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Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas

Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas
Creator: Stanley, Arthur Jehu, 1874-1967
Date: September 17, 1915
An address given by Arthur Stanley before the Old Settler's Reunion in Lincoln, Kansas. Stanley recounts life in Lincoln, of living in a dugout, the fear of prairie fires, prairie schooners passing through, the naming and meaning of places in Lincoln, and many other stories of the county and prairie life in general.


A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas

A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas
Creator: Baker, Fred
Date: 1918
This is a local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas, as recollected by Fred Baker, Gove City, Kansas. Baker wrote this sketch and submitted it in March 1918 to the Golden Belt Educational Association at Hays, Kansas, and was awarded a prize. Also included is a letter from Judge J.C. Ruppenthal, Russell, Kansas, to William Connelly, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, who received the sketch from Baker and wished for it to be donated into the Society's holdings.


Cattle toll crossing in Hodgeman Co.; Parker's Ranch toll crossing

Cattle toll crossing in Hodgeman Co.; Parker's Ranch toll crossing
Creator: Holbrook, Eloise
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
A history of the cattle toll crossing and Parker's Ranch toll crossing in Hodgeman County. Included in this history is a description of the ranch's land and the amount of cattle that came through in one summer's drive.


Correspondence on the Lone Tree massacre, Meade County

Correspondence on the Lone Tree massacre, Meade County
Creator: Scott, Charles F., b. 1860
Date: 1931-1932
This is correspondence among Charles F. Scott, Harold C. Short, Frank Fuhr, Mrs. F.C. Montgomery and George A. Root. The correspondence focuses on the Lone Tree massacre, Meade County, 1874, where a group of United States Surveyors were killed by Indians.


Hodgeman County's county seat history

Hodgeman County's county seat history
Creator: Kenyon, M.W.
Date: 1911
A brief history of the county seat war in Hodgeman County. The two rival towns being Hodgeman Center and Jetmore. Eventually, Jetmore was chosen to be the official county seat.


Hodgeman County toll bridge

Hodgeman County toll bridge
Creator: Holbrook, Eloise
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This is a history of the Hodgeman County toll bridge, written by Eloise Holbrook. Included in the history is a description of how the bridge came to be built, who the owner was, and the dedication of a monument for the bridge in 1925.


Joseph Savage's recollections of 1854

Joseph Savage's recollections of 1854
Creator: Savage, Joseph
Date: June 23, 1870 through September 29, 1870
Originally published as an almost weekly column in the "Western Home Journal," Lawrence, Kansas, beginning June 23, 1870, "Recollections of 1854" were written by Joseph Savage. Savage was born in Hartford, Vermont, on July 28, 1823, and came to Kansas Territory with the New England Emigrant Aid Company's second party. The "Recollections" provide a detailed and personal account of Savage's journey from Boston to Kansas Territory, and the first few months of settlement in Lawrence. The original Savage narrative which appeared in twelve installments (June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, September 8, 22, 29, 1870) has been faithfully transcribed in its entirety by Shelley Hickman Clark, University of Kansas Law School. This transcription, included as Text Version below, includes corrections to the text that are not included in the 2004 Kansas History publication.


Lincoln in Kansas

Lincoln in Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: December 3, 1859
This article was published in the Kansas Historical Collections and includes synopses of Lincoln's speeches during his visit to Kansas in 1859, reminiscences of those present during his visit, and background material and annotations.


The Black Sunday of April 14, 1935

The Black Sunday of April 14, 1935
Creator: Grey, Pauline Winkler
Date: 1950
In this reminiscence, Pauline Winkler Grey of Meade County recounts the raging dust storm that hit western Kansas on April 14, 1935. Her retelling includes information about how she prepared for an impending dust storm and how the blowing dust affected the residents of western Kansas. In particular, her account of the storm itself powerfully displays the ferocity of these storms that swept through the Dust Bowl. This volume of the Pioneer Stories of Meade County was sponsored by the Meade County Council of Women's Clubs.


The first Artesian Valley deep well

The first Artesian Valley deep well
Creator: Grey, Pauline Winkler
Date: January 24, 1937
This is a brief history of the first Artesian Valley deep well located in Meade County. The first well test was done on the Warren Marrs farm and was labeled as "a project of the Federal Housing Administration to prove the prospective advantages of deep well irrigation in the Artesian Valley."


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