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Advertising billboards

Advertising billboards
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1947 and 1948
This is a photograph showing billboards advertising for Coca-Cola, the Kansas Industrial Development Commission, and a 1947 Ford from R.G. Larzelere of Troy, Kansas.


Biggest and best! The Donniphan County Fair Association will hold its tenth annual exhibition

Biggest and best! The Donniphan County Fair Association will hold its tenth annual exhibition
Creator: Weekly Kansas Chief
Date: September 24, 1878-September 27, 1878
Indian war dances, a grand agricultural display, an animal show, and horse races are all advertised on this Doniphan County fair poster, with Thomas Henshall listed as president and T.W. Heatley as secretary for the Doniphan County Fair Association.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Troy, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Troy, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 28, 1964
This photographs shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Troy, Kansas. The structure was part of the Missouri-Kansas Division, Sub Division 36-B at milepost 13.5. Later it became a part of the Union Pacific Railroad, Kansas Division, St. Joseph Branch at milepost 13.9.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Troy, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Troy, Kansas
Date: 1970
This photograph shows the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Troy, Kansas.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Creator: Troxell & Brother
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This is a portrait of Cyrus Leland, Jr., (1841-1917), in his military uniform. He was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-1866 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, he was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Creator: Colville, Photographer
Date: 1907
This is a portrait of Cyrus Leland, Jr.,(1841-1917). He was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-1866 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893. Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. He was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a portrait of Cyrus Leland, Jr., (1841-1917), was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-1866 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, He was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph of Cyrus Leland, Jr., with four unidentified men. Leland is in the first row on the right. Born in 1847 in Sauk County Wisconsin, Leland came to Kansas Territory in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas Legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican National Committee. Leland was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of Internal Revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory 1889-1893, and was then named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. In 1917, Leland died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This is a tintype of Cyrus Leland, Jr., wearing his military uniform. Leland, born in 1841 in Sauk County, Wisconsin, came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland died in 1917 at a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photo of Cyrus Leland, Jr. with several unidentified men. Leland, (1841-1917), was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-1866 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. He had been a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. Leland died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: 1890
This is a portrait of Cyrus Leland, Jr.(1841-1917). He was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-1866 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. He was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This photo shows Cyrus Leland, Jr. (b. 1841, d. 1917) holding a string of fish and a fishing pole. He was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-1866 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican National Committee. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Indian Territory for 1889-1893. Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This is a tintype of Cyrus Leland, Jr., wearing his military uniform. Leland, born in 1841 in Sauk County, Wisconsin, came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland died in 1917 at a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland Jr., Governor  Willis J. Bailey, & Judge W. Stuart

Cyrus Leland Jr., Governor Willis J. Bailey, & Judge W. Stuart
Date: Between 1903 and 1905
In this photo, Cyrus Leland Jr. is standing behind Governor Willis J. Bailey and Judge W. Stuart who are sitting in chairs. Cyrus Leland Jr. (1841-1917), was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas Legislature from 1865 to 1866 and again from 1903 to 1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison, Leland was collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Indian Territory from 1889 to 1893. Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr., and family

Cyrus Leland, Jr., and family
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a photo of Cyrus Leland, Jr. with his family. Front Row (left to right): Mildred Finley, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Finley; Martha Leland Willcockson, Cyrus' sister; Florence Leland Douglas. Middle Row (left to right): Mildred Leland Finley; Judy Leland Hayden; Cyrus Leland Finley, son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Finley; Cyrus Leland, Jr.; Fannie Leland Finley; Back row (left to right): Mildred Finley's husband Harry (was Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oklahoma); Bill Leland (killed in WW I in France); C. V. Norman, husband of Sadie Leland Norman (died in 1897); Florence Evelyn Townsley Leland; Edwin Sherman Leland; G. C. Finley, husband of Fannie Leland Finley. Cyrus Leland, Jr., (1841-1917, was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-66 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by president William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. He was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr., holding baby

Cyrus Leland, Jr., holding baby
Date: Between 1915 and 1917
This is a photo of Cyrus Leland, Jr., holding an unidentified baby. Cyrus Leland, Jr., (1841-1917), was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-66 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. He wasn a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr. to Mother and other family members

Cyrus Leland, Jr. to Mother and other family members
Creator: Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917
Date: August 3, 1862-January 24, 1864
These letters were selected from a larger group of Civil War letters written by Cyrus Leland, Jr. primarily to his mother but to other family members also. Leland served in the 4th Kansas and later the10th Kansas Infantry, after the 3rd and 4th Kansas were consolidated to form the 10th. Many of the letters concern his efforts to be appointed as an aide-de-camp to General Thomas Ewing, Jr. Leland writes letters from Kansas City, Leavenworth, St. Louis, Rolla, and other places the regiment went. In a letter from Kansas City, Missouri, dated June 29, 1863, he asks his mother to send him $25 and to make him two white shirts. He also writes that he is staying at the Union House, along with some female prisoners. On stationery printed with "Headquarters District of the Border," he writes that General Schofield "has issued an order preventing the military of either Missouri or Kansas from crossing the state line without permission." A short letter written in pencil on October 12, 1863, about a military engagement near Boonville, MO, presents a contrast of letters written in the field to those written at Headquarters. Another letter written October 18, 1863, from "Camp near Carthage, MO, describes the capture of thirty Confederate troops. The letter written November 14th, 1863, describes an incident at a dance near Neosho, MO, that end with shooting. Leland ejected a soldier from "Blunts scouts" that was "a little more noisy than the rest" but when the soldier returned to Fort Scott, he told people he had been bushwhacked. Leland was from Troy, Doniphan County, KS. After the war, he served several terms in the Kansas House of Representatives. A complete transcript of the letters is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Cyrus Leland, Jr., with a Doniphan County group

Cyrus Leland, Jr., with a Doniphan County group
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph of Cyrus Leland, Jr. with a group of people taken in Troy or Highland in Doniphan County. First row, left to right: Governor Willis J. Bailey; Cyrus Leland, Jr.; (possibly) Senator Long; 2nd row, left to right: unidentified woman; Judy Leland (Mrs. George P. Hayden), d. 1962, Long Beach California, George P. Hayden d. c1934; Mermie Castle; Fannie Leland (Mrs. G. C. Finley), d. c1959, Long Beach, California, G. C. Finley, d.1945; Eva Castle; the others are unknown. Cyrus Leland, Jr., (1841-1917), was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas Legislature in 1865-66 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as a county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. He was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland, Jr., with a child

Cyrus Leland, Jr., with a child
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph of Cyrus Leland, Jr., with an unidentified young child, unknown location. Cyrus Leland, Jr., was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas Legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican National Committee. Leland was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of Internal Revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory 1889-1893, and was then named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland later died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Cyrus Leland letters

Cyrus Leland letters
Creator: Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917
Date: 1862-1864
These letters were written by Cyrus Leland, primarily, during his time in the Civil War. Leland served in the 4th Kansas and later the10th Kansas Infantry, after the 3rd and 4th Kansas were consolidated to form the 10th. Many of the letters concern his efforts to be appointed as an aide-de-camp to General Thomas Ewing, Jr, and another mentions Preston Plumb and his actions during a charge by William Quantrill. Leland writes letters from Kansas City, Leavenworth, St. Louis, Rolla, and other places the regiment went. In a letter from Kansas City, MO, dated June 29, 1863, he asks his mother to send him $25 and to make him two white shirts. He also writes that he is staying at the Union House, along with some female prisoners. On stationery printed with "Headquarters District of the Border," he writes that General Schofield "has issued an order preventing the military of either Missouri or Kansas from crossing the state line without permission." A short letter written in pencil on October 12, 1863, about a military engagement near Booneville, Missouri, presents a contrast of letters written in the field to those written at Headquarters. Another letter written October 18, 1863, from "Camp near Carthage, MO, describes the capture of thirty Confederate troops. The letter written November 14th, 1863, describes an incident at a dance near Neosho, MO, that end with shooting. Leland ejected a soldier from "Blunts scouts" that was "a little more noisy than the rest" but when the soldier returned to Fort Scott, he told people he had been bushwhacked. Leland was from Troy, Doniphan County, KS. After the war, he served several terms in the Kansas House of Representatives.


Everett Shelton video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Everett Shelton video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Shelton, Everett
Date: 1 January 2007
Corporal/Specialist Everett Edward Shelton was drafted into the Army in 1942 and served until October 1945 in the 592nd Amphibious Engineers-- Boat & Shore Regiment (EBSR). They built bridges and docks. He was assigned to the motor pool. He did his basic training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served in Australia and New Guinea. Eleanor Roosevelt visited the troops while Shelton was in New Guinea. Shelton was born October 4, 1912 in the country at the Burr Oaks Bottoms Baptist Church, Doniphan County. He did not graduate from high school and was working for Swift meat packing when he was drafted. He worked for Swift after the war, also. He lived in the areas of Troy and Wathena. He was interviewed by Peggy Stanton on Jan 1, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Fair, Troy, Kansas

Fair, Troy, Kansas
Creator: Doniphan County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association
Date: September 25 - 28, 1883
This poster announces a fair at Troy, Kansas, sponsored by the Doniphan County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association. Highlights of the fair include liberal premiums, trials of speed, a band of music, and many new features. The poster includes illustrations of livestock and sulky racing.


From Atchison, Kansas, the great railroad centre of the West, to Lincoln, Nebraska, the great political capital of the west

From Atchison, Kansas, the great railroad centre of the West, to Lincoln, Nebraska, the great political capital of the west
Creator: Atchison and Nebraska Railroad Company
Date: May 1873
Distributed by the Atchison and Nebraska Railroad Company, this pamphlet gives information on towns that settlers would encounter by rail from Atchison, Kansas to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1873.


Grand Army of the Republic, Troy, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Troy, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This black and white photograph shows members from the Grand Army of the Republic, Kennedy Post No. 292, in Troy, Kansas. One of the members has been identified. Cyrus Leland, Jr. is in the middle of the front row, wearing a derby hat and smoking a cigar. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized at the close of the Civil War by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans.


Harold Cross video interview on experiences in World War II

Harold Cross video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Cross, Harold Dwayne
Date: 3 February 2007
Chief Warrant Officer Cross enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 on the U.S.S. Skylark. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Feb 3, 2007, Cross talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Cross was born December 16, 1925, in Troy, Kansas. He joined the Navy June 6, 1944, and was discharged in Juy, 1946. He served in the National Guard from 1968 through 1985. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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