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A child on horseback

A child on horseback
This is a photograph of an undentified Pottawatomie Indian child on horseback.


A field of wheat, Kearney [Kearny] County, Kansas

A field of wheat, Kearney [Kearny] County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a field of wheat and a binder pulled by several horses in Kearny County, Kansas.


Agricultural scenes, Finney County, Kansas.

Agricultural scenes, Finney County, Kansas.
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows different agricultural scenes on R. J. Mefford's farm west of Garden City in Finney County, Kansas.


Annita D. Henry

Annita D. Henry
Date: 1925
This black and white photograph shows Annita D. Henry preparing to go to the Hoosier Valley School in Stanton County, Kansas.


Arrival of the Caravan at Santa Fe

Arrival of the Caravan at Santa Fe
Date: Between 1844 and 1845
This illustration from Josiah Gregg's Commerce on the Prairies depicts a caravan of Americans arriving in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Trail, opened in 1821 by William Bucknell, served as a freight route and passed through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico.


Art Harm and Lee Spencer of the Shawnee County Mounted Posse

Art Harm and Lee Spencer of the Shawnee County Mounted Posse
Date: Between 1940 and 1959
A photograph of Art Harm and Lee Spencer on horseback at Mead Farm, possibly taken in Shawnee County, Kansas. Harm and Spencer were members of the Shawnee County Mounted Posse.


Baling alfalfa, Finney County, Kansas

Baling alfalfa, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows men baling alfalfa on R.J. Mefford's farm in Finney County, Kansas. A bailing wagon, horses, and men are visible.


Border ruffians invading Kansas

Border ruffians invading Kansas
Creator: Share
Date: 1880
Illustration of presumed pro-slavery supporters entering Kansas during the 1850s. The illustration appeared in the 1880 edition of William Cullen Bryant's "A Popular History of the United States."


Boy on horse, Gray County, Kansas

Boy on horse, Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1930
A photograph of a boy with a rifle sitting on a horse in Gray County, Kansas. The boy has been identified as Joseph Fulton Emery on the Emery property in Cimarron, Kansas.


Bradford Robbins Grimes and Captain "Dick" Grimes, grandfather

Bradford Robbins Grimes and Captain "Dick" Grimes, grandfather
Creator: Grimes, Daisy Ferguson
Date: Unknown
This is a history of Bradford Robbins Grimes and his grandfather, Captain "Dick" Grimes. The history covers cattle and cattle drives and the Indian presence that both men encountered.


Bridge over Verdigris River near Guilford, Wilson County, Kansas

Bridge over Verdigris River near Guilford, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This is a distant view of an iron bridge over the Verdigris River near Guilford, Wilson County, Kansas. People are standing on the bridge and a horse and buggy is parked on it.


Bruce Jamieson and the milk delivery wagon, Rossville, Kansas

Bruce Jamieson and the milk delivery wagon, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880-1910
This is a photograph of Bruce Jamieson and the milk delivery wagon, Rossville, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Businesses in Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas

Businesses in Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas
Date: 1870
A view of businesses in Humboldt, Kansas, including E.N. Wert Manas' and Humboldt's Livery Stable.


Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma

Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma
Date: February 19, 1918
This is a panoramic photo of the 110th Engineers, Field Inspection, 35th Division at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma. There are many wagons and horses in view as well as the soldiers. Camp Doniphan was located in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was used to train soldiers during World War I.


Captain Lewis Hanback's final report

Captain Lewis Hanback's final report
Creator: Hanback, Lewis
Date: 1875
This document is Captain Lewis Hanback's final report of an 1875 investigation into a conflict between Captain Ricker's company of state militia and a band of Osage Indians that occurred in 1874. The Osage Indians had filed a complaint with the Department of the Interior, claiming that the U. S. military had attacked a peaceful Indian encampment and stolen their horses and other property. Captain Lewis Hanback was ordered to take down testimonies and determine the circumstances surrounding the conflict. This final report summarizes these testimonies and includes a short history of Barbour County where the altercation took place.


Captain of the round up

Captain of the round up
Date: 1880s or 1890s
Photo of a cowboy on his horse ready for a round up, location unknown.


Cavalry horses at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Cavalry horses at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: Chaudet Art Co. R. R. Photo Car
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
Here are two photographs showing soldiers with their cavalry horses at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


Chalkey McCarty Beeson

Chalkey McCarty Beeson
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
A photograph showing Chalkey McCarty Beeson seated on his horse. He came to Dodge City from Colorado in 1875. During his life, he owned the Long Branch Saloon and a cattle ranch, organized the Cowboy Band, served as sheriff and was a state legislator representing District 101 Dodge City and Ford County for the sessions 1903, SS1903, 1905, 1907, SS1908.


Charles Adams Ranch, Finney County, Kansas

Charles Adams Ranch, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1915
The photograph shows the Charles Adams' ranch in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph shows a group of cattle and small bodies of water. In the background is a cowboy on a horse watching over the cattle.


Chief Red Wolf shooting a gun

Chief Red Wolf shooting a gun
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a postcard showing Chief Red Wolf, a member of the Sioux tribe, shooting a gun from the back of a pony.


Child Rider in the 1925 Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

Child Rider in the 1925 Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1925
In this photograph a young boy in a patriotic top hat rides a pony decked out with a kaffir corn saddle blanket, ready for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade through El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Children at the John Fenton Pratt home, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas

Children at the John Fenton Pratt home, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of an adult helping two very young children sit on a horse, John Fenton Pratt home, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas. Cottonwood Ranch was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.


City prison, Topeka, Kansas

City prison, Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 05, 1914
This black and white photograph shows four police officers on horse back and a horse-drawn paddy wagon in front of the city prison at the northwest corner of 5th & Jackson Street in Topeka, Kansas.


Constitution of the Anti-Horse Thief Association, Kansas Division

Constitution of the Anti-Horse Thief Association, Kansas Division
Creator: Anti-Horse Thief Association. Kansas Grand Order
Date: 1905
This is the constitution and bylaws of the Kansas Division of the Anti-Horse Thief Association. Officers include N. J. Randall, L. P. Ferguson, G. J. McCarty, J. C. Moore, B. B. Fitzsimmons, and T. H. Sparks. The group was first organized to suppress plundering during the Civil War, and continued to "aid in the upholding of civil laws, to insure the safety of our people, and the security of our property against loss by thieves, robbers, murderers, vagrants, tramps, incendiaries and all violators of the law."


Coronado starts for Quivira

Coronado starts for Quivira
Date: 1940s
This postcard depicts Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and his group of explorers on their search for the fabled city of Quivera. Coronado and his men were among the first of the European explorers to visit the plains. The goal of the early Spanish explorers was to discover riches north of Mexico. Coronado's 1541 expedition to discover gold in Quivera led him to the area that would later become Kansas.


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