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Black Friday meets its master

Black Friday meets its master
Creator: Garden City Daily Telegram
Date: April 10, 1935
Several articles about life in the Dust Bowl can be found on the front page of this newspaper from Garden City. Articles of particular interest include two articles on "raging dusters," one on the winter wheat crop, and a brief article discussing the postponement of community meetings to distribute aid under the soil erosion program. The newspaper also includes articles about other newsworthy events occurring in Garden City and around the state of Kansas.


Christmas in Silkville

Christmas in Silkville
Date: 1889
This photograph was taken of Silkville, Kansas residents at Christmastime. From left to right are Mrs. Lockhart, Mrs. Bitts, and son, Frank Bitts, Mr. Ernest V. de Boissiere, C. Sears, Mrs. A.V. Cobb, Laura Bitts, and Mary Cobb.


Corn field in Hamilton County, Kansas

Corn field in Hamilton County, Kansas
Creator: Harvey, Fred
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A promotional, color postcard view of a corn field in Hamilton County, with an inset picture of a jackrabbit.


Coyote and Rabbit round-up, Lamar, Kansas

Coyote and Rabbit round-up, Lamar, Kansas
Creator: Bishop, W.E.
Date: 1917
This black and white photograph shows a group of men standing with their rifles and their results from a coyote and rabbit round-up in Lamar, Kansas.


Coyote pelts in Gray County, Kansas

Coyote pelts in Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This photograph shows hunters and their hunting dogs with coyote pelts, Gray County, Kansas.


Cozy Corner Poultry Farms, Erie, Kansas

Cozy Corner Poultry Farms, Erie, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This sepia colored postcard shows a young girl feeding a baby fawn while other animals look on. In the lower portion of the image C.C. Poultry Farm Erie, Kansas is written.


Dog with a giant rabbit

Dog with a giant rabbit
Date: June 07, 1937
An exaggerated postcard showing a dog with a giant rabbit. During the 1930s, Kansas suffered a major drought and as a result, Jack rabbits ate what little vegetation was growing. To reduce the rabbit population, they were rounded up in a pens and killed.


Dust storm west of Tyrone, Kansas

Dust storm west of Tyrone, Kansas
Date: 1935
A photograph showing a group of people and cars with an approaching dust storm near Tyrone, Kansas. The people were possibly participating in a rabbit drive. It was organized to eliminate rabbits that were destroying already limited pastures. Pens were built and residents gathered to drive the rabbits through the fields into the pens where the animals were killed. The meat provided a source of food at a time when people were suffering from the depression.


Greetings for Easter

Greetings for Easter
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This colored postcard wishes the best "Greetings for Easter" with two white rabbits surrounded in a gold leaf border.


Hunters, Ford County, Kansas

Hunters, Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1925
Chalk Beeson, Byron McMillian, Jack Thomas, unidentified man, Ross King, Merritt L. Beeson, Harry Cash, Frank Cox, and Chester Jacoby with guns and the rabbits they shot while on a hunting trip, Ford County, Kansas.


Hunters, Meade, Kansas

Hunters, Meade, Kansas
Creator: Gerow, R.S.
Date: Between 1912 and 1913
This black and white photograph shows hunters holding rifles in an automobile with their results draped around the edges of the vehicle from a rabbit hunt in Mead, Kansas.


Hunters displaying jackrabbits, Sheridan County, Kansas

Hunters displaying jackrabbits, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
In this photograph, four hunters display jackrabbits they have shot, Sheridan County, Kansas.


Hunting rabbits, Hoxie, Kansas

Hunting rabbits, Hoxie, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This photograph shows a group of men in Hoxie, Kansas, standing over a pile of rabbits after a hunt.


Hunting trip

Hunting trip
Date: Between 1900 and 1929
This is a view of a man, in overalls with a cap, a cigarette, and two rifles, seated near a building on which animal pelts are hung in Graham County, Kansas. Also visible are a butcher's block, with an unidentified tool and a pail on it, and a dog.


Jackrabbit "Round-up"

Jackrabbit "Round-up"
Date: January 25, 1914
View of men and boys, three of whom are on horseback, and the carcasses of some of the estimated 400 jackrabbits they've killed in a "round-up" hunt on William King's farm near Kinsley in Edwards County, Kansas.


Jack rabbit roundup near Liberal

Jack rabbit roundup near Liberal
Creator: Smith, C. A.
Date: 1935
This photograph by C. A. Smith depicts only a small section of the territory covered in a jack rabbit drive near Liberal, Seward County, during the Dust Bowl. Jack rabbits were rounded up in a pen and then processed as food for animals such as hogs and chickens. Between 10,000 and 20,000 rabbits were killed during this drive.


James R. Mead to his father and others

James R. Mead to his father and others
Creator: Mead, James R. (James Richard), b. 1836
Date: November 7, 1859
In this letter, James R. Mead describes his first buffalo hunt to his family and friends. He had recently returned from this adventure and apparently he was extremely successful, having killed thirty buffalo. He provides a rather detailed description of a buffalo's appearance so his friends and family would have a mental picture of this magnificent animal. Mead also mentions other wild animals, such as prairie dogs and rabbits, commenting on their plumpness. These typed copies of the James R. Mead's letters were donated to the Kansas State Historical Society by Mr. Mead's family in 1940 when the originals were still owned by the family. The originals are now held by Wichita State University.


Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate

Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1909
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet highlights the natural and human resources found in Kansas at the time of publication.


Keith King interview, Kinsley, Kansas

Keith King interview, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: King, Donald Keith
Date: March 30, 2011
This transcript of an interview with Keith King is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. King talks of his family, education, and his memories of the Edwards County community.


Kenneth Dupree interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas

Kenneth Dupree interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Dupree, Kenneth
Date: January 28, 2010
This is an interview with Kenneth Dupree, part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Kenneth talks of his family, education, military career, and the home front during WWII.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Rabbit drive, Gray County, Kansas

Rabbit drive, Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1934 and 1936
This postcard shows a jack rabbit drive in Gray County, Kansas.


Rabbit drive, Gray County, Kansas

Rabbit drive, Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This is a photograph of a rabbit drive in Gray County, Kansas. Jack rabbit drives occurred during the Great Depression to try to preserve what little vegetation was growing.


Rabbit drive in Gray County, Kansas

Rabbit drive in Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1934 and 1936
This is a photograph showing a jack rabbit drive in Gray County, Kansas.


Rabbit drive in Gray County, Kansas

Rabbit drive in Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1932 and 1934
These are two photographs of a jack rabbit drive in Gray County, Kansas.


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