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

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sun City Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Sun City, Kansas.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Sun City, Kansas

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company section house, Sun City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's section house at Sun City, Kansas. The structure was built in 1907 and measured 26'x26'.


Cowboy's Home, Sun City, Kansas

Cowboy's Home, Sun City, Kansas
Creator: Bibb, James
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These two photographs show the remains of a stone building known as "The Cowboy's Home" near Sun City, Kansas.


Jockey cap

Jockey cap
Creator: Bailey's Inc.
Date: 1937
This emerald green taffeta jockey cap was purchased in 1937 at Bailey's Inc. in Evanston, Illinois for $3.50 or $4.50. Verna Camien wore the cap in Sun City, Kansas. An interest in horseback riding led the Camiens to purchase the cap in an attempt to emulate the clothing worn by English style riders. Western style clothing was more popular in Sun City at the time and Mr. Camien commented that their outfit selections "were not suitable to the conditions we faced and we did not realize how incongruent or non-conforming they were."


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, 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.


Pratt High School Band, Sun City, Kansas

Pratt High School Band, Sun City, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A view of the Pratt High School Band of Pratt, Kansas, including a drum majorette, marching in a parade in Sun City, Kansas, during a Gyp Hills Celebration. Also visible are spectators, parked cars, utility poles and power lines, and buildings and businesses along the city street.


Standard atlas of Barber County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Barber County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1905
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.


Standard atlas of Barber County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Barber County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1923
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.


Thomas Butcher

Thomas Butcher
Date: Between 1895 and 1899
This is a photograph of Thomas Butcher who came to the United States from Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire England at age 20. After arriving in New York, he and several friends went to Jackson, Michigan to work and save money to purchase farms. Butcher saved his money to purchase land and bring his fiance, Elizabeth Mills, to the United States. He came to Kansas looking for land, and he eventually bought acreage located five miles north of Sun City in Barber County, Kansas. His fiance arrived in Hutchinson in the company of his brother William on April 25, 1875, and Thomas and Elizabeth were married on April 28, 1875. Butcher raised corn and wheat, pastured sheep for himself and nearby farmers, freighted between Sun City and Hutchinson, and did occasional butchering. The farm afforded an adequate living until about 1892 or 1893, when a combination of circumstances, severe heat and cold and prolonged drought, market instability, and over extension of credit to land-buyers increased the number of farm failures. Butcher's farm was among those that failed. He moved to a nearby farm and later moved to Lake City, Kansas where he stayed for one year. In June 1896, he made a trip through southeastern Kansas, northeastern Oklahoma, and southwestern Missouri where he looked for new opportunities. Eventually, he moved his family to Earlsboro, Oklahoma and later to Oklahoma City.


Trail Ruts from the Sun City Trail, 14RN315

Trail Ruts from the Sun City Trail, 14RN315
Date: September 13, 1994
This slide shows two parallel ruts oriented northeast to southwest that are approximately 125cm apart. The view is towards the northeast. They were part of the Sun City Trail used by freighters as a trade route. The Sun City Trail ran from Sun City in Barber County to either Arlington or Reno Center, both in Reno County. The portion shown in the slide is in Reno County.


Train wreck, Sun City, Kansas

Train wreck, Sun City, Kansas
Creator: Bibb, James
Date: Between 1910 and 1917
These two black and white photographs show rolling stock, from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, derailed near Sun City, Kansas.


Train wreck, Sun City, Kansas

Train wreck, Sun City, Kansas
Creator: Bibb, James
Date: Between 1910 and 1917
These two black and white photographs show a wrecking crane from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, moving rolling stock back on the tracks after a derailment near Sun City, Kansas. The caption on the first photo was written on the wrong side of the negative so appears backwards on the print. However, the photo is oriented correctly.


Train wreck, Sun City, Kansas

Train wreck, Sun City, Kansas
Creator: Bibb, James
Date: Between 1910s and 1917
These two black and white photographs show rolling stock from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, derailed near Sun City, Kansas.


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