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1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 1, 1880 through June 2, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Farmer Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas

1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 8, 1880 through June 23, 1880
This census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of both white and black settlers in Nicodemus Township in Graham County, Kansas. This township had been settled by Exodusters in 1877 along the south fork of the Solomon River. Today, the town of Nicodemus is the only surviving Exoduster settlement west of the Mississippi River.


1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 11, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Rock Creek Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


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.


18th Infantry Band, Fort Hays, Kansas

18th Infantry Band, Fort Hays, Kansas
Date: 1886
This is a view of the members of the 18th Infantry Band at Fort Hays, Kansas. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


200 block of Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

200 block of Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Leonard & Martin
Date: Between January 01, 1875 and December 31, 1885
224 to 234 block of Kansas Avenue. The city of Topeka was founded in 1857 along the banks of the Kansas River in present day Shawnee County.


4th Cavalry musician with helicon at Fort Riley, Kansas

4th Cavalry musician with helicon at Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: Possibly between 1864 and 1884
This is a photo of a 4th Cavalry musician, holding a helicon (a predecessor of the sousaphone), at Fort Riley, Kansas.


4th of July parade in Eskridge, Kansas

4th of July parade in Eskridge, Kansas
Date: Between 1881 and 1889
Two photographs showing the 4th of July parade on Main Street in Eskridge, Kansas. The first photograph is a view of the east side of Main Street looking toward the intersection of 1st and Main. The town of Eskridge had moved to this location only six years before this photo was taken. The second photograph, looking south on Main Street from 1st Avenue, is a rare view of the west side of Main Street prior to the 1890 fire which destroyed all of the block down to the Trusler Building. In 1913, fire destroyed the exact same portion of that block. In this view, a re-enactment of Bill Cole's Last Ride, a story of Indians attacking Cole and the Smith boys, who were overland mail carriers.


50 Camp, Crawford County, Kansas

50 Camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1920
A photograph of 50 Camp, or Camp 50, a small unincorporated community in Crawford County approximately 2 miles west of Arma. It was a company town of Central Coal and Coke and continues as a small residential community. Visible is a mine and mining equipment.


8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry monument at Missionary Ridge

8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry monument at Missionary Ridge
Creator: Schmedling Photographer
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
These are three photographs of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry monument on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


A.A. Jones' wagon shop, Bennington, Kansas

A.A. Jones' wagon shop, Bennington, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This photograph shows a group of men standing in the showroom of the A.A. Jones' wagon shop in Bennington, Kansas. According to the back of the photograph the business sold Studebaker, Courtland and Bradley Buggies along with water pumps.


A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin

A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin
Creator: Campbell, A. B.
Date: April 9, 1886
Adjutant General Colonel A. B. Campbell of Parsons, Kansas, writes Kansas Governor John Martin of Topeka. He informs the governor that citizens are putting together a force of fifty special police to respond to striking railroad workers. Railroad employees at Parsons were striking and the governor granted permission to provide citizens with arms to keep the peace.


A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin

A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin
Creator: Campbell, A. B.
Date: April 1, 1886
A.B. Campbell, Kansas Adjutant General, of Parsons, telegrams Kansas Governor John Martin, of Topeka, stating that another railroad engine has been killed and that he is leaving to investigate. This is in response to the local authority's request for National Guard troops during the railroad strike in the three state area.


A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin

A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin
Creator: Campbell, A. B.
Date: April 4, 1886
The Kansas adjutant general at Parsons sends a telegram to Governor John Martin of Topeka asking the governor for permission to furnish the mayor of Parsons with one hundred guns to preserve peace in the city. A strike of railroad workers on the Missouri Pacific Railroad at Parsons led company and city officials to ask the governor to arm citizens and for call out the militia.


A. B. Ferguson to Governor John St. John

A. B. Ferguson to Governor John St. John
Creator: Ferguson, A. B.
Date: August 18, 1880
This is a letter from A. B. Ferguson, Burlingame, Kansas, to Kansas Governor John St. John inviting the Governor to a Sunday School gathering the next day at Burlingame.


A. B. Nettleton to Governor John St. John

A. B. Nettleton to Governor John St. John
Creator: Nettleton, A. B.
Date: November 08, 1880
A letter from editor A. B. Nettleton of the Minneapolis Tribune to Kansas Governor St. John seeking answers to several probing and relevant questions regarding the disposition and implementation of the recently adopted prohibition amendment.


A. Barnes to Governor John St. John

A. Barnes to Governor John St. John
Creator: Barnes, A.
Date: August 22, 1880
A letter from A. Barnes of Junction City to Kansas Governor St. John. Barnes sends a list of speakers he would prefer attend the upcoming campaign and also references a controversial temperance article written by noted Kansas lawyer, Judge Humphrey.


A. C. Pettitt to Governor John St. John

A. C. Pettitt to Governor John St. John
Creator: Pettitt, A. C.
Date: May 22, 1880
In this letter, the State Executive Committee Chairman of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, speaking for the prohibitionists of his state, sends Kansas Governor St. John a hearty note of support for his efforts to suppress the "Liquor Traffic" in Kansas.


A. C. Pierce to Governor John St. John

A. C. Pierce to Governor John St. John
Creator: Pierce, A. C.
Date: November 10, 1880
A letter from A. C. Pierce of Junction City to Kansas Governor St. John in which Pierce comments on organizing the House and expresses doubt about candidates being considered for Speaker and Clerk.


A. Crabb to Governor John St. John

A. Crabb to Governor John St. John
Creator: Crabb, A.
Date: May 28, 1880
In this letter from Rev. Crabb of Omio, Kansas, he regrets not having a place where the Kansas Governor can present a temperance lecture and asks for statistical information related to intemperance to help his community battle the opposition.


A. Crabb to Governor John St. John

A. Crabb to Governor John St. John
Creator: Crabb, A.
Date: June 10, 1880
This letter from Reverend Crabb thanks Kansas Governor St. John for the temperance information sent him, and he pledges his support for the Governor in the upcoming election. Crabb has little doubt the prohibition amendment will pass. The letter was written in Omio, Kansas.


A. D. Way to Governor John St. John

A. D. Way to Governor John St. John
Creator: Way, A. D.
Date: August 18, 1880
In this letter from Mound City, Kansas, Governor St. John is invited to be among the speakers at a grand temperance rally to be held September 5, in Linn County, Kansas.


A. E. Touzolin portriat

A. E. Touzolin portriat
Date: Between 1883 and 1885
This is a portrait of A. E. Touzolin an official of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.


A. F. Dehn store

A. F. Dehn store
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
The A. F. Dehn store in Williamsburg, Kansas with unidentified people standing outside.


A. G. Shears to Governor John St. John

A. G. Shears to Governor John St. John
Creator: Shears, A. G.
Date: May 31, 1880
This letter to Governor John St. John is from A. G. Shears. He is anxious to help the prohibition amendment cause and requests liquor statistics and supportive newspapers from Kansas Governor St. John to be used by county temperance unions. Shears is from Yates Center, Kansas.


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