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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.


A. Roenigk to George W. Martin

A. Roenigk to George W. Martin
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: January 14, 1908
This is a letter from Adolph Roenigk, Lincoln, Kansas, to George W. Martin, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. Roenigk inquires about a pipe that was once owned by Chief Tall Bull. Roenigk cites books and page numbers for this and other matters he's interested in researching.


Administration Building at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas

Administration Building at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas
Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Date: 1908
This is a postcard showing the Administration Building at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas.


A family outing to Indian Cave, Greeley County, Kansas

A family outing to Indian Cave, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1908
A family visits Indian Cave on the Beaver Creek, Greeley County, Kansas. A boy sits on a horse, a man stands with a bicycle, a woman and a girl sit in the grass, and a man stands with an animal near the entrance to the cave.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: 1908
Portrait of Alfred Mossman Landon, 1887-1987, at the time he graduated from the University of Kansas.


A memory of old Fort Harker

A memory of old Fort Harker
Creator: The Club Member
Date: February 1908
This reminiscence by Mrs. Henry Inman, published in The Club Member, describes her experiences as a Kansas pioneer. She moved to Fort Harker in January 1868 after a difficult journey in severe winter weather. She details various aspects of frontier life, including the U.S. military's conflicts with Native Americans and the daily struggle for survival. She also mentions how she met "Mother" Bickerdyke, and that her husband served in the Seventh Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer.


Arkansas River, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas

Arkansas River, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas
Creator: Kidwell, W. W.
Date: October 20, 1908
This is a photograph of the Arkansas River, Syracuse, Kansas. A bridge is visible in the background.


Arthur Edward Mattox and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox collection

Arthur Edward Mattox and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox collection
Creator: Mattox, Hulda Florence Parks
Date: April 7, 1908 - December 21, 1908
These courtship letters were written by Arthur Edward Mattox, Turney, Missouri, and Hulda Florence Parks Mattox, McPherson, Kansas. They were married December 23, 1908, in McPherson, Kansas, and moved to Turney, Missouri, where they raised their children.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon
Creator: Hance Photo
Date: 1908
This photograph shows the rotunda inside the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey El Tovar Hotel. The facility is located at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and designed by architect Charles Whittlesey. In 1974, the El Tovar was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Colony, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Colony, Kansas
Date: 1908
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Colony, Kansas. The wooden structure was built in 1887.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Peabody, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Peabody, Kansas
Creator: Bowers, John
Date: 1908
This postcard shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot in Peabody, Kansas. The prairie-style station features a hipped roof, a semi-hexagonal operator's bay and matching waiting room.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Winfield, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Winfield, Kansas
Date: 1908
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Winfield, Kansas. The two-story red brick building was built in 1897. The depot no longer stands.


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: 1908
This photograph shows a furnished bedroom at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Bisonte Hotel in Hutchinson, Kansas. The eighty guest room facility designed by architect J.G. Holland opened in November of 1897. The hotel closed 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 Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1908
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and the Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel in Syracuse, Kansas. The facility designed by Louis Curtiss opened in 1908 and provided service until closing in 1936. The building was razed in 1972


Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas

Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1936
These series of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and the Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel in Syracuse, Kansas. The facility designed by Louis Curtis opened in 1908 and provided service until closing in 1936. The building was razed in 1972.


Band participating in the Midian Temple parade, Wichita, Kansas

Band participating in the Midian Temple parade, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1911
A view of an unidentified band marching in formation in a Midian Temple parade in Wichita, Kansas. Also visible are spectators, buildings and businesses along the city street, utility poles and power lines, a streetcar and streetcar tracks, automobiles, a bicycle and streetlights. The parade may have been associated with the Peerless Prophets Jubilee, a civic festival held in September or October beginning in 1908.


Bank of Tescott, Tescott, Kansas

Bank of Tescott, Tescott, Kansas
Creator: Bank of Tescott (Tescott, Kan.)
Date: 1903-1974
This series of photographs contains reproductions of the Bank of Tescott in Tescott, Kansas, between 1903 and 1974. Reproductions include the Flood of 1903, construction of a new bank building in 1911, interior views of the bank, and the bank as it appeared in the 1970s.


Baseball game, Tribune, Kansas

Baseball game, Tribune, Kansas
Date: 1908
This black and white photograph of a baseball game was taken in Tribune on July 4, 1908. A portion of the town is visible, including buildings and windmills. The photograph includes the following note: "Tribune v. Towner. July 4th 1908."


Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1908

Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1908
Creator: Kansas. Board of Control
Date: 1908
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, chaplain, and parole agent, as well as statistical tables on the school.


Bird's eye view of Sharon Springs, Wallace County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Sharon Springs, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1908
This post card of a bird's eye view of Sharon Springs, Wallace County, Kansas was sent to mother and father Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Graves in Parsons, Kansas by daughter Laura Graves who was visiting in western Kansas.


Birds-eye view of Wellington, Kansas

Birds-eye view of Wellington, Kansas
Date: January 15, 1908
This is a birds-eye view of Wellington, Kansas, taken from the courthouse looking northeast.


Breweries versus C.W. Trickett, Assistant Attorney General

Breweries versus C.W. Trickett, Assistant Attorney General
Date: 1908
An account of how the brewers and saloon keepers caused the arrest of Assistant Attorney General C.W. Trickett, charging him with having "received a fee before it was due," and the subsequent clearing of these charges after an investigation was conducted by the Attorney General of Kansas.


Bridge, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Bridge, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1908
This is a photograph of a bridge over the Neosho River in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas.


Bridge near Baxter Springs, Kansas

Bridge near Baxter Springs, Kansas
Creator: Grantham, J. W.
Date: 1908
This is a postcard showing a horse drawn carriage on a bridge near Baxter Springs, Kansas.


Buggy ride across the plains of Kansas

Buggy ride across the plains of Kansas
Date: 1908
This postcard of a two-horse drawn buggy shows a group riding together. Written on the reverse side of the postcard identifies the riders as "Mother, Aunt Mary, Dora, and Ben". Both men and women are wearing hats, with a blanket on one of the second row rider's lap.


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