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17th Annual Kansas State Fair

17th Annual Kansas State Fair
Creator: Hutchinson Gazette
Date: September 02, 1917
This is an advertisement for the 17th Annual Kansas State Fair published in the Hutchinson Gazette, September 2, 1918.


300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail

300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Moore Studio
Date: May 26, 1913
This black and white photograph shows one of the three Buick cars used during the 300-mile race over the new Santa Fe Trail in front of the Kansas City Star newspaper office. The three automobiles left the Hutchinson News office at 5:01 a.m., arriving at the Kansas City Star office at 4:24 p.m. proving a 300-mile automobile trip could be made on Kansas dirt highways in twelve hours. The only stop during the race was for lunch in Emporia, Kansas. Seated in the Buick are the following individuals from left to right: M.P. Newton, O.M. Wilhite, Ralph Faxton, in the middle, Kansas Governor George H. Hodges, and Fred Trigg.


Automobile race, Marshall County, Kansas

Automobile race, Marshall County, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: Between 1911 and 1914
This photograph shows three automobiles racing on a dirt track in Marshall County, Kansas. A small crowd of people is watching the race from the grandstands.


Auto race, Rush County, Kansas

Auto race, Rush County, Kansas
Creator: Cottage Studio Photo
Date: 1911
This black and white photograph shows Frank Collins driving a Velie 40 to victory at the first auto race in Rush County, Kansas.


Auto races, Abilene, Kansas

Auto races, Abilene, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows an auto racing at the fair in Abilene, Kansas.


Auto races, Belleville, Kansas

Auto races, Belleville, Kansas
Date: 1958
This black and white photograph shows spectators awaiting the start of auto races at the North Central Kansas Free Fair in Belleville, Kansas.


Auto races, Minneapolis, Kansas

Auto races, Minneapolis, Kansas
Date: August 1917
This photograph shows an automobile race at the Ottawa County fair in Minneapolis, Kansas. There are also a number of Model T Fords parked along the track and in the infield.


Barney Oldfield race car driver copied from the Wichita Beacon

Barney Oldfield race car driver copied from the Wichita Beacon
Creator: Wichita Beacon
Date: October 11, 1915
This is a photograph of Barney Oldfield, a race car driver, copied from the Wichita Beacon, October 11, 1915.


Bud Marsh in a race car

Bud Marsh in a race car
Date: 1962
These two photographs show Bud Marsh driving the Advance Motor Ser. Automatic Transmission and Radiator Service car at Shawnee Speedway, Shawnee County, Kansas. The owners of the 348 Chevrolet were Bob Kemp and Ken Kneisler.


Bud Marsh in a race car

Bud Marsh in a race car
Date: 1957
This photograph shows Bud Marsh driving the number 5 race car owned by Jimmie Knight's Service at Shawnee Speedway in Shawnee County, Kansas.


Bud Marsh with a race car

Bud Marsh with a race car
Date: Between 1960 and 1962
Photograph showing Bud Marsh with race car number 5 at Shawnee Speedway, Shawnee County, Kansas. The Topper Drive In car was owned by Dale Scully.


Bud Marsh with a trophy and race car

Bud Marsh with a trophy and race car
Date: Between 1962 and 1965
A photograph showing Bud Marsh with a trophy and race car probably at Shawnee Speedway in Shawnee County, Kansas.


Bud Marsh with race car number 1

Bud Marsh with race car number 1
Date: Between 1965 and 1969
These three photographs show Bud Marsh with race car number one probably at the Shawnee Speedway in Shawnee County, Kansas. In one of the photographs, he is taking a victory lap and waving the checkered flag.


Eight "Speed Kings" and their "Queen" here for races

Eight "Speed Kings" and their "Queen" here for races
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: July 02, 1916
This is a photograph showing the "Eight Speed Kings" and their "Queen", Elfrieda Mais, copied from the Wichita Eagle.


Jack Swickard with a race car

Jack Swickard with a race car
Date: 1955
Five photographs showing Jack Swickard with number 8 race car at Happy Hollow Speedway, which later became Shawnee Speedway in Shawnee County, Kansas. One of the photographs shows Jack with Mitchel Underwood the car owner.


Kansas Free Fair album

Kansas Free Fair album
Creator: Farrow, W. F.
Date: 1888-1924
This album contains photographs of the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas State Fair Association was organized in 1880 with a representative from each county for the purpose of holding a statewide fair in Topeka. The first Kansas State Fair was held September 12-17, 1881. The Topeka fair became the Kansas Free Fair in 1915, then in 1958 the Mid America Fair, and in 1977 again was renamed to the Sunflower State Fair. The Shawnee County Fair continues to be held annually on the grounds, and the Kansas Expocentre, which opened in 1987 as a conference and event center, retains the remodeled Agricultural Hall, Heritage Hall, Livestock Pavilion and Exposition Hall (now known as Maner Conference Center) from the earlier fairgrounds. Many of these buildings are pictured in this album along with panoramic and interior views of the grounds, grandstands, arenas, tents, food stalls, parking lots and Ferris wheel; the Old Soldiers Reunion; G.A.R Reunion; troops from Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley; parades and bands; horse and auto racing; woman pilot Katherine Stinson; the farmerettes; exhibitions of art work, quilts, livestock, cakes, stills confiscated during prohibition, commercial goods and government services; Cho-Cho the Health Clown, a Baby Clinic and Eugenics Clinic; 4-H and Boys and Girls club events; cow-milking and spelling contests; fireworks, and the fairgrounds covered in snow.


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.


Last call for the motor races at the Winfield Fair Speedway in Winfield, Kansas

Last call for the motor races at the Winfield Fair Speedway in Winfield, Kansas
Creator: Winfield Daily Courier
Date: May 11, 1915
This is an advertisement for the motor races at the Winfield Fair Speedway in Winfield, Kansas. The advertisement was published in the Winfield Daily Courier.


Main Street, Claflin, Kansas

Main Street, Claflin, Kansas
Creator: Scott, L
Date: Between 1908 and 1909
Two black and white photographs showing the start of an automobile race at the corner of Main Street in Claflin, Kansas, to the nearby town of Ellinwood, Kansas.


Motorcycles and automobiles, Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas

Motorcycles and automobiles, Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: July 28, 1912
View of eleven motorcycles and three automobiles on a business street, Dorrance, Kan. Two of the automobiles are identified as a Buick and Maxwell.


Race car driven by Bud Marsh

Race car driven by Bud Marsh
Date: Between 1962 and 1965
Four photographs showing a race car owned by Dale Scully and driven by Bud Marsh. The car was originally purchased from Jack Corwin and Dale Scully put a Buick motor in the race car.


Race car in Logan County, Kansas

Race car in Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1927 and 1929
This is a photograph of Louis Perry behind the wheel of the PEB special race car # 44 in Logan County, Kansas. Along the body of the vehicle is written, "White Eagle Gas and Keynoil". Louis E. Perry was the mechanic and Bill Epps and Pete Bertrand were the owners.


Race car in Logan County, Kansas

Race car in Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1927 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows either Bill Epps or Pete Bertrand behind the wheel of the PEB special race car number forty-four in Logan County, Kansas. Along the body of the vehicle is written "White Eagle Gas and Keynoil". The car was owned by Bill Epps and Pete Bertrand and the mechanic was Louis Perry.


Race cars at Shawnee Speedway near Topeka, Kansas

Race cars at Shawnee Speedway near Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1956-1958
Photographs showing race cars, owners, and drivers at Shawnee Speedway located near Topeka, Kansas.


Relay car in Kinsley, Kansas

Relay car in Kinsley, Kansas
Date: April 22, 1910
A photograph showing Joe Watson driving a Sellers automobile in the Santa Fe Trail run from Hutchinson, Kansas, to Pueblo, Colorado. Watson drove the car from Kinsley to Dodge City at an average speed of 31 miles per hour. A mile out of Kinsley the lights failed and he drove in the dark. Six automobiles made the 24 hour run on the new Santa Fe Trail. Passengers were officers of the Santa Fe Trail Association and newspapermen. Automobiles which made the trip were a Chalmers-Detroit, Sellers roadster, Kissel Kar, Packard, Auburn, and Franklin. The trip advertised the Arkansas valley and promoted good roads. Bill Watson is standing toward the front of the automobile and Ed Bick is in the back with his dog.


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