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Albert Martinek hauling wood, Rossville, Kansas

Albert Martinek hauling wood, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1921
Albert Martinek is using two mules to haul wood in Rossville, Kansas, on April 18, 1921. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


C.C. McPherson's livery, Rossville, Kansas

C.C. McPherson's livery, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
C.C. McPherson opened the McPherson Livery barn in October of 1879. In 1883, he kept three buggies, two spring wagons and nine head of horses. He enlarged his business in the early 1900s and eventually had a "carry-all" which was particularly popular with the young people who often rented it for their outings. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Coronado starts for Quivira

Coronado starts for Quivira
Date: 1940s
This postcard depicts Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and his group of explorers on their search for the fabled city of Quivera. Coronado and his men were among the first of the European explorers to visit the plains. The goal of the early Spanish explorers was to discover riches north of Mexico. Coronado's 1541 expedition to discover gold in Quivera led him to the area that would later become Kansas.


Covered wagons, Manhattan, Kansas

Covered wagons, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 1910
This photograph, taken by an unknown photographer in 1860, shows a train of covered wagons, oxen, and men on horseback setting out from Manhattan, Kansas. These wagons were a common form of transportation on the plains.


Cowboys in Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory

Cowboys in Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
View of Lon Ford (left) and Pearl Gillian (right, from Englewood, Kansas) on horses and leading pack animals. They were getting ready for a round-up in the eastern part of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory.


Dog-powered travois

Dog-powered travois
Date: Between 1860 and 1879
This is a photo of a drawing of two Indian children sitting on a travois being pulled by a dog. In the drawing as well is a woman walking alongside with a baby in a cradle board. They are probably part of the Kansa or Osage Indians.


Gravel pit at L. P. Hartzell's farm, Rossville, Kansas

Gravel pit at L. P. Hartzell's farm, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1910
The first gravel pit in Rossville, Kansas, was at the L. P. Hartzell farm in 1910. The gravel was used for roads. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


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.


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.


L. B. Breese General Merchandise and Drug Store, Elmdale, Kansas

L. B. Breese General Merchandise and Drug Store, Elmdale, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
These two photographs show exterior views of the L. B. Breese General Merchandise and Drug Store in Elmdale, Kansas. One photograph shows a woman standing in the doorway of the store, and some items are visible in the window displays of the store. A horse is visible on the left of the picture, while a street lamp is visible near the corner of the block. The other photograph shows a few adults, including L. B. Breese, and a few children standing near the doorway of the store, and items in the window displays are partially visible. Both pictures show the traditional mortar and pestle pharmacy symbol on the "Drug Store" sign over the door on the corner of the building.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Leo Gannon in a parade, Rossville, Kansas

Leo Gannon in a parade, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1961
Leo Gannon riding a donkey in the Rossville, Kansas, Tall Corn Festival parade in August 1961. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Leo Gannon in a parade, Rossville, Kansas

Leo Gannon in a parade, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1961
Leo Gannon riding a donkey in the Rossville, Kansas, Tall Corn Festival parade in August 1961. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Lions donkey ball, Rossville, Kansas

Lions donkey ball, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
George Sullivan (pictured at right) rides a donkey at the Lions donkey ball in Rossville, Kansas. The man on the left is unidentified. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Lions donkey ball, Rossville, Kansas

Lions donkey ball, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
Unidentified men riding donkeys at the Lions donkey ball in Rossville, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Lions donkey ball, Rossville, Kansas

Lions donkey ball, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
Men riding donkeys at the Lions donkey ball in Rossville, Kansas. The man on the left is Don Jones. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


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.


Memorandum of trip from Topeka, Kansas, to the Indian Country

Memorandum of trip from Topeka, Kansas, to the Indian Country
Creator: Johnson, Gustaf, 1826-1886
Date: 1868
These excerpts from Gus Johnson's journal record his experiences as a member of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, Company G. The entries are dated from November 12, 1868 to November 26, 1868. Johnson records the movements and activities of his company in addition to the local wildlife (particularly bison), the weather, and the landscape. Johnson's company also had some skirmishes with Indians.


Pack train, Arkalon, Kansas

Pack train, Arkalon, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This black and white photograph shows a pack train of burros in front of the bank in Arkalon, Kansas.


Reminiscence of the early days told by Ferdinand Erhardt of Lincoln, Kansas

Reminiscence of the early days told by Ferdinand Erhardt of Lincoln, Kansas
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A reminiscence of Ferdinand Erhardt. Erhardt recounts his time working for the military, which involved lending his cattle to them for the movement of military supplies. He also tells of fights between the military and Indians, his nearness to Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, hunting for buffalo, and in contrast, some light-hearted moments he experienced.


Suspension bridge, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Suspension bridge, Grand Canyon, Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows a group of people with a mule crossing the suspension bridge over the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.


Testimony of Henry H. Hewitt

Testimony of Henry H. Hewitt
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate
Date: May 9, 1865
This testimony was given by a second lieutenant in the 3rd Colorado Cavalry, Henry Hewitt, before the military commission investigating the massacre of Cheyenne Indians at Sand Creek, Colorado, in 1864. His testimony focuses on his own role in the military campaign against the Cheyenne, including his seizure of Indian ponies and mules. Hewitt was introduced as a witness on behalf on Colonel Chivington, commander of the 1st Colorado Cavalry, whose actions were under investigation. Although this commission was not a criminal trial, the format of taking witness's testimony was similar?the commission was allowed to cross examine the witnesses called by the Colonel Chivington. The testimony is part of a larger report containing evidence obtained at this hearing, titled Report of the Secretary of War, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of February 4, 1867, a copy of the evidence taken at Denver and Fort Lyon, Colorado Territory, by a military commission, ordered to inquire into the Sand Creek massacre, November, 1864.


The poor donkey has too many drivers

The poor donkey has too many drivers
Creator: Judge Magazine
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
In this political cartoon from the satirical magazine Judge, Populist senators William Peffer and "Sockless" Jerry Simpson push a boulder (symbolizing the Farmer's Alliance) under the wheel of a wagon that represents the United States. In the driver's seat are five congressmen, each with their own agenda labeled on their sash. The wagon is being pulled by a donkey signifying "democracy." Judge magazine, created by artists who had allied with the Republican Party, began in 1881 and its sales eventually surpassed those of its rival, Puck.


Two boys riding a donkey

Two boys riding a donkey
Two boys riding a donkey in Bourbon County, Kansas.


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