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1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map

1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map
Creator: Rand McNally & Co., Engravers, Chicago
Date: 1888
This 1888 map illustrates the following rail lines: Mo.Pac, St. L., I, MT'N & S'N, MO., Kan. & Tex, Cent, BR. Un. Pac, INT & GT, and North'N, Texas & Pacific.


A carload of cucumbers

A carload of cucumbers
Creator: Elite Post Card Company
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This is a fictitious or exaggerated postcard showing a Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad car loaded with gigantic cucumbers.


A map of  the route and land grant of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway

A map of the route and land grant of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1871
A large, sectional map of the central United States showing the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway with its land grants plus the connecting railroads. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad runs from Junction City, Kansas, and Sedalia, Missouri, to meet at Parsons, Kansas, and continue on to the Mexican border and Houston, Texas. There is also a small, inset map of the entire United States with the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway and its connecting lines shown.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part ten of twelve. Views of the Melan Arch Bridge in Topeka, Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, Independence High School, and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad depot in Parsons are some of the featured photographs.


Bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Creator: Glover, E. S. (Eli Sheldon), 1844-1920
Date: 1871
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Kansas. The county court house, churches, a school, a railroad depot and land office for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad, and several hotels have been identified in the bottom reference area. The Neosho River runs through the community. The Crescent Lake is in the lower left corner. The image was drawn by E. S. Glover and published by the Merchants Litho Company, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Paola, Miami County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Paola, Miami County, Kansas
Creator: Glover, E. S. (Eli Sheldon), 1844-1920
Date: 1873
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Paola, Miami County, Kansas. The references at the bottom identify the Paola High School; two railroad depots for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas and the Missouri River, Fort Scott, and Galveston; a cemetery; and several churches including an African American Baptist church. The business district is distinct but specific businesses are not identified. Steet names are shown. It was drawn by E. S. Glover and published by Strobridge & Co. Lithograph, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Correct sectional map of eastern Kansas showing the belt of 5,000 acres of land for sale by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co. in the Neosho Valley

Correct sectional map of eastern Kansas showing the belt of 5,000 acres of land for sale by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co. in the Neosho Valley
Date: 1877
This map also includes a miniature railroad map of Kansas.


Flood in Junction City, Kansas

Flood in Junction City, Kansas
Date: May 29, 1903
A photograph showing a Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad car damaged when the Smoky Hill River flooded, Junction City, Kansas.


General offices, depot and machine shops for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway in Sedalia, Missouri

General offices, depot and machine shops for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway in Sedalia, Missouri
Creator: Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889
Date: July 1874
This is an illustration showing the general offices, depot and machine shops for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway in Sedalia, Missouri. The illustration is published in The Great South-West, July 1874. It is credited to both Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier.


Governor Clyde Martin Reed to railroad executives

Governor Clyde Martin Reed to railroad executives
Creator: Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949
Date: November 20, 1930
Governor Clyde Reed of Topeka, Kansas, writes to executives of railroad companies operating in Kansas to discourage them from using foreign labor, especially Mexicans, during a period of high unemployment. The Governor quotes a representative from the Hoover administration who requests that preference be given to American labor in all cases and that the companies return all Mexican labor to Mexico. The six railroad companies include the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; the Missouri Pacific; the Missouri, Kansas & Texas; the St. Louis, San Francisco; and the Union Pacific.


Homes in the West!

Homes in the West!
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1875
This broadside of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway promotes the sale of railroad lands in Neosho County. The advertisement claims the lands are suitable for agriculture and close to natural resources and established settlements. The terms of sale are outlined as is the price per acre. The poster lists the railway's branch offices and its land commissioner, Isaac T. Goodnow, of Neosho Falls. This advertisement illustrates the important role railroad companies played in promoting Euro-American settlement and agricultural industries in the Great Plains.


Howell's KATY Band, Parsons, Kansas

Howell's KATY Band, Parsons, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
An advertisement for Howell's KATY Band of Parsons, Kansas. "KATY" was the commonly-used name of the Missouri - Kansas -Texas Lines (known as the M-K-T, KATY, or Katy) railroad that operated as a regional railroad from St Louis, Missouri, through Kansas City and down to San Antonio and Houston, Texas. The railroad's main repair shop was in Parsons, Kansas, and all heavy repairs to the diesel engines and freight cars were made there.


Independent Creamery delivery trucks

Independent Creamery delivery trucks
Date: 1924
In this photograph, Independent Creamery delivery trucks are parked at the Missouri, Kansas and Texas depot in Council Grove, Kansas.


Isaac T. Goodnow

Isaac T. Goodnow
Date: Between 1869 and 1876
Engraving of Isaac Tichenor Goodnow, land commissioner of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. Goodnow served as land commissioner from 1869-1876.


Jay Richmond of the KATY Band

Jay Richmond of the KATY Band
Date: Between 1920 and 1923
A studio portrait of musician Jay Richmond of the KATY Band of Parsons, Kansas.


Joint company depot, Walnut, Kansas

Joint company depot, Walnut, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 16, 1959
This black and white photograph shows the Missouri- Kansas- Texas and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company joint depot at Walnut, Kansas. The agent was appointed by the Missouri Kansas & Texas. The depot was on the Missouri Kansas & Texas Northern Division, Sedalia Subdivision, at mile post 365.0 and Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Girard District, at mile post 24.8.


KATY Band, Parsons, Kansas

KATY Band, Parsons, Kansas
Date: 1922
A panoramic view of the members of the KATY Band in Parsons, Kansas. "KATY" was the commonly-used name of the Missouri - Kansas -Texas Lines (known as the M-K-T, KATY, or Katy) railroad that operated as a regional railroad from St Louis, Missouri, through Kansas City and down to San Antonio and Houston, Texas. The railroad's main repair shop was in Parsons, Kansas, and all heavy repairs to the diesel engines and freight cars were made there.


KATY Band, Parsons, Kansas

KATY Band, Parsons, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
A view of the KATY Band of Parsons at the Municipal Auditorium in Parsons, Kansas. "KATY" was the commonly-used name of the Missouri - Kansas -Texas Lines (known as the M-K-T, KATY, or Katy) railroad that operated as a regional railroad from St Louis, Missouri, through Kansas City and down to San Antonio and Houston, Texas. The railroad's main repair shop was in Parsons, Kansas, and all heavy repairs to the diesel engines and freight cars were made there.


KATY Band of Parsons, Parsons, Kansas

KATY Band of Parsons, Parsons, Kansas
Date: 1926
A formal view of the members of the KATY Band of Parsons, Kansas, on stage in what was perhaps the Parsons' Municipal Auditorium. "KATY" was the commonly-used name of the Missouri - Kansas -Texas Lines railroad(known as the M-K-T, KATY, or Katy) that operated as a regional railroad from St Louis, Missouri through Kansas City and down to San Antonio and Houston, Texas. The railroad's main repair shop was in Parsons, Kansas, and all heavy repairs to the diesel engines and freight cars were made there.


KATY Parsons Shop Band, Parsons, Kansas

KATY Parsons Shop Band, Parsons, Kansas
Date: 1924
A view of the members of the KATY Parsons Shop Band of Parsons, Kansas. "KATY" was the commonly-used name of the Missouri - Kansas -Texas Lines (known as the M-K-T, KATY, or Katy) railroad that operated as a regional railroad from St Louis, Missouri, through Kansas City and down to San Antonio and Houston, Texas. The railroad's main repair shop was in Parsons, Kansas, and all heavy repairs to the diesel engines and freight cars were made there.


KATY Reclaim Mexican Band, Parsons, Kansas

KATY Reclaim Mexican Band, Parsons, Kansas
Date: September, 1928
A view of the members (and family members?) of the KATY Reclaim Mexican Band in Parsons, Kansas. "KATY" was the commonly-used name of the Missouri - Kansas -Texas Lines (known as the M-K-T, KATY, or Katy) railroad that operated as a regional railroad from St Louis, Missouri, through Kansas City and down to San Antonio and Houston, Texas. The railroad's main repair shop was in Parsons, Kansas, and all heavy repairs to the diesel engines and freight cars were made there.


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.


Lands in the Great Neosho Valley; Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co.

Lands in the Great Neosho Valley; Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co.
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: Between 1869 and 1876
This leaflet advertises 1,000,000 acres of land in the Neosho Valley of Kansas for sale by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway. On one side are two large illustrations of Neosho Falls. The reverse side describes how the land may be purchased.


Lands of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway

Lands of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1877
This brochure has a large, sectional map of the Neosho Valley in Kansas on one side. The 500,000 acres of land for sale by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway are marked. There is also a small, insert map of the entire state of Kansas in one corner. On the reverse side are at least ten good reasons to buy land in the Neosho Valley. There is a long article on sheep growing with an illustration of ten fat sheep and brief sketches of towns on the railway line including Humboldt, Neosho Falls, Burlington, Junction City, Emporia and Council Grove.


Main street, Chetopa, Kansas

Main street, Chetopa, Kansas
Creator: Benecke, R.
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
A stereograph view of Main Street in Chetopa, Kansas, showing businesses on one side of the street. Chetopa is located on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway line.


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