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Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas

Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas
Creator: Stanley, Arthur Jehu, 1874-1967
Date: September 17, 1915
An address given by Arthur Stanley before the Old Settler's Reunion in Lincoln, Kansas. Stanley recounts life in Lincoln, of living in a dugout, the fear of prairie fires, prairie schooners passing through, the naming and meaning of places in Lincoln, and many other stories of the county and prairie life in general.


Arrival of wagon caravan at Santa Fe

Arrival of wagon caravan at Santa Fe
Date: 1844--1845
Photo of an illustration "Arrival of the caravan at Santa Fe" from Josiah Gregg's Commerce of the Prairies.


A wilderness Family

A wilderness Family
Creator: Albert D. Richardson
Date: 1867
This is a sketch of a "Wilderness Family" from Albert D. Richardson from "Beyond the Mississippi" (German edition).


Camp wagon on the trail

Camp wagon on the trail
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
This photograph shows an illustration of a camp wagon on the trail. The illustration was copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.


Comparative Cost of Travel

Comparative Cost of Travel
Date: 1919
Promotional brochure exhorting the virtues of automobiles and trucks over team drive carriages in the hauling of agricultural products over good roads.


Covered wagon, Republic County, Kansas

Covered wagon, Republic County, Kansas
Date: 1906
This sepia colored postcard shows a group of men gathered around a covered wagon, pulled by a horse, mule and two cows, during the Pawnee Village celebrations in Republic County, Kansas.


Covered wagon pulled by an ox.

Covered wagon pulled by an ox.
Date: Unknown
Photo of two unidentified men standing next to a covered wagon pulled by one ox, location and date unknown. This photo appears to have been enhanced or "doctored."


Crossing the Plains

Crossing the Plains
Date: August 13, 1859
Photo of a sketch of covered wagons with the wording "Pikes Peak" copied from "Harper's Weekly," August 13, 1859.


Evans Brothers bull train in Caldwell, Kansas

Evans Brothers bull train in Caldwell, Kansas
Date: 1882
This is a photograph showing the Evans Brothers bull train in Caldwell, Kansas.


Fort Larned historic activities

Fort Larned historic activities
Date: Between 1957 and 1967
These color photographs show activities at the fort as they would have been in 1800's.


Grinter Ferry, Wyandotte County, Kansas

Grinter Ferry, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Creator: Kensler, Gordon
Date: 1952
A 1952 drawing of the earliest ferry on the Kansas river. Established in 1831 by Moses Grinter, the Grinter Ferry operated at the Delaware Crossing where the Fort Leavenworth-Fort Gibson road crossed the Kansas river in Wyandotte County, Kansas.


H.T. Hineman family sod house, Lane County, Kansas

H.T. Hineman family sod house, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
The H.T. Hineman family poses in front of their sod house in Lane County, Kansas. Mr. Hineman stands beside a yoke of long-horned steers or oxen. Mr. Hineman was the founder of Hineman-Jack Farm.


Haskell Institute Indian Pow Wow and Congress

Haskell Institute Indian Pow Wow and Congress
Date: October 1926
Twenty-eight photographs of the Indian Pow Wow and Congress held at the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas in the fall of 1926.


 John Hasenbank driving a team of oxen on Missouri Street, Alma, 1910

John Hasenbank driving a team of oxen on Missouri Street, Alma, 1910
Date: 1910
This photograph shows John Hasenbank driving a team of oxen down Missouri Street, Alma, Kansas, in this 1910. Dick Thoes, W. C. Hasenbank, and several other men stand in the doorway of Hasenbank's furniture and undertaking business at 204 Missouri Street, far right. Several other people are riding in the wagon pulled by the oxen. The only other identifiable business in the photograph is a bank.


John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Date: March 15, 1859
Although Ingalls began this relatively brief letter from Sumner with comments on the local election (he won the race for city attorney), he devoted most of it to the Pike's Peak Gold Rush--"the amount and character of the emigration to Pike's Peak is truly astonishing. . . . [T] military roads are already thronged with anxious hundreds, on foot, dragging hand carts, on mules, and with ox teams."


Joy riding at Volland, Kansas

Joy riding at Volland, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This black and white photograph shows a group of people sitting in an oxen-drawn wagon with a caption that reads "Joy Riding at Volland, Kansas."


Ox team at Tonganoxie, on branch road between Leavenworth and Lawrence, Kansas

Ox team at Tonganoxie, on branch road between Leavenworth and Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This stereograph shows an ox team at Tonganoxie, Leavenworth County, Kansas. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.


Philip P. Campbell

Philip P. Campbell
Date: 1880s
Half plate tintype of Philip P. Campbell plowing a field.


Plowing on the prairies beyond the Mississippi

Plowing on the prairies beyond the Mississippi
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: May 09, 1868
This is a magazine article and illustration about breaking soil for the first time in Kansas. The illustration shows farmers plowing with oxen. It was drawn by Theodore R. Davis and published in Harper's Weekly.


Ready for the race at Volland, Kansas

Ready for the race at Volland, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This black and white photograph shows a group of gentlemen gathered around an ox-drawn wagon and a motorcycle. The caption says "Ready for the Race at Volland, Kansas."


"The End, 1883"

"The End, 1883"
Creator: Garretson, M.S.
Date: Between 1913 and 194
This ink on paper drawing by Martin Garretson depicts the artist's conception of the changes in western Kansas as the open prairie was claimed for family farms. By 1883, the vast buffalo herds of the central plains had been hunted almost to the point of extinction. In the drawing, one man is shown loading bleached buffalo bones into an oxen-drawn wagon, while another man with a horse-drawn plow has begun plowing the cleared prairie for a farm crop. A young girl and boy are shown with piles of horns and horned skulls, and a woman is shown standing in the doorway of a small farmhouse in the background.


The Passage of the "Enabling Act of Kansas Territory" brought many Settlers through the Border Gateways--1854

The Passage of the "Enabling Act of Kansas Territory" brought many Settlers through the Border Gateways--1854
Date: Unknown
Photo of a painting of a wagon train: "The Passage of the 'Enabling Act of Kansas Territory' brought many settlers through the Border Gateways--1854."


Topeka centennial parade

Topeka centennial parade
Date: 1954
This film footage of the Topeka centennial parade includes intermittent commentary and shows horses and wagons, marching bands (from Chanute and Ottumwa), and floats of various clubs and organizations including the Holton Saddle Club; the Shawnee Saddle Club; a square dancing club; the Army Reserve; the Colony Teachers Association; the Union Pacific railroad; the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad; the Topeka Fire Department; and the Jayhawk Council. The parade was filmed on Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas, in front of the Jenkins Music Company.


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