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4-H Livestock show, Salina, Kansas

4-H Livestock show, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Marsh, C. W.
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows the 4-H Club Mid-America Livestock Show in the Agricultural Hall at Kenwood Park, Salina, Kansas.


8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule

8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: May 17, 1954
This article discusses how the state of Kansas will work to conform to the ruling made in the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the segregation of schools based on race was unconstitutional. Many cities in Kansas, including Topeka, Atchison, Salina, Wichita, and Pittsburg were already working to integrate their schools. Topeka had an estimated 625 African American students who would be affected by the court's ruling, and the article lists the numbers for other cities and towns in the state.


A.M. Campbell on the Battle of Washita

A.M. Campbell on the Battle of Washita
Creator: Campbell, A.M.
Date: October 10, 1905
In this item, A. M. Campbell relates his experiences regarding the Delawares, the Southern Cheyennes, Black Kettle, and the Battle of Washita. Serving as a ferry boat operator in Lawrence, Kansas Territory during the early 1850s, Campbell explains that he was "well acquainted" with Black Kettle and the members of his band. As the item indicates, Black Kettle was killed in 1868 during the Battle of the Washita in Oklahoma.


A Kansas Wheatfield

A Kansas Wheatfield
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1923
This artwork is a black ink on rice paper woodcut showing a field of haycocks at dusk or dawn. A Kansas Wheatfield was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Absentee Ballots Not Counted

Absentee Ballots Not Counted
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence and a newspaper article about absentee ballots that were not counted during the election. The correspondent from Salina, Kansas includes an article from a Salina evening newspaper about what happened to the absentee ballots. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows three military airplanes on a runway at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows military personal preparing airplanes at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


Alexander's Insurance Agency, Salina, Kansas

Alexander's Insurance Agency, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Post Card Company, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This colored postcard shows a group of men sitting behind their respective desks in the manager's office of Alexander's Insurance Agency in Salina, Kansas.


Alexander C. Spilman to Samuel N. Wood

Alexander C. Spilman to Samuel N. Wood
Creator: Spillman, A. C.
Date: January 14, 1861
From Salina, Alexander Carraway Spilman wrote "as one of your [Wood's] constituents" regarding his opposition to a Junction City proposal that to change the boundary line between Dickinson and Davis counties to increase the size of the former at the expense of the latter. Spilman believed "A change in the lines of Dickinson would necessarily involve a change in the lines of Saline which is something that must not be done under any circumstances."


A lie shattered by a Salina shell

A lie shattered by a Salina shell
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1910
A small pamphlet on prohibition circulated by the Kansas State Temperance Union.


Annual fair of the Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association

Annual fair of the Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association
Creator: Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association
Date: September 23 - 28, 1884
This poster announces a fair to held in Salina, Kansas, sponsored by the Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association. Highlights of the fair include speed trials each day, fine fruits and vegetable displays, and reduced railroad rates. The poster includes many color illustrations of livestock, produce, and horse and high wheel bicycle racing. Activities include baseball games, bands, and running races. The fair is held in Oakdale Park, Salina, Kansas.


At Salina, Kansas

At Salina, Kansas
Creator: Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association
Date: September 23 - 26, 1884
This poster presumably announces an agricultural fair to be held at Salina, Kansas. The Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association most likely produced the poster. An illustration of a sulky race is included.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Salina, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 1957
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Salina, Kansas. The depot was formerly owned by Salina Northern Railroad from 1914 to 1924, it was purchased by the Salina and Santa Fe Railway in 1924. In 1942, it became part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.


August Bondi

August Bondi
Creator: Hopkins, T. E.
Date: Between 1884 and 1889
A portrait of August Bondi, who came to Kansas in May, 1855, and in the fall of that year, became acquainted with John Brown. Bondi settled in Lawrence and opened a general store. After the burning of Lawrence, he joined John Brown and took part in the battle at Black Jack, the fight at Osawatomie, and different raids along the border. In February 1857, Bondi laid out the town of Greeley in Anderson County and was appointed postmaster. From 1857 to the outbreak of the Civil War, he kept an underground railway station in Greeley. On December 23, 1861, Bondi enlisted in Company K of the Fifth Kansas Cavalry. After his discharge on November 10, 1864, he opened a grocery store in Salina, Kansas. In addition to Bondi's business interests, he served as probate judge of Saline County, clerk of the United States Land Office, and police judge.


August Bondi

August Bondi
Date: Between 1895 and 1907
A portrait of August Bondi, who came to Kansas in May, 1855, and in the fall of that year, he became acquainted with John Brown. Bondi settled in Lawrence and opened a general store. After the burning of Lawrence, he joined John Brown and took part in the battle at Black Jack, the fight at Osawatomie and different raids along the border. In February, 1857, Bondi laid out the town of Greeley in Anderson County and was appointed postmaster. From 1857 to the outbreak of the Civil War, he kept an underground railway station in Greeley. On December 23, 1861, Bondi enlisted in Company K of the Fifth Kansas Cavalry. After his discharge on November 10, 1864, he opened a grocery store in Salina, Kansas. In addition to Bondi's business interests, he served as probate judge of Saline County, clerk of the United States Land Office, and police judge.


August Bondi to children

August Bondi to children
Creator: Bondi, August M. (August Mendel), 1833-1907
Date: July 24, 1906
This letter written in 1906, is from August Bondi (1833-1907), Salina attorney-at-law, to his children. In the letter, Bondi opens with discussion about John Brown, who he fought with in the Border War, also known as Bleeding Kansas, and the American Civil War. He continues to write about the 1906 election for the Democratic Party. Bondi then transitions from political discussions to the price of fruit, specifically watermelon, peaches, plums, and apples; and the vegetable garden rotation. Bondi signs the letter "Pa" to his children.


Automobile show, Salina, Kansas

Automobile show, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Rolfe Photo, Salina, Kansas
Date: August 1907
This photograph shows a street scene of an automobile show in Salina, Kansas. The automobiles with their drivers are parked along Santa Fe Avenue in downtown Salina.


A view of W Iron Avenue, Salina, Kansas

A view of W Iron Avenue, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1929 and 1935
A view of business buildings and automobiles in Salina, Kansas. This photograph is taken from E Iron Ave, looking west/southwest towards Santa Fe Ave. This was taken from the middle of the block between Santa Fe Ave. & 5th St. The tall building in the background is the United Life Building, built in 1929.


B-29s, Salina, Kansas

B-29s, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1942 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows the B-29 Superfortress at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas. These advanced bomber airplanes were used during World War II.


B-47 bomber, Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

B-47 bomber, Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
Three pilots standing beside a B-47 bomber at Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas.


Ball Club in Salina, Kansas

Ball Club in Salina, Kansas
Date: 1904
These are two photograhs of the Invincible Ball Club in Salina, Saline County, Kansas. One is of several men standing in front of a building and one is a crowd watching a ball game.


Banquet, Salina, Kansas

Banquet, Salina, Kansas
Creator: McCargar, Salina, Kansas
Date: November 18, 1939
This photograph shows a group of men gathered at the Larmer Hotel in Salina, Kansas. The event in honor of C.W. Lamer celebrating forty years in Salina.


Barracks, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Barracks, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows a view of the barracks at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


Beech Aircraft Corporation, Salina, Kansas

Beech Aircraft Corporation, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Beech Aircraft Corporation
Date: 1966
These three photographs show views of the Beech Aircraft Corporation in Salina, Kansas. The first image is a view of aviation supplies ready for production. The second and third photographs show workers assembling the aircraft parts.


Belle Springs Creamery Company, Salina, Kansas

Belle Springs Creamery Company, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This photograph shows the Belle Springs Creamery Company in Salina, Kansas. Several automobiles are visible parked around the building.


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