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A herd of 5,000 head of cattle owned by Vale and Gates

A herd of 5,000 head of cattle owned by Vale and Gates
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1896
View of the CCC cattle herd owned by Vale and Gates. Wild Horse Lake, located in the western part of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory, is visible in the background.


A new map of the United States of America

A new map of the United States of America
Creator: Thomas, Cowperthwait & C
Date: 1850
This map by surveyor J. H. Young depicts the United States of America and its territories. In the lower portion of the map information is provided about the proposed routes for the Great Pacific Railroad. Sections of the map have been enlarged to depict the Gold Region of California and the District of Columbia.


Big Dam Foolishness sign, Randolph, Kansas

Big Dam Foolishness sign, Randolph, Kansas
Date: 1955
A sign advocating against the building of Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Randolph, Kansas.


Bill Maxwell and Ken Lewis at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas

Bill Maxwell and Ken Lewis at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas
Date: 1920s or 1930s
Bill Maxwell and Ken Lewis with a big fish caught at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas.


Bill and Bob Maxwell at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas

Bill and Bob Maxwell at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas
Date: 1920s or 1930s
Bill and Bob Maxwell with a big fish caught at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas.


Civil Conservation Corp camp at Kinney Dam

Civil Conservation Corp camp at Kinney Dam
Date: 1934
This is a photo of the Civil Conservation Corp camp during the construction of Kinney Dam at McKinney Lake, Kearny County.


Colorado, its resorts and attractions to the pleasure-seeker, tourist and invalid

Colorado, its resorts and attractions to the pleasure-seeker, tourist and invalid
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Reprinted 1873 (Original 1870)
This promotional pamphlet produced by the Kansas Pacific Railway promotes Colorado tourism and highlights resorts and attractions along the company's Colorado rail transportation line.


Construction of the Franklin County reservoir

Construction of the Franklin County reservoir
Date: 1960
A series of five pictures showing the construction of the Franklin County reservoir. Two of the photographs show three unidentified men.


Construction of the Franklin County reservoir in Kansas

Construction of the Franklin County reservoir in Kansas
Date: 1960
Five scenes from the construction site of the Franklin County Reservoir. One picture contains an unidentified boy wearing a hard hat.


Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam

Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam
Date: 1952
A collection of six photographs detailing the beginning of the Tuttle Creek Dam project on the Kansas River in Riley County, Kansas. The contract for this initial construction was awarded to the George Bennet Construction Company of Kansas City, in the amount of $2,238,888. The photographs show the initial moving of excavated earth and limestone, the preparatory work for the construction of a temporary bridge, and various views of ongoing excavation. Tuttle Creek Dam was constructed by the U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, Corps of Engineers.


Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam

Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam
Date: October 1964
These five photographs show road paving activities on the Tuttle Creek Reservoir project on the Kansas River in Riley County, Kansas. Tuttle Creek Dam was constructed by the U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, Corps of Engineers.


Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam

Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam
Date: 1958
Seven photographs showing construction activities on different areas of the Tuttle Creek Reservoir Project on the Kansas River in Riley County, Kansas. Tuttle Creek Dam was constructed by the U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, Corps of Engineers.


Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam

Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam
Date: August 1962
Three photographs showing crews paving the roads on or around the Tuttle Creek Reservoir on the Kansas River in Riley County, Kansas. Tuttle Creek Dam was constructed by the U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, Corps of Engineers.


Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam

Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam
Date: 1958
A distant view of the Tuttle Creek Dam project on the Kansas River in Riley County, Kansas. Tuttle Creek Dam was constructed by the U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, Corps of Engineers.


Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam

Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam
Date: July 1958
Seven photographs showing construction activity on differents areas of the Tuttle Creek Reservoir on the Kansas River in Riley County, Kansas. Tuttle Creek Dam was constructed by the U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, Corps of Engineers.


Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam

Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam
Date: 1958
Seven photographs showing individuals or construction activities on different areas of the Tuttle Creek Dam on the Kansas River in Riley County, Kansas. Tuttle Creek Dam was constructed by the U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, Corps of Engineers.


Construction scenes on the Franklin County reservoir, 1960

Construction scenes on the Franklin County reservoir, 1960
Date: 1960
Six different photographs show scenes of early construction on the Franklin County reservoir. Two photographs contain unidentified workers in hard hats.


Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower

Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower
Creator: Monfort, Edith
Date: August 19, 1952
In this document, Edith Monfort asks the Republican nominee Eisenhower to take a leadership position on the proposed solution to flood control in Kansas. Three Kansas dams have been proposed, Tuttle Creek, Milford and Perry. The Kansas Watershed Association questions judgment of this proposal. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


El Quartelejo Monument Scott County, Kansas

El Quartelejo Monument Scott County, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: February 28, 1948
This black and white photograph shows a view of the El Quartelejo Monument in Scott City, Kansas. This site located north of Scott City, Kansas and along Ladder Creek inside the Lake Scott State Park, is the archeological remains of a Indian pueblo. A group of Taos Indians migrated to the region from New Mexico around 1664 to escape Spanish oppression and to live among the Plains Apache Indians. To honor this historical area, a granite marker was erected in 1925 by the Kansas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1964, the ruins were recognized as a National Historic Landmark. The ruins are deteriorating and are considered a "at risk" site.


Excavation at 14GE127

Excavation at 14GE127
Date: 1963
Shown are two views of two house features at 14GE127. The slides were taken in 1963 by then State Archeologist T. Witty. The site was excavated by University of Nebraska archeologists and revealed interior pits and post molds within the house features. It was occupied by Smoky Hill aspect peoples at some point during the Middle Ceramic period, 1000 A.D. to 1500 A.D. The site is now under Milford Lake.


Fishing at McKinney Lake

Fishing at McKinney Lake
Date: Between 1917 and 1918
This is a photo of several unidentified men fishing at McKinley Lake, Kearny County.


Franklin County reservoir construction

Franklin County reservoir construction
Date: 1960
These five photographs show beginning construction scenes on the Franklin County reservoir in Kansas.


Gathering rock for the Kinney Dam

Gathering rock for the Kinney Dam
Date: June 1934
This is a photo of men gathering rock for the Kinney Dam at the Civil Conservation Corp camp, McKinney Lake, Kearny County.


Gathering rock for the Kinney Dam

Gathering rock for the Kinney Dam
Date: June 1934
This is a photo of men loading rock on a truck for the Kinney Dam at the Civil Conservation Corp camp, McKinney Lake, Kearny County.


Governor Edward Arn's statement on dams

Governor Edward Arn's statement on dams
Creator: Arn, Edward F., 1906-1998
Date: 1952
This statement by Governor Arn was delivered to the U. S. Congress in 1952 on his behalf by Maurice Fager. It identifies the extent of recent (1951) flood damage in Kansas and the need for flood control. The document proposes the "immediate start of the Tuttle Creek Reservoir."


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