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Governor's proclamations

Governor's proclamations
Date: 1869-1977
This collection of proclamations issued by Kansas Governors declares first, second or third-class status for Kansas towns and cities. Proclamations are arranged in alphabetical order by town name. Included are descriptions of city limits, plat maps and censuses.

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.

Plat book, Cherokee County, Kansas

Plat book, Cherokee County, Kansas
Creator: Missouri Publishing Co.
Date: 1902
This atlas, compiled from county records and actual surveys, contains maps of each Cherokee County township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory and plats of towns. A large fold out plat of Empire City and Galena is included and is also available as unit 225944.

Saint Bridget Catholic Church, Scammon, Kansas

Saint Bridget Catholic Church, Scammon, Kansas
Date: Between 2000 and 2009
Color photo postcard of the exterior of the Saint Bridget Catholic Church, 406 North Keith Street in Scammon.

Scammon, Kansas

Scammon, Kansas
Date: 1908-1921
Here are multiple photographs and postcards regarding Scammon, Kansas. Scammon is a small community in Cherokee County that was laid out in 1884 by David Mackie and was named for the Scammon brothers, early mine owners. It is located on Highway K-7 approximately 4 miles south of the Crawford/Cherokee County line. The first post office was opened in 1879 as Scammonville, changing its name in 1890 to Scammon. The town continues to exist. Photographs include images of street scenes, a theater, churches, schools, and the union hall.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway box depot, Scammon, Kansas

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway box depot, Scammon, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 19, 1954
This photograph shows the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway box depot in Scammon, Kansas. The wooden structure was part of Northern Division, Afton Sub. Division at milepost 140.7

Street scene in Scammon, Kansas

Street scene in Scammon, Kansas
Creator: Bowers, John
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a postcard showing a business street in Scammon, Kansas.

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