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Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transporation
Date: February 27, 1957
A series of aerial photographs showing areas adjacent to the Kansas River, prior to the construction of I-70 Interstate, and east of downtown Topeka. Recognizable sites include: the Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; Union Pacific Railroad tracks and bridge; Topeka State Hospital grounds; Ward-Mead home; Topeka Avenue bridge; Kansas Avenue bridge; business buildings north of Fourth Street; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops, tracks and bridge; and Auburndale, Potwin, East Topeka and Oakland residential areas.


Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transporation
Date: November 30, 1956
A series of aerial photographs showing construction of I-70 Interstate west of Gage Boulevard. Also, the areas east of Gage Boulevard to MacVicar Avenue, where I-70 was eventually built. Recognizable sites include: West Hills residential area; Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; sand and concrete company; and Union Pacific Railroad tracks.


A-frame pole setting truck owned by DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative

A-frame pole setting truck owned by DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative
Date: 1937
This is a photograph of an a-frame pole setting truck owned by DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative in Solomon, Kansas. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base.


Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1905-1943
Photographs and postcards of the mining camp, businesses, community interests, residents, and buildings in Arma, Kansas. The city of Arma was incorporated in 1909 and is located in Crawford County about nine miles north of Pittsburg. Previously the area was known as Rust, a small coal camp laid out in 1886. The town was inhabited by miners from many of the surrounding mines. Arma continues today and is home to a few businesses, a grade school and a high school.


Black Friday meets its master

Black Friday meets its master
Creator: Garden City Daily Telegram
Date: April 10, 1935
Several articles about life in the Dust Bowl can be found on the front page of this newspaper from Garden City. Articles of particular interest include two articles on "raging dusters," one on the winter wheat crop, and a brief article discussing the postponement of community meetings to distribute aid under the soil erosion program. The newspaper also includes articles about other newsworthy events occurring in Garden City and around the state of Kansas.


Board Members, Dickinson, Saline & Ottawa rural electric coop

Board Members, Dickinson, Saline & Ottawa rural electric coop
Date: Between 1950 and 1953
This is a photograph of the Dickinson, Saline & Ottawa Rural Electric Cooperative board of directors. Timothy Francis Kelley, president, is seated in the center front row and Timothy Theodor Riordan is seated to Kelley's left. The other men in the photograph are unidentified.


Business buildings in Solomon, Kansas

Business buildings in Solomon, Kansas
Date: 1980 - 1989
This is a photograph of the DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative office with business buildings located across the street reflected in the window. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties


City Power House and Dam Iola, Kansas

City Power House and Dam Iola, Kansas
Creator: Kropp, E.C. Co.,
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This postcard shows the City Power House and Dam in Iola, Kansas. The facility is located along the Neosho River.


City Power plant Iola, Kansas

City Power plant Iola, Kansas
Date: May 1943
This set of photographs show an interior view of the equipment used at the city power plant in Iola, Kansas.


City Power Plant Iola, Kansas

City Power Plant Iola, Kansas
Date: May 1943
This set of photographs show an interior view of the equipment used at the city power plant in Iola, Kansas.


City Power Plant Iola, Kansas

City Power Plant Iola, Kansas
Creator: Gibson, photographer
Date: 1936
This set of photographs show an interior view of the equipment used at the city power plant in Iola, Kansas.


City Power Plant Iola, Kansas

City Power Plant Iola, Kansas
Date: May 1943
This set of photographs show an interior view of the equipment used at the city power plant in Iola, Kansas.


City Power Plant Iola, Kansas

City Power Plant Iola, Kansas
Creator: Gibson, photographer
Date: 1936
This set of photographs show an interior view of the equipment used at the city power plant in Iola, Kansas.


City water and power works, Sedan, Kansas

City water and power works, Sedan, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is a view of the city water and power works in Sedan, Kansas.


City water filtration plant, Topeka, Kansas

City water filtration plant, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This black and white photograph shows the city water filtration plant in Topeka, Kansas. The city of Topeka was founded in 1857 along the banks of the Kansas River in present day Shawnee County.


City Water Plant Iola, Kansas

City Water Plant Iola, Kansas
Creator: Gibson, photographer
Date: Between 1920s and 1940s
This photograph shows the water plant in Iola, Kansas.


City water works tower at Minneapolis, Kansas

City water works tower at Minneapolis, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
A postcard showing the city water works tower in Minneapolis, Kansas.


Columbus, Kansas

Columbus, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
Here are several photographs and postcards of Columbus, Kansas. Columbus is the county seat of Cherokee County and the commercial center for the area. Being a railroad junction, shipping was an important part of its value to the early mining era. Columbus was founded in 1868 and its first post office was opened in 1869. Images include schools, churches, street scenes, the courthouse, the electric light plant, and parks.


Ditch digging for pipe to be laid, Cimarron, Kansas

Ditch digging for pipe to be laid, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This photograph shows workers using a ditch digging machine to lay a sewer or water line in Cimarron, Kansas.


Drilling a hole for an electric pole near Solomon, Kansas

Drilling a hole for an electric pole near Solomon, Kansas
Date: Between 1936 and 1937
This is a photograph showing DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative employees drilling a hole for an electric pole near Solomon, Kansas. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas, merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties.


Drug stores on Broadway Street, Marysville, Kansas

Drug stores on Broadway Street, Marysville, Kansas
Date: Between 1873 and 1929
These photographs show four views at different times of drug stores and other businesses on Broadway Street in Marysville, Kansas. The first photograph shows Broadway looking east around 1873, with a building marked "Drug Store" visible on the right side of the street. The second photograph shows a view looking west on Broadway (although the caption calls it Main Street) around 1911, with a sign for "E. D. Vincent, Druggist" visible on the side of a building. An unusual sight in this photograph is a man standing on the top of a utility pole, visible just below the right end of the druggist sign. The third photograph, also from 1911, shows Broadway looking east, with the sign for E. D. Vincent's Drug Store barely visible in the background of the right side of the street. The fourth photograph shows almost the same view of Broadway looking west around the 1920s. The sign on the building reads "A and B Drug Company, the Rexall Store." The first two photographs have horses and carriages visible, the third photograph has both carriages and automobiles visible, and the fourth photograph has numerous automobiles visible along the street.


DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative conducting a safety exercise near Solomon, Kansas

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative conducting a safety exercise near Solomon, Kansas
Date: Between 1985 and 1989
This is a photograph showing DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative employees conducting a safety exercise near Solomon, Kansas. The men in the photograph are (left to right) Lyle Mehl, John Duck, John Neilson, Jerry Kohman, and L. "Rod" Rodda. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas, merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties.


DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative pioneers

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative pioneers
Date: Between 1985 and 1989
This is a photograph of DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative pioneers: (left to right) Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Craft, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Schlesender, and Carl Peterson. The photograph was possibly taken in Solomon, Kansas. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas, merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties.


DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's board of trustees

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's board of trustees
Date: May 1992
This is a photograph of DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's board of trustees. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas, merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base. DS&O Rural Electrical Cooperative's office is located in Solomon, Kansas. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties.


DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's electrical line crew

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's electrical line crew
Date: Between 1964 and 1965
This is a photograph of a DS&O Electric Cooperative electrical line crew. People in the photograph are: Hank Paul by truck, Ray Eisenhauer in basket, and Jerry Kohman on pole. The equipment shown in the photo is a 1964 Ford This is a photograph of a Pitman Hotstick basket truck and a 1960 Chevrolet cab over digger truck with a Pitman Hyro lift. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas, merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base. The DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative office is located in Solomon, Kansas. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties.


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