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Boy Scouts, Cheney, Kansas

Boy Scouts, Cheney, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows members of an African American Boy Scout troop during a camp out in Cheney, Kansas.


Camp house, Delavan, Kansas

Camp house, Delavan, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows a group of people standing beside their automobiles in front of the Delavan's free camp house for old Santa Fe Trail tourists in Delavan, Kansas.


Camping

Camping
Date: Between 1880 and 1920
This is a photograph of a camping scene in Russell County, Kansas. It shows men and boys, a horse, a dog, rifles, and a tent.


Camping scene

Camping scene
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
View of a camping scene in Kansas or Oklahoma. Four men are visable with guns, fishing poles, a tent, a boat, and game.


Camping scene

Camping scene
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
A photograph of three people camping in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Bicycles, guns, fishing poles, a dog, and a pelt are visible.


Camping scene in Topeka, Kansas

Camping scene in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920
This is a panoramic photograph showing a group of young men, possibly Boy Scouts, camping in Topeka, Kansas. The group includes members of the clergy. A number of tents are in the background.


Colorado for the tourist

Colorado for the tourist
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful scenery provided to the tourist in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.


Dwight David Eisenhower camping with a group of boys.

Dwight David Eisenhower camping with a group of boys.
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
Dwight David Eisenhower is camping with a group of boys near Abilene, Kansas, in this photograph.


Family camping, Uniontown, Kansas

Family camping, Uniontown, Kansas
Date: April 12, 1914
This black and white photograph shows a family in front of their tent during a camping trip, near Uniontown, Kansas.


Family picnic, Gray County, Kansas

Family picnic, Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This photograph shows a family picnicking while on a camping trip, Gray County, Kansas. Several jars of canned foods are visible on the table. Tents are visible in the background as well.


Fishing in Colorado and Wyoming

Fishing in Colorado and Wyoming
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1912
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful and rustic scenery enjoyed in camp life and fishing as experienced in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.


Group camping near Grainfield, Kansas

Group camping near Grainfield, Kansas
Date: 1908
This is a photograph, possibly showing a church group, camping near Grainfield, Kansas. Several of the people have guns and there are tents in the behind the people. Thomas Bishop Albin is back row far left; Otto Albin, front left seated on ground wearing a white shirt; Jim Albin, seventh from left; Flora Albin, sixth from left; and either Ed or Fred Albin right front seated on ground.


Hunting and camping, Jewell, Kansas

Hunting and camping, Jewell, Kansas
Date: 1888
This sepia colored photograph shows a hunting and camping party with rifles and dogs in Jewell County, Kansas.


Hunting scene, Cherokee Strip

Hunting scene, Cherokee Strip
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
View of eight men, presumably hunters, shown seated at a makeshift plank table, in the Cherokee Strip lands in southeastern Kansas. Mike Bennett is the first man on the left. Also visible are the carcasses of turkeys, deer, and a fox suspended from tree branches above two tents, rifles and/or shotguns, three dogs, and a wagon.


In camp on the Dumas Trail

In camp on the Dumas Trail
Date: 1910
This black and white photograph shows a group of people camping beside their car on the Dumas trail, which may have been part of the Tascosa-Dodge City Trail. Tascosa, located near the Canadian River in Texas, was almost totally supplied by freighters from Dodge City, Kansas, carrying large amounts of supplies for the surrounding panhandle ranches. The trail was divided into two sections: the northern half through Kansas, which was already known as the the Jones and Plummer Trail; and the southern portion from Beaver, Oklahoma, to Tascosa. The trail started at Dodge City, went through the Oklahoma panhandle and into Texas. The trail continued southwest to the Little Blue stage stand, which was located just south of Dumas, Texas. Here, the trail branched. The northern branch led to Tascosa by way of Hartley County; the southern branch hit Tascosa after turning south and then west through Potter County. Overall, the route from Dodge City to Tascosa covered around 240 miles.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject camps - community colleges

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject camps - community colleges
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Subjects included in this part of the collection are: camps, state capitol, caves, cemeteries, and community colleges.


Keep our soil home

Keep our soil home
Date: 1950s
This anonymously written pamphlet was printed at the Monitor, Leonardville, Kansas. The author urges readers to study the problems that the proposed construction of the Tuttle Creek dam might create and to take action by writing their Congressman. The author urges an approach of small retention dams on tributaries of the Big Blue River rather than one large dam. A number of residents of the area organized to oppose the construction of the Tuttle Creek dam. This pamphlet is one example of that opposition.


Lee Larrabee with a group of men

Lee Larrabee with a group of men
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a group of men, possibly on a hunting trip. The men are identified as Lee Larrabee, Bob Smith, Clyde Washburn, Ed Guymon, ________, Ralph Colvin, Cookie, and John Baughman.


Reunion at Wright Park, Dodge City, Kansas

Reunion at Wright Park, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: 1912
A photograph of a reunion at Wright Park, Dodge City, Kansas. People are identified as (front row) Mrs. Aeschliman, Albert Sutton, Violet, Bertha Aeschliman, Russell Pegram; (back row) Lloyd Sutton, Irvin Aeschliman, Mrs. Bloogin, Jack Sutton, and Lula.


Riverside Camp near Topeka, Kansas

Riverside Camp near Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1925 and 1929
Here are six photographs showing Riverside Camp once located near Topeka, Kansas. In this group of photographs, there are views of the cabins, people fishing, and the Kansas River.


Romick camping grounds in Maple Hill, Kansas

Romick camping grounds in Maple Hill, Kansas
Creator: M. L. Zercher Book and Stationery Company
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A postcard photograph of the spring house on the public camping grounds of property owned by the Romick family in Maple Hill, Kansas.


The Home Comfort Auto Tourist Bed

The Home Comfort Auto Tourist Bed
Date: 1923
This is a pamphlet advertising the Auto Tourist Bed, manufactured by Auto Bed Company in Savonburg, Kansas. It could be attached to the back of or on the running board of any Ford Touring car, or the running board of any other make of touring car. When closed, the bed was 4.6' x 3.3' x 8". It was invented and patented by James H. Bowlby. See link to patent record below.


Third annual exposition. The great fair at Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, Kansas

Third annual exposition. The great fair at Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 18 - 23, 1882
This poster advertises a fair to be held at Bismark Grove in Lawrence, Kansas. Highlights include a baseball game, military veteran encampment, rowing regatta, and other entertainment events.


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