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Boswell Junior High School football team, Topeka, Kansas

Boswell Junior High School football team, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1962 and 1963
This black and white photo depicts the football team from Boswell Junior High School in Topeka Kansas. The team members are identified by the following rows: First Row: Eddie Townsend, Paul Tholl, Charles Scott, Jim Weir, Pat Hutcheson, Galen Holston, Kirk Snyder, Bill Larson, Jim Sapp, Steve Dolan. Second Row: Ron Fraker, Paul Morehouse, Martin Cummings, Mike Oroke, Ken Dickson, Phil Davenport, Bob Davis, Dennis Wood, Rex Gentry. Third Row: Tom Gaddie, Mike Bolley, Orange Dean, John Armstrong, Rob Balsters, Ivan Johnson, Chuck Neff, Paul Gray. Fourth Row: Steven Dean, Hilo Smith, Richard Sicks, Marvin Lawton, Preston Carrington, Bill Barker, Galen Schwarz, Walter Hatke. Fifth Row: Bruce Dolan, Gary Hodison, Mike Hutcheson, Ronny Davis, Randy Holstrom, John Majorkurth, Robert Stevenson, Jim Perry. Sixth Row: Donnell Alston, Bill Stevenson, David Wesley, Bill Gilmore, Jim Holford, Leroy Lindsey, Bill Craig, Les Dodd, Steve Wilson, Jerry Holstrom.


Central Park school football team, Topeka, Kansas

Central Park school football team, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph showing the Central Park school football team, Topeka, Kansas. The coach was Clara Johnston, center front Albert Bishop, and right of Bishop is Lawrence Heil.


David Prickett

David Prickett
Date: 1936
A photograph showing David Prickett posed by the Alta Vista Grade School building holding a basketball trophy in Alta Vista, Kansas.


Girls' athletics group, Alma, Kansas

Girls' athletics group, Alma, Kansas
Date: 1914
A group of seven Alma Grade School girls' athletics team members posing with pennants for the volleyball, medicine ball, and basketball teams.


Lee Dodson with girls softball team, Tecumseh, Kansas

Lee Dodson with girls softball team, Tecumseh, Kansas
Date: Between 1951 and 1952
This photograph from the 1951-52 school year features the Tecumseh Grade School girls softball team. The team's coach was Lee Dodson, who also was the school's principal and seventh and eighth grade teacher. Prior to his career as an educator, Dodson pitched for five seasons in the minor leagues, including one-year stints with the Chanute Owls (1946) and the Topeka Owls (1947). He later served as Washburn University's Dean of Students for many years. Dodson was a key figure in Topeka's baseball community for decades. Pictured in the photograph are the following individuals: (standing, l to r) Lee Dodson, Mary Whitlock, Judy Bayless, Pat Patterson, Marcia Alumbaugh, Judy Rogers, Elanor (Sis) Shay, Janet Eggleston; and, (kneeling, l to r) Carol McFarland, Mary Lou Williams, Mary Ferrin, Pat Newton, Lois Tolbert, Marian Knisel. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Lowman Hill School track team, Topeka, Kansas

Lowman Hill School track team, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1912
A photograph showing members of the Lowman Hill School track team, Topeka, Kansas. The team were track meet champions in 1912.


Randolph elementary school in Topeka, Kansas

Randolph elementary school in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Schrock, John Edward
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
This is a color photograph showing children playing baseball at Randolph Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas.


Spirit of Washington, Washington School, Topeka, Kansas

Spirit of Washington, Washington School, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Thompson, Joseph A.
Date: Between 1939 and 1941
This silent film documents a day at Washington School, a Black elementary school located at 1025 Washington, Topeka, Kansas. The film follows each grade level through various activities throughout the day. Washington was one of four Black elementary schools in Topeka prior to the the U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. The Board of Education (1954) that called for the desegregation of public schools.


Topeka High School baseball team

Topeka High School baseball team
Date: 1946
This photograph shows the 1946 Topeka High School baseball team. The Trojans made it to the state championship game, but lost the title to Wichita East by a score of 2-1. Standing in the photo are (l to r): Coach Claude Hays; Paul Fink; Walt Diehl; Don Schultz; Woody Bulkley; Richard Wolfe; Bud Fawl; Frank Logan; Bob Schulte; Chick Gordon; Ed Wilson; and, Harland Coffman. Kneeling in front are (l to r): Earl Hays; Don Farmer; Bill Ransom; Dick McConnell; and, ___ Ramsey. The photo is the same as the one published on page 81 of the 1946 Sunflower, the Topeka High School yearbook. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


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