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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad depot, Zeandale, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad depot, Zeandale, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
This photograph shows a view of the depot at Zeandale, Kansas. Located along the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad eight miles east of Manhattan, Kansas. The town founded, in 1855, was named from a combination of the Greek word "Zea" meaning corn and the English word "dale" by one of it's early settlers Josiah H. Pillsbury.


Elmer E. Bartell, World War I soldier

Elmer E. Bartell, World War I soldier
Date: December 25, 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 Elmer E. Bartell, Company E, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division. Elmer was killed in the St. Mihiel salient on September 12, 1918.


Standard atlas of Riley County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Riley County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1909
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, illustrations, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Zeandale sign, Zeandale, Kansas

Zeandale sign, Zeandale, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
This black and white photograph shows a view of a rail road sign for Zeandale, Kansas. The town founded in 1855 was located in Riley County eight miles east of Manhattan, Kansas, in the Deep Creek Valley area and along the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. The name Zeandale is a combination of the Greek word "Zea" meaning corn and the English word "dale". Together, they mean corn-dale or corn valley. The town's name suggested by one of it's early settlers Josiah H. Pillsbury, was a reflection of the rich soil and bumper crops grown in the area.


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