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Charles and George Sternberg

Charles and George Sternberg
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This photograph shows prominent Kansas paleontologists,( left to right), Charles H. Sternberg, 1850-1943, and his son, George F. Sternberg, 1883-1969. The Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas, contains fossils collected by the Sternberg family.


Charles Hazelius Sternberg

Charles Hazelius Sternberg
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
A formal portrait of Kansas paleontologist Charles Hazelius Sternberg, 1850-1943.


Dr. Samuel Wendell Williston

Dr. Samuel Wendell Williston
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Photo of Dr. Samuel Wendell Williston, 1851-1918, born in Boston and moved to Kansas in 1857. He attended Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, and Yale University. He was appointed as professor of geology and anatomy and dean of the medical department at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and helped to establish the KU medical school and served on the Kansas Board of Health. He did not practice medicine but was involved in establishing licensing requirements for medical practitioners. Dr. Williston collected fossils and entered into extensive paleontological research and was involved in the development of a major fossil collection at the university's Dyche Museum. With his interest in archeology, though not an archeologist by training, he made significant contributions to Kansas archeology which included work at the El Cuartelejo pueblo site and the Twelve Mile Creek Paleoindian site.


George Sternberg and Myrl Walker

George Sternberg and Myrl Walker
Date: August, 1927
This photograph shows Kansas paleontologists George F. Sternberg, 1883-1969, and Myrl V. Walker, 1903-1985, at work on a site.


Map Illustrating the General Geological Features of the Country West of the Mississippi River

Map Illustrating the General Geological Features of the Country West of the Mississippi River
Creator: Sarony, Major & Knapp
Date: Between 1830-1860
Map illustrating the geological features west of the Mississippi River. The map was compiled from the surveys of W. H. Emory and from the Pacific Railroad surveys by James Hall (1811-1898) with assistance from J. Peter Lesley (1819-1903). This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


Myrl Walker and George Sternberg

Myrl Walker and George Sternberg
Date: Between 1925 and 1930
This photograph shows Kansas paleontologists Myrl V. Walker, 1903-1985, and George F. Sternberg, 1883-1969, examining the ground next to a parked truck.


Sternberg children

Sternberg children
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph of Levi Sternberg, Charles Mortram Sternberg, and Ethel Sternberg, standing behind a large fossilized dinosaur skull. The Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas, contains fossils collected by the Sternberg family.


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