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Bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park, Salina, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson Lith., Kansas City, MO.
Date: 1879
Artist Augustus Koch drew this bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park in Salina, Kansas, in the 1870s and Ramsey, Millett & Hudsen, lithographers of Kansas City, Missouri, created this print in 1879. The print shows the park confined within a bow of the Smoky Hill River outside of Salina. W. R. Geis owned the property and was secretary and manager of the Kansas State Tournament which was held at the park from October 7 - 11, 1879. Besides Geis, tournament organizers included L. C. Wasson, Ottawa; C. J. Kendall, Osage City; J. D. Patterson, Lawrence; Willis Kesler, Salina; D. R. Wagstaff, Salina; W. S. Stambaugh, Abilene. The park included a Swiss cottage (park hotel), a bowling alley, an exposition hall, a flying dutchman merry-go-round, a grand stand and half-mile track, a judge's stand, Vahn's greenhouse, training stables, a ticket office, bird traps and shooting stand, and a river boat steamer called the "Belle of Salina." Since 1977 the park has been home to the annual Smoky Hill River Festival arts fair.


Christian Smith

Christian Smith
Creator: Smith, Ann
Date: 2002
A photograph showing Christian Smith running in the Kansas University relays, Lawrence, Kansas. A former member of the Pawnee Heights High School track team of Rozel, Kansas, Christian won the 800 Meter run at the 2001 National AAU Junior Olympics Games. The next year, Christian was a four event winner at the 2002 Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita, Kansas. He was named The Hutchinson News' Male Athlete of the Year, and helped Pawnee Heights win the Class 1A title. After graduating from high school. Christian continued his track career at Kansas State University. In 2008, he was member of the United States Track and Field Team at the Olympics in Beijing, China.


Christian Smith

Christian Smith
Creator: Smith, Ann
Date: 1996
Christian Smith of Garfield, Kansas, was a member of the Pawnee Heights High School track team of Rozel, Kansas. He was a four-event winner at the 2002 Kansas State Track and Field Championships and was named The Hutchinson News' Male Athlete of the Year. His efforts helped Pawnee Heights High School to a Class 1A team title in 2002. After graduating from high school, he continues his track career at Kansas State University. In 2008, he was a member of the United States Track and Field Team at the Olympics in Beijing, China.


Christian Smith

Christian Smith
Creator: Crosswhite, Elizabeth
Date: 2002
A photograph of Christian Smith of Pawnee Heights High School at Rozel, Kansas, running the 800 meters. He was a four event winner at the 2002 Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita, Kansas. Smith, The Hutchinson News' Male Athlete of the Year, helped Pawnee Heights High School to a Class 1A team title. After graduating, he continued his track career at Kansas State University. In 2008, he was a member of the United States Track and Field Team at the Olympics in Beijing, China.


Christian Smith

Christian Smith
Creator: Crosswhite, Elizabeth
Date: 2001
A photograph of Christian Smith of Pawnee Heights High School at Rozel, Kansas, running on a relay team. At the 2001 National AAU Junior Olympics Games, Christian won the 800 Meter run. He was a four event winner at the 2002 Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita, Kansas. He was named The Hutchinson News' Male Athlete of the Year, and helped Pawnee Heights High School win the Class 1A title. After graduating from high school. Christian continued his track career at Kansas State University. In 2008, he was a member of the United States Track and Field Team at the Olympics in Beijing, China.


Christian Smith

Christian Smith
Creator: Smith, Ann
Date: 2000
Christian Smith of Garfield, Kansas, was a member of the Pawnee Heights High School track team of Rozel, Kansas. In 2000, Trevor Smith, his brother, won the 800 meter and mile runs at the state meet, with Christian finishing second in both races. At the 2001 National AAU Junior Olympics Games, Christian won the 800 Meter run. The next year, Christian was a four event winner at the 2002 Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita, Kansas. He was named The Hutchinson News' Male Athlete of the Year, and helped Pawnee Heights win the Class 1A title. After graduating from high school. Christian continued his track career at Kansas State University. In 2008, he was member of the United States Track and Field Team at the Olympics in Beijing, China.


Christian Smith

Christian Smith
Date: 2002
Christian Smith at the Kansas Track Championship. A former member of the Pawnee Heights High School track team of Rozel, Kansas, Christian won the 800 Meter run at the 2001 National AAU Junior Olympics Games. The next year, Christian was a four event winner at the 2002 Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita, Kansas. He was named The Hutchinson News' Male Athlete of the Year, and helped Pawnee Heights win the Class 1A title. After graduating from high school. Christian continued his track career at Kansas State University. In 2008, he was member of the United States Track and Field Team at the Olympics in Beijing, China.


Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas

Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a photograph of the Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas.


Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas

Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1950
This photograph shows members of the Cimarron High School track and field team and coach, Cimarron, Kansas.


Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas

Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1950
This is a photograph of the Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas.


Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas

Cimarron High School track and field team, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1945
This is a photograph of the Cimarron High School track and field team and coaches, Cimarron, Kansas.


Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas

Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas
Creator: Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association
Date: August 30 - September 3, 1886
A fair poster advertising livestock and bicycle, foot, and horse racing as well as musical entertainment events as part of the fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association at Winfield, Kansas. Fair officers are S. P. Strong, Rock, Kansas, president; W. J. Wilson, Winfield, Kansas, secretary; and A. H. Doane, Winfield, treasurer. The same artwork is used for the Crawford County Fair poster in Girard, Kansas, for 1887 (item 210473).


Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas

Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas
Creator: Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association
Date: August 30 -September 3, 1886
This poster announces the fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association to be held at Winfield, Kansas. Highlights include livestock, bicycle, foot and horse racing as well as musical entertainment events. Fair officers are S. P. Strong, Rock, Kansas, president; W. J. Wilson, Winfield, Kansas, secretary; and A. H. Doane, Winfield, treasurer.


Der Leichtathlet magazine cover, August 7, 1936

Der Leichtathlet magazine cover, August 7, 1936
Creator: Wilhelm Limpert-Verlag
Date: August 07, 1936
Der Leichtathlet magazine cover featuring Jack Lovelock and Glenn Cunningham at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The backside describes a javelin competition.


Elkhart High School relay team with Glenn Cunningham

Elkhart High School relay team with Glenn Cunningham
Creator: Turtle
Date: Between 1925 and 1930
This is a photograph showing members of the Elkhart High School relay team. The athlete on the far right is Glenn Cunningham.


Freshman high school boys' track team in Chase, Kansas

Freshman high school boys' track team in Chase, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
This is a photograph showing members of the freshman high school boys' track team in Chase, Kansas.


Glenn Cunningham

Glenn Cunningham
Creator: D'Ambra, Duke
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
Glenn V. Cunningham, 1909-1988, one of the premiere milers in the 1930s, is shown running as a member of the University of Kansas track team. Born in Atlanta, Kansas, seven year old Cunningham and his thirteen year old brother, Floyd, received severe burns in a schoolhouse fire in 1917. Floyd died of his injuries two weeks later. Although Glenn's physician said he would never walk again, with rehabilitation and personal determination he recovered to become one of the nation's greatest milers. Between 1932 and 1934, Glenn won the Big Six indoor track titles and participated in the 1932 and 1936 Olympics. In 1938, Cunningham became the world's fastest miler as he set a new indoor record at Dartmouth College. In 1978, he was named the outstanding track performer in the 100-year history of Madison Square Garden, and, in 1979, he was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.


Glenn Cunningham and Archie San Romani, Lawrence, Kansas

Glenn Cunningham and Archie San Romani, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: D'Ambra, Duke
Date: 1938
A portrait of famed Kansas milers Glenn Cunningham, 1909-1988, and Archie San Romani, 1912-1994, crossing the finish line at the Kansas Relays at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. San Romani beat Cunningham in this race. Throughout San Romani's track career, he beat Cunningham 11 times. Up until 1930, the time barrier for the mile was considered to be four minutes and ten seconds. During the period from 1930 to 1940, that barrier was broken 18 times, and 11 of those new records were set by Kansans Glenn Cunningham with eight and Archie San Romani with three.


Glenn Cunningham and Bill Hargiss

Glenn Cunningham and Bill Hargiss
Creator: D'Ambra, Duke
Date: Between 1930 and 1933
This is a photograph showing Glenn Cunningham and University of Kansas track coach Bill Hargiss. Cunningham who grew up in Elkhart, Kansas, had several nicknames the Kansas Flyer, Elkhart Express and Iron Horse of Kansas. He earned the nicknames when he set world records for the mile. While attending school, his legs were very badly burned in a schoolhouse explosion which was caused when someone accidentally put gasoline instead of kerosene in a heating stove. Cunningham was eight and his brother Floyd was thirteen. Floyd died in the fire. When the doctors recommended amputating Glenn's legs, his parents would not allow the surgery. The doctors predicted he might never walk normally again; however, coupled with hours of a new type of therapy he gradually regained the ability to walk and to run. He attended the University of Kansas and ran on the track team. He competed in both the 1932 Summer Olympics as well as the 1936 Summer Olympics. While on the ship traveling from the U.S. to Germany, he was voted "Most Popular Athlete" by his fellow Olympians. Cunningham won the Sullivan medal in 1933 for his various running achievements in middle distance. In the 1932 Olympics he took 4th place in the 1500 meters, and in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he took silver in the 1500 meters. Cunningham won the Sullivan medal in 1933 for his various running achievements in middle distance. In 1934, he set the world record for the mile run at 4:06.8, which stood for three years. In 1936, he set the world record in the 800 meter run. In 1938, he set a world record in the indoor mile run of 4:04.4. He retired from competition in 1940.


Glenn Cunningham article in The Elkhart Tri-State News

Glenn Cunningham article in The Elkhart Tri-State News
Creator: Elkhart Tri-State News
Date: May 31, 1930
This is an extra edition published by The Elkhart Tri-State News. It contains a photo and article about Glenn Cunningham breaking the world's record for the mile with a time of 4 minutes and 24 seconds. The track meet was held at Stagg Field, Chicago, Illinois.


Glenn Cunningham at a track meet possibly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Glenn Cunningham at a track meet possibly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Creator: Murphy, Peter F., Jr.
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This is a photograph showing Glenn Cunningham at a track meet possibly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The scars on his legs, caused by a rural school fire, are visible in the photograph.


Glenn Cunningham, Jack Lovelock, and Bill Bonthron racing at Princeton University

Glenn Cunningham, Jack Lovelock, and Bill Bonthron racing at Princeton University
Date: 1935
A photograph showing a race between Glenn Cunningham, Kansas University, in the lead, Jack Lovelock, New Zealand, in second place, and Bill Bonthron, Princeton University, third place. The race was the 1500 meter run at Princeton, 1935.


Glenn Cunningham receiving an ancient warrior's helmet

Glenn Cunningham receiving an ancient warrior's helmet
Creator: Acme News Pictures, Inc
Date: October 07, 1934
This is a photograph showing Glenn Cunningham, captain of the American track team, receiving a helmet from Educational Minister Genji Matsuda after the American team defeated the Japanese athletes. The two teams competed in the International Track and Field meet at the Meiji Shrine Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Prince Yasuhito Chichibu, the eldest brother of Emperor Hirohito, is on the right.


Glenn Cunningham shaking Jack Lovelock's hand at the 1936 Olympic Games

Glenn Cunningham shaking Jack Lovelock's hand at the 1936 Olympic Games
Date: August 1936
This is a photograph of Glenn Cunningham shaking Jack Lovelock's hand at the 1936 Olympic Games. Lovelock, from New Zealand, won the gold medal in the mile beating Cunningham.


Glenn Cunningham to Leslie M. Heath

Glenn Cunningham to Leslie M. Heath
Creator: Cunningham, Glenn, 1909-1988
Date: August 9, 1936
Letter written by Glenn Cunningham, 1909-1988, on Olympic Village stationery during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, to Leslie M. Heath, Emporia, Kansas. Cunningham, a well known Kansas runner who specialized in the mile, wrote about his defeat in the 1500 meter race. Mr. Heath, a postmaster and stamp collector, had asked Cunningham, whom he knew through sporting events, to send him some German stamps. The envelope indicated that Cunningham was living in Peabody, Kansas at this time and contains a postmark from the Olympic Village. The "over" directive at the bottom of the letter was added in pencil probably at a later date. The signatures on the back of the letter have not been authenticated.


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