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Finnup Park swimming pool

Finnup Park swimming pool
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
This black and white photograph shows a view of a sticker promoting the largest municipal swimming pool in the United States in Garden City, Kansas.


Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection
Creator: Dresher, G. C.
Date: Between 1870 and 1940
This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie
Creator: Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission
Date: 1936
This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.


Negro loses; can't swim in Newton pool

Negro loses; can't swim in Newton pool
Date: March 8, 1942
This newspaper clipping addresses the case of D.E. Kern of Newton, Kansas. Newton, an African American, was refused the right to swim in Newton's pool "on the ground that his general reputation for morality in the community was bad." The Kansas Supreme Count ruled against Kern but claimed that it was not "passing on the general question as to whether Negroes could use municipal pools."


Swimmers at beach

Swimmers at beach
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This black and white photograph shows people gathered along the sandy beach at an unidentified lake in Kansas. In the background boats and swimmers can be seen navigating the waters.


Swimming pool, Fowler, Kansas

Swimming pool, Fowler, Kansas
Date: Between 1937 and 1939
This is a photograph of the swimming pool at Fowler, Kansas. The pool was built by the Works Progress Administration.


Swimming pool Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas

Swimming pool Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This black and white photograph shows the swimming pool at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas.


Swimming pool, Marysville, Kansas

Swimming pool, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: July, 1929
This photograph shows young men diving from a platform at the Cahan Swimming Pool about half a mile west of Marysville in Marshall County, Kansas. Cahan's was a very popular place and included a dance hall in later years. Also visible are people in the pool, spectators, and parked automobiles in the background.


The largest concrete swimming pool

The largest concrete swimming pool
Creator: Conard, Frank Durnell, 1884-1966
Date: Between 1920 and 1939
View of the largest concrete swimming pool located in Garden City, Kansas. The pool was 218ft x 337 ft. It was located in Finnup Park.


The largest concrete swimming pool

The largest concrete swimming pool
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
View of a concrete swimming pool in Garden City, Kansas. The pool was promoted as the largest swimming pool of this type. It was located in Finnup Park.


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