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

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Turon, Kansas
Date: 1971
This photograph shows the Chicago,Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot in Turon, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with clapboard siding is no longer standing.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Welch, Earl L.
Date: March 27, 2007
Earl Lee Welch was inducted into the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 6th Bomb Group. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Mar. 27, 2007, Welch talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born September 25, 1920, in Turon, Kansas, where his parent operated a grocery store. His wife Wilma and his daughter Karen Wingfield were present during the interview, which took place in Hutchinson, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Haven, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Haven, Kansas
Date: 1971
This photograph shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Haven, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure no longer stands.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Turon, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Turon, Kansas
Date: 1971
This photograph shows a general view of the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Turon, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with clapboard siding no longer stands.


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: 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.


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.


Rock Island wheat festival special

Rock Island wheat festival special
Creator: Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1926
This flyer advertises the dates that the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company "Wheat Festival Special" will visit numerous Kansas towns along its route. It will in Kansas August 2 through 7, 1926. The train is operated in cooperation with the Kansas Agricultural College, the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, the Kansas State Grain Inspection Department, the Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Public Service Commission. The flyer lists speakers and their topics. Miss Vada Watson, the Kansas Wheat Queen, is one of the "special attractions" accompanying the train. A. W Large is in charge of the train for the railroad company.


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.


Vada Watson Hoskinson

Vada Watson Hoskinson
Date: January 29, 1925
These two black and white photographs show Miss Kansas Wheat Girl Vada Watson Hoskinson, (1905-2000), presenting a bag of wheat to the thirtieth President of the United States Calvin Coolidge, in observance of Kansas' sixty-fourth anniversary of statehood, on the steps of the White House. To the left of President Coolidge is Kansas U.S. Senator Charles Curtis and to Vada's right is Kansas U.S. Senator Arthur Capper. Vada, a native of Turon, Kansas was selected in 1925 as the state's first wheat girl through a contest sponsored by Kansas State University. During her reign she traveled throughout the United States promoting the wholesome goodness of Kansas wheat.


Vada Watson Hoskinson

Vada Watson Hoskinson
Date: 1925
This black and white photograph shows Miss Kansas Wheat Girl, Vada Watson Hoskinson (1905-2000), promoting the state's number one crop at the Atlantic City boardwalk in New Jersey. In the background, the James' Candy Company sign is somewhat visible. A native of Turon, Kansas, Vada was selected as the state's first wheat girl through a contest sponsored in 1925 by Kansas State University. During her reign she traveled throughout the United States promoting Kansas wheat. In 1928, she graduated from Sterling College and became an elementary school teacher in the Turon area. On January 5, 2000 she passed away at the age of ninety-four.


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