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Agnes Hill photographs

Agnes Hill photographs
Date: Between 1900 and 1915
These black and white photographs were taken in Wilson, Kansas. Featured is multiple views of the Midland Hotel interior and exterior from 1903-1915. The exterior photograph shows Walter McKettrick, Willis Brunner, Caddy Lingo delivering eggs in a wagon.


Bohemian Athletic Club, Wilson, Kansas

Bohemian Athletic Club, Wilson, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1919
This photograph shows members of the Bohemian Athletic Club (Sokol) from Wilson, Kansas. The sokol was a Czechoslovakian organization that promoted physical and intellectual activities within the Slavic community of Wilson.


First Bohemian school, Wilson, Kansas

First Bohemian school, Wilson, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1918
These three images show the first public school by Bohemian settlers near Wilson, Kansas. The East School District #10 was located three miles east of Wilson, Kansas on the Golden Belt Road.


First Bohemian school, Wilson, Kansas

First Bohemian school, Wilson, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1918
These two images show the first public school established by Bohemian settlers near Wilson, Kansas. The East School District #10 was located three miles east of Wilson, Kansas on the Golden Belt Road.


Francis J Swehla

Francis J Swehla
Creator: White, W. A.
Date: 1874
A photograph showing Francis J Swehla with his wife and son Victor. Francis Swehla was one of the first settlers in Wilson, Kansas. This is a copy of a photograph taken at Grete, Nebraska in 1874.


Fred Robertson, United States District Attorney, to Charles H. Sessions, secretary to Governor Arthur Capper

Fred Robertson, United States District Attorney, to Charles H. Sessions, secretary to Governor Arthur Capper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: July 9, 1917
United States District Attorney Fred Robertson of Kansas City (Wyandotte County) writes to Charles H. Sessions, secretary to Governor Arthur Capper, of Topeka (Shawnee County). The letter regards Session's request to send government agents to Wilson (Ellsworth County) to apprehend suspected German sympathizers. During WWI, the Governor's office occasionally contacted the United States District Attorney's office in Kansas City regarding concerns over suspected pro-German elements in local communities, usually at the request of local residents.


Guide to the Kansas Pacific Railway --The best and shortest cattle route from Texas, 1872

Guide to the Kansas Pacific Railway --The best and shortest cattle route from Texas, 1872
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1872
This map shows the Kansas Pacific Railway routes from Texas, through Indian territory (Oklahoma), to north central Kansas. In Texas there are 35 named stations or towns; the southern most is Corpus Christi and the northern most is Red River Station. At the northern terminus in Kansas are the towns of Morgans, Wilson, New Abilene, Ellsworth, Brookvillle, Salina, Solomon and Abilene.


I-70 across Kansas

I-70 across Kansas
Creator: Kansas Highway Commission
Date: 1970
This is a foldout pamphlet and map of Interstate 70 across Kansas. A history of the Kansas interstate system, brief town descriptions, and photographs are included.


John Henry Kuck, Track and Field Olympian

John Henry Kuck, Track and Field Olympian
Date: Between 1926 and 1928
This black and white photograph shows Olympic champion John Henry Kuck, (1906-1986). Born in Wilson, Kansas, he set over a hundred records during his athletic career in the discus, javelin and shot put. Kuck held the national high school record in the shot put as a student at Wilson High School. He went on to a successful collegiate career at the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas. In 1926, he became the national collegiate champion in the shot put and javelin. In addition to holding the world record in the shot put, Kuck was one of the first athletes to throw a 16-pound shot over 50 feet. He represented the United States in the 1928 summer Olympics held in the Netherlands where Kuck won the gold medal in the men's shot put. His wining throw broke the previous world record by 13 inches. After the Olympics, in 1929, Kuck became the assistant track and field coach at the University of Kansas. He later moved to Idaho to work in the timber and mining business. For sixteen years he also owned and operated a resort in the Idaho area before moving back to Wilson, Kansas, in October of 1972, with this wife Lida Cooper Wilson. On September 21, 1986, the state's first Olympic gold medallist and 1961 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductee passed away at the age of eighty-one in Wilson, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences
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 residences, arranged alphabetically by city.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


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.


Plat book, Ellsworth County, Kansas

Plat book, Ellsworth County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1901
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.


Standard atlas of Ellsworth County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Ellsworth County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1918
The atlas contains a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county, and a map of the state, United States and World. It also has a Patron's Directory and a Business Directory.


Supplement to Weston's Guide to the Kansas Pacific Railroad

Supplement to Weston's Guide to the Kansas Pacific Railroad
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1873
This is a Kansas Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement for cheap land and homesteading opportunities in Kansas.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Wilson, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Wilson, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Wilson, Kansas. The one-story brick building features massive brackets and a over hanging roof. The depot is no longer standing.


Wilson City Band, Kansas

Wilson City Band, Kansas
Date: 1989
The Wilson City Band, probably during the annual Czech Festival.


Wilson City Band, Kansas (#2)

Wilson City Band, Kansas (#2)
Date: July 30, 1988
Wilson City Band


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