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1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival baby court, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival baby court, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the child Kaffir Corn "Fairy Queen" and her Baby Court at the 1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. Shown are Dorothy Jean Feder, Billie Wallace Smith, Lollie Caroline Ewing (sitting), Sarah Margaret Blair (sitting), Lucile Sluss, Ruth Dudley (Queen, wearing crown), Peggy Smith, and Virginia Lee Lathrop. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1926 Kaffir Corn queen and her court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

1926 Kaffir Corn queen and her court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the 1926 Kaffir Corn Queen and her Court during the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. On the top step are Kaffir Corn Queen Iva Lorene Ferrier, left, and Miss El Dorado Ruth Armour, right. Miss El Dorado is incorrectly labeled as Carrie Penner on back of photograph. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1927 Kaffir Corn Queen float, El Dorado, Kansas

1927 Kaffir Corn Queen float, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1927
This postcard photograph shows the float of the 1927 Kaffir Corn Queen and her Court, created for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


25th Neewollah

25th Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 26-29, 1983
This program describes events at the 1983 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


American flag float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

American flag float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph shows a float decorated with kaffir corn in the pattern of an American flag, created for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade down West Central Avenue in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1920
This photograph shows a boat-shaped float created by the A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado, Kansas. Two small African-American boys are looking on from the foreground. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Ashpile Club float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

Ashpile Club float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1914
This photograph shows a group riding on a horse-drawn float assembled by the Ashpile Group, an El Dorado club, for participation in the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado. A note on the back of the photo reads: "The Ashpile Club. Jimmie Dodwell, Leahy, Stinson, and their crew of intellectuals." This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Augusta float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Augusta float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1911-1915
This photograph shows a horse-drawn float created by the city of Augusta for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade along Central Avenue in El Dorado. The parade can be seen moving east down West Central Avenue in El Dorado, past the courthouse and Carnegie Library. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Automobile float at the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

Automobile float at the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1922
This photograph shows an automobile float ridden in by several men and women for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Automobile float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Automobile float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1924
This photograph shows an automobile float passing down West Central Avenue in El Dorado as part of the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Automobile Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

Automobile Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows the front of an automobile float created for use in the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Automobile Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas - 02

Automobile Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas - 02
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the front of an automobile float created for use in the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Automobile float with trellis at the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

Automobile float with trellis at the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows an automobile float decorated with a pair of trellises and walking beam seesaw, ridden in by a young girl for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Baby Kaffir Queen Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

Baby Kaffir Queen Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a the Baby Kaffir Queen and her court of children on a float in the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Baby Kaffir Queen float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas - 02

Baby Kaffir Queen float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas - 02
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a second view of the Baby Kaffir Queen and her court of children on a float in the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado, Kansas. The Carnegie Library is visible in the background. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Baby Parade at the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Baby Parade at the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1920
This photograph shows two little girls each pushing a baby in a flower-covered stroller in the Baby Parade of the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado. A crowd of men and women stand along West Central Avenue watching. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Baby parade float at the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Baby parade float at the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph features a bascinet-shaped float decorated with a stork on the front, with several young children riding inside. Adults and older children accompany it on its way down West Central Avenue in El Dorado as part of the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Baby Queen float, Kaffir Corn Carnival parade, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Baby Queen float, Kaffir Corn Carnival parade, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the pony-drawn float of the Baby Queen and her Court in the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Believe in the Magic Neewollah

Believe in the Magic Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 22-30, 1994
This program describes events at the 1994 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park, Salina, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson Lith., Kansas City, MO.
Date: 1879
Artist Augustus Koch drew this bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park in Salina, Kansas, in the 1870s and Ramsey, Millett & Hudsen, lithographers of Kansas City, Missouri, created this print in 1879. The print shows the park confined within a bow of the Smoky Hill River outside of Salina. W. R. Geis owned the property and was secretary and manager of the Kansas State Tournament which was held at the park from October 7 - 11, 1879. Besides Geis, tournament organizers included L. C. Wasson, Ottawa; C. J. Kendall, Osage City; J. D. Patterson, Lawrence; Willis Kesler, Salina; D. R. Wagstaff, Salina; W. S. Stambaugh, Abilene. The park included a Swiss cottage (park hotel), a bowling alley, an exposition hall, a flying dutchman merry-go-round, a grand stand and half-mile track, a judge's stand, Vahn's greenhouse, training stables, a ticket office, bird traps and shooting stand, and a river boat steamer called the "Belle of Salina." Since 1977 the park has been home to the annual Smoky Hill River Festival arts fair.


Bruno Township Booth Closeup,  Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas

Bruno Township Booth Closeup, Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph shows a close-up view of the booth constructed by Bruno Township as a display for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Buildings Covered in Bunting for the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Buildings Covered in Bunting for the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph, taken looking northeast from the intersection of Main and Central in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, shows the buildings draped in bunting for the Kaffir Corn Carnival. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Bunting Covered float, Kaffir Corn Carnival parade, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Bunting Covered float, Kaffir Corn Carnival parade, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows the front of a bunting covered automobile float advancing westward on West Central Avenue in El Dorado as part of the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Butler County Farm Bureau booth, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Butler County Farm Bureau booth, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1927
This photograph shows the booth constructed by the Butler County Farm Bureau as a display for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Butler County School float,  Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Butler County School float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This liberty-themed school float was made from kaffir corn (including the bell) for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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