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All bound for the Kansas valleys!

All bound for the Kansas valleys!
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This brochure advertises the sale of five million acres of land by the Kansas Pacific Railroad, along the Kaw, Big Blue, Republican, Smoky Hill, Solomon, Saline, and Victoria Rivers in Kansas. The illustration on the last page may have been drawn by Topeka artist Henry Worrall.


An Appeal from Arickaree

An Appeal from Arickaree
Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950
This item, written by Kansas City Star editor Charles Cecil Howes, concerns the Battle of Arickaree that took place in Kansas in 1868. Howes does not address any of the controversy surrounding the event but he does provide a solid account of the accepted facts of the combat that took place between U.S. Army soldiers, led by General George A. Forsyth (a Colonel at the time), and Indian warriors led by Cheyenne War Chief Roman Nose. This item also includes some excerpts from General Forsyth's "Thrilling Days of Army Life," which had not yet been published at the time Howes' article was printed.


Arickaree history collection

Arickaree history collection
Date: [Not given]
This collection contains originals and copies of correspondences, articles, notes and related materials regarding the Battle of Beechers Island, also known as the Battle of Arickaree Fork, on September 19, 1868.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part eight of twelve. Views from Burnett's Mound in Topeka, the Republican River in Junction City, and the Goodlander hotel in Fort Scott are some of the featured photographs.


Floyd Schultz, Amateur Archeologist

Floyd Schultz, Amateur Archeologist
Date: Unknown
Floyd Schultz (1881-1951) grew up in Junction City, Kansas, interested in history and archeology. His extensive archeological work focused along the Republican River and his ethnographic work was with the Potawatomi tribe in Jackson County, Kansas. Schultz is shown here at an archeological site in Republic County.


History of Kansas and emigrant's guide

History of Kansas and emigrant's guide
Creator: Chapman, J. Butler
Date: 1855
The title page of the printed volume indicated that it contained "a description geographical and topographical--also climate, soil, productions and comparative value with other states and territories, including its political history, officers-candidates-emigrant colonies-election, abolition, squatter and pro-slavery contentions and inquisitions; with the prospects of the territory for freedom or slavery." Mr. Chapman was a resident of the territory and the information in the booklet was compiled by traveling through Kansas Territory in 1854. The description covers most of the territory and includes information about Native American tribes and lands.


Incidents of the Dull Knife raid

Incidents of the Dull Knife raid
Creator: Street, William D., b. 1851
Date: 1900
This item, written by William D. Street of Oberlin, Kansas, details the events surrounding the Dull Knife raid. According to Street, events began in the summer of 1878 while he was working as a cowboy in parts of Kansas and Colorado. Street recalls that he was first aware that something was wrong upon hearing women and children crying, something that he states was unusual because women and children "seldom frequented the cow camps." Street then asked a man named Sim Holstine what had happened, and Sim told him that an Indian raid had just occurred and the locals were preparing to assist the U.S. Army apprehend the offenders. The remaining seven pages of this item details the events that occurred after the party of men left to find the Northern Cheyennes responsible for the raid.


Johnson's New Military Map of the United States

Johnson's New Military Map of the United States
Creator: Johnson & Ward
Date: 1861
Map showing the military forts and posts across the United States. Inset illustrations show waterways located in Baltimore, Washington, D. C., Hampton Roads, Charleston Harbor, Savannah River, Key West, Pensacola Bay, Mobile Bay, and New Orleans. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


Junction of Smoky & Republican River, Kansas. 420 miles west of St. Louis Mo.

Junction of Smoky & Republican River, Kansas. 420 miles west of St. Louis Mo.
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This stereograph shows the convergence of the Smoky Hill and Republican Rivers near Junction City, Kansas. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.


Kansas: a description of the country, its soil, climate & resources

Kansas: a description of the country, its soil, climate & resources
Creator: Parrott, Marcus J. (Marcus Junius), 1828-1879
Date: March 1856
This pamphlet provides people emigrating to Kansas with practical and reliable information about soil, timber, stone, coal, water, roads, postal facilities, climate, surveys, inhabitants, towns and town sites, routes, and politics.


Kansas as she is

Kansas as she is
Creator: The Kansas Publishing Company
Date: 1870
This is an emigrants' and settlers' guide containing information on living in the state of Kansas. The guide reports on various topics such as the state's climate, its cities and towns, railroads, and the character of its people.


Lands in Kansas

Lands in Kansas
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1893
This Union Pacific Railway Company pamphlet advertises cheap and affordable land in Kansas for purchase.


Map documenting the rivers and streams to the west of Fort Leavenworth

Map documenting the rivers and streams to the west of Fort Leavenworth
Creator: Emory, Willima H.
Date: 1847
This is a map portion showing a survey done by Lt. William H. Emory. The map depicts the rivers and creeks surrounding Fort Leavenworth as well as the Neosho River, the Little Arkansas River and the forks of the Republican River and the Smokey Hill River.


Map of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway showing land grants and connections

Map of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway showing land grants and connections
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1871
This map indicates land grant lands available from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway, in an area from Junction City, Kansas, to Preston, Texas. It is also a map of all connecting railroads from the states of Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana. Major rivers, cities, and military installations are shown.


Map of the route pursued by the late expedition under the command of Col. Stephen Watts Kearny

Map of the route pursued by the late expedition under the command of Col. Stephen Watts Kearny
Creator: Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903
Date: 1845
This map, included in the Report of the Secretary of War, illustrates the route taken by Stephen Watts Kearny and the 1st Dragoons in an 1845 expedition. This expedition began in Fort Leavenworth and proceeded on a circular march, heading northwest on what would later become the Oregon Trail, down along the Rocky Mountains to Mexican territory, and back up via the Santa Fe Trail. This march was intended as a display of the United States' military power, both for the benefit of local Indian tribes and also for the British government, which at this time was trying to exert control over Oregon Territory. The map was drawn by a topgraphical engineer named Lieutenant William B. Franklin. It was published in U.S. serial set 480.


Nebraska Territory and Kansas Territory

Nebraska Territory and Kansas Territory
Creator: United States. Surveyor General of Kansas and Nebraska
Date: Between 1830-1860
Survey map of eastern portions of the Kansas and Nebraska territories including the surveyor's correction lines. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Copies of this map are available for viewing at both the Kansas Historical Society and Lecompton Historical Society.


Philip H. Sheridan to Samuel J. Crawford

Philip H. Sheridan to Samuel J. Crawford
Creator: Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
Date: September 26, 1868
This confidential letter was written by General Philip Henry Sheridan, a Civil War veteran who led a series of campaigns against Native Americans on the western frontier. In this letter he informs Kansas governor Samuel Crawford of the locations and positions of military units on the frontier. Sheridan also expresses his desire to destroy the Indians' villages and horses and bring these tribes into submission. Sheridan was well-known for his ruthless pursuit of Native Americans and lack of concern for the welfare of non-combatants.


Postcard views of Concordia, Kansas

Postcard views of Concordia, Kansas
Creator: Douglas Publishing Co.
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
Here are six postcards in Post Card Booklet No. 311 showing views of Concordia, Kansas. Included are the Cloud County Courthouse; Nazareth Academy; a view looking northwest from the Methodist Episcopal Church; Twin-Cottonwoods City Park; Concordia High School; Lincoln School; Concordia Normal and Business College; and the Concordia Flour Mill on the Republican River.


Pottery from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1

Pottery from Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1
Date: 1770-1800
These examples of similar pottery were recovered from the Pawnee Village site during excavations in the 1930s by the University of Nebraska. These five pieces of pottery, four of which refit, all show punctates on the lip (top most part of the sherds) and incised opposed diagonal lines on the collar (a ridge or band folded over from the top of the vessel). In 1987 the artifacts were donated to the Kansas Historical Society. The Pawnee village was occupied in the late 1700s and can be visited at the Pawnee Indian Museum in Republic County.


Railroad bridge across the Republican River, Kansas. 421 miles west of St. Louis Mo.

Railroad bridge across the Republican River, Kansas. 421 miles west of St. Louis Mo.
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This stereograph shows a railroad bridge over the Republican River, Kansas. There is a man seated on the river bank. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.


Republican River ferries

Republican River ferries
Creator: Strom, Peter T.
Date: 1933
These two letters from Peter Strom to George Root discuss the ferries and ferry companies that operated around the Republican River.


Route of Coronado between the Rio Grande and Missouri rivers

Route of Coronado between the Rio Grande and Missouri rivers
Creator: Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949
Date: 1912
This map shows the route of Coronado between the Rio Grande and Missouri rivers.


Route of the old Santa Fe Trail

Route of the old Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1913
The map shows all rail lines of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company along the route of the old Santa Fe trail.


Ruby M. Johnson to Governor Edward F. Arn

Ruby M. Johnson to Governor Edward F. Arn
Creator: Johnson, Ruby M.
Date: July 12, 1951
Farmer Ruby M. Johnson of Randolph, Kansas, writes Governor Edward F. Arn of Topeka, Kansas, concerning flood control on the Kansas River and its tributaries. The 1951 flooding of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and their tributaries resulted in one of the most devastating natural disasters to strike the Midwest. The flood lent support to the Pick-Sloan plan authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1944. The plan called for a series of large dams and levees on rivers in the Missouri River basin. Many farmers opposed building large dams and reservoirs, favoring control through small dams and conservation practices. Mr. Johnson challenges the arguments of General Lewis A Pick, Chief of Army Engineers, on the effectiveness of the proposed Tuttle Creek dam north of Manhattan (Riley County). Mr. Johnson's farm was located within the bounds of the proposed Tuttle Creek reservoir and he protests the government's efforts to remove farmers from this area.


Sketch map of Kansas. The land flowing with men and money

Sketch map of Kansas. The land flowing with men and money
Creator: Mitchell, William Izott
Date: 1920s
William Izott Mitchell created this map while living in New York City. Mitchell apparently created the map for the amusement of his fellow members of the Kansas Society of New York City. The cartoon map pokes fun of Kansas history and culture (often through word play) and draws humorous parallels between Kansas and New York City. Prominent themes include Missouri-Kansas animosity, the underground railroad, temperance and prohibition, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Quivera and early Kansas explorers, farmers and farming, tornadoes, women's suffrage, drought and grasshoppers, and miners and mining. The back of the map includes a partially obscured inscription that reads "W. Mitchell, Zoological Park, New York City." Mitchell was the Cashier (accountant) at the New York Zoological Park (now the Bronx Zoo). He was at one time the President of the Kansas Society of New York. The undated map appears to be a fragment of a larger work but the whereabouts or existence of an additional fragment representing western Kansas is unknown.


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