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An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication. There are portraits, lithographic views and the History of Coffey County, Kansas; by Judge Burton L. Kingsbury, p. 9-11.


Missouri- Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Strawn, Kansas

Missouri- Kansas-Texas Railroad depot, Strawn, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 31, 1957
This photograph shows the Missouri-Kansas -Texas Railroad Company depot at Strawn, Kansas. The wooden structure was a part of the Northern Division, Neosho Sub Division at mile post 75.5.


Plat book, Coffey County, Kansas

Plat book, Coffey County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1901
This atlas provides plat maps of each township within Coffey County, Kansas as of 1901. It includes the names of landowners, a patrons' directory, and detailed plats of all townships in the county.


Pull toy

Pull toy
Date: between 1920 and 1926
Rectangular-shaped tin frame base with wooden balls painted to look like a person, with black hair and a red body. When pulled the oval frame flips upside down and the red balls slide up down. Remnants of a maker's label on the center ball. A cotton string with a red wooden ball at the end is tied to one end of the toy. It was made between 1920 and 1926. Joseph E. Lake received this toy from his parents, Ralph E. and Ada V. (Hopkins) Lake in the 1920s. He believes he received it before 1926, the year he first attended school. He played with it at successive family homes in Lebo, Strawn, and Pomona, Kansas, between 1920 and 1932. His children played with it in the 1950s while visiting their grandmother.


Russell W. Blackburn, World War I soldier

Russell W. Blackburn, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Russell W. Blackburn, Company M, 139th Infantry, 35th Division. Russell was wounded in France on October 7, 1918 and died on October 13 of those wounds.


Standard atlas of Coffey County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Coffey County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1919
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication, a map of the state, United States, and world. It has illustrations, portraits and photographs of homes.


Wooden dachshund pull toy

Wooden dachshund pull toy
Date: between 1920 and 1926
The dog is segmented into three pieces, and is hinged with nails just behind the front legs and just in front of the back legs with wooden wheels at the ends of the legs. It was made between 1920 and 1926. Joseph E. Lake received this toy from his parents, Ralph E. and Ada V. (Hopkins) Lake in the 1920s. He believes he received it before 1926, the year he first attended school. He played with it at successive family homes in Lebo, Strawn, and Pomona, Kansas, between 1920 and 1932. His children played with it in the 1950s while visiting their grandmother.


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