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229th Platoon U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, California

229th Platoon U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, California
Date: 1943
A photograph showing members of the 229th Platoon United States Marine Corps in San Diego, California. Lewis Glynn Magouirk from Cimarron, Kansas, is second from the right in the second row.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: March 1956
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's aerotrain. This experimental passenger train ran from Los Angeles, California to San Diego, California before being discontinued due to its bulkiness and awkwardness.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #2926

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #2926
Creator: Goebel, Charles, 1898-1987
Date: May 22, 1949
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #2926 at San Diego, Calif.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in San Diego, California. The two-story structure opened to the public in 1915 and is designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The facility was added to the National Register of Historic Place on June 26, 1972. The union station provides passenger and commuter rail service to Amtrak and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit system.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California
Date: October 28, 1951
This photograph shows an interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in San Diego, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows the waiting room and ticket office at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in San Diego, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers, San Diego, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers, San Diego, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 1970
A photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway workers unloading potash at the bulk terminal facility at the port of San Diego, California. The potash came from Carlsbad, New Mexico, and was shipped by rail.


Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in San Diego, California. The two-story structure opened to the public in 1915 and is designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The facility was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1972. The union station provides passenger and commuter rail service to Amtrak and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit system


Henry Hudson Williams

Henry Hudson Williams
Creator: Stephens
Date: September 26, 1903
This is a photograph of Henry Hudson Williams taken in San Diego, California at age 75 years old. He was born in Hudson, New York, September 28, 1828. Williams came to Kansas in the spring of 1855, and was the third settler on Pottawatomie Creek in Anderson County. He became closely associated with John Brown and other free-state men. Williams was sent as a delegate to the Big Springs convention in September, 1855, and marched to the defense of Lawrence in December, 1855. During this time, he was made second lieutenant of the Pottawatomie Rifles. Williams was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives elected under the Topeka Constitution. He was one of the free-state prisoners at Lecompton with Charles Robinson, Gaius Jenkins and others. Williams was sheriff of Miami County in 1857 and reelected in 1859 and served until 1861 when he enlisted in the Third Kansas Regiment. He later served in the 10th Kansas Volunteer Infantry headquarters. At the close of the Civil War, Major Williams went to Kansas City where he was appointed sheriff of Jackson County, but in April 1867, he returned to Kansas settling in Osawatomie, Kansas. Williams was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1868 and the Senate in 1869 and 1870 and appointed one of the railroad assessors on March 24, 1871. He served on the statehouse commission from 1879 to 1883 and 1886-1887. Williams married Mary A. Carr in Osawatomie, February 23, 1858. He died in San Diego, California on March 28, 1906.


Kansas delegation sign

Kansas delegation sign
Date: 1996
Red, white, and blue vertical Kansas delegation sign from the 1996 National Republican Convention. Held in San Diego, California, the convention nominated Kansas Senator Bob Dole for the Republican Presidential candidate. Born in Russell, Kansas, Dole was partially paralyzed during World War II. He later served in the Kansas Legislature and United States Congress. In 1996, he lost the Presidential election to incumbent Bill Clinton. Members of the Kansas delegation used this sign on the convention floor during the nominating process. It is signed by delegation members.


Lieutenant Russell Friend's World War I scrapbook

Lieutenant Russell Friend's World War I scrapbook
Creator: Friend, Russell DeVere
Date: 1917-1919
This is a scrapbook compiled by Lieutenant Russell DeVere Friend, who graduated from the University of Kansas in 1918 with a B.A. degree. Russell enlisted on February 26, 1918 and called to active duty April 12, 1918. He was commissioned on December 3, 1918, received his commission on December 3, 1918, and was stationed at the Massachusetts Institution of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts; San Diego flying school, San Diego, California; and Pensacola, Florida where he trained as a hydroplane pilot and instructor until January 30, 1919. Friend was discharged on February 25, 1922. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, telegrams, and letters. Also, the scrapbook includes information on Paul H. Friend, Russell's brother. Paul was a sergeant with Base Hospital Unit 28 and served in France during World War I.


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

Robert Blackwell video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Blackwell, Robert Keith
Date: 11 October 2006
Robert Blackwell enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served until 1947 in the Medical Corp. Interviewed by David Fasgold on Oct 11, 2006, Blackwell talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He volunteered for the Navy and ws sent to Chicago-Great Lakes for training after he graduated from Medicine Lodge High School in 1945. He was sent to Dan Diego for medical training as a surgical technician. He served at Camp Pendleton and several other places. He was bor in Rozel, Kansas, on April 22, 1927. His family moved to Medicine Lodge while he was a boy. 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 video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


San Diego via "The Chief"

San Diego via "The Chief"
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 01, 1947
This brochure published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company is promoting travelers to take the passenger train the "Chief" and enjoy the new through sleeping car services to and from San Diego, California. Inside the publication there are several images of tourist attractions to visit while in San Diego and a condensed schedule of the "Chief's" westbound and eastbound trains. On the backside of the brochure travelers are encouraged to include the passenger train the "San Diego" in their next trip to California.


Towns on the Santa Fe Route in Southern California

Towns on the Santa Fe Route in Southern California
Creator: Press of Los Angeles Printing Co.
Date: 1888
A brochure published by the Pacific Land Improvement Company promoting towns along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company in southern California. The publication focuses on the prosperous towns that are located in the counties of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino, by drawing attention to their climate, soil and profitable products.


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