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Carl Friend with his wife and son Paul

Carl Friend with his wife and son Paul
Creator: Bristow, Sam
Date: 1896
This is a cabinet card showing Carl Friend, his wife and their son Paul. Carl Friend was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1869. After graduating from Kansas State College in 1888, he worked as a civil engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1889, Friend entered the lumber business in Jackson County, Kansas. He was appointed to the State Board of Regents in 1902 and in 1909, he moved to Lawrence and started a lumber business and owned a farm. Friend was a member of the Advisory Council of Alumni Association of Kansas State College and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees to the Kansas University Endowment Association. He began his political career in 1933, serving as a state senator from 1933 to 1937. In 1939, Friend was elected Lieutenant Governor and served with Governor Payne Ratner until 1943.


Horn rocking chair

Horn rocking chair
Creator: Calwell, Charles A.
Date: between 1890 and 1900
This was piece of furniture was made by Charles A. Calwell (1873-1975). Calwell lived with his wife, Nancy Ellen, in Wetmore, Kansas. He gathered horns from Texas Longhorns that were dehorned in Wetmore. Furniture made of horns was popular toward the end of the 19th century.


Horn table

Horn table
Creator: Calwell, Charles A.
Date: 1896
This was the first piece of furniture made of horns made by Charles A. Calwell (1873-1975). Calwell lived with his wife, Nancy Ellen, in Wetmore, Kansas. He gathered horns from Texas Longhorns that were dehorned in Wetmore. Furniture made of horns was popular toward the end of the 19th century.


Joseph Martin Gress, World War I soldier

Joseph Martin Gress, 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 Joseph Martin Gress, Company E, 353rd Infantry. Joseph was killed in action while in France on October 18, 1918.


Longhorn rocking chair

Longhorn rocking chair
Date: between 1898 and 1900
Rocking chair made of longhorn horns. Wooden rockers. Seat and narrow back upholstered in brown and white cowhide. Made by Charles A. (1873-1975) and Nancy Ellen "Ella" (1875-1979) Caswell shortly after their 1898 marriage Used in the couple's home in Wetmore and then brought with them when they moved to Topeka around 1930. Charles first became interested in horn furniture after seeing a chair in an old wagon in 1895. He took a job helping dehorn cattle in Wetmore to be able to acquire horns, and made his first piece in 1896. Charles and Nancy (nee Short) both came to Wetmore with their families at a young age, he from Illinois and she from Iowa.


Meacham's illustrated atlas of Brown and Nemaha counties, Kansas

Meacham's illustrated atlas of Brown and Nemaha counties, Kansas
Creator: J.H. Meacham & Company.
Date: 1887
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a Patrons Business Directory of Brown County p. 119-122, and a Patrons Business Directory of Nemaha County, p. 123-127, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Missouri Pacific Rail Line

Missouri Pacific Rail Line
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This is a view of the Missouri Pacific rail line in Wetmore, Nemaha County, Kansas.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Wetmore, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Wetmore, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot at Wetmore, Kansas.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Wetmore, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Wetmore, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
This black and white photograph shows the Missouri Pacific depot at Wetmore, Kansas.


Missouri Pacific rail line

Missouri Pacific rail line
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This is a view of the Missouri Pacific rail line in Wetmore, Nemaha County, Kansas.


Plat book of Nemaha County, Kansas

Plat book of Nemaha County, Kansas
Creator: Stinson, A. R.
Date: 1908
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.


Steam engine

Steam engine
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This is a view of a steam engine in Wetmore, Nemaha County, Kansas.


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