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Depot, Garrison, Kansas

Depot, Garrison, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photograph shows the railroad crossing and depot in Garrison, Kansas. The Union Pacific's Blue Valley line crossed the Kansas Central Railway in Garrison. In the background a number of boxcars are visible on the track. The town of Garrison was later destroyed in 1959 to make way for the Tuttle Creek Dam and Reservoir.


Earl Scott Gregg, World War I soldier

Earl Scott Gregg, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Earl Scott Gregg, Company l, 137th Infantry. Earl died on October 2, 1918 from wounds he received in action.


Pollard Carnahan farm near Garrison, Kansas

Pollard Carnahan farm near Garrison, Kansas
Creator: Everts, L.H. & Co.,
Date: 1887
This is an illustration of Pollard Carnahan's residence and farm near Garrison in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. It shows numerous structures, gardens, fields, an orchard, and various farming activities. It is copied from The Official State Atlas of Kansas.


Standard atlas of Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1905
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits of residents, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Temperance history correspondence

Temperance history correspondence
Date: 1903-1904
This correspondence was sent and received by Kansas State Temperance Union secretaries Rev. J. E. Everett and Rev. W. L. Dexter. Correspondents include Howard H. Russell, Superintendent of the American Anti-Saloon League, Rev. H. W. Chaffee and Rev. C. S. Nusbaum of the Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly, Harry A. Caton, Mayor of Winfield, Woman's Christian Temperance Union representatives from several states, and several members of Congress. Included are subscription lists with members' names from several counties including Brown, Butler, Jackson, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, and Reno. Much of the correspondence concerns efforts to advance anti-liquor agendas in local, state, and national politics. Although Kansas was the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in 1880, the law was largely unenforced.


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