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A Story of Real Life on The Plains

A Story of Real Life on The Plains
Creator: Van Sickle, S.S.
Date: 1875
A story written by Captain S.S. Van Sickel, in which he recounts his time on the Plains, his experiences with the Indians, and his narrow escape from death during the winter of 1874-75. He was a citizen of Bull City, Kansas (now known as Alton) for several years and also spent time in Dodge City, Great Bend, and Russell.


Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas

Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1936
These series of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and the Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel in Syracuse, Kansas. The facility designed by Louis Curtis opened in 1908 and provided service until closing in 1936. The building was razed in 1972.


Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas

Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1883 and 1885
This sepia colored photograph shows the construction of the Eureka Irrigation Canal in Ford County, Kansas. Financed in 1883 by Asa T. Soule, the project was a scheme to divert water from the Arkansas River for profit. The ninety-six mile canal began in the town of Ingalls, Kansas, and stretched across Gray and Ford counties before emptying into Coon Creek in Edwards County. When construction was completed in 1885 the canal struggled to generate a profit. Within five years the Eureka Irrigation Canal became a losing venture and was later abandoned by investors.


Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas

Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1883 and 1885
This sepia colored photograph shows the construction of the Eureka Irrigation Canal in Ford County, Kansas. Financed in 1883 by Asa T. Soule, the project was a scheme to divert water from the Arkansas River for profit. The ninety-six mile canal began in the town of Ingalls, Kansas, and stretched across Gray and Ford counties before emptying into Coon Creek in Edwards County. When construction was completed in 1885 the canal struggled to generate a profit. Within five years the Eureka Irrigation Canal became a losing venture and was later abandoned by investors.


Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas

Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1909
These sepia colored photographs show a sand dredge being operated during a second attempt to make the Eureka Irrigation Canal in Ford County, Kansas a success. Originally financed in 1883 by Asa T. Soule, the project was a scheme to divert water from the Arkansas River for profit. The ninety-six mile canal began in the town of Ingalls, Kansas, and stretched across Gray and Ford counties before emptying into Coon Creek in Edwards County. When construction was completed in 1885 the canal struggled to generate a profit. The erratic flow of the Arkansas River left the ditch dry at times as other irrigation projects were draining water along the river. In 1908, a new group of investors purchased the canal hoping to use the underflow of the river rather than what flowed above the ground. Another reservoir was dug parallel to the stream. On it were placed two barges, which are shown in the photographs. They were quipped with dredges that pulled out the sand but left the water. Two centrifugal pumps were installed to send the water from the reservoir into the canal. It was cited that one of these pumps could "throw a stream of 30,000 gallons of water a minute." But, even with both pumps working, the canal suffered from seepage. 35% of water was lost back to the underflow in 1 1/2 miles.


Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas

Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1883 and 1885
This sepia colored photograph shows the construction of the Eureka Irrigation Canal in Ford County, Kansas. Financed in 1883 by Asa T. Soule, the project was a scheme to divert water from the Arkansas River for profit. The ninety-six mile canal began in the town of Ingalls, Kansas, and stretched across Gray and Ford counties before emptying into Coon Creek in Edwards County. When construction was completed in 1885 the canal struggled to generate a profit. Within five years the Eureka Irrigation Canal became a losing venture and was later abandoned by investors.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Kansas State Industrial Reformatory applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Kansas State Industrial Reformatory applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory, currently known as the Hutchinson Correctional Facitlity in Hutchinson, Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Norton Sanitorium applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Norton Sanitorium applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Norton Sanatorium. The Sanatorium opened their doors in 1914 to help those suffering from tuberculosis. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Soldiers' Home

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Soldiers' Home
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Soldier's Home. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to hospital administration, affidavites and supplies such as coal needed for the Home. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, wheat

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, wheat
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to wheat. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to wheat producers in the southern Great Plains, wheat protein laboratories in Western Kansas, and wheat elevator locations for preparation for final market. File is incomplete, because the responses by Governor Clyde have been removed prior to arriving at the Kansas Historical Society. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Irrigation and Irrigation Board

Irrigation and Irrigation Board
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the Irrigation Board and irrigation in Kansas. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is reducing irrigation challenges in Western Kansas, administration and members of the Irrigation Board and State Agricultural College, and well irrigation cultivation and equipment. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Map of Kansas. The direct route to all points in central, southern and southwestern Kansas is the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Map of Kansas. The direct route to all points in central, southern and southwestern Kansas is the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1884
This bouchure includes a map of Kansas showing the routes of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad within the State of Kansas. Shading on both sides of the main line of the railroad indicates the Land Grant. All unsold lands are within a colored portion of the map. The brouchure includes a smaller map showing all of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe routes and connecting lines in the United States and Mexico. The brouchure advertises "Land Explorers' Round-trip Tickets", good for forty days at cheap rates. Approximately 18 panels describe these features of Kansas agriculture to be in good condition: dairy, Kansas sugar, irrigation, railroad lands, vacant lands, manufacturing, fuel supply, and education in Kansas.


The potential natural vegetation of Kansas

The potential natural vegetation of Kansas
Creator: Kuchler, A.W.
Date: 1974
This is a map compiled by A.W. Kuchler showing the potential natural vegetation of Kansas. A legend has been provided that identifies the shaded regions and their native flora.


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