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300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail

300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Moore Studio
Date: May 26, 1913
This black and white photograph shows one of the three Buick cars used during the 300-mile race over the new Santa Fe Trail in front of the Kansas City Star newspaper office. The three automobiles left the Hutchinson News office at 5:01 a.m., arriving at the Kansas City Star office at 4:24 p.m. proving a 300-mile automobile trip could be made on Kansas dirt highways in twelve hours. The only stop during the race was for lunch in Emporia, Kansas. Seated in the Buick are the following individuals from left to right: M.P. Newton, O.M. Wilhite, Ralph Faxton, in the middle, Kansas Governor George H. Hodges, and Fred Trigg.


Abandonment of Mattie Marion by Husband

Abandonment of Mattie Marion by Husband
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1913-1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the abandonment of Mattie Marion by her husband. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is Mattie Marion being abandoned by her husband after moving to Missouri for him to return to Kansas, procedures to take her husband to court in Kinsley to support her and their child, and the role of the County and General Attorney and Governor in domestic cases. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


A gathering at Jonathan Erickson's home, Russell County, Kansas

A gathering at Jonathan Erickson's home, Russell County, Kansas
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: June 12, 1913
View of people gathered at Jonathan Erickson's home in Russell County, Kansas. Also visible are a carriage and many automobiles parked in the front yard, and a large group of people standing either on the porch or in the yard.


American Red Cross

American Red Cross
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1912-1915
This file includes a printed booklet by The American National Red Cross about the regulations for State Boards and Chapters. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


An act to repeal all poll tax laws in the state of Kansas

An act to repeal all poll tax laws in the state of Kansas
Creator: House of Representatives
Date: January 1913
This act was created by the Kansas House of Representatives in an attempt to do away with any poll taxing which required Kansas voters to pay a small fee before being able to cast their ballot. Poll taxing affected people of all races in Kansas. This act was not passed. Poll taxing continued in Kansas until the early 1960s when a federal amendment was passed which made poll taxing unconstitutional in all states.


Andrew Henry family

Andrew Henry family
Date: 1913
This is a photograph of the Andrew Henry family. People in the photograph are: front row: (left to right) Joe Henry (August 10, 1903-October 1, 1996), Frank Henry (December 1, 1896-April 4, 1988), Katheryn Henry (October 21, 1901-February 6, 1990), Tony Henry (June 13, 1898-August 3, 1984), Ben Henry (March 2, 1907-April 9, 1978); and back row: Clemens Zind (October 5, 1892-February 12, 1932), Mary Guden Kauf (photo added) (November 14, 1869-September 18, 1910), Andrew Henry (December 31, 1860-December 12, 1947), and Leo Henry (January 7, 1900-September 27, 1984).


Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Section Crew, Pauline, Kansas

Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Section Crew, Pauline, Kansas
Date: 1913
This black and white photograph shows a section crew of Mexican laborers from the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company repairing tracks near Pauline, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Pauline, Kansas
Date: 1913
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Pauline, Kansas. In 1983, the depot was restored and moved to the Ward-Meade Park at 124 N.W. Fillmore in Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, St. John, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, St. John, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 1913
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in St. John, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot built in 1913 features a gabled roof with a operators' bay and freight room with a flat roof.


Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Comppany section crew, Pauline, Kansas

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Comppany section crew, Pauline, Kansas
Date: 1913
This photograph shows a section crew of Mexican laborers from the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company near Pauline, Kansas. Standing beside the men is a young girl dressed in a white dress.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe cattle train, Eskridge, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe cattle train, Eskridge, Kansas
Creator: Kersey, Roy
Date: 1913
This photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company cattle train outside of Eskridge, Kansas.


August and Carrie Thowe

August and Carrie Thowe
Date: November 6, 1913
This is the wedding portrait of Carrie Meier and August Thowe. They were married in Peace Evangelical Church in Alma, Kansas.


Baby show on Turkey Creek, Woodson County, Kansas

Baby show on Turkey Creek, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: November 18, 1913
This is a photograph of a group of men, women and children, gathered in front of a barn on Turkey Creek, possibly in Woodson County, Kansas. Women are seated in front, posing with their children and the picture is labeled "Baby Show on Turkey Creek."


Barbecue, Hugoton, Kansas

Barbecue, Hugoton, Kansas
Date: 1913
This photograph shows a group of men standing before an open barbecue pit as slabs of meat are being cooked for a celebration in Hugoton, Kansas. The event celebrated the completion of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company branch from Dodge City, Kansas, to Elkhart, Kansas.


Baseball team in Austin, Texas

Baseball team in Austin, Texas
Date: 1913
This photograph shows the 1913 Austin Senators baseball team of the Texas League. Standing second from the left in the top row is Wiley Taylor, a right-handed pitcher from Louisville, Kansas. Taylor played three seasons in Austin, where he compiled a 51-47 record for the Senators, including a 22-14 season in 1911 as he helped the team secure the Texas League pennant. He also pitched in the majors. He had trial outings with the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox, but most of his major league games (21 of 27) were with the St. Louis Browns, where he played in 1913-14. Taylor's major league record was 2-10, with an ERA of 4.10. After his baseball career, he remained in Pottawatomie County, where he farmed and served four terms as the county sheriff (1925-28 and 1945-48). Late in life, he also ran a service station and recreation parlor in Westmoreland. Wiley Taylor died at the age of 65 in 1954. A complete listing of the Senators pictured in the photograph includes: (top row, standing, l to r): Tulane McCuller (p); Wiley Taylor (p); Mike Flanagan (p); Bert Larsen (p); Harold Thomson (2b); Otto McIvor (cf); Fred Brainard (if); and Luther "Doc" Cook (rf). Seated in the front are (l to r): Ben Brownlow (ss); Chester Bobo (c); Eddie Hohnhorst (1b); Leon Lewis (p); William Hille (3b); Harry Haigh (c); and Bert James (lf).


Baseball team in Topeka, Kansas

Baseball team in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1913
This photograph from 1913 is a panoramic view of the Topeka Kaws, a minor league team in the Class A Western League. The Kaws finished the season with a record of 73-92, which ranked seventh in the final league standings. The players and their positions are identified from left to right: Dale Gear, manager; William Fullerton (p); Earl McCullough (p); Otis Peebles (p); Bill Rapps (1b); Josh Billings (c); Polly McLarry (rf); Pat McGehee (p); Gene Cocreham (p); Jack Richardson (p); Cy Forsythe (c); Ross "Doc" Reynolds (p); Cliff "Pat" Dulin (3b); George Cochran (2b); Earl "Red" Snapp (3b); Ches Crist (c); Joe French (ss); Fred Ollom (2b); Allen Lee (lf); Hal Rustenhaven (p); Edward "Pep" Hornsby (p). The man seated in the grandstand behind the players is unidentified. The photograph was made by Spicer and Bumbarger in early April of 1913, prior to the start of the Western League season.


Birthday postcard

Birthday postcard
Creator: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Date: 1913
Birthday postcard. Greeting on obverse reads "A Birthday Gift. I want to be an artist To paint pictures just for you, So when each birthday comes around I can send you quite a few" beside an image of a boy painting at an easel. To Joe Cochran from Marjorie on July 26, 1913. No stamp or postmark. Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Birthday Children" Series of Postcards No 193, printed in Saxony.


Birthday postcard

Birthday postcard
Date: 1913
Birthday postcard. Greeting on obverse reads "I surely vish dat your birthday brings just vat you vant of eferytings" above a cartoon of a Dutch girl. Sent to Mrs. Fred Cot of Goff, Kansas. Green one cent stamp postmarked November 13, 1913 Amesville, Ohio.


Brewster baseball team, Thomas County, Kansas

Brewster baseball team, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1913
The town baseball team from Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas pose in their uniforms.


Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen traveling card

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen traveling card
Date: 1913
This is a Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Traveling Card for Edward Brown when he was president of Lodge NO. 65 in Osawatomie, Kansas. He had been a switchman on the railroad for ten years in 1913. Founded in 1883, by the time of its merger with three other railroad labor unions to form the United Transportation Union in 1969, it had the greatest membership of any of the operating railroad brotherhoods.


By the President of the United States, a proclamation: whereas it appears that the public good will be promoted by eliminating certain lands within the State of Kansas from the Kansas National Forest

By the President of the United States, a proclamation: whereas it appears that the public good will be promoted by eliminating certain lands within the State of Kansas from the Kansas National Forest
Creator: Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930
Date: February 24, 1913
This proclamation by President William H. Taft changes the boundaries of the Kansas National Forest. The original forest boundaries are illustrated on the diagram from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. The forest was located west of Garden City and south of the Atchison, Topeka, and Sante Fe Railroad in Finney, Haskell, Grant, Kearny, and Hamilton counties. The proclamation excludes land west of Syracuse, Kansas and east of the Colorado border.


C. H. Kinkel house and Brown Jug School in Council Grove, Kansas

C. H. Kinkel house and Brown Jug School in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: 1913
A photograph of the C. H. Kinkel house. In the background is the Little Brown Jug School House built in 1858 in Council Grove, Kansas.


C. W. Sutton general store, Ensign, Kansas

C. W. Sutton general store, Ensign, Kansas
Date: May 30, 1912
This is a photograph of the C. W. Sutton general store, the first grocery store in Ensign, Kansas. People in the photograph are C. W. Sutton, R. W. Pegram, Bishops, _____, and George Pomeroy. Sutton was a notary public. There is a windmill behind the store.


Cable car on 12th St. viaduct in Kansas City, Kansas

Cable car on 12th St. viaduct in Kansas City, Kansas
Date: April 12, 1913
A photograph showing a cable car on the original 12th Street viaduct in Kansas City, Kansas.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1913
A photograph showing advertising department staff members at Capper Publications in Topeka, Kansas.


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