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Arickaree history collection

Arickaree history collection
Date: [Not given]
This collection contains originals and copies of correspondences, articles, notes and related materials regarding the Battle of Beechers Island, also known as the Battle of Arickaree Fork, on September 19, 1868.


Biface from the Thompson Site, 14RC9

Biface from the Thompson Site, 14RC9
Date: 1500-1800 CE
This biface fragment was collected from the Thompson site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. It may have been stored for future use (what Archeologists call a cache), been meant for trade, or had some other significance we today do not know. It was broken prior to its donation. It is made of a large slab of Smoky Hill silicified chalk, a good quality knapping material that is exposed in linear beds in northwestern Kansas and western Nebraska. The site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village occupied during the Late Ceramic Period.


Fred Coulson, Cheyenne County, Kansas

Fred Coulson, Cheyenne County, Kansas
Date: November 02, 1920
This sepia colored photograph shows Fred Coulson sitting on the corner stone marking the northwest corner of Kansas. The stone is located in the breaks along the Arikaree River in Cheyenne County, Kansas. The back of the photo contains a detailed explanation about the stone.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Justice of the Peace

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Justice of the Peace
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the appointment of J.E. Saunders as Justice of the Peace for Richfield Township in Norton County, Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Tuberculosis Hospital

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Tuberculosis Hospital
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1930
This file includes topical correspondence relating to the Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Norton, Kansas, which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, diary

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, diary
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929
This file includes subject correspondence relating to dairy in Northwest Kansas which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Immigrants' guide to the most fertile lands of Kansas

Immigrants' guide to the most fertile lands of Kansas
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: Around 1880
This Union Pacific Railway Company promotional advertisement claims that Kansas is the best place in the west to buy a grain farm, buy a stock farm, buy a sheep ranch, open a store, or practice a profession.


Kansas.  A complete and comprehensive description of the agricultural, horticultural, stock raising and mineral resources of Kansas

Kansas. A complete and comprehensive description of the agricultural, horticultural, stock raising and mineral resources of Kansas
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1903
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet promotes Kansas as an abundant and ideal place to settlement.


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.


Lithic Collection from 14GL427

Lithic Collection from 14GL427
Date: Unknown
This collection of debitage was collected during a survey at an archeological site in Greeley County. The site had occupations in both the Archaic and Middle Ceramic periods. The chert types include Smoky Hill silicified chalk, which outcrops in western Kansas into western Nebraska, Alibates flint, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle, and an unidentified chert.


Lithic Collection from 14GT301

Lithic Collection from 14GT301
Date: Unknown
These flakes were recovered from a Prehistoric camp site on a bluff south of the Cimarron River in Grant County. Shown are five Alibates Agatized Dolomite flakes, two Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk flakes, two quartzite flakes, and one possible Knife River Flint. Alibates is from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle, Knife River Flint is quarried in North Dakota, and Smoky Hill silicified chalk outcrops in west central and north central Kansas on into Nebraska. Thus, just a few flakes represent quite a large amount of trade and travel.


Map of Kansas published by the State Board of Agriculture

Map of Kansas published by the State Board of Agriculture
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1881
This map of the state of Kansas shows towns, cities and counties, principal roads and rivers. It also maps the center of population at different periods of white settlement, and divides the state into eight geographic regions including North Western, Western, Arkansas Valley, Republican, Salina, Wichita, Topeka, and Osage.


Map of Kansas published by the State Board of Agriculture

Map of Kansas published by the State Board of Agriculture
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1879
This map of the state of Kansas shows towns, cities and counties, principal roads and rivers. It also maps the center of population at different periods of white settlement.


Principal crop yields of Kansas by counties for 1911

Principal crop yields of Kansas by counties for 1911
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: August 10, 1912
This Union Pacific Railroad agricultural bulleitn shows aggregate statistical crop yields and population figures for each Kansas county in the entire state. Union Pacific Railroad Company Agriculture Bulletin (No. 103).


Report of Senator S.C. Pomeroy of a ten day trip West from Waterville, Kansas

Report of Senator S.C. Pomeroy of a ten day trip West from Waterville, Kansas
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 5, 1870
Senator Pomeroy travels west through Kansas, to explore areas of the state discussed for possible expansion of the Central Branch of the railroad. In this report he describes the Waconda Springs or "Great Spirit Spring."


Simon P. Davies and Paul Lobe, prisoners 6823 and 6890

Simon P. Davies and Paul Lobe, prisoners 6823 and 6890
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 26, 1901
This photograph shows inmates Simon P. Davis, 6823, and Paul Lobe, 6890. Simon P. Davis, also known by the surname Watson, was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on February 15, 1894 from Norton County, Kansas for rape. This was his second term at the penitentiary. Paul Lobe, also known by the given name Sorid, was received at the penitentiary on April 15, 1894 from Crawford County, Kansas for manslaughter.


The Populist Party in Kansas

The Populist Party in Kansas
Creator: Harrington, Wynne Powers, 1870-1943
Date: 1925
Wynne Powers Harrington wrote this pamphlet about the rise of the Populist Party and third party politics in the United States.


The potential natural vegetation of Kansas

The potential natural vegetation of Kansas
Creator: Kuchler, A.W.
Date: 1974
This is a map compiled by A.W. Kuchler showing the potential natural vegetation of Kansas. A legend has been provided that identifies the shaded regions and their native flora.


The wheat crops of Kansas and Nebraska

The wheat crops of Kansas and Nebraska
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: August 15, 1903
This Union Pacific Railroad agricultural bulletin shows statistical crop yields for all the Kansas counties for the years 1902 and 1903. Copied form Union Pacific Railroad Company Agricultural Bulletin (No. 17).


W. E. Labertew and Mike Staffelback, prisoners 9016 and 8261

W. E. Labertew and Mike Staffelback, prisoners 9016 and 8261
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 16, 1901
This photograph shows inmates W.E. Labertew, 9016, and Mike Staffelback, 8261. W.E. Labertew was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on September 5, 1899 from Cheyenne County, Kansas. Mike Staffelback was received at the penitentiary on October 2, 1897 from Cherokee County, Kansas. Both men were arrested for grand larceny.


Where Kansas stands

Where Kansas stands
Date: 1916
This good roads promotional brochure published by the Kansas Good Roads Association argues that Kansas' position as a national leader in farm production makes good roads a necessity.


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