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Ardin Hinshaw McKee, World War I soldier

Ardin Hinshaw McKee, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
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 Arden Hinshaw McKee, Company E, 137th Infantry, 35th Division. Arden was killed in action in the Argonne drive on September 27, 1918.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sterling, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Sterling, Kansas. The one-story somewhat "prairie style" station features a hipped roof with a semi-hexagonal waiting room and an operator's bay. The depot has been refurbished and is in private use.


Bird's Eye View of Sterling, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Sterling, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Sterling, Rice County, Kansas. The streets are named but the buildings are not identified. The business district is obvious as are the residences. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad ran through Sterling. There is a large public building on its own block that is probably a public school, based on information from other maps. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Cooper College in Sterling, Kansas

Cooper College in Sterling, Kansas
Creator: Duff, Jas. W.
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Cooper College in Sterling, Kansas. Cooper College was opened on November 1, 1887, and over the next few years, additional buildings were built and departments added. By the early 1900s the school had an enrollment of about 180 students. Cooper College was renamed Sterling College in 1920, but continued to retain their original focus as a Christian college.


Cooper Memorial College football team in Sterling, Kansas

Cooper Memorial College football team in Sterling, Kansas
Date: Between 1894 and 1896
This is a photograph showing 14 football players and one coach at Cooper Memorial College (Sterling College) in Sterling, Kansas. Josiah McCracken is seated in the front row, far right. He later played at the University of Kansas and University of Pennsylvania. While attending Pennsylvania University, McCracken was an all around student athlete, playing varsity football four years, track four years (captain his senior year) and was a member of the gymnastics team. On May 31, 1898, Joe set a World Record in the hammer throw with a distance of 46.83m (153ft 8in) at a meet in New Jersey. At the 1900 Paris Olympics, he won a silver and bronze medal.


Cream pitcher

Cream pitcher
Date: between 1870 and 1875
Majolica cream pitcher. Low relief stag on one side and stag with doe on other side. Originally belonged to Francis Luvinia Foster (1850-1889) about the time of her marriage to James Hastings Wallace (1837-1913) in 1875. The family lived in Mission Creek, Nebraska. When the family moved from there to Sterling, Kansas, their daughter Ora Ross Wallace (1878-1960) carried the pitcher on her lap in the wagon to protect it.


Earl Carew Pollock, World War I soldier

Earl Carew Pollock, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Earl Carew Pollock, Company D, 339th Machine Gun Battalion. While in France, Earl died of pneumonia on October 14, 1918.


Football team at Cooper Memorial College in Sterling, Kansas

Football team at Cooper Memorial College in Sterling, Kansas
Date: 1894
This is a photograph showing the 1894 football team at Cooper Memorial College (now Sterling College) in Sterling, Kansas. The man holding the football is Josiah C. McCracken. Josiah later played at the University of Kansas and the University of Pennsylvania. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, McCracken was an all around student athlete, playing varsity football four years, track four years (captain his senior year) and was a member of the gymnastics team. On May 31, 1898, Josiah set a World Record in the hammer throw with a distance of 46.83m (153.64 ft) at a meet in New Jersey. At the 1900 Paris Olympics, he won a silver and bronze medal.


George, Carrie and Mary Fulkerson

George, Carrie and Mary Fulkerson
Date: 1936
Here are photographs of George and Carrie Fulkerson and their daughter Mary Fulkerson. The family lived in Sterling, Kansas and owned the Sterling Lumber Company from 1938-1974.


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.


H.S. Goss to Governor John St. John

H.S. Goss to Governor John St. John
Creator: Goss, H.S.
Date: June 17, 1879
H. S. Goss from Sterling, Kansas, writes Kansas Governor St. John a letter advising him of the difficulty his attorneys are having prosecuting liquor traffic violators. He asks if the Governor can send a more "posted" man to try a particularly important case.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Shepherd, Dale
Date: May 31, 2006
Dale Shepherd enlisted in the Merchant Marine in 1942 and served until 1946. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 31, 2006, Shepherd talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Raymond, Kansas, in 1923 and attended school in Alden, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Elbl, William M.
Date: December 9, 2006
Elbl was inducted into the United States Army in 1943 and served until 1946 in the Medical Corp. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Dec 9, 2006, Elbl talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Gable, Glenn M.
Date: January 15, 2007
Gable enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 on the U.S.S. Murray 576. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jan 15, 2007, Gable talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Johnson, Wilford E.
Date: July 6, 2006
Johnson was inducted into the Navy in 1945 and served until 1946 on the U.S.S. Crosley. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jul 6, 2006, Johnson talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Ludwick, John L.
Date: August 16, 2006
Ludwick enlisted in the Merchant Marine in 1943 and served until 1945 in the SO Nashville, Army Transport Command. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Aug 16, 2006, Ludwick talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Arwood, Arnold
Date: December 29, 2006
Arwood enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served until 1944. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Dec 29, 2006, Arwood talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Lakin, Kansas, on September 10, 1916. The interview took place in Sterling, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Brock, Ralph
Date: February 21, 2007
Brock was inducted into the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 on the U.S.S. Threat, U.S.S. Davidson. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Feb 21, 2007, Brock talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Fisher, Ray
Date: April 2, 2007
Fisher was inducted into the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1945 in the Corps of Engineers. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Apr 2, 2007, Fisher talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Gum, Hershel T.
Date: May 10, 2006
Gum enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1945 on the U.S.S. New Orleans. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 10, 2006, Gum talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Lawrence, Don L.
Date: May 17, 2006
Lawrence was inducted into the United States Army and served in the First Division First Army. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 17, 2006, Lawrence talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Foster, Robert W.
Date: March 6, 2007
Foster enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1944 and served until 1945 in the Army Air Corps Communications System (AACS). Interviewed by Marian Poe on Mar 6, 2007, Foster talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Johnson, Cecil
Date: Nov. 10, 1981
Johnson served in the United States Army. Interviewed by Carolyn Saylor, Johnson talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Kilgore, Quentin
Date: May 2, 2006
Kilgore enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served until 1946. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 2, 2006, Kilgore talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Reed, Robert Maurice
Date: May 17, 2006
Reed enlisted in the Merchant Marine in 1941 and served until 1945 on the SS Sidney Short; SS Silverpeak; SS Ferdinand WestDahl. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 17, 2006, Reed talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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