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Garner Edward Shriver

Garner Edward Shriver
Date: Between 1947 and 1953
Garner Edward Shriver was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, 1947-1951, and to the Kansas Senate from 1953-1960. He served as a U.S Representative from 1961-1977, and as legal counsel for the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee.


Historical atlas of Butler County, Kansas

Historical atlas of Butler County, Kansas
Creator: McGinnis, Walter C
Date: 1885
This atlas was compiled, drawn, and published from personal examinations and surveys. 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, and a History of Butler County, p. 9 and a History of Potwin, p. 22.


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.


McIntire lumber yard, Towanda, Butler County, Kansas

McIntire lumber yard, Towanda, Butler County, Kansas
Creator: C. Otis Boston Studio (El Dorado, Kan.)
Date: 1920
This photograph shows the vicinity of the McIntire Lumber Company in Towanda, Kansas. A caption on the back reads: "Camera set at Northwest corner of Block in which the McIntire Lumber Company is located, facing Northeast, (distance from camera to place where man run across street in alley to rear of McCollough home, 152 feet." This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Neighborhood in Towanda, Butler County, Kansas

Neighborhood in Towanda, Butler County, Kansas
Creator: C. Otis Boston Studio (El Dorado, Kan.)
Date: ca. 1920
This photograph shows a line of houses in 1920s Towanda, Kansas, including the Hubbard House. A small boy stands near the porch of the bungalow in the foreground. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Standard atlas of Butler County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Butler 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.


Threshing crew, Towanda, Butler County, Kansas

Threshing crew, Towanda, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1915-1925
This photograph shows a threshing crew of rural farmers on the Wilson farm near Towanda, Kansas. Standing on the thresher is Sid Nace. The bundle man on the far left is idenitified as "daddy Nace". Standing in the wagon in the background is Dew Edmondson. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Tornado, Towanda, Kansas

Tornado, Towanda, Kansas
Creator: Stevenson, E. S. & Lady, El Dorado, Butler Co. Kansas
Date: March 31, 1892
This sepia-colored photograph shows Main Street in Towanda, Kansas after a tornado destroyed the town.


Tornado damage in Towanda, Butler County, Kansas

Tornado damage in Towanda, Butler County, Kansas
Creator: Stevenson, E.
Date: 1910-1920
This photograph shows the demolished Main Street section of Towanda, Kansas following a tornado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Whitewater Falls stock farm

Whitewater Falls stock farm
Creator: Robison, J. C.
Date: 1909
This illustrated souvenir documents the Whitewater Falls Stock Farm in Towanda, Butler County, Kansas. Founder J. W. Robinson purchased the land in 1879 and bought his first stock in 1884. The souvenir claims that the Whitewater Falls Farm was the leading breeder of Percheron draft horses in America at that time.


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