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Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910

Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: September 17, 1912
Union Pacific Railroad Company Agricultural Bulletin (No. 104). Union Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement showing aggregate statistical wealth values and population figures for areas west of the Mississippi River during a ten year period of time.


Atlas of the Santa Fe Route

Atlas of the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1889 and 1892
This atlas, in two editions, contains maps for the land traversed by the Santa Fe Railroad. Both first and second editions include state maps for Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) and Texas as well as complete maps of the United States and Mexico. Station lists, mileage charts, elevation diagrams, and route descriptions are available in each volume. While a list of Spanish words is included in the first edition only, both editions contain the same illustration of the Phoenix Hotel in Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico.


California excursions via the Santa Fe Railway route

California excursions via the Santa Fe Railway route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 1892
This brochure advertises travel between St. Louis/Chicago and Los Angeles/San Francisco via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Included is a description and picture of the Pullman tourist sleepers, the dining cars and dining rooms, the weekly schedule from various locations and ticket rates. The brochure also has a map of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico showing the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and its various connections.


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.


Corn, wheat and oats on farms in the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad, March 1, 1913

Corn, wheat and oats on farms in the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad, March 1, 1913
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: August 14, 1913
Union Pacific Railroad Company Agricultural Bulletin (No. 109). Union Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement showing aggregate yields for specific crop categories from 1912 and early 1913 for areas west of the Mississippi River.


Map of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company

Map of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1880
This map shows the various routes of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and its leased lines and connections from Topeka, Kansas, to San Francisco, California. The map includes nine states and northern Mexico.


Map showing lines of the Great Overland Stage Route...

Map showing lines of the Great Overland Stage Route...
Creator: Marsh, Roy D.
Date: 1901
This map shows the routes of the Great Overland Stage Route, the Santa Fe Trail, Butterfield Overland Dispatch, Mormon Route of 1847, and the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express.


Poultry and bees on farms

Poultry and bees on farms
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1912
This Union Pacific Railroad agricultural bulletin, number 102, shows statistical production of poultry and bee colonies for areas west of the Mississippi River, with a comparative evaluation for 1900 and 1910.


Ronald E. Miles receiving the 1996 Mary Ellen Hamilton Award

Ronald E. Miles receiving the 1996 Mary Ellen Hamilton Award
Date: November 14, 1996
This is a photograph showing Richard Ney presenting Ronald E. Miles with the 1996 Mary Ellen Hamilton Award from National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Miles was director of the State Board of Indigents' Defense Service. The presentation was held at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award was named in honor of Mary Ellen Hamilton, one of the founders of the National Clients Council and Alliance for Legal rights. The award commends a non-attorney who has provided outstanding service or support to the provision of legal services to the poor.


State Flags

State Flags
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 1915
This file includes correspondence and postcards; correspondence from Secretary of States describe the colors, fabric, dimensions, and symbolism of their state flag. The postcard, if provided, shows the graphical design of each state flag. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by state. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


The new colossus of roads

The new colossus of roads
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This illustrated general pass and ticket for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad depicts the system as a uniformed soldier striding across Mexico and Southern California. The illustration is a map of the rail line superimposed on a warrior.


Turquoise Bead from the Larcom-Haggard Site, 14CO1

Turquoise Bead from the Larcom-Haggard Site, 14CO1
Date: 1400-1750 CE
This small turquoise bead was excavated from deep within a pit at the Larcom-Haggard site in Cowley County. The turquoise was likely from Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico or Colorado. The Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village was discovered in an old river meander with a modern gravel quarry greatly impacting the site. Kansas Historical Society archeologists and crew excavated there in 1996 as the final stage of a salvage project.


Union Pacific Railroad Company, Livestock Bulletin No. 108

Union Pacific Railroad Company, Livestock Bulletin No. 108
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: August 14, 1913
This bulletin is a promotional advertisement providing aggregate valuations for livestock contained in the areas west of the Mississippi River ("on farms in the states on and tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad") for the time period between 1910 and 1913.


U.S. 40. The main street of America

U.S. 40. The main street of America
Creator: U.S. 40 Highway Association, Inc.
Date: 1920s
This pamphlet by the U.S. 40 Highway Association promotes U.S. Route 40 as the trans-continental highway from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to San Francisco, California. At the pamphlet's creation, the highway had not yet been completed and reached to eight miles west of Topeka, Kansas. Raymond M. Sawhill of Glasco, Kansas, was the secretary of the local organization. The pamphlet contains a map of the route and there are charts listing the distance between all the cities through which the highway would pass. The charts also list the population of each of the cities. This pamphlet proposes a northern and southern route through the middle and western portions between Manhattan, Kansas, and Limon, Colorado.


Westward the star of empire takes its way

Westward the star of empire takes its way
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster promotes its lines from Kansas City through Pueblo, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Yuma, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The poster depicts a larger-than-life Uncle Sam spanning the American west to the Pacific Ocean while a seagull pulls at his coat tails and a sun peeks up over the horizon.


Westward the star of empire takes its way

Westward the star of empire takes its way
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster promotes travel on its lines in the western United States between Kansas City and San Francisco and points in between, including Atchison, Lawrence, Topeka, Las Vegas, Pueblo, El Paso, Denver, Santa Fe, Deming, Yuma, Yosemite, and Los Angeles. The poster depicts Uncle Sam riding a chariot pulled by nine horses. The chariot is driven by a Greek goddess.


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