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Bird's eye view of Ottawa, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Ottawa, Kansas
Creator: Glover, E. S. (Eli Sheldon), 1844-1920
Date: 1872
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas. It shows an extensive community and the references (legends) identify schools, churches, manufacturing plants, and railroads. The population of Ottawa at this time was 4000. The lithograph shows an extensive railroad machine shops for the Lawrence, Leavenworth, and Galveston Railroad. Insets across the bottom from left to right show: Union School, Ludington House, Hamblin's block including the 1st National Bank, and Ottawa University. The title section of the illustration identifies George W. Hamblin as land agent. Forest Park is shown. The Marais des Cygnes River flows the Ottawa north of the business district. The lithograph was drawn by E. S. Glover and published by the Strobridge & Co. Lith., Cincinnati, Ohio.


Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston Railroad passes

Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston Railroad passes
Date: Between 1870 and 1877
Railroad passes issued to Harry Tisdale to Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston stations


Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston R. R. bridge across Kansas River,  Lawrence, Kansas.  323 miles west of St. Louis Mo.

Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston R. R. bridge across Kansas River, Lawrence, Kansas. 323 miles west of St. Louis Mo.
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This stereograph shows a Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston Railroad locomotive and a railroad bridge over the Kansas River at Lawrence, Kansas. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.


Map of Franklin County, Kansas / compiled by Leonard F. Shaw & G. D. Stinebaugh

Map of Franklin County, Kansas / compiled by Leonard F. Shaw & G. D. Stinebaugh
Creator: Shaw, Leonard F.
Date: 1878
This map compiled by Leonard F. Shaw & G. D. Stinebaugh shows the townships and towns in Franklin County, Kansas. Some points of interest include: the names of landowners within the townships; the principal routes of the Kansas City, Burlington & Santa Fe Railroad; the Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston Railroad; and the Kansas City & Santa Fe Railroad. At the top and bottom portions of the map illustrations of historical landmarks and advertisements from local businesses are visible.


Map of Kansas, 1869

Map of Kansas, 1869
Creator: Rufus Blanchard
Date: 1869
This map illustrates the county lines, county seats, and state lines of Kansas. The railroads in operation are the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston and Pacific Railroad. A central branch of the Union Pacific Railroad is proposed for the future.


Map of the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad lands

Map of the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad lands
Creator: Kansas City Lith'G. Co. Kansas City, MO.
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
The map illustrates the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad lands in southeast Kansas.


Notice of the sale of railroads

Notice of the sale of railroads
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: April 2, 1879
This document is notice of the sale of the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Company and of the Kansas City, Santa Fe Railroad and Telegraph Company under decree of the Circuit Court for the District of Kansas. The new companies have been organized by the purchasers and the new company would be operated by the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad Company.


Plan of the City of Leavenworth, Kansas

Plan of the City of Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: Hunnius, Ado
Date: 1876
This plat shows the city of Leavenworth, Kansas. The map has been scaled one inch to 600 feet and shows blocks of city streets and lots. The legend along the side and bottom identify city offices, railroads, hotels, schools and churches.


Railroad line map of the State of Kansas

Railroad line map of the State of Kansas
Creator: Gedney Joseph F.
Date: Between 1866 and 1867
The map illustrates the rail lines of the Union Pacific Railroad to Denver, Colorado; the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad; and Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad through the eastern part of Kansas.


Secure good homes in a rich country

Secure good homes in a rich country
Creator: Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Company
Date: 1873
This small pamphlet encourages the purchase and settlement of land in eastern Kansas stretching from Lawrence southward to the Kansas line and owned by the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad. The land is rich in bituminous coal, good building stone, fire clay and flagging stone as well as being good for general agriculture, fruit growing, sheep raising, and cattle grazing.


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