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Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part seven of twelve. The stockyards in Kansas City, Kansas, the Soldier's Home in Leavenworth, and Ft. Scott High School are some of the featured photographs.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part two of twelve. The State Library in Topeka and the Old Mill in Lawrence are some of the featured photographs.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part twelve of twelve. Views of the Cottonwood River dam in Emporia, Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Haskell Institute in Lawrence, the rail yards in Atchison, and the Bourbon County courthouse in Fort Scott are some of the featured photographs.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part eleven of twelve. Views of Bridal Veil Park in Fort Scott, the Kansas City stock yards, and Washburn College in Topeka are some of the featured photographs.


Bird's-eye view of Cottonwood River flood in Marion, Kansas

Bird's-eye view of Cottonwood River flood in Marion, Kansas
Creator: Ogden
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This is a bird's-eye view of Marion in Marion County, Kansas, when the Cottonwood River was flooding much of the town.


Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1875
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, which was the county seat of Chase County. The legend at the bottom identifies churches, schools, the Courthouse, hotels, newspapers, wagon shops, and a flour mill. Street names are given. The Cottonwood River and Spring Creek run near the community. A subtitle indicates that Cottonwood Falls is one mile from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: May 30, 1903
This black and white photograph shows a group of people escaping from rising waters in Cedar Point, Kansas. The extremely heavy rains from May 30th to June 1st of 1903 caused a great deal of flooding to the Kansas River Basin and to the Kansas and Missouri Republican River Basin.


Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows a view of the Cedar Point Mill and Dam in Cedar Point, Kansas. The three and a half story native limestone structure was built in 1875 by abolitionist Orlo H. Drinkwater and his partner Peter Paul Schriver along the Cottonwood River in the community of Cedar Point. For a number of years flour was milled from the facility until operations came to a close in the early 1940s. In 2006 the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows the Cedar Point Mill and Dam in Cedar Point, Kansas. The three and a half story native limestone structure was built in 1875 by abolitionist Orlo. H. Drinkwater and his partner Peter Paul Schriver along the Cottonwood River. For a number of years flour was milled from the facility until operations came to a close in the early 1940s. In 2006, the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: 1957
This black and white photograph shows the Cedar Point Mill and Dam in Cedar Point, Kansas. The three and a half story native limestone structure was built in 1875 by abolitionist Orlo H. Drinkwater and his partner Peter Paul Schriver along the Cottonwood River. For a number of years flour was milled from the facility until operations came to a close in the early 1940s. In 2006, the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This black and white photographs shows a view of the Cottonwood River and the Cedar Point Mill and Dam in Cedar Point, Kansas. The three and a half story native limestone structure was built in 1875 by abolitionist Orlo H. Drinkwater and his partner Peter Paul Schriver along the Cottonwood River. For a number of years flour was milled from the facility until operations came to a close in the early 1940s. In 2006, the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point Mill and Dam, Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: 1957
This photograph shows the Cedar Point Mill and Dam in Cedar Point, Kansas. The three and a half story native limestone structure was built in 1875 by abolitionist Orlo.H. Drinkwater and his partner Peter Paul Schriver along the Cottonwood River. For a number of years flour was milled from the facility until operations came to a close in the early 1940s. In 2006, the site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


Cottonwood River flood, Marion, Kansas

Cottonwood River flood, Marion, Kansas
Creator: Ogden
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a group of men and boys gathered around a fountain in a park in Marion in Marion County, Kansas, during a flood of the Cottonwood River.


Ferries in Kansas

Ferries in Kansas
Date: 1880-1935
Letters and notes to George A. Root concerning ferries and ferry companies that operated in Kansas. Included among the letters is a map of several ferry crossings near Shawnee County along the Kansas River and another map of ferries along the Neosho River.


Flood at Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Flood at Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Date: 1904
A photograph showing people standing on a bridge over the Cottonwood River during a flood, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.


Flooding at Cedar Point, Kansas

Flooding at Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: May 30, 1903
This sepia colored photograph shows rising high waters along the Cottonwood River in Cedar Point, Kansas. The extremely heavy rains from May 30th to June 1st of 1903 caused a great deal of flooding to the Kansas River Basin and to the Kansas and Missouri Republican River Basin.


Foot bridge during Cottonwood River flood, Marion, Marion County, Kansas

Foot bridge during Cottonwood River flood, Marion, Marion County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows the location of a foot bridge, which was submerged during a flood on the Cottonwood River in Marion, Marion County, Kansas.


Hand-book of Marion County, Kansas

Hand-book of Marion County, Kansas
Creator: C. S. Burch Publishing Company
Date: 1888
The C.S. Burch handbooks, written for the immigrant and land looker, contain the 'most complete and varied information as to soil, climate, water, timber, schools, churches, highways, with reliable data regarding the advantages and drawbacks of the section treated.'


Map of the Spring Hill and Deer Creek Farms, Strong City, Kansas

Map of the Spring Hill and Deer Creek Farms, Strong City, Kansas
Date: Unknown
The Spring Hill and Deer Creek farms in Chase County, Kansas, were owned by Bernie Lantry. This map shows Strong City, Kansas, various structures (houses, corrals, quarries, etc.) and where various crops were planted. The legal descriptions for the areas shown on the map are Townships18 S and 19 S in Range 8 E. The map also shows how the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway crossed the property as well as the Cottonwood River and Fox Creek. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve includes much of the land that was part of the Lantry Ranch. The original of this document is owned by the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.


Postcard

Postcard
Creator: S. H. Kress & Company
Date: between 1900 and 1920
Postcard. "Scene on the Cottonwood River. Emporia, Kans. - 11." Color photograph of rowboats tied along the river. Unused. Published by S.H. Kress & Co.


Soden's flour mill and dam, Emporia, Kansas

Soden's flour mill and dam, Emporia, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This black and white photograph shows the Soden flour mill and dam along the Cottonwood River in Emporia, Kansas. The two-story structure was built in 1860 by William T. Soden. It later burned to the ground in the 1930s.


Soden's flour mill and dam, Emporia, Kansas

Soden's flour mill and dam, Emporia, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
These two black and white photographs show the Soden flour mill and dam along the Cottonwood River in Emporia, Kansas. The two-story structure was built in 1860 by William T. Soden. It later burned to the ground in the 1930s.


Stone arch bridge, Cottonwood River, Marion, Kansas

Stone arch bridge, Cottonwood River, Marion, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph is a distant view from the west of the stone arch bridge on the Cottonwood River during a flood in Marion, Marion County, Kansas. The water is at the top of the arches and people are watching from the bridge.


The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad's map of Kansas

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad's map of Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1875
This map is promoting the sale of 3,000,000 acres of land in the Cottonwood and Arkansas river valleys of Kansas held by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Printed material alongside the map promotes homesteads and settlement in the "New Kansas".


The Kaw trail

The Kaw trail
Creator: Starkey, George O.
Date: 1936
An account of the Kaw Trail, once used by Kaw Indians looking to trade at Council Grove around 1850 and 1860. This trail passed through Morris, Chase, and Marion counties.


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