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Dance hall and ring, Pottawatomie Indian reservation

Dance hall and ring, Pottawatomie Indian reservation
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This is a photograph of the dance hall and ring, Pottawatomie Indian Reservation, Jackson County, Kansas.


Dancers and musicians, Abbott's Hall, De Soto, Kansas

Dancers and musicians, Abbott's Hall, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows a group portrait of dancers and musicians in Abbot's Hall in De Soto, Kansas. Built in 1865 by Major James B. Abbott, Abbott's Hall it was located at 83rd street and Peoria in De Soto, Kansas.


Dodge City, Kansas

Dodge City, Kansas
Creator: Knight, J. Lee
Date: 1872
This photograph of a street scene in Dodge City, in Ford County, depicts three of the town's buildings. The building on the left was the first dance hall in Dodge City, owned by a man named Jones. The second building was a grocery and general store owned by George O. Smith and J. B. Edwards, and the third building, also a general store, was owned by a man named Wolf. Also visible are a crowd of men standing in the street, and two horse-drawn wagons loaded with buffalo hides. Dodge City is located on the Santa Fe Trail in western Kansas.


Foxtown mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Foxtown mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1905 -1950
These are three photographs of buildings in Foxtown, a small settlement located 2 ¾ miles east of Franklin, in Crawford County, Kansas. The photos show the exterior of the Methodist Episcopal Church; a view of the downtown, including the picture theatre and dance hall; and the public school house and grounds.


Franklin, Crawford County, Kansas

Franklin, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1905-1939
These 147 images include photographs, newspaper clippings, and original records from the town of Franklin, in Crawford County, Kansas. It is located on U.S. Highway 69 alternate, approximately 7 miles north of Pittsburg, Kansas. The post office was established in 1908 and now operates as part of the post office in Arma. The town was struck by an EF-5 tornado in 2003 and much of the town has been rebuilt since that. Historically, Franklin was a coal mining town, and the major coal companies in the area were Western Coal and Mining, and Central Coal and Coke. The subjects of these materials include: schools, churches, businesses, coal companies, musicians, miners, the unions and strikes--including the Amazon women's march--and baseball, soccer, and basketball players.


Joseph (Rowdy Joe) Lowe

Joseph (Rowdy Joe) Lowe
Date: Between 1872 and 1875
This is a photograph of Rowdy Joe Lowe who was born in 1845. Not much is known about Joe until after the Civil War, when he and his wife, "Rowdy" Kate, moved from Illinois into Kansas. They owned and operated saloons and dance houses in Ellsworth, Newton, and Wichita. The Lowes made good money with their saloons. It was in Wichita where Edward "Red" Beard set up a saloon 50 feet from the Lowes' saloon, and the two establishments were soon in hot competition. Beard decided to shoot Rowdy Joe Lowe and a gunfight ensued. Both Beard and Lowe survived; however, a young man, William "Billie" Anderson, was shot in the head and permanently blinded. Later that night after the gunfight, Lowe shot and killed Beard from behind. Most considered he had done the town more good than harm by getting rid of Beard. However, when Lowe was charged for the shooting of Billie Anderson, he and Kate decided to leave town. They spent some time is Dodge City, but were eventually told to leave. They then traveled to Tombstone, Arizona, where they set up a bar and brothel with Big Nose Kate. Eventually Joe Lowe was killed in Denver, Colorado, by policeman E.A. Kimmel. Rowdy Kate disappeared.


Joseph (Rowdy Joe) Lowe

Joseph (Rowdy Joe) Lowe
Date: Between 1872 and 1875
This is a photograph of Joseph (Rowdy Joe) Lowe who was born in 1845. Not much is known about Joe until after the Civil War, when he and his wife, "Rowdy" Kate, moved from Illinois to Kansas. They sucessfully owned and operated saloons and dance houses in Ellsworth, Newton, and Wichita. It was in Wichita where Edward "Red" Beard set up a saloon 50 feet from the Lowes' saloon, and the two establishments were soon in hot competition. Beard decided to shoot Rowdy Joe Lowe and a gunfight ensued leaving both men alive but blinding William "Billie" Anderson who was shot in the head. Later that night after the gunfight, Lowe shot and killed Beard from behind. Most considered Lowe had done the town more good than harm by getting rid of Beard, but when Lowe was charged, he and his wife left town. The couple spent some time in Dodge City but were told to leave. They then traveled to Tombstone, Arizona, where they set up a bar and brothel with Big Nose Kate. In the end, Joe Lowe was killed in Denver, Colorado, by policeman E.A. Kimmel and Rowdy Kate disappeared.


The Kansas story

The Kansas story
Creator: Rosing, Vladimir, 1890-1963
Date: 1961
A selection from a sound recording of the theatrical production The Kansas Story. This play was produced by the Kansas Centennial Commission for the Kansas centennial celebration in 1961. It was written and directed by Vladimir Rosing with music by Meredith Willson and Frank Allen Hubbell. This ten minute selection addressed Cyrus K. Holliday; the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad an railroad expansion; the rise of the cow towns and the cattle industry; Abilene; the death of Ed Masterson; Dance Halls; immigration; the conflict between cattlemen and farmers; and ends with the song "My state, my Kansas."


The Old Mill dance hall, Topeka, Kansas

The Old Mill dance hall, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1928 and 1930
A photograph showing the entrance to The Old Mill dance hall located at Sixth Avenue and Gage Boulevard, Topeka, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph is Skelly Station No.2 which resembles an airplane.


Wonderland Park, Wichita, Kansas

Wonderland Park, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
A postcard showing the exterior of the dance pavilion at Wonderland Park in Wichita, Kansas.


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