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Correct sectional map of eastern Kansas showing the belt of 5,000 acres of land for sale by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co. in the Neosho Valley

Correct sectional map of eastern Kansas showing the belt of 5,000 acres of land for sale by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co. in the Neosho Valley
Date: 1877
This map also includes a miniature railroad map of Kansas.


If you are going to Kansas to select a home . . .

If you are going to Kansas to select a home . . .
Creator: Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
A poster distributed by the Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Gulf and the Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroads promoting 500,000 acres of land in Southeastern Kansas open for settlement. Contains numerous reasons for selecting the Southeastern portion of Kansas for settlement rather than the Western area.


James H. Holmes, testimony

James H. Holmes, testimony
Creator: Hyatt, Thaddeus
Date: December 8, 1856
This testimony of James Holmes is a portion of the Journal of Investigations in Kansas, a collection of personal stories recorded by Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. Mr. Holmes had studied agricultural chemistry before entering Kansas Territory, and his initial reason for emigrating was his desire to undertake agricultural experiments. He had also intended to join with Clubbs Vegetarian Settlement, which was located on the Neosho River near the north line of the Osage Reserve. He goes into detail about the Neosho valley and its vegetation, mineral deposits, etc. The rest of his account deals with his involvement in the free state militia and his role in defending Osawatomie.


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1883
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad line from Kansas City to Harper, Kansas. The route included branches to Lawrence, Burlington, Coffeyville, and Hunnewell. The company advertised itself as "passing through the great wheat belts of the Neosho and Arkansas Valleys to the grazing and cattle fields of south-western Kansas and Indian Territory." The company encouraged settlement along 150 miles of the Oklahoma border with descriptions of the soil and climate for those emigrating to southern Kansas.


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1880
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad lines in Kansas and neighboring states. The company advertised itself as the shortest and fastest route from Kansas City to Winfield and Wellington. The company also sold acres of farmland in the Neosho Valley.


Lands in the Great Neosho Valley; Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co.

Lands in the Great Neosho Valley; Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co.
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: Between 1869 and 1876
This leaflet advertises 1,000,000 acres of land in the Neosho Valley of Kansas for sale by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway. On one side are two large illustrations of Neosho Falls. The reverse side describes how the land may be purchased.


Lands of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway

Lands of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1877
This brochure has a large, sectional map of the Neosho Valley in Kansas on one side. The 500,000 acres of land for sale by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway are marked. There is also a small, insert map of the entire state of Kansas in one corner. On the reverse side are at least ten good reasons to buy land in the Neosho Valley. There is a long article on sheep growing with an illustration of ten fat sheep and brief sketches of towns on the railway line including Humboldt, Neosho Falls, Burlington, Junction City, Emporia and Council Grove.


Map of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway, and connections

Map of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway, and connections
Creator: Woodward Tiernan & Hale Printers & Engravers, St. Louis
Date: 1875
The map shows the connections of the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas Railroad into Kansas, Missouri and other midwest and southern states. There is promotional material for cheap land in the Great Neosho Valley of Kansas.


Map of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway, and connections

Map of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway, and connections
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
The map shows the connections of the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas Railroad into Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and parts of the Indian Territory. There is promotional material portraying the Neosho Valley lands of Kansas as the richest and most desirable lands in the world for settlement.


Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway has the best & cheapest land

Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway has the best & cheapest land
Creator: Woodward Tiernan & Hale Printers & Engravers, St. Louis
Date: 1874
This pamphlet of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway promotes land sales in the Neosho Valley of Kansas.


Neosho Valley Band, Parkerville, Kansas

Neosho Valley Band, Parkerville, Kansas
Date: 1890
View of the members of the Neosho Valley Band in Parkerville, Kansas.


Neosho Valley Register, Burlington, Kansas Territory

Neosho Valley Register, Burlington, Kansas Territory
Date: 1859
An 1859 view of the Neosho Valley Register office in Burlington, Kansas Territory.


Neosho Valley harvest

Neosho Valley harvest
Creator: Anderson, Walt
Date: December 08, 1897
In this photographic landscape, stalks of harvested crops are pictured in the fields of the Neosho Valley near Council Grove.


Neosho Valley lands, Kansas : The great wheat and corn belt

Neosho Valley lands, Kansas : The great wheat and corn belt
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1876
This large 1876 advertisement from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway promotes their lands for sale along the Neosho River. The paper lists their land agents in 18 Kansas counties; indicates a 25 per cent discount for cash purchases and the back side is a sectional map of northeast Kansas.


Scene in the great Neosho Valley

Scene in the great Neosho Valley
Creator: Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889
Date: July 1874
This is an illustration showing two cows in a river or pond in the Neosho Valley and in the background is a Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway train. The illustration appears in The Great South-West, July 1874. The illustration is credited to both Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier.


Sunset scene in the Neosho Valley

Sunset scene in the Neosho Valley
Creator: Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889
Date: September 1874
This is an illustration showing a sunset scene in the Neosho Valley. The illustration appears in The Great South-West, September 1874. The illustration is credited to both Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier.


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