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George Grant

George Grant
Date: 1871
This is a photograph of George Grant, founder of the Victoria Colony located in Ellis County, Kansas.


George Grant's villa, Ellis County, Kansas

George Grant's villa, Ellis County, Kansas
Date: Between 1873 and 1883
This black and white photograph shows a view of the two-story native limestone home of George Grant, the founder of the English community in Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas. The structure built south of Victoria became the center of social and agricultural activities when Grant brought the first Aberdeen-Angus cattle to the area. In 1973, the home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


I-70 across Kansas

I-70 across Kansas
Creator: Kansas Highway Commission
Date: 1970
This is a foldout pamphlet and map of Interstate 70 across Kansas. A history of the Kansas interstate system, brief town descriptions, and photographs are included.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Staab, Robert E.
Date: 2 February 2006
Sergeant Staab enlisted in the Army (Air Force) and served until 1945 in the 417 Air Base Sqd.. Interviewed by Janet Johannes on Feb 2, 2006, Staab talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Schmidtberger, Virgil
Date: November 6, 2007
Schmidtberger enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served on the Duncan. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Nov 6, 2007, Schmidtberger talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Pfeifer, Robert A.
Date: 31 August 2006
Pfeifer was drafted into the Army in 1945 and served until 1946 in the Transportation Corps. Interviewed by Judy Walker on Aug 31, 2006, Pfeifer talked about military experiences in the Second World War. 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 Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject churches

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject churches
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. Churches are the subject included in this part of the collection.


Kansas Pacific Railway depot, Victoria, Kansas

Kansas Pacific Railway depot, Victoria, Kansas
Date: 1880
This photograph shows the Kansas Pacific Railway depot at Victoria, Kansas. The structure was originally built by the railroad company as a hotel to accommodate the settlers until they could complete their own homes.


Letter from Ben Davidson to J. C. Swanson

Letter from Ben Davidson to J. C. Swanson
Date: February 22, 1874
This is a letter from Ben Davidson, Victoria, Kansas to J. C. Swanson, England. Davison, who worked for W. Grant as farm manager, talks about his job, living conditions, climate, wildlife, livestock, and laying out a new town in Ellis County, Kansas. Also, he writes about someone stealing his horse and the circumstances surrounding the theft.


St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria, Kansas

St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria, Kansas
Creator: Dean, Virgil W
Date: 1996
Here are two photographs of St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria, Kansas.


St. Fidelis Church, Victoria, Kansas

St. Fidelis Church, Victoria, Kansas
Date: Unknown
This is a photograph of St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, Kansas. The church was built to serve the predominantly Catholic Volga-German community that began settling the area about 1875. Construction on the church began in 1908 and was completed in 1911. Known as the "Cathedral of the Plains," the church is on the National Register of Historic Places.


St. Fidelis Church, Victoria, Kansas

St. Fidelis Church, Victoria, Kansas
Date: 1915
This photograph is a side view of St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, Kansas. The church was built to serve the predominantly Catholic Volga German community that began settling the area about 1875. Construction on the church began in 1908 and was completed in 1911. It is known as the "Cathedral of the Plains," and is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Standard atlas of Ellis County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Ellis County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1922
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, a map of the state, United States, and world. It has illustrations, portraits and photographs of homes.


Standard atlas of Ellis County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Ellis 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.


Supplement to Weston's Guide to the Kansas Pacific Railroad

Supplement to Weston's Guide to the Kansas Pacific Railroad
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1873
This is a Kansas Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement for cheap land and homesteading opportunities in Kansas.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Victoria, Kansas. The one-story structure no longer stands.


Victoria, Kansas

Victoria, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Post Card Company, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1910
This hand colored German printed postcard shows the store fronts along main street in Victoria, Kansas. The town, incorporated in 1873 and named after Queen Victoria, is located in eastern Ellis County.


Victoria, Kansas depot

Victoria, Kansas depot
Date: 1880
This photograph shows the Kansas Pacific Railway depot at Victoria, Kansas. The two-story stone structure was originally built by the railroad company as a hotel to accommodate the settlers until they could complete their homes. The depot is no longer standing.


View of Herzog, Kansas

View of Herzog, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This sepia colored postcard shows a birds eye view of Herzog, Kansas. The town, located one half mile north of the English settlement of Victoria, was founded in 1876 by Volga German settlers. In 1913, the two towns incorporated under the name of Victoria.


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