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An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1879
This atlas was compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys. It contains a History of Osage County, Kansas, by Hon. James Rogers. It contains portraits, Lithographs and a list of patrons.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 20, 1873
This timetable was for the exclusive use of the employees of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and included the eastern, Arkansas Valley and Wichita divisions.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Scranton, Kansas
Date: September 02, 1957
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Scranton, Kansas. The wooden structure, built in 1879, was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, First District at milepost 71.6.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Scranton, Kansas
Date: November 1930
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Scranton, Kansas. The wooden structure, built in 1879, was part of the Eastern Division, First Division. The depot no longer stands.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Scranton, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
These two postcards show a view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Scranton, Kansas. The first image shows a steam locomotive in front of the depot, and a man stands on the brick platform. The second photograph shows the depot and an unidentified man standing between the tracks. In the background a box car is visible.


Descriptive atlas of Osage County, Kansas

Descriptive atlas of Osage County, Kansas
Creator: Hennessey Brothers (Firm)
Date: 1899
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Edward Rowe, World War I soldier

Edward Rowe, 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 Edward Rowe, Co. F, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division. Rowe was killed in action on November 7, 1918.


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 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.


Miners at mine #14, Scranton, Kansas

Miners at mine #14, Scranton, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1925
Group of miners posed with their mules in coal mine #14 at Scranton, Kansas.


Standard atlas of Osage County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Osage County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1918
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Temperance history correspondence

Temperance history correspondence
Date: 1858-1902, bulk 1900-1902
This correspondence was sent and received by Kansas State Temperance Union secretaries T.E. Stephens, A.D. Wilcox, and J.E. Everett. Each exchanged letters with religious leaders across the state, including Rev. H.G. Fraser from Ottawa, Rev. C.C. Brown of Tonganoxie, Rev. J.M. Leonard of Iola, Rev. R.A. Bolton of Junction City, Rev. James Kerr of Scandia, Rev. J.K. Miller of Manhattan, Rev. A.W. Cummings of Canton, Rev. John A. Holmes of Harper, Rev. W.H. Eaton of Cherryvale, Rev. H.H. Bowen of Glen Elder, and Rev. Fred Grey of Alton. Organizations involved in the temperance movement include the Kansas State Temperance Union (KSTU), the Twentieth Century Total Abstinence Union (TCTAU), the Anti-Cigarette League, the American Anti-Saloon League (AASL), the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and others. This collection also includes local subscription lists for those supporting the Kansas State Temperance Union in Phillipsburg, Lakin, LeRoy, Cimarron, Dodge City, Liberal, Greensburg, Cunningham, Sedgwick, Mount Hope and Colwich. Other correspondents include attorney John Wiswell in Columbus, Elmer Lawrence, publisher of The Sunbeam, a weekly Christian journal in Galena, and several members of the Independent Order of Good Templars, including George F. Fullinwider of El Dorado, S.S. Jackson of Scranton, and Mrs. Kate A. Billings of Clyde. Much of the correspondence concerns efforts to advance anti-liquor agendas in local, state, and national politics. Considerable correspondence with organizations in other states is included. Although Kansas was the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in 1880, the law was largely unenforced.


Tuberculosis Test for Milk Cows

Tuberculosis Test for Milk Cows
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence and responses to and by Governor Capper's office regarding testing milch cows, also known as dairy cattle, for tuberculosis. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


W. C. Howard to Governor John St. John

W. C. Howard to Governor John St. John
Creator: Howard, W. C.
Date: August 11, 1880
In this letter, Reverand Howard of Scranton, invites Kansas Governor St. John to address the Osage County area on the issue of temperance.


W.M. Cooley to Governor John St. John

W.M. Cooley to Governor John St. John
Creator: Cooley, Willam M.
Date: October 28, 1879
W. M. Cooley of Scanton, Kansas, asks for credentials to facilitate his continuing work for temperance.


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