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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sylvia, Kansas
Date: October 1913
These two photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Sylvia, Kansas. The one-story combination depot no longer stands.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sylvia, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Sylvia, Kansas. The one-story combination depot with a pantile roof no longer stands.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway stock pens, Sylvia, Kansas

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway stock pens, Sylvia, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 09, 1931
This black and white photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's stock pens in Sylvia, Kansas. The pens were built in 1898 and measured 65'x92'.


Official guide to the New Santa Fe Trail

Official guide to the New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Taylor Motor Company (Hutchinson, Kan.)
Date: 1910s
This promotional guide book was designed to encourage the improvement of conditions of all roads that make up the integral part of the Santa Fe Trail. The automobile is advertised as the main means of transportation in the new age of discovering old trails of commerce through Kansas.


Plat book of Reno County, Kansas

Plat book of Reno County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1902
This atlas includes maps of each township and the names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory.


Plat book of Reno County, Kansas

Plat book of Reno County, Kansas
Creator: Hutchinson Blue Print Co.
Date: 1912
This atlas provides maps of each Reno County township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits, and plats of towns as of 1912. All copies are blueprints. A photocopy of a replat of Farmington is included in front.


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


Santa Fe Demonstration Train

Santa Fe Demonstration Train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: July 21--August 2, 1930 and August 24--September 5, 1931
These posters advertise Santa Fe demonstration trains traveling in Kansas in 1930 and 1931. The purpose of the 1930 train (8 cars) was to present a plan for higher profits on wheat farms. Tom L. Bair, the State's champion wheat grower, was part of the 1930 train. It's travel dates were July 21 through August 2, 1930. The 1931 train (9 cars) was designed to present a plan for more profits in the beef cattle industry. The 1931 train had special features for women and children and it was traveling throughout the state from August 24 through September 5, 1931. The towns where the train would stop each year are listed on the posters. The trains were operated jointly by the Santa Fe and the Kansas State Agricultural College. J. F. Jarrell, manager of Agricultural Development for Santa Fe, was the organizer of these trains. The posters make a point of emphasizing that the speakers will be on a flat car "equipped with electrically controlled voice amplifiers. Visitors remaining in their automobiles will be able to hear perfectly."


Shelterbelt, Reno County, Kansas

Shelterbelt, Reno County, Kansas
Date: 1939
A view of two men standing by a shelterbelt near the town of Sylvia in Reno County, Kansas. Shelterbelts, which consist of various heights of trees and shrubs, were planted in the late 1930s to prevent blowing soil caused by severe drought and soil erosion.


Standard atlas of Reno County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Reno 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.


U.S. 50 coast to coast. The central pleasure route

U.S. 50 coast to coast. The central pleasure route
Creator: U.S. 50 Federation
Date: 1950s
This pamphlet by the U.S. 50 Federation promotes travel on U.S. Route 50 from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. It details specifically the travel and tourism sites to be found on the highway through Kansas. Automobile travel is highlighted as an exciting means to explore and see the many attractions found throughout the nation.


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