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1895 fire, Hays, Kansas

1895 fire, Hays, Kansas
Date: March 30, 1895
This photograph represents the aftermath that burned fifty-five buildings in Hays, Kansas on March 30, 1895.


4th of July parade in Eskridge, Kansas

4th of July parade in Eskridge, Kansas
Date: Between 1881 and 1889
Two photographs showing the 4th of July parade on Main Street in Eskridge, Kansas. The first photograph is a view of the east side of Main Street looking toward the intersection of 1st and Main. The town of Eskridge had moved to this location only six years before this photo was taken. The second photograph, looking south on Main Street from 1st Avenue, is a rare view of the west side of Main Street prior to the 1890 fire which destroyed all of the block down to the Trusler Building. In 1913, fire destroyed the exact same portion of that block. In this view, a re-enactment of Bill Cole's Last Ride, a story of Indians attacking Cole and the Smith boys, who were overland mail carriers.


A. Roenigk to George W. Martin

A. Roenigk to George W. Martin
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: April 08, 1907
A letter from Adolph Roenigk of Lincoln, Kansas, to George W. Martin, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. Reonigk tells of his friend, Ferdinand Erhardt, and of Erhardt's service and friendship to the late Senator Plumb.


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.


Brewery album

Brewery album
Date: Between 1906 and 1911
A photograph album containing 37 photographs of saloons, Turner Halls, breweries, Shawnee County Courthouse, and shipping and delivery of beer in northeast Kansas.


Buildings destroyed by fire, Hays, Kansas

Buildings destroyed by fire, Hays, Kansas
Creator: Voss, Nicholas A.
Date: March 30, 1895
This is a photograph showing 55 buildings destroyed by fire in Hays, Kansas.


Buildings destroyed by fire in Salina, Kansas

Buildings destroyed by fire in Salina, Kansas
Creator: Loomis, F. A.
Date: March 2, 1895
This is a photograph showing business buildings destroyed by fire in Salina, Kansas.


Colburn Brothers Mill fire in McPherson, Kansas

Colburn Brothers Mill fire in McPherson, Kansas
Creator: Hites, T. A.
Date: March 08, 1911
This is a photograph of the Colburn Brothers Mill fire in McPherson, Kansas.


Copeland Hotel fire, Topeka, Kansas

Copeland Hotel fire, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolcott
Date: January 14, 1909
View of firemen's ladders, hoses, and wagons at the Copeland Hotel fire in downtown Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are spectators along the snow-covered city street, two white horses, and a utility pole and power lines.


Copeland Hotel fire, Topeka, Kansas

Copeland Hotel fire, Topeka, Kansas
Date: January 14, 1909
View of the ruins of the Copeland Hotel of Topeka,Kansas, after its destruction by fire. The south side of the building is propped up with poles.


Daybook

Daybook
Creator: Emery, James S., 1826-1899
Date: July 4, 1856 through June 19, 1857
The account book entries record Emery's loss of personal property as a result of July, 1856, violence between free state and proslavery advocates. Emery also recordes his expenses for making repairs to his damaged law office.


Denver House hotel on fire in McFarland, Kansas

Denver House hotel on fire in McFarland, Kansas
Date: March 1920
Photograph of the Denver House hotel in McFarland, Kansas, as firefighters try to extinguish a fire in the roof of the building. The hotel burned to the ground. It was built in 1887, the same year the town of McFarland was founded.


Fighting a prairie fire

Fighting a prairie fire
Creator: Frenzeny, Paul
Date: February 28, 1874
In this woodcut illustration from Harper's Weekly, men fight a prairie fire.


Fire, Cimarron, Kansas

Fire, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1936 and 1938
Thesee two photographs show a fire at the band hall and teachers' dormitory, Cimarron, Kansas.


Fire, Kinsley, Kansas

Fire, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: 1911
This postcard represents a fire that burned down a livery and hotel in Kinsley, Kansas.


Fire, Salina, Kansas

Fire, Salina, Kansas
Date: March 2, 1895
This sepia photograph shows a group of people gathered around buildings destroyed by fire in Salina, Kansas.


Fire at old "air dome," Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

Fire at old "air dome," Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1956
A fire consumes the old "air dome" in Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas.


Fire at the Third Christian Church in Topeka, Kansas

Fire at the Third Christian Church in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Gladfelter, George
Date: January 30, 1949
Here are photographs showing a fire at the Third Christian Church located at Third and Lake in Topeka, Kansas. The fire which destroyed the church was believed to have originated from an overheated furnace and caused $25,000 in damage.


Fire department, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Fire department, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1928
The photograph shows Garden City, Finney County, Kansas' 500 gallon pumper bought in 1927 and retired in 1962. The photograph shows what may have been an actual fire. The scene is behind the Stone Hotel, looking west. Also in the background of the photograph, the Methodist Church is visible.


Fire destroys Ottawa's Hamblin House

Fire destroys Ottawa's Hamblin House
Date: February 10, 1895
The Hamblin House hotel was erected in 1867 on the southwest corner of Second and Main in Ottawa, Kansas. It was destroyed by fire on February 10, 1895.


Fire in Kinsley, Kansas

Fire in Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Cox, Jno. E.
Date: October 9, 1910
A photograph showing a fire in the 600 block of Marsh Avenue which burned the Kansas Lumber Yard, Marsh Avenue Hotel, and J. E. Sims Livery Barn.


Fire in a Gray County field, Kansas

Fire in a Gray County field, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
These five photographs show either a prairie or a wheat field fire in Gray County, Kansas.


Fire scene in Hoxie, Kansas

Fire scene in Hoxie, Kansas
Date: 1911
This photograph is a fire scene in the business district of Hoxie, Kansas, possibly in 1911.


First National Bank after a fire in McPherson, Kansas

First National Bank after a fire in McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
A photograph showing the remains of the First National Bank after a fire in McPherson, Kansas.


Flood in Kansas City, Kansas

Flood in Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Kansas City (Kan.) Police Dept
Date: July 13, 1951
A photograph showing an oil company and other businesses on fire, east of State Line on Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas.


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