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Compliments of the Great Rock Island Route

Compliments of the Great Rock Island Route
Creator: Rock Island Railroad Company
Date: 1890
This is a Rock Island Railroad promotional advertisement in the form of a monthly calendar detailing the various major routes of the line. The first image shows a photographic transparency of the poster taken in the 1960s when the poster was still in good condition. The second image shows a recent scan of the original poster and the resulting deterioration over the last forty years.


Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II

Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Derrick, Doyle Earl
Date: 1 February 2008
Technical Sergeant Derrick enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939 and served until 1943. He was 29 years old when he enlisted. After basic training, he served as an instructor in Norman, Oklahoma and was then assigned to a bomber squadron in the Pacific as a technical sergeant. The were involved in the fighting at Guadacanal and the Philippines. He used the G. I. Bill for farming training at Highland Community College. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Feb 1, 2008. Derrick was born in Rogersville, Tennessee, on January 29, 1910. His family moved to Kansas when he was 7 or 8 years old. His father had a brother in Kansas who encouraged them to move here to go into farming. Derrick graduated from Highland High School and completed 2 years at Emporia State Teachers College. After two year of college, Derrick and a friend Vern Frisky "hoboed" for a year, ending up on the West Coast. He spent most of the 1930s in Alaska working on an oil pipeline. At some point after the war, he returned to Alaska. He was living in Wathena, Kansas at the time of this interview. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Emily Morgan

Emily Morgan
Date: Between 1900 and 1929
These two black and white photographs show Emily Morgan (1878-1960). The first image is Emily's 1908 graduation from the Methodist Hospital, formally the Ensworth Nurses Training School, in St. Joseph, Missouri. The second photograph shows Emily dressed in a fur parka and wearing mukluks. A native of Leon, Kansas, and a World War I and II nurse, Emily was assigned in 1923 to work as a public nurse in Nome, Alaska. When the town was stricken in 1925 with a diphtheria epidemic, she risked her life by walking in subzero weather to vaccinate the townspeople. The epidemic eventually subsided, and Emily returned to Kansas to resume her career as a Red Cross nurse. Over the years, she returned to Alaska to care for the sick, always returning to Kansas. On May 8, 1960, "The Angel of the Yukon", as Emily was called by The Anchorage Times, passed away at the age of eighty-two in El Dorado, Kansas. In 2013 Morgan was inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame for her heroic efforts in 1925.


John Michael (Mike) Hayden, Kansas Governor

John Michael (Mike) Hayden, Kansas Governor
Date: 1988
A photograph of Governor Mike Hayden wearing a flight suit talking with a Kansas Air National Guard pilot at Elmendorf Air Force Base, near Anchorage, Alaska, with a F-4 fighter jet in the background. Born in Atwood, Kansas, Hayden entered politics after a decorated career in the military where he held multiple offices from 1962 forward. Hayden returned to Kansas after pursuing politics in Washington, D. C. in 2002, as the Secretary of Wildlife and Parks.


Lloyd Schuetz video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Lloyd Schuetz video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Schuetz, Lloyd
Date: April 29, 2007
Lloyd Schuetz joined the National Guard in Horton and his unit was mobilized in 1940. He served in the 130th Field Artillery, F Battery. He did training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was then sent to Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. He was a gunner using 155 Howitzers but they also built roads on the island of Chenya in the Aleutians. He provides descriptions of what the soldiers did during their leisure time. He spent the rest of his service in the Aleutians until March 1945, when he was released from the service. He was born near Mercier (the transcript says Mercer), Brown County on June 21, 1913. After the war, he returned to Horon and worked as a mechanic. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr 29, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Map of North America from the latest authorities showing the proposed railroad routes from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans

Map of North America from the latest authorities showing the proposed railroad routes from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Date: 1854
Map of North America detailing the proposed railroad routes across the United States and routes to Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, and Jamaica. A table of geographical statistics and a table of distances, as well as an illustration of Pyramid Lake in California, are included. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


Robert Laushman video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Robert Laushman video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Laushman, Robert
Date: November 9, 2007
Robert Laushman enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the 39th Air Depot Group Dance Band, 11th Air Force. He spent most of his time in the service at Elmendorf Field, Anchoarge, Alaska. Interviewed by Nancy L. Porter on Nov 9, 2007, Laushman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 6, 1923, and graduated from Omaha South High School in June l942. He enlisted in the Air Force and was called up in April 1943. He attended Hastings College in Nebraska until he was called up. After the war, he attended Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, on the G. I. Bill. He worked a number of years as a high school band director. It is not clear when he and his wife moved to Lawrence, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Sailors on the USS Vicksburg

Sailors on the USS Vicksburg
Date: 1918-1919
Here are photographs showing sailors on the USS Vicksburg in Alaska during World War I. Joe Price, who graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1918-1919, served on the USS Vicksburg. After leaving the Navy, he worked at the Manhattan, Kansas Post Office and retired in 1957. After retiring from the Post Office, he worked for the Staghill Golf Course until 1963.


USS Vicksburg in the harbor at Juneau, Alaska

USS Vicksburg in the harbor at Juneau, Alaska
Creator: Winter-Pond
Date: 1918
This is a postcard showing the USS Vicksburg in the harbor at Juneau, Alaska. The photograph was taken during World War I.


World War II Naval operations, Kiska, Alaska

World War II Naval operations, Kiska, Alaska
Date: Between August 1943 and September 1943
This photograph shows United States Naval LCT's delivering supplies to Allied forces on the shores of Kiska, Alaska during World War II.


Wyatt Earp, Ed Englestadt, and John P. Clum

Wyatt Earp, Ed Englestadt, and John P. Clum
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
View of Wyatt Earp, Ed Englestadt, and John P. Clum in Nome, Alaska.


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