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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.


Arthur Bird Hittle photographs

Arthur Bird Hittle photographs
Date: 1882-1953
This series of photographs includes an individual photograph of Arthur Bird Hittle as a baby and young adult, a portrait of him with his wife Rosalie Hittle, and an image of him with three other men in uniform. Arthur Bird Hittle is the brother of Anna Hittle Rings.


A staff correspondent of the Chicago Inter Ocean, visits Kansas

A staff correspondent of the Chicago Inter Ocean, visits Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 06, 1882
One of a weekly series of booklets titled "The Inter Ocean" published by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to promote the settling of Kansas. The topics in this eight page booklet include A Sweet Subject (sugar cane), The Land O'Mutton, Silk Culture in Kansas, Stockman's Paradise and About Ditch Farming. A farm of one thousand acres could be purchased from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad for $6,000 on eleven years time.


Ballot box fragment

Ballot box fragment
Date: 1882
Shallow rectangular pine ballot box with irregular sides and no lid. Portion of a ballot box used at the Stafford County seat election on Apr 5th, 1882. Before the polls closed, a tornado struck the building in which the election was held. The box was carried a half mile by the storm, and the ballots it contained were never found. Stafford was defeated by St. John in a follow-up election for the Stafford County seat. A white paper label adhered to the box's underside relates the story.


Berkey Brother's building in Wichita, Kansas

Berkey Brother's building in Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1882
The Berkey Brother's building can be seen here. Built in 1882, it was located on the first block of East Douglas in Wichita, Kansas. Six people can be seen in front of the building. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1882

Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1882
Creator: Kansas. State Charitable Institutions
Date: 1882
The Kansas State Reform School, also known as the Industrial School for Boys, was established in 1879 by a legislative act that appropriated $35,000 for the erection of buildings in Topeka, Kansas. Control and supervision of the school was placed in the hands of the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. The school was located three miles north of the capitol building on an original tract of 170 acres that was given by the city of Topeka. The west wing of the main building was opened on June 1, 1881. The school taught boys the rudiments of useful employment as a means of supporting themselves after being discharged from the facility. The boys learned, among other things, tailoring, shoe and harness making, woodworking of various kinds, baking, and printing. Information included in this item is the superintendent's report, as well as tables listing the number of boys received, discharged, and escaped each month as well as another table listing what crimes the boys had committed before coming to the institution.


Bird's eye view of Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas
Creator: Beck & Pauli
Date: 1882
This black and white lithograph shows Dodge City, Kansas, from a bird's eye view in 1882. The population was given as 1200. Street names are printed on the lithograph. The key at the bottom identifes public building, churches, schools, businesses including two newspapers and five hotels, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad depot, and some industries. The Arkansas River is shown in the lower right corner of the image. The numbers and letters from the key can be difficult to locate on the lithograph. There is some damage in the lower left corner of the lithograph.


Bird's eye view of Dodge City, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Dodge City, Kansas
Date: 1882
A copy of a lithograph which provides an annotated "bird's eye view" of the streets and buildings of Dodge City, Kansas. The county seat of Ford County, Dodge City is identified as having a population of 1,200 in 1882.


Bird's eye view of Gunnison, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Gunnison, Colorado
Creator: Stoner, J. J.
Date: 1882
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Gunnison, Colorado. The population was 5,500 in 1882. The legend identifies the following: Court House, Jail, schools, 2 railroad depots, 2 banks, The Gunnison Valley Planing Mill, the Post Office, Water works, Gas works, newspapers, hotels, and churches. Several mountain peaks in the background are identified. The insets on the lower left show a railroad round house and the Lewis House. The insets on the lower right show Buck's addition and the Georgia Avenue School. The street names are shown. The publisher of the lithograph was J. J. Stoner of Madison, Wisconsin, and the printer wa Beck & Paul Lithograph, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Birthday programs for Benjamin "Pap" Singleton

Birthday programs for Benjamin "Pap" Singleton
Date: August 1882-August 1883
Here are two announcements for the programs held on Benjamin "Pap" Singleton's birthday. For his 73rd birthday in 1882, the city of Topeka hosted a celebration at Hartzell Park with music, prayer, and speeches. For his 74th birthday in 1883, the city again hosted a celebration which included barbeque, skating, boating, and croquet.


Bismark Grove, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismark Grove, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 18, 1882-September 23, 1882
This is a colored lithograph of Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, Kansas. It served as the site of the Western National Fair Association. The upper image shows the exposition grounds including the agricultural hall, the main exhibition hall, the machinery hall, and tracks, stands, and stables for racing. The view in the lower lift depicts the "Art Hall and Vicinity." The entrance to the fair grounds, including a depot and main gate is shown at the lower right of the image. The legend at the bottom of the lithograph states that there are 258 acres in the fiar grounds, the cost of improvements was $100,000, the distance from the Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence was one mile, and the seating capacity in the Tabernacle is 5000. It also gives the distance from Lawrence to Leavenworth, Kansas City, and Topeka. Ramsey, Millett, & Hudson Lithograph, Kansas City (no state given) produced the lithograph.


Clyde, Kansas fair

Clyde, Kansas fair
Date: September 5 - 8, 1882
This is a poster for the Clyde, Kansas, fair. Highlights include races, liberal purses, and a speech by Schuyler Colfax. An illustration of a sulky race is included.


Constitution, bylaws and rules of order of Topeka Typographical Union No. 121

Constitution, bylaws and rules of order of Topeka Typographical Union No. 121
Creator: Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 (Kan.)
Date: October 5, 1884
The typographical union in Topeka chartered December 29, 1869 was re-chartered May 19, 1892. This document includes the constitution of the local charter and rules of business.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Arkansas

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Arkansas
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Arkansas.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Colorado

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Colorado
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Colorado.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Dakota Territory

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Dakota Territory
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to the Dakota Territory.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Indiana

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Indiana
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1880-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Indiana.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Iowa

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Iowa
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Iowa.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Missouri

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Missouri
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Missouri.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Nebraska

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Nebraska
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Nebraska.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: New Mexico

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: New Mexico
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to New Mexico.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Pennsylvania

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Pennsylvania
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Pennsylvania.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other States: Cherokee Nation

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other States: Cherokee Nation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about other state's requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in Kansas. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent by the Cherokee Nation.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other States: Colorado

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other States: Colorado
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about other state's requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in Kansas. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent by Colorado.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other States: Iowa

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other States: Iowa
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about other state's requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in Kansas. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent by Iowa.


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