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Atlas of Douglas County, Kansas

Atlas of Douglas County, Kansas
Creator: Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
Date: 1873
Atlas of Douglas County, Kansas, from recent and actual surveys and records under the superintendence of F.W. Beers. Published by F.W. Beers and Co., New York.


Bedspread

Bedspread
Creator: Adolph, Henry
Date: 1876
Jacquard woven bedspread in red, green, and white. Title blocks in two corners read, "Made by H. Adolph. Clinton, Kansas. 1876." French born Henry Adolph (1815-1907) immigrated to Ohio around 1838. From there he slowed moved westward, living for several years in Indiana, Iowa, and then Missouri. By 1866 he had arrived in Douglas County, Kansas, where he stayed until around 1880, when he moved back to Missouri.


Joseph Gardner to George L. Stearns

Joseph Gardner to George L. Stearns
Creator: Gardner, Joseph, 1820-1863
Date: June 9, 1860
From Lawrence, Kansas Territory, Joseph Gardner describes one of the last battles of the border war between Kansas Territory and Missouri. The attack Gardner had feared came "last night between 12 & 1." With the arms Stearns had made available, the attackers were repulsed, but "one of my [Gardner's] colored men, who had fought most nobly," took "a tremendous charge of buck shot" and died. His last words were "fight, fight hard!!"


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Caldwell - Everest

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Caldwell - Everest
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Caldwell and ending with Everest. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Caldwell, Caney, Carbondale, Cassoday, Cedar Bluffs, Cedar Vale, Centropolis, Chanute, Chase, Chautauqua, Chetopa, Circleville, Clay Center, Clayton, Climax, Clinton, Clyde, Codell, Coffeyville, Colby, Coldwater, Collyer, Colony, Columbus, Concordia, Corona, Courtland, Cuba, Damar, Deering (Dearing), Delavan, Delia, Denison, Denmark, Denton, Derby, De Soto, Dorrance, Dover, Dresden, Dunlap, Durham, Dwight, Easton, Edson, Elk City, Elk Falls, Elkhart, Ellinwood, Ellsworth, Elmdale, Emporia, Ensign, Eudora, and Everest. There are interiors of the Brown Grand Theatre in the Concordia folder. The theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.


Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1921
Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas, including a plat book of villages, cities and townships of the county. Compiled and published by George A. Ogle and Company, Chicago, Ill.


Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co,
Date: 1902
Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county.


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