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Better Wheat Special on the Santa Fe

Better Wheat Special on the Santa Fe
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: June 8 -13, 1925
This poster provides the schedule for a Santa Fe railroad demonstration train titled "Better Wheat Special." It was travelling through Texas June 8 through June 13, 1925. It was a cooperative venture of the Santa Fe, Texas A. & M. College, and the Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association. Speakers from these organizations were listed on the poster and they would give presentations at the various stops. J. F. Jarrell, Manager of Agricultural Development for Santa Fe helped organize the train and he was one of the speakers.


Better wheat and more of it per acre

Better wheat and more of it per acre
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1925
This flyer describes a series of programs intended to improve safety among wheat farmers. The following entities planned and presented the programs: Oklahoma A. &. M. College, Oklahoma State Board of Agriculture, Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association, and the Agricultural Development Department of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. J. F. Jarrell and C. W. Lane represented the Santa Fe Railway. President Bradford Knapp and several professors were the speakers from Oklahoma A. & M. J. A. Whitehurst and E. H. Linzee participated from the Oklahoma Board of Agriculture, as did H. M. Bainer for the Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association. The programs were held in various locations across Oklahoma from June1 through 5, 1925.


History of Kansas newspapers

History of Kansas newspapers
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Department of Archives
Date: 1916
The subtitle of this publication is "A History of the Newspapers and Magazines Published in Kansas From the Organization of Kansas Territory, 1854, to January 1, 1916." This history includes biographical sketches and some portraits of prominent editors. The bulk of the book contains listings of all of the newspapers published in the state, organized by county and then towns within that county. This listing begins on page 137. Newspapers that were being published in 1916 include the name of the editor/publisher, the frequency, how long it had been published, and notes about any predecessor papers. The information for each county also includes a list of all discontinued newspapers from that county. Each county listing begins with the date it was organized, the origin of the name, and some basic statistics. This volume is an excellent source on the early newspaper history of Kansas. A detailed index begins on page 323. The Kansas State Historical Society was founded by Kansas newspaper editors and its newspaper holdings represent an almost comprehensive collection of the newspapers published in all parts of Kansas, most of which are available on microfilm through interlibrary loan.


New Mexico Farm and Home Special Demonstration Train

New Mexico Farm and Home Special Demonstration Train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 31--April 16, 1930
This demonstration train made various stops in New Mexico communities to provide a variety of lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits related to various agricultural practices. It was operated jointly the the Santa Fe Railway and the New Mexico A. & M. College. It was operated March 31--April 16, 1930.


Santa Fe. A farm home train

Santa Fe. A farm home train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: May 10-22, 1937
This nine car demonstration train was featuring presentations for better farm homes. It was operated jointly by the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Santa Fe. It would visit a number of Kansas communities. The train had special features for women and children. J. R. Jarrell, manager, Agricultural Development for Santa Fe, organized the train.


Santa Fe Demonstration Train

Santa Fe Demonstration Train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: July 21--August 2, 1930 and August 24--September 5, 1931
These posters advertise Santa Fe demonstration trains traveling in Kansas in 1930 and 1931. The purpose of the 1930 train (8 cars) was to present a plan for higher profits on wheat farms. Tom L. Bair, the State's champion wheat grower, was part of the 1930 train. It's travel dates were July 21 through August 2, 1930. The 1931 train (9 cars) was designed to present a plan for more profits in the beef cattle industry. The 1931 train had special features for women and children and it was traveling throughout the state from August 24 through September 5, 1931. The towns where the train would stop each year are listed on the posters. The trains were operated jointly by the Santa Fe and the Kansas State Agricultural College. J. F. Jarrell, manager of Agricultural Development for Santa Fe, was the organizer of these trains. The posters make a point of emphasizing that the speakers will be on a flat car "equipped with electrically controlled voice amplifiers. Visitors remaining in their automobiles will be able to hear perfectly."


Santa Fe Wheat Festival Special

Santa Fe Wheat Festival Special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1926
This Wheat Festival Special was operated by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. It traveled throughout Kansas July 19-July 30, 1926, to numerous Kansas communities. Other organizations that cooperated to operate the train included the following: The Kansas State Agricultural College, the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, The Kansas State Grain Inspection Department, the Southwestern Wheat Improvement Association and the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, under authority of the Kansas Public Service Commission. The flyer lists the speakers and their topics. Miss Vada Watson, the Kansas Wheat Girl, was one of the special attractions.


Santa Fe lime special

Santa Fe lime special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1928
The Lime Special was operated by the Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. It was scheduled to operate July 9--17, 1928. Five cars of exhibits were available along with a series of lectures. The quote at the bottom of the poster was "MORE LIME, MORE LEGUMES, MORE CROPS, MORE PROFIT."


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