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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.


Achille Philippe DeDonder

Achille Philippe DeDonder
Date: Between 1951 and 1959
This is a photo of Achille Philippe DeDonder. He was a pharmacist in St. Marys for many years. He never married.


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.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878?
A large poster distributed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to encourage land settlement in the Pottawattomie Reserve in eastern Kansas. Included on the poster is a full page map of the Pottawattomie Reserve on one side and four pictures of the land on the other. The poster/brochure was encouraging farming and settlement in this area because of ready access via the railroad to all markets east of Topeka. Included are brief descriptions of Topeka, Wamego, St. Mary's, Alma and other small towns. Prices and ways to purchase the land are detailed.


A new home in an old settlement!

A new home in an old settlement!
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1, 1880
A large brochure distributed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to encourage land settlement in the Pottawattomie Reserve in eastern Kansas. Included in the brochure are a large map of the Reserve on one side and seven small photographs on the reverse side. There is also a brief description of the cities of Topeka, Alma, Louisville, St. Mary's, Wamego and Kingsville plus details on how the land might be purchased.


Bertran Avenue, St. Marys, Kansas

Bertran Avenue, St. Marys, Kansas
Creator: M. L. Zercher Book and Stationery Company
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A postcard view looking west on Bertran Avenue, St. Marys, Kansas. Visible in the postcard are business buildings and horse drawn wagons, and one identifiable business, Rezacs Meat Market.


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Marys, Kansas

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
View of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in St. Marys, in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. This was the first Catholic cathedral built west of the Missouri River.


Clark's Pharmacy, St. Marys, Kansas

Clark's Pharmacy, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A photograph of Blanche Allen drinking a soda at Clark's Pharmacy fountain, St. Marys, Kansas. Paul Clark, the owner, is standing behind the fountain counter.


Daisy Boyles

Daisy Boyles
Creator: Pautot, Victor
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a cabinet card showing Daisy Boyles, the daughter of James and Julia Boyles.


DeDonder & Co. pharmacy, St. Marys, Kansas

DeDonder & Co. pharmacy, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
An interior view of the DeDonder & Co. pharmacy, St. Marys, Kansas.


DeDonder & Co. pharmacy, St. Marys, Kansas

DeDonder & Co. pharmacy, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
A photograph showing the interior of DeDonder & Co. pharmacy, St. Marys, Kansas.


DeDonder home, St. Marys, Kansas

DeDonder home, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: 1956
This is a photo of the DeDonder home, built by Vital DeDonder, NW 62nd Street, St. Marys, Kansas. The view was taken from the west. This home and the farm buildings were completely destroyed by a tornado on May 19, 1960.


DeDonder home, St. Marys, Kansas

DeDonder home, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: 1956
This is a photograph of the DeDonder home, built by Vital DeDonder, on NW 62nd Street in St. Marys, Kansas. The view was taken from the north. This home and the farm buildings were completely destroyed by a tornado on May 19, 1960.


DeDonder home, St. Marys, Kansas

DeDonder home, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is photo of the original DeDonder home, built by Vital DeDonder, on NW 62nd Street, St. Marys, Kansas. The view of the house was taken from the southwest. This home and the farm buildings were completely destroyed by a tornado on May 19, 1960.


Edward Boyles

Edward Boyles
Creator: Pautot, Victor
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a cabinet card showing Edward Boyles, the son of James and Julia Boyles.


Entertainment system

Entertainment system
Creator: Admiral Corporation
Date: 1949
Short, compact walnut cabinet containing a television, radio, and record player. This console was purchased in 1949 by Frank and Minnie Rosser of Delia, Kansas. They purchased the system in St. Marys, Kansas, during the TV boom that occurred between 1948 and 1949. It was the first TV in Delia. The couple's daughter liked to use the record player and watched several children's programs on it, including "Captain Kangaroo" and "Howdy Doody." An Admiral advertisement from 1949 listed the price of the console as $399.95.


Ezra A. Hayt to H.C. Linn

Ezra A. Hayt to H.C. Linn
Creator: Hayt, Ezra A.
Date: December 10, 1878
In this item, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs explains to U.S. Indian Agent H.C. Linn that the U.S. Secretary of the Interior has approved the purchase of school and shop supplies on the "open market."


Francis J. DeDonder and Anna M. Germonprez.

Francis J. DeDonder and Anna M. Germonprez.
Date: January 10, 1912
This is a portrait of Francis J. DeDonder and Anna M. Germonprez on their wedding day in St. Marys, Kansas.


George Boyles

George Boyles
Creator: Pautot, Victor
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a cabinet card showing George Boyles, the son of James and Julia Boyles.


Immaculata Catholic Church, St. Marys, Kansas

Immaculata Catholic Church, St. Marys, Kansas
Creator: M. L. Zercher Book and Stationery Company
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A postcard of the Immaculata Catholic Church on St. Marys College campus, St. Marys, Kansas.


Immaculata Church St. Marys, Kansas

Immaculata Church St. Marys, Kansas
Date: 1966
This black and white photograph shows the native limestone structure of the Immaculate Church on the grounds of the St. Mary's Academy and College. The beautiful Gothic church with its magnificent stain glass windows was a place of worship for students who attended the private men's college. From 1931 to 1967, at least 1,000 theological students were ordained as Priests within the walls of the Immaculate. In 1978, two accidental fires destroyed the church leaving only the exterior walls standing.


Immaculata Church, St. Marys, Kansas

Immaculata Church, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows the native limestone structure of the Immaculate Church on the grounds of the St. Mary's Academy and College. The beautiful Gothic church with its magnificent stain glass windows was a place of worship for students who attended the private men's college. From 1931 to 1967, at least 1,000 theological students were ordained as Priests within the walls of the Immaculate. In 1978, two accidental fires destroyed the church leaving only the exterior walls standing.


Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys, Kansas

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1966
This black and white photograph shows the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 208 W. Bertrand, in St. Marys, Kansas.


James and Julia Boyles

James and Julia Boyles
Creator: Pautot, Victor
Date: Between 1891 and 1899
This is a photograph of James and Julia Boyles. They were the parents of Daisy, Bernice, Edward, and George.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject churches

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject churches
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. Churches are the subject included in this part of the collection.


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