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First steam plow in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

First steam plow in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: 1892
The photograph shows a group of people around the first steam plow in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. Also in the background of the photograph there are some tents, buggies, wagons, and a horse.


Indian dwellings

Indian dwellings
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
These two black and white photographs show a group of tipis at an unknown location. The first image shows meat and animal hides drying beside the structures, and in the distance, a mountain range is visible. The second image by William S. Soule shows a Cheyenne camp with tipis arranged like a village. To the left, two people are visible sitting in front of one of the dwellings.


School in a chuck wagon, Finney County, Kansas

School in a chuck wagon, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
This photograph shows Maude Elliott's first school building; it was used as a chuck wagon where two or three women cooked for a crew of men. The tent was their "living room" which could be as easily moved from place to place as the chuck wagon. A pair of mules was all that was needed to move Maude Elliott's school building around.


Soldier's family, Fort Hays, Kansas

Soldier's family, Fort Hays, Kansas
Date: Between 1867 and 1870
This photograph shows a soldier, his wife, and young children living in tents at Fort Hays, Kansas.


Wichita & Western construction camp

Wichita & Western construction camp
Creator: Taylor, B.F., Landscape & Portrait Photographer
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
Wichita & Western construction camp along the Ninnescah River in Sedgwick County, Kansas.


Windmill display at the fair, Finney County, Kansas

Windmill display at the fair, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: 1895
The photographs show windmills displayed at the Finney County Fair in Finney County, Kansas.


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