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'Gunsmoke' cast members at a Kansas Centennial event

'Gunsmoke' cast members at a Kansas Centennial event
Date: 1961
Members of the TV show 'Gunsmoke' cast James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, and Chill Wills, a guest on the television show, at a Kansas Centennial event. Three of the photographs were taken at an unidentified airport and the third on Front Street in Dodge City, Kansas.


1961 Senior Class of Lecompton Rural High School, Lecompton, Kansas

1961 Senior Class of Lecompton Rural High School, Lecompton, Kansas
Creator: Wickers
Date: 1961
Composite color photograph of the Lecompton Rural High School Senior Class of 1961. Five rows of individual photographs with the name of the individual written underneath. The identities from left to right: Top Row: Dorothy Chinn, Martin Unfred, Mary Kasson, Jim Sumner, Sylvia Glenn, Melvin Dark; Second Row: Larry Kietzman, Florence Helmick Stockwell, Sharon Harris, Bill Reynolds; Third Row: Retha Page, Bill Raybern, Mary Sue Morris, Joseph Evers, Shirley Hodson, Harold Hudson; Fourth Row: William Z. Smith, Patricia Andes, Gary Kenney, Carol Houk, Claude Myers, Verna Kent; Fifth Row: John Curran (Vice President), Gloria Baugher (Treasurer), Chas. H. Garrison (Principal), Mrs. Sharon Rabe (Sponsor), Harold Becker (President). Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


7th Cavalry drill team, Fort Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

7th Cavalry drill team, Fort Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1961
The 7th Cavalry drill team reenactment troop perform for the Fort Wallace memorial association, Fort Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas, May 1961.


7th Cavalry reenactment, United States government cemetery, Fort Wallace, Kansas

7th Cavalry reenactment, United States government cemetery, Fort Wallace, Kansas
Date: 1961
A 7th Cavalry reenactment troop line up at the United States government cemetery at Fort Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas.


Aerial view of Hesston Corporation, Hesston, Kansas

Aerial view of Hesston Corporation, Hesston, Kansas
Date: Around 1961
This photograph shows an aerial view of Hesston Corporation, an agricultural implement factory at Hesson, Kansas, with the factory at upper left and the town of Hesston in the foreground. The factory was located at the northeast corner of the intersection at Lincoln Avenue/Boulevard and Highway 81. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas

Aerial view of the Industrial School for Girls, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1961
An aerial photograph of the Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas. This school was started in 1888 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union but then was later taken over by the State in 1889.


Aerial view of the Kansas Neurological Institute, Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of the Kansas Neurological Institute, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1961
An aerial view of the Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka, Kansas.


Aerial view of the Kansas Soldiers' Home, Dodge City, Kansas

Aerial view of the Kansas Soldiers' Home, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: January 1961
This is an aerial view of the Kansas Soldiers' Home and the Mother Bickerdyke Annex in Fort Dodge, Kansas.


Aerial view of west and northwest Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial view of west and northwest Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Transportation
Date: April 07, 1961
An aerial view of west and northwest Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, showing the Kansas River, Interstates 70 and 470, and Highway 24. The boundaries are approximately south from Soldier Creek, west from McVicar, east from Urish, and north from Huntoon.


Aerial views of the Osawatomie State Hospital in Osawatomie, Kansas

Aerial views of the Osawatomie State Hospital in Osawatomie, Kansas
Date: 1961
Two aerial photographs of the Osawatomie State Hospital in Osawatomie, Kansas. The hospital was established by the State of Kansas in 1866 and had beds for 12 patients when it opened. By the end of the next year it housed 22 with applications for 50 more.


American Legion members, Rossville, Kansas

American Legion members, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1961
The Rossville American Legion Jimmie Lillard Unit 31 color guard and firing squad give their respects to fallen veterans on Memorial Day of May 1961. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Anna Laura Hittle Rings diary

Anna Laura Hittle Rings diary
Date: 1949-1961
One of three diaries of Anna Laura Hittle Rings of Topeka, Kansas. Anna was the live-in-housekeeper for Mr. Harry Imes at 1208 College Avenue from 1949 to her death in 1961. She was a cook, gardener, housekeeper, and seamstress. The diaries tell of her daily life while in Mr. Imes' employ. The other two diaries can be found at Unit ID's: 473053 and 473077.


Army troops marching at Fort Larned, Kansas

Army troops marching at Fort Larned, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Centennial Commission
Date: June 18, 1961
A photograph showing troops marching at a Kansas centennial event at Fort Larned, Kansas.


Art at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Art at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: February 1961
Examples of the art therapy and art therapists. The Menninger Clinic philosophy of treatment was the bio-psycho-social approach. This philosophy of treatment integrated medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to treat the total health of patients. Many types of therapy were available to fit the needs and interests of the person.


Arthur William and Anna Laura Hittle Rings photographs

Arthur William and Anna Laura Hittle Rings photographs
Date: 1900-1961
This series includes 12 black and white photographs of Anna Laura Hittle Rings (1870-1931) and her husband, Arthur Rings (1877-1929), with their family. Many of the photographs are individual portraits of Anna and Arthur.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company Yard, Argentine, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company Yard, Argentine, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1958 and 1962
This photograph shows six-axle roadswitchers SD24's with zebra stripe paint, built by Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), for Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company. Engines 906, 907, and 909 are on the right and on the left is American Locomotive Company (ALCO) RSD 15 switcher engine, #809. A brick building with Santa Fe on the side is in the background. This photograph was taken by Orville Brent.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Fort Madison, Iowa

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Fort Madison, Iowa
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: January 18, 1961
This architectural drawing shows the air conditioning plan for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Fort Madison, Iowa.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight house, Corwith, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight house, Corwith, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1961
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's freight house at Corwith, Illinois.


Atchison,Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train, Crozier Canyon, Arizona

Atchison,Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train, Crozier Canyon, Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1960
This colored slide shows an Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's eastbound freight train in the cut of Crozier Canyon, Arizona. The 800-class locomotives use 2,400 horse power per unit to pull the long train.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train, Williams Junction to Crookton Line

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train, Williams Junction to Crookton Line
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1961
This slide shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train on the Williams Junction to Crookton Line in Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: September 1961
This photograph shows Mac, an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster, working with a section gang to replace a low spot in a track.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: September 1961
This photograph shows Mac, a roadmaster with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, speaking over the telephone with a train dispatcher for the location of traffic.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: September 1961
This photograph shows Mac, a roadmaster for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, pushing his motor car as a flare, (lower right), alerts trains that maintenance work is ahead.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: September 1961
This photograph shows Mac, a roadmaster with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, preparing to roll out his motor car for a daily inspection of tracks.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company roadmaster
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: September 1961
This photograph shows Mac, a roadmaster with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, checking the block indicator (lower right) before entering a unidentified tunnel.


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