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$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas

$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of the United States Sugar and Land Company sugar beet factory. In front of the factory is an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train advertising The Great Western Land Co. The train is pulled by locomotive No. 2170.


A. E. Blake and others on the plains in Seward County, Kansas

A. E. Blake and others on the plains in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1912
In this photograph, A. E. Blake is seated in an automobile, a man is standing next to that automobile, a man is seated in the driver's seat of a horse-drawn wagon, and two young girls and a dog are standing next to the wagon. All are present in an unidentified field in Seward County, Kansas.


A. H. Baker's sheep ranch, Comanche County, Kansas

A. H. Baker's sheep ranch, Comanche County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1898
A photograph showing a flock of 2000 sheep on A. H. Baker's ranch on Lower Bluff Creek in Comanche County, Kansas.


A Reeves steam tractor turning virgin sod

A Reeves steam tractor turning virgin sod
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of a large Reeves steam tractor plowing prairie land to turn up sod.


A crowd of people at a house, Seward County, Kansas

A crowd of people at a house, Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of men and women posed in front of a house in Seward County, Kansas. Walt Naylor was identified as among those in the photograph.


A flock of chickens

A flock of chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This photograph shows a flock of chickens, a man, chicken coops, farm buildings, and a windmill on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Poultry was a very important food source before refrigeration was commonplace in rural households on the prairie. Chickens and turkeys also provided a much-needed source of income through the sale of live birds and eggs.


A flock of turkeys

A flock of turkeys
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This photograph shows a young girl standing near a flock of turkeys on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. A farm building and cart are also visible in the photograph.


A group of men at a cookout

A group of men at a cookout
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of a large group of men, some in suit coats, eating around a campfire in Seward County, Kansas. Also visible are a wagon, chuckwagon, and carriage.


A herd of 5,000 head of cattle owned by Vale and Gates

A herd of 5,000 head of cattle owned by Vale and Gates
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1896
View of the CCC cattle herd owned by Vale and Gates. Wild Horse Lake, located in the western part of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory, is visible in the background.


Alfalfa field and irrigation canal in Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa field and irrigation canal in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows an alfalfa field and irrigation canal in Finney County, Kansas.


Alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas

Alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows an alfalfa field in Finney County, Kansas.


A man feeding chickens

A man feeding chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This man is feeding chickens on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are a farmhouse and several farm buildings.


Amazon ditch near Garden City, Kansas

Amazon ditch near Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing a man fishing in the Amazon ditch in Finney County, Kansas.


An excursion of the Great Western Land Company in Finney County, Kansas

An excursion of the Great Western Land Company in Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing people posed in front of automobiles and railroad passenger cars in Finney County, Kansas. They are on a Great Western Land Company excursion.


Antelope in Woodward County, Oklahoma Territory

Antelope in Woodward County, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
View of two antelope standing near the Beaver River in Woodward County, Oklahoma Territory.


A round-up on Tom Kern's ranch in Coldwater, Kansas

A round-up on Tom Kern's ranch in Coldwater, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
A round-up herd of about 1,200 cattle on Tom Kerns' ranch south of Coldwater, Kansas, in 1897. Cowboys on horses are visible in the background.


A sod house in eastern Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory

A sod house in eastern Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
This is a view of a sod house in the eastern portion of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory. In the foreground, a woman is pouring water into a livestock trough and there is a boy on a horse.


B. R. Grimes' mess wagon, Ashland, Kansas

B. R. Grimes' mess wagon, Ashland, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1903
This is a view of cowboys eating a meal by the B. R. Grime's chuck wagon in Ashland, Kansas.


B. R. Grimes' mount and day herd, Woodward County, Oklahoma Territory

B. R. Grimes' mount and day herd, Woodward County, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1898
View of cowboys on their horses with the mount and day herd. Cowboys changed horses two to three times a day, so the mount and day herd was a supply of rested animals. In the background, is a cattle herd with strays that were gathered up from different pastures. Two chuckwagons are visible in the background.


Band from Hutchinson, Kansas

Band from Hutchinson, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of a band from Hutchinson, Kansas.


Band in Liberal, Kansas

Band in Liberal, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of a band in Liberal, Kansas. The band might be the Seward County Band.


Beet sugar dump U. S. Sugar & Land Co. in Garden City, Kansas

Beet sugar dump U. S. Sugar & Land Co. in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing where railroad cars dumped sugar beets at the United States Sugar and Land Company sugar beet factory in Garden City, Kansas.


Beet sugar dump in Garden City, Kansas

Beet sugar dump in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing horse drawn wagons lined up at the beet sugar dump. Visible in the photograph is an automobile and an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad car.


Billy Weldon and George Theis, Jr., getting ready for a wolf chase

Billy Weldon and George Theis, Jr., getting ready for a wolf chase
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1903
Billy Weldon and Geroge Theis, Jr., getting ready for a wolf chase


Boys, Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory

Boys, Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1900
View of three Native American boys seated on their horses in the middle of Cash Creek, near Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory.


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