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Crawford County, Kansas

Crawford County, Kansas
Creator: Eldridge, W. J.
Date: 1879
A map of Crawford County, Kansas featuring townships, towns, landowners, railroads, and creeks.

Joint company depot, Walnut, Kansas

Joint company depot, Walnut, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 16, 1959
This black and white photograph shows the Missouri- Kansas- Texas and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company joint depot at Walnut, Kansas. The agent was appointed by the Missouri Kansas & Texas. The depot was on the Missouri Kansas & Texas Northern Division, Sedalia Subdivision, at mile post 365.0 and Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Girard District, at mile post 24.8.

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Talmage - Zurich

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Talmage - Zurich
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1990-1992
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Talmage and ending with Zurich. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Talmage, Talmo, Tasco, Tescott, Topeka, Toronto, Tribune, Troy, Tyro, Ulysses, Uniontown, Utica, Valley Falls, Vassar, Vinland, Virgil, Volland, Wakarusa, Walnut, Wamego, Washington, Waterville, Wathena, Waverly, Weir, Weskan, Westfall, West Mineral, Westmoreland, Westphalia, Wheaton, Wheeler, White Cloud, Whitewater, Whiting, Wichita, Williamsburg, Winchester, Windthorst, Winoa, Worden, Yates Center, Yoder, and Zurich. Photos of courthouses are included for several communities. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences. There are aerial photographs for Valley Falls and interior photographs of the Columbian Theater in Wamego. There is a folder for Weston, Missouri, in this group of materials.

Kansas Southern Railway stamp

Kansas Southern Railway stamp
Date: between 1883 and 1885
This brass stamp was used by the Kansas Southern Railway when they operated in Walnut, Kansas from 1883 to 1885. The donor, Charles Goebel, was a Santa Fe employee for 46 years.

Plat book, Crawford County, Kansas

Plat book, Crawford County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1906
This atlas contains maps of each township within Crawford County, Kansas, as of 1906. Compiled from county records and surveys, it includes the names of landowners, a patrons' directory, and township plats. An oversize map of Pittsburg, Kansas, that accompanies this plat book is also available here and as unit 225945.

Ralph Prewett, World War I soldier

Ralph Prewett, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Ralph Prewett, 314th Mobile Section, 89th Division. Ralph died in the camp hospital in France on May 5, 1919, from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident on April 27, 1919. He was born in Walnut, Kansas, on December 3, 1887, and grew up in Weir, Kansas.

Santa Fe lime special

Santa Fe lime special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1928
The Lime Special was operated by the Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. It was scheduled to operate July 9--17, 1928. Five cars of exhibits were available along with a series of lectures. The quote at the bottom of the poster was "MORE LIME, MORE LEGUMES, MORE CROPS, MORE PROFIT."

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