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Aerial photos of southwest Neosho County, Kansas, in the Thayer Lake area

Aerial photos of southwest Neosho County, Kansas, in the Thayer Lake area
Date: 1935-1940
These two aerial photos show southwest Neosho County, Kansas, in the area near Thayer Lake. These might have been taken before Thayer Lake was built.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Thayer, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 05, 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Thayer, Kansas. The structure was located on the Eastern Lines, Oklahoma Division, Third District on mile post 140.0


Grand Army of the Republic members Thayer, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic members Thayer, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This sepia colored photograph shows members of the Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 339 at Thayer, Kansas. The members are identified by the bronze star badge they wore on their lapels. The badge hung from a chiffon flag and the star depicted a solider and sailor clasping hands in front of a figure of Liberty. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized across the United States, at the close of the Civil War, by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans. Some of the men in the photo have been identified. Top Row: G.G. Keener, E.L. Barnes, F.M. Abbott, W. Young, Mr. Keener, Milton S. Elliott, Mr. Gog, R. Osborne, A. Weyden. Middle Row: J. Smedley, W. McDonald, J.W. Tout, C.T. Winters, C.H. Ryder, R.L. Welsh. Bottom Row: H. Perham, John Sperry, Cram, John Munich, W.S. Campbell, Mr. Burkett, Albert M. Whittaker.


J. M. Dunsmore to Governor John St. John

J. M. Dunsmore to Governor John St. John
Creator: Dunsmore, J. M.
Date: September 02, 1880
A letter from J.M. Dunsmore inviting Governor John St. John to attend a Temperance Rally, September 8th, in Thayer.


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1883
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad line from Kansas City to Harper, Kansas. The route included branches to Lawrence, Burlington, Coffeyville, and Hunnewell. The company advertised itself as "passing through the great wheat belts of the Neosho and Arkansas Valleys to the grazing and cattle fields of south-western Kansas and Indian Territory." The company encouraged settlement along 150 miles of the Oklahoma border with descriptions of the soil and climate for those emigrating to southern Kansas.


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1880
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad lines in Kansas and neighboring states. The company advertised itself as the shortest and fastest route from Kansas City to Winfield and Wellington. The company also sold acres of farmland in the Neosho Valley.


Santa Fe lime special

Santa Fe lime special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1928
The Lime Special was operated by the Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. It was scheduled to operate July 9--17, 1928. Five cars of exhibits were available along with a series of lectures. The quote at the bottom of the poster was "MORE LIME, MORE LEGUMES, MORE CROPS, MORE PROFIT."


Southern Kansas Railway Company

Southern Kansas Railway Company
Creator: Southern Kansas Railway Company
Date: 1883
Map and timetable of the Southern Kansas Railway, previously known as the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad. The route included branches to Lawrence, Burlington, Coffeyville, and Hunnewell. The railway encouraged settlement along 150 miles of the Oklahoma border with descriptions of the soil and schools for those emigrating to southern Kansas.


Standard atlas of Neosho County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Neosho County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1906
This plat book includes plats for townships and the larger towns in Neosho County with names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory and portraits.


Trade card

Trade card
Creator: DeMoss, James Andrew
Date: between 1885 and 1905
Trade card for Dr. J.A. DeMoss of Thayer, Kansas. One-sided, black on white. Photograph of the doctor on the left side of the card. Dr. DeMoss (1859-1943) was practicing in Thayer by at least 1884.


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