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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.


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.


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 & 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.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Cyrus K. Holliday locomotive #1

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Cyrus K. Holliday locomotive #1
Creator: Warner Studio
Date: June 1954
This is a photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Cyrus K. Holliday steam locomotive #1 in Atchison, Kansas. It was driven from the Argentine yards near Kansas City, Kansas to Atchison for the city's centennial, June 20-26, 1954. John (Jack) Flanagan, engineer, is standing at the far right.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 23,1954
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's all coach streamliner the El Capitan as it prepares to depart from the Dearborn Station at Chicago, Illinois. The train is led by a F-7 locomotive number 28.


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

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine #2301, Calwa, CA.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1953 and 1969
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & 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 Railway Company freight train, Cajon Pass, San Bernardino, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train, Cajon Pass, San Bernardino, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1954
This colored slide shows an Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's freight train descending Cajon Pass on its way to San Bernardino, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train, Johnson Tunnel, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train, Johnson Tunnel, Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1954
This photograph shows a westbound Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train emerging from Johnson Tunnel, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway iron workers in Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway iron workers in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June, 1954
This is a photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway iron workers in the Topeka, Kansas shops. George Vega is in the second row far right. The photograph was taken during the Kansas Territorial Centennial.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shop workers in Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shop workers in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Northcutt, R.C.
Date: May 1954
This is a photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shop workers in Topeka, Kansas. Many of the workers are growing beards for the Kansas Territorial Centennial. George Vega, wearing overalls, is in back leaning against a rock pillar.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway workers at the shops in Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway workers at the shops in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 1954
This is a photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway workers outside the tin shop in Topeka, Kansas. George Vega is in the first row, second from the right. The photograph was taken during the Territorial Centennial.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe caboose 2034-R at the end of a manifest train in Cajon Pass, California.

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe caboose 2034-R at the end of a manifest train in Cajon Pass, California.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1954
This photo shows Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe caboose 2034-R at the end of a manifest train (a fast freight train hauling perishables or livestock) in Cajon Pass, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe  locomotive #236C at Alray, California on the Cajon Pass

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe locomotive #236C at Alray, California on the Cajon Pass
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1954
Photograph of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe locomotive #236C at Alray, California on the Cajon Pass.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe manifest freight train

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe manifest freight train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1954
This colored slide shows an Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company manifest freight train ascending Cajon Pass, California.


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 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.


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