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A.E. Hunt's 'aeroplane' that never flew used principles involved in today's whirlies

A.E. Hunt's 'aeroplane' that never flew used principles involved in today's whirlies
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: January 8, 1956
This article published in the the Wichita Eagle deals with the accomplishments of early aviation enthusiast A.E. Hunt. Hunt, of Jetmore, Kansas, built a flying machine in 1910 containing design elements that would later be refined and used in some of the world's first helicopters. In fact, the article compares the features found on Hunt's rotary aircraft to a Cessna CH-1 helicopter in order to demonstrate the similarities between the basic elements of each craft's design.


Aerial view of Grinter Place, Wyandotte County, Kansas

Aerial view of Grinter Place, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Date: 1956
This is an aerial view of Grinter Place, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Built in 1857, it is the oldest home in Wyandotte County and overlooks the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River. Grinter Place, a two-story brick house, was built and owned by Moses and Annie Grinter. He operated a ferry across the Kansas River and from 1855 to 1860, Grinter owned a trading post, that sold about one hundred sixty types of goods including clothing, powder and bullets, perfume, sugar, and scissors, among other things to the Delawares in exchange for cash and furs. The Grinters also farmed, raised poultry and livestock, and planted an apple orchard on their farmstead. Through the assistance of the Junior League of Kansas City, Kansas, and the Grinter Place Friends, the State of Kansas acquired the site in 1971 and now the Kansas Historical Society administers the former Grinter residence as a state historic site.


Aerial view of the Neosho River in Council Grove, Kansas

Aerial view of the Neosho River in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: 1956
This photograph shows a view from above of the Neosho River passing through Council Grove.


Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transporation
Date: November 30, 1956
A series of aerial photographs showing construction of I-70 Interstate west of Gage Boulevard. Also, the areas east of Gage Boulevard to MacVicar Avenue, where I-70 was eventually built. Recognizable sites include: West Hills residential area; Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; sand and concrete company; and Union Pacific Railroad tracks.


A history of trade unions in Kansas

A history of trade unions in Kansas
Creator: Karson, Marc
Date: March 1956
Marc Karson, Associate Professor of Political Science at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, wrote this history of trade unions in Kansas for the Kansas State Federation of Labor in March 1956.


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.


Annals of Kansas, volume two, 1911-1925

Annals of Kansas, volume two, 1911-1925
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1956
Volume two of Jennie Small Owen's Annals of Kansas covers 1911-1925. 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.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: March 1956
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain. This experimental passenger train ran from Los Angeles, California to San Diego, California before being discontinued due to its bulkiness and awkwardness.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: March 1956
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain at a stop in Barstow, California. This experimental passenger train ran from Los Angeles, California to San Diego, California before being discontinued due to its bulkiness and awkwardness.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: March 1956
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain at a stop in Barstow, California. This experimental passenger train ran from Los Angeles, California to San Diego, California before being discontinued due to its bulkiness and awkwardness.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Date: Between January 1956 and February 1956
This black and white photograph shows actress and comedian Lucille Ball and her husband actor and musician Desi Arnaz standing on the rear platform of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company passenger car. The couple were promoting their movie Forever Darling with a cross country tour to major U. S. cities.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between January 1956 and February 1956
This black and white photograph shows actress and comedian Lucille Ball and her husband actor and musician Desi Arnaz talking to a porter from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. The couple were promoting their movie "Forever Darling" with a cross country tour, by way of the Santa Fe's Super Chief, to major U.S. cities.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between January 1956 and February 1956
This black and white photograph shows actress and comedian Lucille Ball and her husband actor and musician Desi Arnaz holding a heart shaped wreath. The couple were promoting their movie "Forever Darling" with a cross country tour, by way of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief, to major U.S. cities.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a switchman riding point next to an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's #F3202 trailer on a cut of piggyback cars.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's loading and unloading operations for piggyback trailers.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a twenty foot Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers being loaded on TOFC flats.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows two men checking the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company trailers SFTC #1007 and SFTC #1043 on piggyback car #92759.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam Locomotive #3463

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam Locomotive #3463
Date: August 02, 1956
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3463 in Topeka, Kansas. The locomotive was designed by H.H. Lanning and his staff in Topeka and built in 1937 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The steam locomotive was first assigned between La Junta, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois. Later with the introduction of the diesel engine, service was changed to Kansas City and Oklahoma City and between Kansas City and Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1953, the #3463 made one last run between Newton, Kansas and Emporia, Kansas. For three years the class 4-6-4 locomotive remained in Emporia until 1956 when it was permanently moved to the Topeka Fairgrounds. This steam locomotive is the only one in existence today.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's FM switch engine as it shoves against a cut of piggyback cars loaded with a variety of trailers. Also visible is a switchman riding point to #F3202 trailer


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 roadbed, Elgin, Kansas.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadbed, Elgin, Kansas.
Date: 1956
This photograph shows the abandoned roadbed of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company in Elgin, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe diesel powered pile driver

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe diesel powered pile driver
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: November 07, 1956
A 1956 photograph of an AT&SF diesel powered pile driver working on a bidge near Alva, Oklahoma.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company box depot, Olivet, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: February 19, 1956
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company box depot in Olivet, Kansas. The structure was a part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Second District at mile post 86.2.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Augusta, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: May 30, 1956
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Augusta, Kansas. The brick structure built between 1917 and 1918 is located on the Eastern Lines, Middle Division, Douglass District, milepost 185.7. The combination depot still stands and is used by Burlington Northern Railway Company.


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

Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Emporia, Kansas
Creator: Hanschu, Steven F.
Date: Between 1977 and 1978
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot located at 3rd and Neosho in Emporia, Kansas. It was built in the 1890s and the additions were added in the 1920s.


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