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1911 Mount Hope High School football team in Mount Hope, Kansas

1911 Mount Hope High School football team in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: 1911
This is a postcard showing the 1911 Mount Hope High School football team in Mount Hope, Kansas. People in the photograph are back row (left to right) HenryTihen, Glen Hill, LeRoy Kaufman, Doc Watt, Lucian Tucker, Fern Lumbert; second row (left to right) Everett Dilley, Clyde Harris, Chas. Merryfield, John Caffrey, Ross Hitt; and front row (left to right) Earl Rhodes, John Culk, Frank Royse, Zade Jordan, and Herman Johnson.


Academy baseball team, Hiawatha, Kansas

Academy baseball team, Hiawatha, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This postcard is a studio portrait of the Hiawatha Academy baseball team. The image is undated, but it was likely made between 1905 and 1915. The Hiawatha Academy was an educational institution that accepted its first students in the fall of 1888. It ceased operation at the close of the school term in May 1915.


Alma High School football team

Alma High School football team
Creator: Williams, C. U.
Date: 1907
A real photograph postcard showing the Alma High School football team in Alma, Kansas. The postcard is addressed to Mr. Ernest Wetzel in Topeka, Kansas.


Arcadia mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Arcadia mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1914-1969
A photograph of the Arcadia mining camp. Arcadia was originally founded as Hathaway in 1857 a half mile north of the current town. The post office was later moved to the site of a railroad siding in approximately 1876. Arcadia is located on the Kansas and Missouri state line, in Crawford County, and is roughly twenty miles northeast of Pittsburg, Kansas. Photographs include images of a school, churches, street scenes, school basketball team, and mining operations.


Baseball team, Osborne, Kansas

Baseball team, Osborne, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This photograph shows a group of baseball players with their equipment. The young men have the letters OHS sewn on their uniforms which could possibly stand for Osborne High School.


Basketball game, Randolph High School, Randolph, Kansas

Basketball game, Randolph High School, Randolph, Kansas
Date: Between 1923 and 1925
An interior view showing a basketball game at Randolph High School auditorium, Randolph, Kansas. John Matchett is the player on the right waiting to jump at the tip-off.


Basketball game, Treece, Kansas

Basketball game, Treece, Kansas
Creator: Atkinson Studio
Date: 1940
This photograph shows the Junior-Hi Midgets basketball team playing a game in Treece, Kansas. The photograph was copied from an album loaned by the family.


Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas

Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1922
An informal portrait of the members of the girl's basketball team at De Soto High School in De Soto, Kansas. One girl holds a basketball labeled "D.H.S."


Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas

Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1924
This is an informal portrait of the coach and members of the De Soto High School girls' basketball team in De Soto, Kansas. A girl is holding a basketball with "DHS 1924" written on it. Also visible are a parked car, buildings, and a bicycle in the background.


Basketball team, Paxico, Kansas

Basketball team, Paxico, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
A studio portrait of six members of the Paxico Rural High School basketball team of Paxico, Kansas. The team included both white and black students.


Basketball team at Garfield High School in Garfield, Kansas

Basketball team at Garfield High School in Garfield, Kansas
Date: Between 1922 and 1924
This is a photograph of the boys basketball team at Garfield High School in Garfield, Kansas.


Basketball teams at Boswell Junior High School in Topeka, Kansas

Basketball teams at Boswell Junior High School in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1940-1960
Here are photographs showing basketball teams at Boswell Junior High School. The school was located at 1301 S. W. Boswell in Topeka, Kansas.


Berryton High School baseball scorebook

Berryton High School baseball scorebook
Date: April 1, 1951-June 1, 1953
This baseball scorebook from the early 1950s was used by Fred Simpson, the Berryton High School baseball coach. Games scored in the book cover the years 1951-53, including the state tournament games in 1951 when Berryton won the state Class B high school baseball championship. Berryton defeated Gridley, 7-3, in the title game played in Peabody on May 12, 1951. Digital reproduction of the scorebook was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Boswell Junior High School basketball team, Topeka, Kansas

Boswell Junior High School basketball team, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1949
A photograph of the Boswell Junior High School basketball team, Topeka, Kansas.


Boy's basketball team, Cimarron, Kansas

Boy's basketball team, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: 1909-1910
This is a photo of the boy's basketball team at Cimarron High School, Cimarron, Kansas. The boys are unidentified.


Boys basketball team, Greeley County High School, Tribune, Kansas

Boys basketball team, Greeley County High School, Tribune, Kansas
Date: 1919
The Greeley County High School boys basketball team and their coach, Tribune, Kansas.


Brownell High School Album

Brownell High School Album
Date: 1916-1960
This is an album containing photographs of Brownell High School including the school building; the 1939 girls' basketball team; the foundation of the first rock schoolhouse named Vansberg built by Jake Stull in 1884; and members of the senior classes from 1916-1960. For the years 1928, 1932 and 1933 there are no photographs of the senior class members only lists of names.


Charles Gordon scrapbook

Charles Gordon scrapbook
Date: 1945-1991 (bulk 1945-1956)
This scrapbook documents the athletic activities of Topekan Charles (Chick) Gordon, primarily during the period 1945-1951. During that time, Gordon was a standout athlete first at Topeka High School, then at Washburn University. He excelled at both basketball and baseball. In basketball, he lettered twice at Topeka High, and was on Washburn's varsity team all four of his college years. At both schools, Gordon was captain of the basketball team his senior year. In his final season at Washburn (1950-51), he led the team in scoring with 319 points, and played a key role in helping the Ichabods secure the Central Intercollegiate Conference league championship. In baseball, he lettered twice at Topeka High and pitched a no-hitter to win the state baseball championship with the Trojans in 1947. He was on the Washburn squad the three years in which the school fielded a baseball team while he was a student. Gordon also was a member of two state championship American Legion baseball teams (1945 and 1946), as well as the pennant-winning Abilene Ikes of the Amateur Baseball League of America (1949). In 1950, he was named the MVP of the state semi-pro baseball tournament in Wichita after recording four tourney wins pitching for the Topeka Decker Oilers. Upon graduating from college, Gordon taught and coached in Topeka schools until 1968, when the family relocated to Tampa, Florida. He pursued a career in educational counseling and worked 23 years as the coordinator of undergraduate advising for the University of South Florida. Digital reproduction of the scrapbook was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Chase County High School football team, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Chase County High School football team, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Date: 1910
This black and white photograph shows the Chase County High School football team from Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. The members have identified according to their respected rows. Front row- left to right: Carl White, Bill Stewart, Kirk Hilton. Second row- left to right: Geo. Holmes, Claude, Yeager, Bill Selves, Merton Whitcomb, Eugene Gamer. Back row- left to right: Lloyd Darrah, Mr. Clyde I. Blanchard, Raymond Barrett, Glen Harmon, Karl Anderson, Jay Errett, Wesley Leason, June Smith.


Chase County High School football team in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Chase County High School football team in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Date: 1911
This is a photograph showing the Chase County High School football team in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.


Chick Gordon, Topeka, Kansas

Chick Gordon, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1951
These photographs show Topekan Charles (Chick) Gordon in three different basketball poses. Gordon was a standout athlete at Topeka High and Washburn University, excelling at both basketball and baseball. He lettered in basketball two years in high school (1945-46 and 1946-47) and was on Washburn's varsity basketball team all four of his college years. At both schools, Gordon was captain of the basketball team his senior year. In his final season at Washburn (1950-51), he led the team in scoring with 319 points and played a key role in helping the Ichabods secure the Central Intercollegiate Conference league championship. The photograph in which Gordon wears number 21 was taken while he was a member of the Topeka High Trojans varsity squad; this photo was published on page 66 of the 1947 Sunflower, the Topeka High yearbook. The other two photos were taken while Gordon was on the Washburn Ichabods team. Of those, the shooting pose appears on page 108 of the 1948 Washburn yearbook.


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
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.


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: 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.


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