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Alfalfa field, Barber County, Kansas

Alfalfa field, Barber County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1900s
This photograph shows a group of farmers in a field surrounded with stacks of alfalfa hay. Two women in a buggy are also visible. On the back of the image "Kiowa, Kansas" and "Barber County" appear in script.


Alfalfa field, Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa field, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows a view of an alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas, with stack of cut alfalfa.


Alfalfa field, Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa field, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows an alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas, with stacks of cut alfalfa.


Alfalfa field and irrigation canal in Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa field and irrigation canal in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows an alfalfa field and irrigation canal in Finney County, Kansas.


Alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows an alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas.


Alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele and Hoke
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows two unidentified men standing in an alfalfa field near Garden City, Kansas.


Alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This photograph shows a man standing in an alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas. In the background of the photograph are hay stacks and buildings. The photograph was donated by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce.


Alfalfa field, near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa field, near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1935
This image shows an alfalfa field near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. The photograph was donated by the Garden City, Chamber of Commerce.


Alfalfa hay field, Logan County, Kansas

Alfalfa hay field, Logan County, Kansas
Date: 1915
This photograph represents a field of alfalfa hay in Logan County, Kansas.


Alfalfa hay on Miles Bros' Ranch, Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa hay on Miles Bros' Ranch, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: 1897
This photograph shows large stacks of alfalfa hay on Miles Bros' Ranch in Finney County, Kansas.


Alfalfa mill in Minneapolis, Kansas

Alfalfa mill in Minneapolis, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
A postcard showing an alfalfa mill in Minneapolis, Kansas.


Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1882
This brochure encourages travel and immigration to Arizona via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. Arizona's history, its various mines, crops, cities, livestock and lumber are detailed. There is a large map of Arizona as well as one of the United States and Mexico showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad routes.


Baling alfalfa, Finney County, Kansas

Baling alfalfa, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows men baling alfalfa on R.J. Mefford's farm in Finney County, Kansas. A bailing wagon, horses, and men are visible.


Drought report to Governor Landon

Drought report to Governor Landon
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. Division of Water Resources
Date: August 28, 1936
This report by Ogden Jones, a geologist for the State Board of Agriculture, includes detailed information about the effects of the drought that struck Kansas during the 1930s and spawned the Dust Bowl. Jones cites precise figures about water levels in major rivers and wells, in addition to information about crops such as winter wheat, sorghum, oats, hay, rye, and fruits (apples, grapes, etc?). The report also contains maps.


Harvesting alfalfa in Kansas

Harvesting alfalfa in Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A photograph showing a unidentified farmer harvesting alfalfa in Kansas. In the background is a shelterbelt planted to guard against soil erosion.


Irrigating alfalfa, Finney County, Kansas

Irrigating alfalfa, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
The photograph shows irrigating alfalfa from the Arkansas River near Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas.


J. W. Lough farm, Scott County, Kansas

J. W. Lough farm, Scott County, Kansas
Date: July 12, 1920
This photograph shows 60 acres of irrigated alfalfa on the J. W. Lough farm, Scott County, Kansas. The first cutting is in the stacks and the second is growing.


J.W. Lough farm, Scott County, Kansas

J.W. Lough farm, Scott County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
These six black and white postcards show the irrigation operations of J. W. Lough in Scott County, Kansas.


John Huff, Norcature, Kansas

John Huff, Norcature, Kansas
Date: October 22, 1907
This black and white photograph shows John Huff with a horse-drawn wagon loaded with bags of alfalfa seed in Norcatur, Kansas. The seed was grown on twenty-seven acres of land and was valued for $794.15 according to information written on the front of the photograph. The donor of the image is Mrs. Robert Taylor.


Kansas.  A complete and comprehensive description of the agricultural, horticultural, stock raising and mineral resources of Kansas

Kansas. A complete and comprehensive description of the agricultural, horticultural, stock raising and mineral resources of Kansas
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1903
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet promotes Kansas as an abundant and ideal place to settlement.


Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate

Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1909
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet highlights the natural and human resources found in Kansas at the time of publication.


Kansas Agricultural Summary, 1937-1938

Kansas Agricultural Summary, 1937-1938
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1939
This published report contains information about field crop statistics, precipitation totals, yields from wheat, corn, oats, hay, alfalfa, and sorghum crops, and information about livestock. These statistics range from 1866 until 1938. The report is included in the Thirty-First Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture (1937-1938).


Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce

Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: 1968
This twenty minute, 16mm film was written and produced by the Kansas Department of Economic Development and promotes the variety and quality of Kansas-made goods and services. Jack Lacy, director of the Kansas Department of Economic Development, narrates the film. The film features transportation, agricultural products (turkey, cattle, wheat, alfalfa), agricultural machinery, work clothes, oil, coal, helium, gypsum, boots, model railroads and carnival rides, classroom furniture, printing and publishing, golf equipment, fiberglass, guns, heavy metals, cellophane, tires, and airplanes.


Map of the Spring Hill and Deer Creek Farms, Strong City, Kansas

Map of the Spring Hill and Deer Creek Farms, Strong City, Kansas
Date: Unknown
The Spring Hill and Deer Creek farms in Chase County, Kansas, were owned by Bernie Lantry. This map shows Strong City, Kansas, various structures (houses, corrals, quarries, etc.) and where various crops were planted. The legal descriptions for the areas shown on the map are Townships18 S and 19 S in Range 8 E. The map also shows how the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway crossed the property as well as the Cottonwood River and Fox Creek. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve includes much of the land that was part of the Lantry Ranch. The original of this document is owned by the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.


Over three ton of mules here on Mr. Coulter's farm in Finney County, Kansas

Over three ton of mules here on Mr. Coulter's farm in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing mules pulling equipment to harvest alfalfa on William Coulter's farm in Finney County, Kansas.


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