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196th Field Artillery Battalion airstrip and observation plane in South Korea

196th Field Artillery Battalion airstrip and observation plane in South Korea
Creator: Timken, Frank Darrell
Date: Between 1953 and 1954
This is a photograph showing the 196th Field Artillery Battalion's airstrip and observation plane in South Korea after the armistice was signed. The photograph was taken by Frank Darrell Timken of Cimarron, Kansas.


196th Field Artillery Battalion's helicoper pad in South Korea

196th Field Artillery Battalion's helicoper pad in South Korea
Creator: Timken, Frank Darrell
Date: Between 1953 and 1954
Here are two photographs showing the 196th Field Artillery Battalion's helicopter pad. The ridge in the background contained the Kansas Line, a secondary defense line in case the North Koreans and Chinese broke through the front line. Minefields covered the hills leading to the ridge. These photographs were taken by Frank Darrell Timken of Cimarron, Kansas after the armistice was signed.


45th Infantry Division's quad 50 caliber anti-aircraft half track

45th Infantry Division's quad 50 caliber anti-aircraft half track
Creator: Timken, Frank Darrell
Date: Between 1953 and 1954
This is a photograph of the 45th Infantry Division's quad 50 caliber anti-airraft half track. They were in place to provide defense for the 196th Field Artillery Battalion located on the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea after the armistice was signed. The photograph was taken by Frank Darrell Timken of Cimarron, Kansas.


8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule

8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: May 17, 1954
This article discusses how the state of Kansas will work to conform to the ruling made in the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the segregation of schools based on race was unconstitutional. Many cities in Kansas, including Topeka, Atchison, Salina, Wichita, and Pittsburg were already working to integrate their schools. Topeka had an estimated 625 African American students who would be affected by the court's ruling, and the article lists the numbers for other cities and towns in the state.


Abstract of Title, Wyandotte Reserve, Kansas City

Abstract of Title, Wyandotte Reserve, Kansas City
Date: 1858 - 1954
This is the abstract of title prepared by Guarantee Abstract Company for 3471 N. 27th, Kansas City, Kansas, on lot 13 in the Windy Cliff subdivision of the Wyandotte Reserve in Wyandotte County.


All-State Player semi-pro baseball certificates

All-State Player semi-pro baseball certificates
Creator: National Baseball Congress of America
Date: July 01, 1947-July 31, 1956
These All-State Player certificates were issued to Topekan Harland Coffman for his performance during the state semi-pro baseball tournaments held in Wichita in 1947, 1954, and 1956. Each year, 16 players who competed in the state semi-pro tournament were honored by being named to the all-state team. Coffman was a member of the Topeka Decker Oilers, a perennial contender for the state semi-pro baseball title in the 1940s and 1950s. Harland's father 'Pooch' (also known as Al and Vern) was the long-time manager of the Decker Oilers. Other family members who played with the team were Harland's brother Burton, and his uncles Ed and Junior Coffman. Between 1948 and 1953, Harland Coffman pitched for several minor league teams. In the 158 minor league games for which his statistics are available, he achieved an overall record of 62-46, with an ERA of 3.19. The National Baseball Congress of America was also the National Semi-Pro Baseball Congress. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


An analysis of the proposed right-to-work legislation

An analysis of the proposed right-to-work legislation
Creator: Kansas State Federation of Labor
Date: August 1954
In 1958, Kansas voters ratified the "right to work" amendment to the state constitution. The amendment stated, in part, that "No person shall be denied the opportunity to obtain or retain employment because of membership or non membership in any labor organization..." In this pamphlet, the Kansas State Federation of Labor argues that the purpose of the legislation was to limit the power of organized labor.


Annals of Kansas, volume one, 1886-1910

Annals of Kansas, volume one, 1886-1910
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1954
Volume one of Jennie Owen's Annals of Kansas covers 1886-1910. The annals is a chronological listing of significant events in Kansas history. Kirke Mechem edited this work. Published by the Kansas State Historical Society, this work continues the work of Daniel W. Wilder's Annals of Kansas, 1541-1885.


Arthur Valentine

Arthur Valentine
Date: September 3, 1954
This is a photograph of Arthur Valentine, creator of the Valentine Diner. Valentine Diners were manufactured in Wichita, Kansas and were constructed as eight-to-ten-seat restaurants that one or two people could operate. In an industry where nearly all major diner manufacturers were on the East Coast, the Kansas company managed to ship its pre-fabricated structures across the country. Valentines could be found along major highways to attract travelers, in industrial areas to attract workers, and in small towns where they might be one of the only restaurants available. Today many Valentine diners are still open across the country.


Arts and Crafts Building, Menninger East Campus, Topeka Kansas

Arts and Crafts Building, Menninger East Campus, Topeka Kansas
Creator: Menninger, Philip Bratton, 1928-
Date: 1954
This colored photograph shows the Arts and Craft Building in the Summer of 1954. It later became the Southeast Office. In 1925, the Menninger Sanitarium Corporation purchased a farmhouse on the west edge of Topeka, Kansas. The farmhouse became the inpatient clinic and the surrounding 20 acres were developed with buildings and gardens to become the "East Campus" of the Menninger Foundation. This was one of the nearby houses purchased and then converted for several different uses. In 1982, the "West Campus", a much larger area, was developed west of Topeka, a residential scale community of 28 structures on a 350 acre hilltop campus. In 2003, the Menninger Foundation was moved to Houston, Texas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Abilene, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: November 14, 1954
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Abilene, Kansas. At the top peak of the roof a four leaf emblem is visible. The red brick building is located on the Eastern Lines, Middle Division, Strong City District along mile post 58.1. The depot is maintained by Burlington Northern Railroad.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: June 26, 1954
This photograph shows the waiting room inside the new Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Atchison, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: June 26, 1954
This photograph shows the ticket window at the new Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Atchison, Kansas. In the background the awning windows are visible.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: June 26, 1954
This photograph shows groups of people standing outside the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Atchison, Kansas. The modern design depot, built around 1954, features a flat roof with awning windows that open outward. The structure still stands at the corner of 3rd and Main Street in Atchison. Over the years the building has housed various businesses.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: June 26, 1954
This photograph shows the ticket office at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Atchison, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: June 26, 1954
This photograph shows people gathered inside the new Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Atchison, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Atchison, Kkansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Atchison, Kkansas
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: 1954
This photographs shows locomotive number Eighty-Three in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Atchison, Kansas. The modern design depot, built around 1954, features a flat roof with awning windows that open outward. The structure still stands at the corner of 3rd and Main Street in Atchison. Over the years the building has housed various businesses.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Viola, Kansas
Date: 1954
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Viola, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with clapboard siding no longer stands.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop, Argentine, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop, Argentine, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1954
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel shop at Argentine, Kansas. Pictured are F units; including Santa Fe 188, 337, 412, 336, 121, 328 and 175.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop, Argentine, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop, Argentine, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 7, 1954
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop at Argentine, Kansas. The low bay, or running maintenance repair area, is located on the left side of the photograph while the higher section on the right is the large bay area where annual inspections were performed. This shop was put in operation in the summer of 1954.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop, Argentine, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop, Argentine, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1954
This black and white photograph shows construction of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop at Argentine, Kansas City, Kansas. The ATSF diesel locomotives 121 and 326 are in the foreground. The shop opened in the summer of 1954.


Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel engine, Cajon Pass, California.

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel engine, Cajon Pass, California.
Creator: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: 1954
This black and white photograph shows diesel engine # 206 from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company pulling a freight train up to Cajon Pass, California.


Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel engines

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel engines
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1954
This black and white photograph shows diesel engine #260 and "sisters" from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company pulling a manifest train ,a fast freight train hauling perishables or livestock, through Amarillo, Texas. "Sisters" are apparently additional power units to aid the locomotive.


Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine #2301, Calwa, CA.

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine #2301, Calwa, CA.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1953 and 1969
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's switcher engine #2301, a American Locomotive Company 600 horsepower high hood switcher, at Calwa, California. The switch engines or switchers were used to assemble and disassemble trains but were not used for long hauls.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe  561-R passing grade signal 582A in Cajon Pass, California.

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 561-R passing grade signal 582A in Cajon Pass, California.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1954
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe 561-R (with helpers--extra engines to assist with steep grades or heavy loads), passes grade signal 582A in Cajon Pass, California. The phtograph was taken by Donald Erb for AT&SF.


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