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17th Annual Kansas State Fair

17th Annual Kansas State Fair
Creator: Hutchinson Gazette
Date: September 02, 1917
This is an advertisement for the 17th Annual Kansas State Fair published in the Hutchinson Gazette, September 2, 1917.


Abstract of title report

Abstract of title report
Creator: The Hall Abstract and Title Co.
Date: 1879-1967
This is the complete abstract of title for lots 1 and 2, Block 10, in the Crescent Park 3rd Addition to Hutchinson, Kansas. The abstract contains a condensed history of the ownership for the property, beginning with the first transfer of the parcel to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Co. in 1873, then listing each subsequent owner of the land up to 1967, when the abstract was compiled. It includes copies of the records from each time the property went through probate court proceedings. The plat map on page 2 includes Robinson's First Addition and part of the Central Land & Town Company's Second Addition. The legal description for that area is the southeast quarter and part of the southwest quarter of section 1, township 23 south, range 6 west. The map shows the route of the railroad spur that originally carried people to the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Since 1913, the fairgrounds has been located north of Crescent Boulevard. The record of the Crescent Park 3rd Addition begins on page 13, with a plat map of the addition on page 28. The neighborhood restrictions, which applied for 25 years from November 2, 1915, include the statement that "none of said lots shall be conveyed to owned or occupied by other than persons of the white race as owners or tenants." This was one method that was used in Kansas to create segregated neighborhoods.


Adult spelling bee contestants

Adult spelling bee contestants
Date: 1924
This black and white photograph shows a group of people gathered for a spelling contest at the Kansas Free Fair, Topeka, Kansas.


Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company

Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company
Creator: Bull, Niels
Date: May 17, 1893
This is an exclusive contract between Niels Bull, his wife Margarita Bull, their six year old son Morten Bull of Singsaas, Herred, Norway, and the Lapland Exhibit Company of Chicago, Illinois, by P. H. Coney, President and Superintendent, and Emil Arner, Vice-President and Manager. The Bull family agrees to work, exhibit, and perform in native costume at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Illinois or elsewhere in the United States of American for the Lapland Exhibit Company. Their family pay rate was 12 kroners per day. The contract was canceled October 31, 1893. Patrick H. Coney, a Topeka native, was the Exposition's manager. Emil Arner may have been from Salina, Kansas. See also Kansas Memory item 227115.


Agricultural exhibit, fair, Finney County, Kansas

Agricultural exhibit, fair, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows an agricultural exhibit at a fair in Finney County, Kansas. The exhibit includes a variety of farm crops, produce, and various articles made from wheat or grass.


Agricultural fair at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Agricultural fair at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1879
This is a sketch of the Agricultural Fair at the Farmer's Campground in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. It shows three people in a horse and buggy riding past corn stalks, pumpkins and corn cobs. This was during President Hayes' visit. The sketch was by Worrall from Leslie's October 18, 1879.


Agricultural fair exhibit, Finney County, Kansas

Agricultural fair exhibit, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows an agricultural exhibit at a fair in Finney County, Kansas. The exhibit includes decorative wheat, wheat sculptures, fruits and vegetables.


Agricultural fair with President Hayes, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Agricultural fair with President Hayes, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1879
This is a sketch of the Agricultural Fair at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. It shows a large group of people gathered to hear President Hayes who was on a tour of western states. The sketch was copied from Leslie's, October 18, 1979.


Agriculture exhibit, fair, Finney Coutny, Kansas

Agriculture exhibit, fair, Finney Coutny, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows an agricultural exhibit at a fair in Finney County, Kansas.


Albin Kasper Longren

Albin Kasper Longren
Creator: Conard, Flossa
Date: July 04, 1912
A postcard showing Albin Kasper Longren flying one of his airplanes in an exhibition at a fair in LaCrosse, Kansas.


Albin Kasper Longren's photograph album

Albin Kasper Longren's photograph album
Date: 1912-1921
This photograph album documents a number of airplanes (biplanes)designed, built and flown by Albin Kasper Longren. He built and flew Topeka's first aircraft on September 2, 1911. At two different times, Longren tried to establish an airplane factory in Topeka, Kansas. His second factory was in an abandoned woolen mill in Oakland, a neighborhood in Topeka, Kansas. The album contains photographs of the exterior and interior of this factory and numerous views of planes and plane parts. Longren's planes were well received, but his business failed because he had difficulty manufacturing numbers of planes. There are two images of a plane parked at the entrance to Gage Park in Topeka. Longren did exhibition flying at county fairs and other events in the region under the name Longren Aviators Exhibition Flyers. The album also has images of biplanes at Coffeyville, Anthony, Stockton, and other locations in Kansas as well as at least one image taken in the following states: Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas. Longren built a plane the was purchased by Phillip Billard, a Topeka aviator, and there are images of this plane in the album.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
This photograph shows Alfred Mossman Landon with his daughter, Nancy, and son, John, on a carousel at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter Nancy Jo and son John Cobb riding a carousel at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This photograph portrays Alfred Mossman Landon with his son John Cobb at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
This photograph shows Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas. Landon served as tthe 26th Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas Free Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
This photograph shows Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon with his daughter, Nancy Jo, at the Kansas Free Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon and his children

Alfred Mossman Landon and his children
Date: c. 1936
This photograph represents Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon holding his daughter, Nancy, and son John's hands at the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas.


Allen County fair exhibits, Allen County, Kansas

Allen County fair exhibits, Allen County, Kansas
Date: 1925
Here are several photographs of exhibits at the 1925 Allen County fair. Exhibits are for a music company, the Iola Creamery, Northrup Lumber Company, Krannich Battery Service (radios), Paul Klein, Lumber, and one unidentified business showing pianos and phonograph record players.


Anderson County, Kansas, fair

Anderson County, Kansas, fair
Creator: Anderson County Fair Association
Date: September 25 - 28, 1891
This poster announces the Anderson County fair. The poster includes a color illustration of a fair scene with livestock and exhibit buildings. Fair officers are R. T. Stokes, president, and M. L. White, secretary.


Anderson County, Kansas, fair

Anderson County, Kansas, fair
Date: August 25 - 28, 1891
This poster announces a fair to be held in Anderson County, Kansas. The poster includes a color illustration of a sulky race with horses and riders. Fair officers are R. T. Stokes, president, and M. L. White, secretary.


Anderson County fair

Anderson County fair
Creator: Anderson County Fair Association
Date: October 4, 1881
A poster for the Anderson County fair. Poster viewers are encouraged to "Develop our Resources; Promote Home Interests; and Encourage Home Industries." Highlights include a speed ring, cattle show, and moderate gate fees. Fair officers are D. D. Judy, president, and A. C. Messenger, secretary.


Anderson County fair, Garnett, Kansas

Anderson County fair, Garnett, Kansas
Date: 1895
This poster announces the Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas. An illustration of a sulky, or chariot, race is included. M. L. White is the fair secretary.


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