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Governor's proclamations

Governor's proclamations
Date: 1869-1977
This collection of proclamations issued by Kansas Governors declares first, second or third-class status for Kansas towns and cities. Proclamations are arranged in alphabetical order by town name. Included are descriptions of city limits, plat maps and censuses.


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, 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.


Patrick Jacob Schwinn, World War I soldier

Patrick Jacob Schwinn, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Patrick Jacob Schwinn, Company D, 313th Engineers, 88th Division. Patrick died on October 5, 1918 from pneumonia while serving in France.


Plat book, Cherokee County, Kansas

Plat book, Cherokee County, Kansas
Creator: Missouri Publishing Co.
Date: 1902
This atlas, compiled from county records and actual surveys, contains maps of each Cherokee County township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory and plats of towns. A large fold out plat of Empire City and Galena is included and is also available as unit 225944.


Racial Discrimination by Board of Education - Weir

Racial Discrimination by Board of Education - Weir
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 11-18, 1915
This file includes correspondence from Weir, Kansas, to the Governor's office following enrollment of colored children at the public high school. The response given by the Attorney General sites several similar cases and explains segregation of schools in second and third classes. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


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.


School of Mines asks Support

School of Mines asks Support
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 1915
Telegram sent by L.H. Waddle asks Governor Capper to uphold the pre-election promises made by Capper's administration to the School of Mines. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


St. Louis-San Francisco Railway box depot, Weir City, Kansas

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway box depot, Weir City, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 01, 1959
This photograph shows the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway box depot in Weir City, Kansas. The structure was located on the Northern Division, Coal Branch, Parsons Sub. Division at milepost 145.2.


Strip pit mining, Cherokee County, Kansas

Strip pit mining, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
A photograph of strip pit mining with the use of large shovels near Weir, Kansas.


Weir, Cherokee County, Kansas

Weir, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1909 and 1933
Twenty-three photographs of the Weir Mining Camp. Weir City, generally called Weir by the residents, was built on land owned by T. M. Weir and was laid out by him. Weir is located in Cherokee County approximately two miles south of the Cherokee and Crawford county line and nine miles west of the Kansas and Missouri state line. It was founded in 1872 and continues in existence today. Photographs include images of residents, businesses, churches, schools, and private residences. Also included is an image of a boiler explosion, a greeting card, and an invitation to a private event.


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