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Eagle Picher Mining & Smelting Company, Galena, Kansas

Eagle Picher Mining & Smelting Company, Galena, Kansas
Creator: Curtis, Delmer L.
Date: October 12, 1945
This is an aerial view of the Eagle - Picher Mining & Smelting Company in Galena, Kansas. The company's general offices were in Joplin, Missouri.


Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection
Creator: Dresher, G. C.
Date: Between 1870 and 1940
This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.


Pittsburg Zinc Company, Pittsburg, Kansas

Pittsburg Zinc Company, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
A view of the Pittsburg Zinc Company's smelter operation in Pittsburg, Kansas. Pittsburg became an early zinc smelting center because of its proximity to the large coal fields and rich zinc mines in the Tri-State Mining District of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.


State inspector of coal mines reports

State inspector of coal mines reports
Creator: Kansas. Inspector of Coal Mines
Date: Between 1884 and 1956
These reports of the Kansas State Mine Inspector mostly concern coal mining, though by 1929 the scope of the reports broadens to include metal mines. The content of individual reports will vary. The reports address mining laws and mining districts; industry production and earnings; fatal and non-fatal accidents; accident investigations and transcripts of oral interviews; labor strikes; mine locations; mining companies and operators; and proceedings of mining conventions. The reports document the political, economic, social, and environmental impacts of more than seventy years of mining in southeastern Kansas.


Zinc Furnace in Iola, Kansas

Zinc Furnace in Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1896 and 1916
Zinc smelting established Iola, Kansas as an industrial town when manufacturers located to the area because of the abundance of natural gas needed to fuel the operations.


Zinc smelters, Pittsburg, Kansas

Zinc smelters, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: July 15, 1909
This sepia colored photograph shows the zinc smelters of Pittsburg, Kansas. The town of Pittsburg became an early zinc smelting center because of the proximity from the large coal fields and rich zinc mines in the Tri-State Mining District of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.


Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas

Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1896 and 1916
Zinc smelting established Iola, Kansas as an industrial town, when manufactures located to the area because of the abundance of natural gas needed to fuel the operations.


Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas

Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1896 and 1916
Zinc smelting established Iola, Kansas as an industrial town when manufacturers located to the area because of the abundance of natural gas needed to fuel the operations.


Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas

Zinc smelting operation, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1896 and 1916
Zinc smelting established Iola, Kansas as an industrial town when manufacturers located to the area because of the abundance of natural gas needed to fuel the operations.


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