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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.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's employees

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's employees
Date: 1955
This is a photograph of DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's employees at the office in Solomon, Kansas. People in the photograph are identified as: front row (left to right) Red Conner, Dick Boyer, John Neilson, John Duck, Ray Eisenhauer, and Rich Warner, back row (left to right) Florence Ruth, Emil Samuelson, Rit Luke, Hank Paul, Dick Lumley, and Bill Wolfe. 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 employees at the warehouse in Solomon, Kansas

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's employees at the warehouse in Solomon, Kansas
Date: July 1947
This is a photograph showing DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's employees standing by a truck at the warehouse in Solomon, Kansas. The people in the photograph are (left to right) Roy Duck, Jake Elmore, Walt Moyer, Marv Eisenhauer, and Andy Anderson. 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 employees practicing job safety

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's employees practicing job safety
Date: September 1983
This is a photograph showing DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's employees practicing job safety. 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 employees working on electric lines

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's employees working on electric lines
Date: Between 1980 and 1989
This is a photograph showing DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative employees working on electrical lines at an unidentified location. 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 line crew

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's line crew
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
This is a photograph showing DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's employees working on electrical lines. The people in the photograph are identified as (bottom) Marv Eisenhauer and (top) possibly Andy Anderson. 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 Electrical Cooperative 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 lineman

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's lineman
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
This is a photograph of DS&O Rural Electric Cooeprative's lineman Marvin Eisenhauer on a pole. 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 office in Solomon, Kansas

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's office in Solomon, Kansas
Date: April 1989
This is an interior view of the DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's office 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 office in Solomon, Kansas

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's office in Solomon, Kansas
Date: Between 1980 and 1989
This is a photograph of DS&O Rural Cooperative's office 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 officials participating in a ground breaking ceremony

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's officials participating in a ground breaking ceremony
Date: Between 1980 and 1989
This a photograph of DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's officials participating in the ground breaking ceremony for Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (KEC) in Topeka, Kansas. Participating were, (left to right) Jerry Rumbaugh, manager of the cooperative; Ramona Johnson, Assaria, Kansas, serves on the KEC Woman's Executive Committee; and Eldon Johnson, Assaria, Kansas, a trustee on the DS&O cooperative board and a member of the KEC Board of Trustees. It was named DS&O because members were from Dickinson, Saline, and Ottawa counties.


DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's substation in Solomon, Kansas

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's substation in Solomon, Kansas
Date: April 02, 1948
This is a photograph of DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's substation 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. 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 truck with a pole digger

DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's truck with a pole digger
Date: September 1985
This is a photograph of DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative's truck with a pole digger. 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 Electric 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 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.


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