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Homestead of Israel K. Brown, Cato, Kansas

Homestead of Israel K. Brown, Cato, Kansas
Date: February 1, 1932
A photograph of the homestead of Israel K. Brown in Cato, Kansas. Israel K. Brown was deeded the first land patent of the Cherokee Neutral Land on January 1, 1870.

Israel K. Brown collection

Israel K. Brown collection
Date: January 1, 1870
The United States Government presented this patent to Israel K. Brown for 160 acres of land he purchased in Southeast Kansas on November 15, 1869. This was the first land patent presented by the General Land Office for the Cherokee Neutral Lands in Kansas. A newspaper clipping published several years after Brown's death that describes the land transfer is also included.

Peter Smith store and residence, Cato, Kansas

Peter Smith store and residence, Cato, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1970
Two photographs showing Peter Smith's store and residence in Cato, Kansas. The structure had the living quarters on the left with the store on the right. Lodge meetings were held on the upper story.

Plat book, Crawford County, Kansas

Plat book, Crawford County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1906
This atlas contains maps of each township within Crawford County, Kansas, as of 1906. Compiled from county records and surveys, it includes the names of landowners, a patrons' directory, and township plats. An oversize map of Pittsburg, Kansas, that accompanies this plat book is also available here and as unit 225945.

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