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Appointment of William H. Bush to postmaster at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas

Appointment of William H. Bush to postmaster at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas
Creator: Post Office Department
Date: February 02, 1869
These are appointment papers for William H. Bush from the Post Office Department. He was named the Post Master at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bi-level auto cars, Phoenix, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bi-level auto cars, Phoenix, Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 1970
This transparency shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bi-level auto cars transporting U. S. Mail trucks at Phoenix, Arizona.


Bergman's general store and post office in Tecumseh, Kansas

Bergman's general store and post office in Tecumseh, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Bergman's general store and post office in Tecumseh, Kansas.


Boy Scout troop in Mount Hope, Kansas

Boy Scout troop in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a postcard view showing a Boy Scout troop in front the post office in Mount Hope, Kansas. The sign above the troop says "we sell Anchor Buggies."


Buildings in Wichita, Kansas

Buildings in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: C. A. Tanner & Company
Date: November 27, 1905
This is a postcard showing three buildings in Wichita, Kansas. The buildings are: Friend's University, St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Post Office.


Businesses in Ellsworth, Kansas

Businesses in Ellsworth, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This is a photograph showing businesses on the northeast corner of First and Douglas in Ellsworth, Kansas. Parked in front of the businesses is a horse drawn wagon.


Businesses in Richland, Kansas

Businesses in Richland, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This black and white photograph shows a group of people standing in front of businesses in Richland, Kansas. Founded in 1854, the town was located in Monmouth Township in the southeast corner of Shawnee County along the Wakarusa River. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Richland was abandoned when the Corps of Engineers acquired land in the area for the flood plain of Clinton Lake in nearby Douglas County. Today, the broken pavement is the only remnant of the former town.


Businesses in Richland, Kansas

Businesses in Richland, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This black and white photograph shows the storefronts on the north side of Board Street in Richland, Kansas. The only sign on the businesses designates the Post Office. Founded in 1854, the town was located in Monmouth Township in the southeast corner of Shawnee County along the Wakarusa River. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Richland was abandoned when the Corps of Engineers acquired land in the area for the flood plain of Clinton Lake in nearby Douglas County. Today, the broken pavement is the only remnant of the former town.


Cheli distribution center, Bell, California

Cheli distribution center, Bell, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1968 and 1976
This black and white photograph shows mail being sorted at the Cheli distribution center in Bell, California. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C, the world's fastest freight train, delivered the mail to the facility.


Construction on the Post Office and Federal Courthouse in Topeka, Kansas

Construction on the Post Office and Federal Courthouse in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Dollar Portrait Studio
Date: May 02, 1932-November 01, 1933
Here are photographs showing construction on the United State Post Office and Federal building located at 424 SW Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The contract for the new building was for $608,000, but additions and changes ran the total cost to $615,512.67. Topeka received this building through the persistent efforts of former Vice-President Charles Curtis and Senator Arthur Capper, who urged the necessary appropriation bills through Congress. They succeeded in getting the Federal Building, which resembles the National treasury building, for their hometown. It is finished in Bedford limestone and St. Genevieve golden vein marble. The building was dedicated on December 11, 1933 and was large enough to house all of the Federal offices. People involved in the construction were Frank L. Moore, construction engineer and James I. Barnes, contractor.


Croweburg mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Croweburg mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
Photographs of Croweburg, a small unincorporated community in Crawford County located halfway between Arma and Mulberry. Croweburg was made up of four separate mining camps: #14 Croweburg Camp, #15 Croweburg Camp, #16 Croweburg Camp, and New Camp. Being about a half mile apart from one another, the community unified as Croweburg. The town took its name from the Crowe Coal Co., the principal employer of the miners. Croweburg had its own post office from 1908 until 1972. The community still exists. Photographs include images of a church, community hall, a local lake, street scenes, a school, and a meeting hall.


Edward S. ("Ned") Beck diaries

Edward S. ("Ned") Beck diaries
Date: 1880-1886
The Edward S. ("Ned") Beck diaries describe the daily life of a boy in Holton, Kansas, in the late nineteenth century. Ned was born in Indiana and moved to Kansas with his family as a boy. He was eleven years old in 1880 and seventeen years old in 1886. The first volume covers May 9 to August 28, 1880. The second volume covers August 29 to December 31, 1880. The third volume covers January 1 to April 3, 1886.


Esther E. Abbott to Lena Waage Gardner

Esther E. Abbott to Lena Waage Gardner
Creator: Abbott, Esther E.
Date: August 6, 1912
A twenty-eight page letter written by Esther E. Abbott, Le Roy, Kansas, to Lena Waage Gardner, Los Angeles, CA. Esther writes about her father's death, events involving family members and friends; her election as postmaster in Le Roy, Kansas, and a fire that destroyed the Le Roy post office.


F.J. Henderson stands with the model "T" Ford he used to deliver the mail, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas

F.J. Henderson stands with the model "T" Ford he used to deliver the mail, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: 1916
F.J. Henderson had a contract to deliver the United States mail on the Syracuse-Johnson-Elkhart mail route from 1913-1920. In this photograph, Henderson stands next to the model "T" Ford he used to deliver the mail in 1916.


Female post office employee, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas, about 1914

Female post office employee, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas, about 1914
Date: 1914
A female post office employee stands by the post office boxes at the Tribune, Kansas post office.


General store and post office, Waseca, Kansas

General store and post office, Waseca, Kansas
Date: Between 1877 and 1878
A photograph of a general store and post office in Waseca, Johnson County, Kansas. Owner of the store was Henry F. Hodges. The people in the photo are unidentified.


Government building and post office in Kansas City, Kansas

Government building and post office in Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Kirk, Jno. W. , Kansas City, Mo
Date: August 13, 1911
This postcard shows the government building and post office in Kansas City, Kansas. The postcard was sent to Clifford Fullen in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, United States Postal Service

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, United States Postal Service
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the United States Postal Service. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to postal law, Mother's Day telegrams and mail threats. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Interior of the post office in Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

Interior of the post office in Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1930
A female employee stands by the post office boxes in the Tribune, Kansas post office.


John Christoph photograph album

John Christoph photograph album
Date: 1891-1895
This album contains photographs of Ellinwood and Barton County, Kansas, taken by John Christoph. On June 18, 1891, he opened a photography gallery in the north room of a furniture store and continued in the business until February 14, 1919. Christoph also served as the Ellinwood police judge for twenty years.


John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Date: December 10, 1858
On the letter head of the "Sumner Company," Ingalls wrote of the activities of the town company, including its "large distribution of lots," the "drafting" of a city charter, and efforts to make Sumner the starting point for "the Salt Lake Mails and Govt. Trains."


Kansas - views in the city of Topeka, capital of the state

Kansas - views in the city of Topeka, capital of the state
Creator: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Date: April 16, 1887
This is a two page spread from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper showing 1. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad General Offices; 2. view of Topeka from the City Park; 3. Topeka Free Library; 4. view looking down Kansas Avenue; 5. Post-Office; 6. Shops of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad; 7. Proposed Capitol; 8. State Reform School; 9. Washburn College; and 10. Topeka in 1854.


Kansas State Postal Conference Convention in Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Postal Conference Convention in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Willard
Date: November 10, 1922
This is a panoramic photograph of the people attending the Kansas State Postal Conference-Convention held November 10, 1922, in Topeka, Kansas. They are posed on the steps of the Kansas State Capitol. There are a few women scattered throughout the crowd. There is a banner on the front row that says "Kansas RLCA Over 300% Gain 1922." RLCA stands for Rural Letter Carriers Association.


Kansas post offices and routes supplied by a railroad

Kansas post offices and routes supplied by a railroad
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This is a listing of the major towns (post offices) along the Neosho and Cherokee Divisions of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. Some of the towns included are Council Grove, Emporia, Neosho Rapids, Hartford, Strawn, Burlington, Neosho Falls, Bramlett, Humboldt, New Chicago, Parsons, Oswego and Chetopa. The routes related to each of these cities are also listed.


L. O. Sutton

L. O. Sutton
Creator: Bronner Cottage Studio
Date: 1887
This is a photograph of L. O. Sutton, who carried mail from Ego to Ensign, Kansas. The photographer was from Garden City, Kansas.


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