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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight house

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight house
Creator: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows freight being moved into an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company boxcar at the San Francisco freight house.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway freight office, San Francisco, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway freight office, San Francisco, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
An interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway freight office in San Francisco, California.


Automobiles, Kinsley, Kansas

Automobiles, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: 1939
This postcard shows two automobiles in route to the New York and San Francisco world's fairs along Kansas U.S. 50 near Kinsley, Kansas. This junction of the highway is considered the halfway point between New York and San Francisco, California. In the background, highway markers estimate the traveling distance to New York, San Francisco, California and Kinsley, Kansas.


California calls you

California calls you
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beauty and tourism features of California.


Camps at Presidio Reservation in California

Camps at Presidio Reservation in California
Creator: Sutro Heights Gallery
Date: 1898
This is a photograph showing the 51st Iowa, 20th Kansas, 7th Calfornia, and 23rd Regulars camped at Presidio Reservation near San Francisco, California.


Construction on the Kansas building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Construction on the Kansas building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition
Date: 1914
Here are two photographs showing ground breaking and early construction on the Kansas building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.


Dedication of the Kansas Building at the Panama Pacific Exposition

Dedication of the Kansas Building at the Panama Pacific Exposition
Date: 1915
This is a panoramic photograph showing the dedication of the Kansas Building at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.


Edward McMaster to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Edward McMaster to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: McMaster, Edward
Date: April 15, 1945
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Lieutenant Edward McMaster, Information and Education Officer for the Headquarters, 8th Fighter Group, at San Fransico, California, asks Schoeppel for information concerning various fields of employment in Kansas.


Frederick Funston

Frederick Funston
Date: Between 1906 and 1910
A photograph showing General Frederick Funston with his wife Eda Blankhart Funston, seated at the piano, and two unidentified women at the Funston home in the Presidio of San Francisco, California


Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas

Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white postcard shows the Half Way Park sign in Kinsley, Kansas. The park is located along the juncture of Kansas U.S. Highway 50 and 56. The town of Kinsley, in Edwards County, is also the official half way point from New York City and San Francisco, California.


Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas

Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Baumer, Beverly
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This black and white photograph shows the Half Way Park sign in Kinsley, Kansas. In the background the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3424 is visible. The park is located along the juncture of Kansas U.S. Highway 50 and 56 . The town of Kinsley is also the official half way point from New York City and San Francisco, California.


Henry Ezra Dean and family at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Henry Ezra Dean and family at the Panama Pacific International Exposition
Date: 1915
This is a postcard showing Henry Ezra Dean with his family at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.


Henry Ezra Dean and family in front of a restaurant in San Francisco, California

Henry Ezra Dean and family in front of a restaurant in San Francisco, California
Date: 1915
This is a postcard showing people posed in front of a restaurant in San Francisco, California. In the front row third from left is Jennie B. Dean, Russ Dean, Henry Ezra Dean and Harry Dean. Also in the front row is Elsie Allen, second from the right, Henry J. Allen, third from the right and Arthur Capper, sixth from the right. They were in San Francisco attending the Panama Pacific International Exposition.


Henry Ezra Dean at the Japanese Tea garden in San Francisco, Calfornia

Henry Ezra Dean at the Japanese Tea garden in San Francisco, Calfornia
Date: 1915
This is a photograph showing Henry Ezra Dean with an unidentified man in the Japanese Tea garden in San Francisco, California.


Highway sign, Edwards County, Kansas

Highway sign, Edwards County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This black and white photograph shows a highway shield for Kansas U.S. 50 near Kinsley in Edwards County. Above the highway marker, traveling distance is estimated for New York, San Francisco, California and Kinsley, Kansas. The highway runs through the central, southwest, and northeastern regions of Kansas.


Homer M. Limbird collection

Homer M. Limbird collection
Date: February 12, 1898-October 13, 1964
These materials pertaining to Homer Martin Limbird's service in Company L, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry, during the Philippine American War (1899-1902). The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Limbird to family members in Gardner, Kansas, between June 1898 and October 1899. He describes his experiences in camp in San Francisco and in engagements with insurgents in the Philippines. Two diaries also cover Limbird's experiences in the Philippines in 1899. In addition, the collection contains newspaper articles concurrent with the conflict and later articles pertaining to Limbird's service. Researchers are advised that some of the language in these materials may be considered offensive.


Kansas Agricultural Exhibit at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Kansas Agricultural Exhibit at the Panama Pacific International Exposition
Creator: Cardinell-Vincent Co.
Date: 1915
This postcard shows the pavilion for the Kansas Agricultural Exhibit at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.


Kansas Day at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Kansas Day at the Panama Pacific International Exposition
Date: 1915
This is a postcard showing Governor Arthur Capper speaking at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, California in commemoration of Kansas Day.


Kansas Day at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Kansas Day at the Panama Pacific International Exposition
Date: 1915
This is a postcard showing people attending a Kansas Day celebration at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.


Kansas State Building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Kansas State Building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition
Creator: Cardinell-Vincent Company
Date: 1915
Here is a photograph and postcard showing the Kansas State Building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.


Kansas building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Kansas building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition
Date: 1915
Here is a photograph and postcard showing the Kansas building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California. The building was located on the Avenue of States and on the spot where the Kansas volunteers camped prior to their departure for the Philippines.


Mary E. B. to Sarah Brown

Mary E. B. to Sarah Brown
Creator: B., Mary E.
Date: August 31, 1863-September 5, 1863
This letter, written by Mary E. B. from West Acton, Massachusetts, was addressed to her cousin Sarah Brown, daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence, Kansas. Mary expressed her thankfulness that the Brown family was safe following the attack on Lawrence and the anxiety she and other family members felt reading national accounts of it. Mary added to her letter the following week, again mentioning the "desolation and destruction abroad in our beloved country." She also briefly mentioned political conflict with Japan.


Menninger Clinic booth at an Orthopsychiatric meeting

Menninger Clinic booth at an Orthopsychiatric meeting
Date: June 1970
This photograph shows a Menninger Clinic display booth at the 1970 Orthopsychiatric Meeting in San Francisco, California. In the photo from the left are Edward Greenwood, M.D., P.K. Worley, James Bell, and two visitors.


Michael Destasio to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Michael Destasio to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Destasio, Michael
Date: November 07, 1945
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Michael Destasio asks Schoeppel for his assistance in helping bring the U.S. Army's 37th Infantry Division home. Made up primarily of men from the Ohio National Guard, the 37th fought in numerous campaigns during World War II. Althought not directly linked to Kansas, DeStasio's letter was sent to all state Governors, U.S. Senator and Representatives, and leading newspapers with the hope that widespread recognition of their plight might speed up their demobilization.


Navy League Convention - San Francisco

Navy League Convention - San Francisco
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January - February 1915
This file includes invitations for Governor Capper and Kansas representatives to the tenth annual Navy League Conference. Plus, there is a printed booklet titled "Are We Ready". This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


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