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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Scott City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Scott City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, built in 1887, at Scott City, Kansas.


Band, Scott City, Kansas

Band, Scott City, Kansas
Date: June 9, 1906
This is a view of the members of a band, posed with their instruments, at the Scott City, Kansas, railroad depot. The photograph's caption identifies the occasion as "Arrival of Immigration Bureau, special train, at Scott City, June 9, 1906." Also visible are spectators, a Pullman car and Pullman porters, passenger cars, a horse-drawn carriage, horse-drawn wagons, the train depot building, utility poles and power lines, and unidentified buildings in the background.


Barrell from Chemical Corporation of Colorado

Barrell from Chemical Corporation of Colorado
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph taken at the Armstrong Air Service in Scott City, Kansas, shows the top of a barrel containing Colorado.44 25% DDT. The emulsifiable concentrated chemical was manufactured by the Chemical Corporation of Colorado in Denver. The spray from the barrel was found to be adulterated with 2.76% 2,4 - D. It had been used to spray a sugar beet field that contained garden webworm.


Black Friday meets its master

Black Friday meets its master
Creator: Garden City Daily Telegram
Date: April 10, 1935
Several articles about life in the Dust Bowl can be found on the front page of this newspaper from Garden City. Articles of particular interest include two articles on "raging dusters," one on the winter wheat crop, and a brief article discussing the postponement of community meetings to distribute aid under the soil erosion program. The newspaper also includes articles about other newsworthy events occurring in Garden City and around the state of Kansas.


Cane seed, Scott City, Kansas

Cane seed, Scott City, Kansas
Date: 1906
This photograph shows a gathering of horse-drawn wagons loaded with cane seed at the elevator in Scott City, Kansas. In the background boxcars and the ATSF depot are visible.


Colorado, Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad Company offices, Scott City, Kansas

Colorado, Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad Company offices, Scott City, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1917
This photograph shows a man standing in front of the Colorado, Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad Company offices in Scott City, Kansas. The rail line ran between Garden City, Kansas and Wiona, Kansas. In 1917 financial difficulties forced the rail line to cease operation. The tracks were later removed and use for World War efforts.


Dust storm, Scott City, Kansas

Dust storm, Scott City, Kansas
Creator: Potter
Date: 1935
This photograph shows the skies over the city of Scott City, Kansas darkened by a dust storm.


Dust storm, Scott City, Kansas

Dust storm, Scott City, Kansas
Creator: Potter
Date: February 21, 1935
This photograph shows a dust storm approaching Main Street in Scott City, Kansas.


Dust storm over a western Kansas town

Dust storm over a western Kansas town
Creator: Potter
Date: February 21, 1935
This is a photograph showing a dust cloud rolling over a western Kansas town, possibly Scott City.


El Quartelejo Monument Scott County, Kansas

El Quartelejo Monument Scott County, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: February 28, 1948
This black and white photograph shows a view of the El Quartelejo Monument in Scott City, Kansas. This site located north of Scott City, Kansas and along Ladder Creek inside the Lake Scott State Park, is the archeological remains of a Indian pueblo. A group of Taos Indians migrated to the region from New Mexico around 1664 to escape Spanish oppression and to live among the Plains Apache Indians. To honor this historical area, a granite marker was erected in 1925 by the Kansas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1964, the ruins were recognized as a National Historic Landmark. The ruins are deteriorating and are considered a "at risk" site.


Forrest Jeffries to the U.S. Department of Justice

Forrest Jeffries to the U.S. Department of Justice
Creator: Jeffries, Forrest
Date: April 21, 1943
Forrest Jeffries wrote to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning difficulties faced by Jehovah's Witnesses in Scott City, Kansas, beginning in June of 1942. According to Jeffries' account, the Scott City Jehovah's Witnesses were threatened with violence and told to stop handing out their magazines. Jeffries and several other Jehovah's Witnesses were taken to jail in order to keep them safe from mob violence.


Foster Lumber Company, Scott City, Kansas

Foster Lumber Company, Scott City, Kansas
Date: 1906
This photograph shows a view of the Foster Lumber Company and other businesses in Scott City, Kansas.


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.


Handbook of Scott County, Kansas

Handbook of Scott County, Kansas
Creator: C. S. Burch Publishing Company
Date: 1887
This handbook was published by the C.S. Burch Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, to encourage settlement in Scott County, Kansas, and the Upper Arkansas River Valley. The publication has extensive descriptions of the land and natural resources. Given that this is western Kansas, the amount of rain fall is a topic of interest in the booklet. It includes a short history of the area. Descriptions of the various businesses in Scott City are provided. Information about several local organizations, such as churches and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, is included. There are also a number of illustrations of businesses, homes, and farms.


High School, Scott City, Kansas

High School, Scott City, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This postcard shows a view of the High School building in Scott City, Kansas. The building is still used for educational purposes.


Independence Day Parade, Scott City, Kansas

Independence Day Parade, Scott City, Kansas
Date: July 4, 1911
This is a view of the 1911 Independence Day parade in Scott City, Kansas. The parade is led by a man on horseback, followed by a marching band and automobiles (one of which carries a large American flag). Also visible are spectators, horse-drawn carriages and a large, horse-drawn float, and many building and businesses along the tree-lined city street.


Irrigation

Irrigation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence regarding irrigation and water reserve use in Kansas, specifically the construction of a dam across a river that does not carry flood water. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Irrigation Plant, Scott City, Kansas

Irrigation Plant, Scott City, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This black and white postcard shows E.E. Coffin's Irrigation Plant in Scott City, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject old west towns - prairie

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject old west towns - prairie
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. Subjects included in this part of the collection are old west towns, parks, people, and prairie.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences
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 residences, arranged alphabetically by city.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject schools

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject schools
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. Schools, arranged by city, are the subject included in this part of the collection.


Kansas legislators, Scott City, Kansas

Kansas legislators, Scott City, Kansas
Creator: Underwood & Underwood
Date: December 18, 1912
These two photographs show a group of Kansas Legislators, from the western part of the state, gathered in Scott City, Kansas to discuss irrigation concerns. Some of those present include E.E. Coffin, R.D. Armstrong, John A. Hallister, Will Shuey, Chester D. Vaughan, F.A. Hines, Len Cretcher, and O.W. McDaniel.


Main Street, Scott City, Kansas

Main Street, Scott City, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This photograph shows a view of businesses on Main Street in Scott City, Kansas. The second building from the right has a Rexall Drugs sign, and another building farther in the background on the right side of the street has a sign reading, "Drugs," beneath a Coca-Cola sign. (The drug store sign is visible just above the distinctive Western Auto sign, the curved arrow shaped like a backwards 9). Many other businesses are visible along both sides of the street. Many automobiles and a pickup truck are visible parked or driving along the street. Two people and a dog are visible crossing the street. A water tower is visible on the left side of the picture.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Scott City, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Scott City, Kansas
Date: 1970
These two photographs show the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Scott City, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure still stands but is vacant.


Plat book of Scott County, Kansas

Plat book of Scott County, Kansas
Creator: Western Publishing Company (Ashland, Kan.)
Date: 1910
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


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