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70th anniversary edition supplement to the Washington County Register

70th anniversary edition supplement to the Washington County Register
Creator: Washington County Register
Date: September 16, 1938
This special anniversary edition supplement celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the Washington County Register. The supplement highlights the pioneers and businessmen of the county along with photos and advertisements. It contains short histories of Washington County towns and also brief descriptions of the businesses in the various communities. Many businesses also have adds in this supplement. It contains lists of pioneers, graduates from Washington County schools, and soldiers buried in Washington County cemeteries.


Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company

Emigrants Guide or Handbook of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad & Company
Creator: Vaughan, W.R.
Date: 1879
This publication is from the Central Branch, Union Pacific Railroad Company. It promotes land sales targeting recent emigrants interested in purchasing agricultural land in central and eastern Kansas.


Fifth annual Washington County exposition

Fifth annual Washington County exposition
Date: September 29 - October 2, 1885
This poster announces the fifth annual Washington County exposition to be held at Washington, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include liberal premiums, a new agricultural hall, and a half mile track. The poster includes color illustrations of livestock.


Fifth annual fair of the Washington County Exposition

Fifth annual fair of the Washington County Exposition
Date: September 29 - October 2, 1885
This poster announces the fifth annual Washington County Exposition to be held at Washington, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include $3,000 in cash premiums, a fine amusement program each day, and a new agricultural hall. The poster includes color illustrations of livestock.


First Battalion volunteer militia correspondence

First Battalion volunteer militia correspondence
Date: 1868
This correspondence was sent to Kansas Governor Samuel J. Crawford and Kansas Adjutant General Josiah B. McAfee from members of the First Battalion of the Kansas Volunteer Militia. This group was also known as the "Frontier Battalion" charged with defending western parts of Kansas from Indians. Correspondents include Assistant Adjutant General George B. Jenness, Lt. Milo R. Harris, Capt. S. J. Jennings of Company A and his 2nd Lt. Norman A. Lovejoy (including a petition for Jennings' dismissal for drunkenness), Capt. H. D. Baker of Company B, Capt. B. C. Sanders of Company C, Capt. A. J. Armstrong of Company D, Capt. John A. Potts of Company E, and John S. Park, commanding officer of the Sharp's Creek Detachment. A sizable portion of the correspondence was written in Salina, Kansas. There are several items written in Lawrence, Kansas, with a few letters from a number of other communities


Fitch Drug Store and Pickard's General Store, Washington, Kansas

Fitch Drug Store and Pickard's General Store, Washington, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
This photograph shows an exterior view of Fitch Drug Store and Pickard's General Store located on the north-northwest corner of the square in Washington, Kansas. Signs on Pickard's store read, "Regulator," and "Pickard's Store is now in full blast. Clothing, dry goods, hats, and shoes." A few people are visible in front of the stores, and an American flag is visible flying above Pickard's store. A filling station and the Healy Garage were later built on the site.


George Thiele

George Thiele
Date: Between 1885 and 1890
This is a tintype showing George Thiele, father of Kansas Supreme Court Justice Walter G. Thiele. George Thiele lived in Washington, Kansas, and owned an abstracting business.


Harry Richmond James, World War I soldier

Harry Richmond James, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1923
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 Harry Richmond James, who died in France from illness, October 1918. He was a member of Company E, 34th Engineers.


Historical plat book of Washington County, Kansas

Historical plat book of Washington County, Kansas
Creator: J. S. Bird (Firm)
Date: 1882
This atlas contains a state and county history, summary of life in Washington County, plat maps, township descriptions, and lithographic images of various residences in Washington County.


Ineligible Welfare Recipient

Ineligible Welfare Recipient
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the removal of the Justice of the Peace for Washington, Kansas. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


John Waterman Drug Store, Washington, Kansas

John Waterman Drug Store, Washington, Kansas
Date: 1910
This photograph shows an interior view of the John Waterman Drug Store in Washington, Kansas. Three men are visible in the picture. A soda fountain and service counter are visible on the right side of the store. Shelves filled with bottles of chemicals and pharmacy supplies are also visible along the right wall of the store. Shelves filled with a variety of items are visible along the left wall of the store, and the display cases in the left foreground of the picture appear to be filled with pocket watches or other jewelry.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject crops

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject crops
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 included in this part of the collection is crops.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains
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 in this part of the collection include stadiums, stockyards, studios, theaters, and trains.


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 State Temperance Union expense journals

Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1898-1911
This collection consists of 7 volumes of records from the Kansas State Temperance Union. The first volume lists the members and the dues they paid by local organization. The index lists the communities that have members listed and these communities have been included in the categories. Note: other communities are listed elsewhere in the records, particularly the speaker expenses volume. The second volume is the cash book (expense journal) for the years 1901-1904. Volumes three through five are the cash books for 1907-1910, 1909-1910, and 1910-1911. Volume 6 contains speaker expenses and contribution from the communities where they spoke, listed by name of speaker. Several speakers are listed. Volume 7 is an expense journal for 1907-1911. There are also some loose papers inserted into the volumes, mostly correspondence and form letters.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: Between 1941 and 1950
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Washington, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Washington, Kansas
Date: 1970
This photograph shows a general view of the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Washington, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure, built in 1916, provided storage until it was torn down in the late 1970s.


North western Kansas circuit, series of fairs

North western Kansas circuit, series of fairs
Date: August 29 - September 15, 1882
This poster announces a series of fairs within the north western Kansas circuit to be held at Marysville, Clyde, Beloit, Washington, and Frankfort respectively. The poster includes illustrations of horses and sulky racing.


Plat book of Washington County, Kansas

Plat book of Washington County, Kansas
Creator: Brown-Scoville Publishing Company
Date: 1906
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.


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


Seventh annual fair of the Washington County Fair Association

Seventh annual fair of the Washington County Fair Association
Creator: Washington County Fair Associtaion
Date: September 16 - 18, 1880
This poster announces the seventh annual fair at Washington, Kansas, sponsored by the Washington County Fair Association. Highlights of the fair include archery, base ball, racing, and $3,000 in cash premiums. The poster includes illustrations of sulky racing and livestock.


Special attractions at the fair of the Washington County exposition

Special attractions at the fair of the Washington County exposition
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This poster announces the Washington County exposition to be held at Washington, Kansas. The poster includes a color illustration of livestock and fair buildings.


The great northwest!

The great northwest!
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1888
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet advertises cheap, abundant, and good land land available in northern Kansas. The title page describes the northwest region as the most successful farming region of Kansas, well watered, and with the cheapest land.


Third annual series of fairs

Third annual series of fairs
Date: August 26 - October 3, 1884
This poster announces the third annual series of fairs in the northwestern Kansas circuit. The series involves six fairs in succession within a radius of sixty miles. It includes fairs in Clyde, Washington, Beloit, Clay Center, Frankfort, and Concordia. The poster includes an illustration of a fair scene and sulky race.


Third annual series of fairs of the northwestern Kansas circuit

Third annual series of fairs of the northwestern Kansas circuit
Date: August 26 - October 3, 1884
This poster announces a series of six successive fairs as part of the the northwest Kansas circuit, including fairs in Clyde, Concordia, Washington, Clay Center, Frankfort, and Beloit. The poster includes an illustration of a sulky with horse and rider.


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