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C. D. Perry's dam on the Cimarron River, Kansas

C. D. Perry's dam on the Cimarron River, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1903
View of Clarence D. Perry's dam on the Cimarron River, Kansas. An unidentified man is seated in the foreground.


Flood on the Cimarron River, Arkalon, Kansas

Flood on the Cimarron River, Arkalon, Kansas
Date: May 1914
This is a copy of a postcard showing people watching the Cimarron River flood at Arkalon, Kansas.


History of the 19th Kansas Cavalry--Indian War of 1868-69

History of the 19th Kansas Cavalry--Indian War of 1868-69
Creator: Jenness, George B.
Date: 1869
This history of the 19th Kansas, written by the commander of Company F, George B. Jenness, is mainly composed of extracts from his diary. It includes details about where each company was raised, the names of the officers, organization and implementation of orders, the rigors of army life, and troop movements. Jenness' history also includes information about Samuel J. Crawford, the governor of Kansas, who resigned his position to assume command of the regiment on November 5, 1868. The document contains a copy of a letter from General Philip H. Sheridan to Governor Crawford about the need for calling up troops. Information on Native Americans, including interactions between troops and Native Americans, is also contained within this item. Jenness mentions captive chief including Satanta.


Indian Alarm On The Cimarron River

Indian Alarm On The Cimarron River
Creator: Gregg, Josiah, 1806-1850
Date: 1844
This is an illustration titled Indian Alarm On The Cimarron River copied from the book Commerce of the Prairies by Josiah Gregg first published in 1844.


Jedediah Smith to Ralph Smith

Jedediah Smith to Ralph Smith
Creator: Smith, Jedediah Strong, 1799-1831
Date: January 26, 1831
This letter is from Jedidiah Strong Smith (1799-1831) to his brother Ralph Smith (1794-1867) who was living in Wayne County, Ohio at the time of the letter in 1831. This letter is written from St. Louis, Missouri months before Jedidiah Smith was killed by Comanche Indians in May of 1831 on the Cimaron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail near the Cimarron River. In the letter, Jedidiah writes about his travels and people he encounters and interacts with including children and doctors.


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.


Lithic Collection from 14GT301

Lithic Collection from 14GT301
Date: Unknown
These flakes were recovered from a Prehistoric camp site on a bluff south of the Cimarron River in Grant County. Shown are five Alibates Agatized Dolomite flakes, two Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk flakes, two quartzite flakes, and one possible Knife River Flint. Alibates is from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle, Knife River Flint is quarried in North Dakota, and Smoky Hill silicified chalk outcrops in west central and north central Kansas on into Nebraska. Thus, just a few flakes represent quite a large amount of trade and travel.


Medical history of the 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers

Medical history of the 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers
Creator: Bailey, Mahlon
Date: 1869
Mahlon Bailey, the regimental surgeon, recorded this medical history of the 19th Kansas Cavalry. This history includes information on the hasty physicals given to new recruits, wounds received in battle, and other medical problems encountered on the trail, as well as general information about the day-to-day activities of the soldiers. Located at the end of the report is a chart detailing the medical problems of the regiment, including the number of cases of dysentery, gonorrhea, pneumonia, ulcers, burns, and sprains (among many others). At the end of these charts, Bailey expresses his appreciation to the commanders of the regiment, thanking them for following his medical advice and showing concern for the health of their soldiers.


Minie Ball from Wagon Bed Springs Site, 14GT101

Minie Ball from Wagon Bed Springs Site, 14GT101
Date: 1849-1869
Wagon Bed Springs was a camp site in Grant County along the Cimarron cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail. This minie ball, donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1961, was collected from there around 1909. The .68 caliber bullet with three exterior grease grooves has a conical base.


R. K. Perry ranch on the Cimarron River, Kansas

R. K. Perry ranch on the Cimarron River, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1903
This herd of cattle is grazing on the R. K. Perry ranch on the Cimarron River, south of Meade, Kansas. The Cimarron River is visible in the background. The partially legible phrase "last herd of cattle leaving R. K. Perry..." is written on the photograph.


R. K. Perry watering his round-up herd on the Cimarron River, Kansas

R. K. Perry watering his round-up herd on the Cimarron River, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1895
R. K. Perry of Meade, Kansas, seated on a hill overlooking his round-up herd of cattle watering at the Cimarron River, directly south of Englewood, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are cowboys and the herd's 200 head of cattle.


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.


Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory

Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory
Creator: Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Date: 1857
This map, drawn by Henry Rogers and Alexander Keith Johnston in 1857, details Kansas Territory and Indian Territory. Kansas Territory included portions of what would become eastern Colorado. Indian Territory later became Oklahoma. The map traces the route of the Santa Fe Trail, proposed routes for the Pacific Railway, and identifies military forts. The maps also provides information on geographical features.


The Kanzas region:  forest, prairie, desert, mountain, vale, and river

The Kanzas region: forest, prairie, desert, mountain, vale, and river
Creator: Greene, Max.
Date: 1856
The title page for this volume continued with "Descriptions of scenery, climate, wild productions, capabilities of soil, and commercial resources; interspersed with incidents of travel, and anecdotes illustrative of the character of the traders and red men; to which are added directions as to routes, outfit for the pioneer, and sketches of desirable localities for present settlement." A small map is opposite the title page. The "Addenda" included several "Laws Governing Kanzas," a section on the objects and plans of an Emigrant Aid Company, information about the American Settlement Company, and prices for various items in Lawrence. Also included in the "Addenda" was the text of the Kansas Nebraska Act, which was not scanned as it is available elsewhere on this site.


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