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First residence of the Peter Robidoux family, Wallace County, Kansas

First residence of the Peter Robidoux family, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1905
The first residence of the Peter Robidoux family, located about 10 miles north of Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas. This image shows the frame house, the sod house, and a frame barn. Family members pose in the front yard.


Fort Wallace Historical Museum, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

Fort Wallace Historical Museum, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1963
A view of the Fort Wallace Historical Museum and the restored stage station building next to it, near Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas.


Fort Wallace Historical Museum, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

Fort Wallace Historical Museum, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1963
A view of the exterior of the Fort Wallace Historical Museum and the welcome sign there, located near Wallace in Wallace County, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
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 businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject military academies - nursing homes

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject military academies - nursing homes
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 subjects included in this part of the collection are military academies, mining areas, museums, and nursing homes.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject old west towns - prairie

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject old west towns - prairie
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. Subjects included in this part of the collection are old west towns, parks, people, and prairie.


Kansas illustrated.   An accurate and reliable description of this marvelous state for the information of persons seeking homes in the great west

Kansas illustrated. An accurate and reliable description of this marvelous state for the information of persons seeking homes in the great west
Creator: Bodine, L.T.
Date: 1879
This Kansas Pacific Railroad promotional pamphlet highlights the important natural and economic resources of Kansas. It includes lists of crop production by county, inducements for emigrants, and county descriptions.


Line etchings.  A trip from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains via the Kansas Pacific Railway

Line etchings. A trip from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains via the Kansas Pacific Railway
Creator: Spec
Date: 1875
This Kansas Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement highlights all the geographic attractions and resorts located on its rail line leading through Kansas to the Rocky Mountains.


Man posing with horse, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

Man posing with horse, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1878
An unidentified rider poses with his horse in Wallace, Kansas. Peter Robidoux's store can be seen in the background.


Panoramic view of Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

Panoramic view of Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
A panoramic view of Wallace, Kansas taken sometime in the 1870s. Peter Roubidoux's house (1) and store are labeled (2).


Peter Robidoux

Peter Robidoux
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This is a photograph of Peter Robidoux, proprietor of a dry goods and grocery store in Wallace, Kansas. He has a pistol and a knife in his belt and he is holding a rifle.


Peter Robidoux home, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

Peter Robidoux home, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1976
An exterior view of the Peter Robidoux home in Wallace, Kansas.


Peter Robidoux store in Wallace, Kansas

Peter Robidoux store in Wallace, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This is a photograph of the Peter Robidoux dry goods and grocery store in Wallace, Kansas. There are horse drawn wagons and men on horseback in front of the store.


Pond Creek Stage Station, Wallace County, Kansas

Pond Creek Stage Station, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
Here are six views of the old Pond Creek Stage Station near Wallace in Wallace County, Kansas. The building was removed to the ranch of Thomas Madigan northwest of Wallace and was still standing in 1952. Today the restored station may be visited at Fort Wallace Memorial Park, one-half mile from the building's original site.


Robidoux's Merchandising store, Wallace, Kansas

Robidoux's Merchandising store, Wallace, Kansas
Date: 1888
This black and white photograph shows the Robidoux's Merchandising store in Wallace, Kansas. Standing in front of the store to the far left is Peter Robidoux, the proprietor of the store. The business closed in 1893 with an inventory of $20,000.00.


Standard atlas of Wallace County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Wallace County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1908
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


State has hanged 13 killers since '35

State has hanged 13 killers since '35
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: June 22, 1965
This newspaper article on the history of the death penalty in Kansas appeared in the Topeka Capital on the day George York and James Latham were executed at the Kansas State Penitentiary at Lansing. York and Latham were sentenced to death for the killing of Otto Ziegler in Wallace, Kansas, though they had murdered at least six other people on route between Florida and Colorado. The article summarizes the many changes in Kansas capital punishment law. The article claims the "mobster era" of the 1930s was the primary motivation behind the legislature's reinstatement of the death penalty in 1935, after its initial repeal in 1907.


Street Scene, Wallace, Kansas

Street Scene, Wallace, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1885
This photograph shows a view of business buildings on a street looking north from the depot in Wallace, Kansas. The City Drug Store is visible in the right foreground. A building farther back on the left side of the street, near the center of the picture, has a sign reading, "Druggist." Several other buildings are visible along the street. A few men are visible outside of some of the buildings, and two carriages and several horses are also visible along the street.


Telegrapher's house in Wallace, Kansas

Telegrapher's house in Wallace, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This is a photograph showing the telegrapher's house in Wallace, Kansas.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Wallace, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Wallace, Kansas
Creator: Kelley, Frank O.
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Wallace, Kansas.


Wallace Hotel lunchroom employees, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

Wallace Hotel lunchroom employees, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
Employees and patrons of the Wallace Hotel lunchroom stand on the steps outside the lunchroom. Fred Harvey opened an eating house in Wallace, Kansas on the Kansas Pacific Railroad in 1875. This is presumably a picture of that cafe or eating house, which closed within a year. Harvey was inspired from this experience to open a chain of Fred Harvey eating houses along the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, the first of which opened in 1878 in Florence, Kansas.


Wallace School, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

Wallace School, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1887
Students, teachers, and community members pose in front of the two-story Wallace School, Wallace, Kansas.


Wallace business directory, Wallace, Kansas

Wallace business directory, Wallace, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
This photograph shows a framed display board labeled, "Wallace, the Metropolis of Western Kansas. Directory of the thoroughly reliable business houses." There are 17 businesses advertised on the display, and many of the advertisement also contain photographs of the business buildings. Businesses listed include: Robert M. Auchard, Land, Loan and Insurance Agent; Peter Robidoux, Pioneer Merchant of Wallace; Felix T. Gandy, Real Estate Broker; Forker and McQuiston, Fresh and Salt Meats; Charles H. Musser, Sheet Metalware, Pumps, Stoves, Tinware, Iron pipe and fitting; Wallace County Register; Merchants Bank of Wallace; W. A. Oetzer, Druggist and Pharmacist; C. M. Henkel, Watchmaker and Jeweler; J. R. Hanger, Popular Barber Shop; B. I. Look and Company, Dry Goods and Clothing; A. J. Phillips, Fresh and Salt Meats; J. W. Dilworth, Grocery Headquarters; Law and Land Office; Dr. J. Haggart, Physician and Surgeon; Caufman and Coburn, Livery, Feed, and Sale Stables; and The Albany House.


White House, Wallace, Kansas

White House, Wallace, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
These two black and white photographs show a group of people standing in front of and back of the Grovers Hotel, also, know as the "White House", in Wallace, Kansas. This two story-structure stood north of the town's depot in the 1880s.


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