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Bank robber, Sylvan Grove, Kansas

Bank robber, Sylvan Grove, Kansas
Creator: Wood, W. J.
Date: November 12, 1894
This photograph shows three men identified from left to right as: J.O. Phillips, John Seirer, and Sidney Lawson, standing over the deceased body of bank robber Anthony McKee in Sylvan Grove, Kansas. In the afternoon of November 12, 1894, three armed men robbed the Sylvan State Bank of Sylvan Grove. As the robbers attempted to flee Mr. William D. Schernerhorn, assistant cashier of the bank, shot McKee with a Sharps rifle instantly killing McKee. Visible in the background is the bank (identified as the white building) and the blacksmith shop to the far right.


Clown band and bandwagon, Sylvan Grove, Kansas

Clown band and bandwagon, Sylvan Grove, Kansas
Date: 1909
View of band members, dressed as clowns, in an elevated bandwagon at an unidentified carnival. Also visible are a child, a man standing next to the bandwagon, two horses pulling the wagon, and buildings in the background.


History of Sylvan Grove, Kansas

History of Sylvan Grove, Kansas
Creator: Sigley, Helen L.B.
Date: 1926
A history of Sylvan Grove, Lincoln County, Kansas, written by Helen Sigley during her senior year at Sylvan High School. The history recounts the earliest settlers of the town, how it received its name, and many of the town's first businesses and business owners.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses
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 farmhouses, arranged alphabetically by county.


Plat book of Lincoln County, Kansas

Plat book of Lincoln County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1901
This atlas, compiled from county records and actual surveys, shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory and plats of townships as of 1901.


Standard atlas of Lincoln County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Lincoln County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1918
This atlas includes a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county; map of the state, United States and world; patrons directory, reference business directory, and an analysis of the system of United States Land Surveys.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Sylvan Grove, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Sylvan Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Union Pacific Railroad depot in Sylvan Grove, Kansas. The wooden structure built in 1887 served as a freight and passenger depot until it closed in 1968. The station was part of the Salina, Lincoln and Western Railway Line. In 2014, the depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


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