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Abel Alcala, World War II veteran

Abel Alcala, World War II veteran
Date: around 1980
This is a newspaper article on John Alcala and his father Abel G. Alcala of Topeka. Abel Alcala, a veteran of World War II, had a draft number of 25. This likely made him the first Mexican-American drafted in the United States. The 1966 book "Among the Valiant" by Raul Morin, however, cited Pete Aguilar Despart with a lottery number of 158 as the first drafted Mexican-American. Fourteen years later, John Alcala contacted the book's publisher and the Topeka Capital-Journal to set the record straight.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Creator: Bellinder, Bob
Date: February 25, 1980
A photograph of Alfred Mossman Landon who was Kansas Governor from 1933 to 1937, and United States Republican Presidential candidate for the 1936 election.


American Legion baseball team from Silver Lake, Kansas

American Legion baseball team from Silver Lake, Kansas
Date: 1980
The American Legion Post 160 baseball team from Silver Lake, Kansas is shown in this photograph from 1980. The team won the 1980 Class AA American Legion state championship by defeating Lawrence in the title game played in Osborne. It was Post 160's second consecutive state championship. Pictured in the front row are (l to r): Craig Cox (coach); David Workman; Tom Hinson; Doug McDaniel; Bob Pfannenstiel; Bruce Ferguson; Steve Brady; and, Sheldon Pokorney (head coach). In the back row are (l to r): Dudley Brooks, Scott Abbott, Jerry Kruger, Ron Drake, Bryan Ferguson, Shannon Saia, and, Tim Cunningham. Digital reproduction of the photo was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1985
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company intermodal transportation services. The description for this photograph called this type of loading of trailers "circus loading." It is a term used to describe an older method of loading highway trailers on flatcars (TOFC), whereby a tractor backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. Circus loading requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1985
This photograph shows a side view of an Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company piggy-back truck trailer, Z20009.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1985
This photograph shows an example of a Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company truck trailer logo, the four feather herald. It has the traditional logo with four feather like portions that contain the words truck rail service, highway, piggy-back, and container. It is part of the ATSF Railway Company intermodal services.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot, Lyons, Kansas
Date: 1980
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and the St. Louis, San Francisco Railway Company depot in Lyons, Kansas. The combination depot ,built in 1923, still stands however fire damaged parts of the building in July of 2003.


Building a ten-pack fuel foiler, Topeka, Kansas

Building a ten-pack fuel foiler, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 6, 1980
This is a view of a worker welding frame members to form a fishbelly skeletal frame to build a ten-pack fuel foiler in the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's car shops in Topeka, Kansas.


Building a ten-pack fuel foiler, Topeka, Kansas

Building a ten-pack fuel foiler, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 6, 1980
This is a view of workmen welding frame members to form a fishbelly skeletal frame to build a ten-pack fuel foiler in the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's car shops in Topeka, Kansas.


Construction of West Campus of the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Construction of West Campus of the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980
These three black and white photographs document the progress of the construction on West Campus. They were taken looking south east from the top of the Tower building. Dean building is in the background and Neiswanger building is in the far background


Construction update, Autumn 1980, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas

Construction update, Autumn 1980, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980
This publication by the Menninger Foundation details the new building program for the "West Campus".


Continuing education for Menninger Clinic staff in Topeka, Kansas

Continuing education for Menninger Clinic staff in Topeka, Kansas
Date: March 14, 1980
CPR instructors work on Resusci-Annie during the classes held for all staff in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. Demonstrating the technique are Diana Case, Gene Montgomery and Dorothy Barash. Looking on are Carolyn Gibson, Pat Cunningham and Jane Balmer (partially hidden).


Corwith Yard's piggyback area, Chicago, Illinois

Corwith Yard's piggyback area, Chicago, Illinois
Date: October 7, 1980
This is an aerial view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's piggyback trailer area at the Corwith Yard in Chicago, Illinois.


Crane and Company Office Supply, Topeka, Kansas

Crane and Company Office Supply, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 10, 1980
This is a photograph of the exterior of the Thacher Building, located at 110 E. 8th Street, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Crane and Company Office Supply is located in the building. Photo was taken by Orin King.


Drott Travelift, Richmond, California

Drott Travelift, Richmond, California
Date: December 7, 1980
This is a view of a Santa Fe Transportation truck (SFTX #271334) passing beneath an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Drott Travelift loader in the Richmond, California, rail container yards.


Drott straddle loader, Los Angeles, California

Drott straddle loader, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1980
This is a view of a man supervising as a container is unloaded from an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's car by a Drott straddle loader at the Hobart Yard in Los Angeles, California.


Environmental issues in the 1980s

Environmental issues in the 1980s
Creator: League of Women Voters of Kansas
Date: 1980
The League of Women Voters of Kansas initiated a project to participate in development of an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Kansas. This leaflet identifies twelve problems ranging from ground water depletion, contamination of streams, solid and hazardous water management, vehicle emissions, to drinking water standards. The information for each issue included background and way was proposed for the 1981 program. The flyer also included a survey asking respondents to comment on each of the twelve issues. The information was to be sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.


Farm & Power Equipment magazine

Farm & Power Equipment magazine
Creator: Farm & power equipment (magazine)
Date: October 1, 1980
These two images show the front and back covers of the October 1, 1980 Farm & Power Equipment magazine with a colored picture on the cover showing a Hesston Corporation tractor pulling farming equipment. The reverse side of the cover includes a table of contents, company administrators, magazine staff, and offices along with subscription information. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Fortune Magazine, June 16, 1980

Fortune Magazine, June 16, 1980
Creator: Time, Inc.
Date: June 16, 1980
These images show a photocopy of an article from Fortune magazine, June 16, 1980. The article was entitled "The 2nd (second) 500 - The FORTUNE directory of the largest United States industrial corporations," reporting on the companies ranking 501-1000. The article features Hesston Corporation of Hesston, Kansas ranked at number 703.


Governor John Carlin at the Fredonia homecoming in Fredonia, Kansas

Governor John Carlin at the Fredonia homecoming in Fredonia, Kansas
Creator: Wilson County Citizen
Date: October 13, 1980
This is a photograph showing Governor John Carlin riding in a parade at the Fredonia homecoming in Fredonia, Kansas.


Governor John Carlin at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas

Governor John Carlin at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: September 1980
This is a photograph showing Governor John Carlin and George Wingert at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Governor John Carlin on his farm

Governor John Carlin on his farm
Date: October 1980
This is a photo of Governor John Carlin working on his farm near Smolan, Kansas.


Governor John William Carlin with United States President James Earl Carter

Governor John William Carlin with United States President James Earl Carter
Creator: Ozegovic, Ann Carlin
Date: Between 1979 and 1980
This is a photograph showing Kansas Governor John William Carlin with United States President James Earl Carter and Congressman William Robert Roy.


Groundbreaking for the West Campus of Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Groundbreaking for the West Campus of Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 1, 1980
These photographs are from the groundbreaking ceremonies for the $35 million West Campus facility for the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. The Menninger Clinic remains one of the primary North American settings supporting psychodynamically informed research on clinical diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. The grounds and buildings around the original farmhouse which became the Menninger Clinic were expanded to become the "East Campus". In 1982, the "West Campus", a much larger area was developed west of Topeka. It was a residential scale community of 28 structures on a 350 acre hilltop campus In 2003, the Menninger Foundation was moved to Houston, Texas.


Hesston's "Cowboy Classics" series belt buckles

Hesston's "Cowboy Classics" series belt buckles
Creator: Hesston Corporation
Date: 1975-1982
Hesston Corporation, an agricultural implement manufacturer from Hesston, Kansas, began sponsoring the national rodeo finals in 1975 with this series of collector belt buckles. The Hesston company continued to issue belt buckles through 1991 when the company was sold to AGCO Corporation.


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