene of St. John, Kansas

Street scene of St. John, Kansas
Date: Between 1875 and 1885
Photo of a street scene in St. John, Kansas, showing the first courthouse.


U.S. 50 coast to coast. The central pleasure route

U.S. 50 coast to coast. The central pleasure route
Creator: U.S. 50 Federation
Date: 1950s
This pamphlet by the U.S. 50 Federation promotes travel on U.S. Route 50 from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. It details specifically the travel and tourism sites to be found on the highway through Kansas. Automobile travel is highlighted as an exciting means to explore and see the many attractions found throughout the nation.


Virgil Meyers Berkebile, World War I soldier

Virgil Meyers Berkebile, World War I soldier
Date: 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 information on Virgil Meyers Berkebile, Company D, 137th Infantry, 35th Division. Virgil was killed in action on September 26, 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.


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