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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Wilder, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Wilder, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 22, 1956
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board in Wilder, Kansas. The sign and tracks are part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, First District at milepost 3.7 and the Leavenworth District at milepost 0.0.


J.C. McCoy to W.W. Cone

J.C. McCoy to W.W. Cone
Creator: McCoy, John Calvin, 1811-1889
Date: August 1879
In this letter to W.W. Cone, John C. McCoy discusses the early settlement of Kansas, including his belief that Napoleon Boone was the "first white child born within the limits of the state of Kansas." McCoy, who first came to the "territory" in 1830, lists some of the early settlers living in the eastern portion of the area. McCoy also discusses a stone house built by the U.S. Government for White Plume, head chief of the Kansa Indians.


J. G. Rudy to Governor Joshua Bailey

J. G. Rudy to Governor Joshua Bailey
Creator: Rudy, J. G.
Date: June 8, 1903
The County Clerk of Johnson County, J. G. Rudy of Olathe, writes Governor Joshua Bailey, of Topeka, regarding the Johnson County Commission's efforts to aid victims of the Kansas River flood. The letter describes the townships most affected by the flood and initial rescue efforts by boat. Mr. Rudy discusses efforts to distribute provisions, including actions taken by the County Commission and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company.


Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1902
This atlas includes plats of townships and principal towns in Johnson County with names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory and portraits.


Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1922
This atlas includes plats of the villages, cities and townships of the county, a map of the state, the United States and world, a patrons directory, and a reference business directory.


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