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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.


From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R.

From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 7, 1876
This table concerns the new direct route from Kansas City and Atchison to various destinations in Colorado. The route was known as the "Great Southern Route through Kansas." This early time table demonstrates the Santa Fe Railroad's promotion of Colorado as a tourist destination and recreation area for outdoor enthusiasts. The table specifically promotes the Arkansas [River] Canyon.


General Lewis Walt at the opening of the General Walt Boy Scout Trail

General Lewis Walt at the opening of the General Walt Boy Scout Trail
Date: 1974
Photograph of General Lewis William Walt speaking to a group of Boy Scouts and adults at the opening of the General's Boy Scout Trail across Wabaunsee County, Kansas. Lew Walt was born in 1913 near Harveyville, Kansas. He had served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Woolf, the Walking Woolfs

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Woolf, the Walking Woolfs
Date: 1909
Here are five postcards showing Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Woolf, also known as the Walking Woolfs. They wrote a book titled Tramping and Camping published by S. I. Meseraull & Son, Kansas City, Kansas. The book tells of Mr. Woolf's failing health in 1909, when he was a 107 pound music publisher. His doctor fold him he must get outside to revive his health. With his wife's encouragement, they started walking first to the Ozarks and back to Kansas City, Kansas, three hundred miles; then a thousand mile trip to New York, and finally an eight thousand mile walk through the South and East and back to Kansas City, Kansas. They were accompanied by their horse Dolly and dog Don. The book is available at the Kansas State Historical Society


Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Wittick, George B.
Date: 1879
This stereograph shows a view of Pawnee Rock with three gentleman standing at the top of the historic landmark. The site, located in the southwest corner of Barton County, is about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. For pioneers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day Club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. On May 24, 1915 the stone monument was dedicated before a crowd of some eight thousand onlookers. The site was later listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Wittick, George B.
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This stereograph shows a view of Pawnee Rock with several people standing along the top and bottom of the historic landmark. The site is located in the southwest corner of Barton County, about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. Many of the plains tribes reportedly used it as an observation point to hunt for buffalo herds. For travelers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day Club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. The original rock had been much larger but settlers have taken the stone for building use. In 1970 the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas

Pawnee Rock, Barton County, Kansas
Date: May 02, 1879
This stereograph shows a view of Pawnee Rock with several people standing along the top and bottom of the historical landmark. The site, located in the southwest corner of Barton County, is about 100 yards from the old Santa Fe trail. It is considered sacred ground for the Pawnee Indians who held tribal councils on its flat top. For pioneers passing through the area, the landmark was considered a half way point of their journey and many would engrave their names into the stone. In 1909 through the efforts of the Woman's Kansas Day Club, the remaining portion of Pawnee Rock became a historic site. On May 24, 1915 the stone monument was dedicated before a crowd of some eight thousand onlookers. The site was later listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


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