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11th - 17th Annual Kansas Day Meetings

11th - 17th Annual Kansas Day Meetings
Creator: Ackerman, Gertrude
Date: 1902-1908
This series of documents represents officer and program listings for the 11th through 17th Annual Kansas Day banquets. This is part of a bigger collection from Gertrude Ackerman.


1906 Kansas University basketball team

1906 Kansas University basketball team
Creator: Squires, C. F.
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of the 1905-06 Kansas University basketball team. The player on the floor is Phog Allen and the player in the second row, second from left is Chester Alexander Smith. The photograph was taken in 1906.


A brief sketch of Indian tribes in Franklin County, Kansas in 1862-1906

A brief sketch of Indian tribes in Franklin County, Kansas in 1862-1906
Creator: Romig, Joseph
Date: 1906
This item, written by missionary Reverend Joseph Romig of Franklin County, Kansas, contains a detailed history of the Native American tribes of Franklin County, Kansas, from 1862-1906. The cover indicates it is "for the benefit of the future generation of the county."


Adolph Roenigk and George W. Martin correspondence

Adolph Roenigk and George W. Martin correspondence
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: October 10, 1904-January 24, 1908
In this correspondence with George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Adolph Roenigk addresses issues related to the Pawnee Indians. In the letter dated October 10, 1904, Roenigk explains that "a Battle between the Potowatomie and the Pawnee Indians was fought here [Lincoln, Kansas] in 1863." According to Roenigk, between 14 and 16 Native Indians were killed during the fighting. Similarly, Roenigk's letter of October 24, 1906, concerns violence between Kansans and Native Indians during the late 1860s when a man named Solomon Humbarger and Solomon's brother were attacked by Native Indians. After killing one of their chiefs Roenigk states that Humbarger was shot in the thigh with an arrow.


Alexander Soule Johnson

Alexander Soule Johnson
Creator: Uhl, S. Jerome
Date: 1906
Oil portrait of Alexander Soule Johnson by artist Jerome S. Uhl. The subject was the son of Rev. Thomas Johnson who operated the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Johnson County, Kansas. He worked as a land surveyor in Johnson County and oversaw settlement of the region as land and tax commissioner of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway land grant. During the Civil War, Johnson served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Kansas State Militia and participated in the Price Raid. He was a lawyer and member of the first territorial legislature. Johnson took an active role in, and served as president of, the Topeka Club. This social group consisted primarily of prominent Topekans. Johnson's portrait hung in the organization's clubhouse until it disbanded in the early 1920s. The artist was a painter from Cincinnati, Ohio, who studied in Paris, exhibited in Europe, and painted portraits of a number of prominent Americans.


Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas

Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas.


An unidentified group of children pose with their church group, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

An unidentified group of children pose with their church group, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1906
A group of children with their church group pose for a studio portrait, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel, Hutchinson, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel, Hutchinson, Kansas
Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Date: Between 1906 and 1907
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and the Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel in Hutchinson, Kansas. The two-story red brick building designed by architect J.G. Holland features a gable roof and a veranda style porch. The facility opened in November 1897 and provided accommodations for a number of years until closing its doors in the late 1940s due to the decline in rail services. The building was razed between 1964 and 1965.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel, Hutchinson, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel, Hutchinson, Kansas
Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Date: Between 1906 and 1907
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and the Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel in Hutchinson, Kansas. The two-story red brick building designed by architect J.G. Holland features a gable roof and a veranda style porch. The facility opened in November of 1897 and provided accommodations for a number of years until closing its doors in the late 1940s due to the decline in rail services. The building was razed between 1964 and 1965.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel, Hutchinson, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel, Hutchinson, Kansas
Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Date: Between 1906 and 1907
This photograph shows the dining room of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel in Hutchinson, Kansas. The facility designed by architect J.G. Holland opened in November of 1897. For a number of years the hotel provided accommodations until the late 1940s when it closed its doors due to the decline in rail services. The building was razed between 1964 and 1965.


August Bondi to children

August Bondi to children
Creator: Bondi, August M. (August Mendel), 1833-1907
Date: July 24, 1906
This letter written in 1906, is from August Bondi (1833-1907), Salina attorney-at-law, to his children. In the letter, Bondi opens with discussion about John Brown, who he fought with in the Border War, also known as Bleeding Kansas, and the American Civil War. He continues to write about the 1906 election for the Democratic Party. Bondi then transitions from political discussions to the price of fruit, specifically watermelon, peaches, plums, and apples; and the vegetable garden rotation. Bondi signs the letter "Pa" to his children.


Avery Manufacturing Company catalog

Avery Manufacturing Company catalog
Creator: Avery Manufacturing Company
Date: 1906
This catalog was published by Avery Manufacturing Company advertising their engines, threshers, self feeders, pneumatic straw stackers, water tanks, and farm machinery. All of the pages of the catalog have illustrations and text about the equipment being advertised. There is an index on page 64 and the front and back covers are in color. The company was located in Peoria, Illinois, but it is assumed the catalog was distributed to Kansas farmers.


Band, Scott City, Kansas

Band, Scott City, Kansas
Date: June 9, 1906
This is a view of the members of a band, posed with their instruments, at the Scott City, Kansas, railroad depot. The photograph's caption identifies the occasion as "Arrival of Immigration Bureau, special train, at Scott City, June 9, 1906." Also visible are spectators, a Pullman car and Pullman porters, passenger cars, a horse-drawn carriage, horse-drawn wagons, the train depot building, utility poles and power lines, and unidentified buildings in the background.


Baseball team, Colby, Kansas

Baseball team, Colby, Kansas
Date: 1906
This photograph shows a men's baseball team from Colby, Kansas.


Baseball team, Lucerne, Kansas

Baseball team, Lucerne, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1906
This photograph shows the Lucerne, Kansas, men's baseball team, about 1906: Bert Duncan, Leote Poneth, Ira Shoemaker, Lash Wilcox, Bert Green, Jim Brewster, Roy Peugh, and two other players not identified.


Battle of Indianola

Battle of Indianola
Creator: Reader, Samuel James, 1836-1914
Date: 1906
This handwritten section of Samuel J. Reader's autobiography, which was based on Reader's diary from the same period, deals with the "Battle of Indianola," which occurred on August 30, 1856, near Indianola, in Shawnee County, Kansas Territory. Reader describes the day's events, in which no actual fighting occurred, when the local militia gathered to prevent theft and burning by proslavery supporters.


Bible school in Houston, Texas

Bible school in Houston, Texas
Date: 1906
This is a photograph showing the house where Charles Fox Parham held his Bible school in Houston, Texas. Parham was the central figure in the development of the Pentecostal faith. He moved to Kansas with his family as a child. As an adult, his religious activities were headquartered in Topeka, Kansas. The photograph was copied from The Life of Charles F. Parham Founder of the Apostolic Faith Movement by Sarah E. Parham.


Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1906

Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1906
Creator: Kansas. Board of Control
Date: 1906
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, etc., in Topeka, Kansas. Control and supervision of the school was placed in the hands of the Board of Control of State Charitable Institutions. The school was located 3 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 are reports from the superintendent, physician, chaplain, parole agent, and steward, as well as statistical tables on the school.


Branding cattle, Scott City, Kansas

Branding cattle, Scott City, Kansas
Date: 1906
This photograph shows cattle being branded on the J.W. Lough's ranch near Scott City, Kansas. In the foreground a woman dressed in white is branding a cow while ranch hands look on. Several cattle are visible in the background.


C. S. Adell Store, Dun, Wilson County, Kansas

C. S. Adell Store, Dun, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of the front of the C. S. Adell Store in Dun, Wilson County, Kansas. The four people on the porch are labeled: Mamma, Mary, Daddy and Paul.


C.Z. Miller family photograph

C.Z. Miller family photograph
Date: 1906
This photograph shows the C.Z. Miller family from Ransom, Kansas.


Cabinet card of Laura Palenske

Cabinet card of Laura Palenske
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: Around 1906
This studio portrait cabinet card shows Laura Palenske holding three kittens. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cabinet card of Laura Palenske and Bessie Ketterman

Cabinet card of Laura Palenske and Bessie Ketterman
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: 1906
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Laura Palenske, age 5, seated, and Bessie Ketterman, age 7. The card is dated 1906. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cane seed, Scott City, Kansas

Cane seed, Scott City, Kansas
Date: 1906
This photograph shows a gathering of horse-drawn wagons loaded with cane seed at the elevator in Scott City, Kansas. In the background boxcars and the ATSF depot are visible.


Captain Hudson Post, GAR

Captain Hudson Post, GAR
Date: May 30, 1906
This is a photograph of members of the Captain Hudson Post, Grand Army of the Republic, in front of the Citizens State Bank, Cimarron, Kansas. The members are (back row, l to r): F. V. Hull, Post Commander, N. Peterson, J. F. McDowell, W. H. Lyon, M. Naylor, Byrd Williams, P. C. Egbert, John Brock, Adolph Neidiger, D. T. Tabb, O. D. Lemert, F. McDermott; (front row l to r): W. C. Preston, Peter King, Jim Brock, W. H. Flagler, Isaac Culp, Henry J. Dotson, George W. Shields, John Morrison. They are posed in front of the Citizens State Bank.


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