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Albert Krhut's map of Township 12 South, Range 24 West, Trego County

Albert Krhut's map of Township 12 South, Range 24 West, Trego County
Creator: Krhut, Albert F., 1895-1965
Date: 1909
A map drawn by Albert Krhut, from Voda, Kansas, showing creeks, the railroad and the school house in Township 14 South, Range 24 West, Trego county. On a separate sheet, Albert includes a legend for the map. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." This submission won the 5th place prize of twenty-five cents in the map contest of 1909.


Amelia Kejr's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County

Amelia Kejr's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County
Creator: Kejr, Amelia, 1898-
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Amelia Kejr from Dorrance, Kansas, showing creeks, school houses, churches, farms and fences of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, in Russell County. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." A legend is provided on the back of the map.


Amy O. Tague's map of Augustine Township, Logan County

Amy O. Tague's map of Augustine Township, Logan County
Creator: Tague, Amy O., 1899-
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Amy Tague from Sunnyside, Kansas, showing creeks, schools, canyons and Twin Butte of Augustine Township (Township 15 South, Range 36 and 37 West), Logan County. Amy also includes an essay about the local history of Augustine township. The essay focuses on geographical features, violent deaths, and life in the early days of the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Annabelle Delp's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Annabelle Delp's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Delp, Annabelle Lee, 1895-1986
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Annabelle Delp, showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County. Annabelle also compiled a comprehensive list of homesteaders in the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Axel Lindberg's map of Township 15 South, Range 42 West, Wallace County

Axel Lindberg's map of Township 15 South, Range 42 West, Wallace County
Creator: Lindberg, Axel, 1895-
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Axel Lindberg (1895-?), "a boy at Weskan who has been in this country less than one year from Sweden, and he has only attended school five months." This map is one of several drawn by grade school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." The maps are drawn over a template representing a legal (numbered) township and have keys on the back or on separate sheets. The map covers Township 15 South, Range 42 West, the Stockholm Township. It features creeks, farms, churches and schools. A letter relating to this contest can be viewed at Unit ID 309731.


Bertha Fink's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russel County

Bertha Fink's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russel County
Creator: Fink, Bertha M., 1898-1984
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Bertha Fink showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West in Russell County. Bertha also compiled a list of the homesteaders in the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Charles Strecker's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Charles Strecker's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Strecker, Charles
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Charles Strecker showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West in Russell County. Charles also compiled a list of land owners in the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Clyde Markley's map of Township 15 South, Range 13 West, Russell County

Clyde Markley's map of Township 15 South, Range 13 West, Russell County
Creator: Markley, Clyde William, 1893-1964
Date: 1911
A map drawn by Clyde Markley showing creeks, school houses and school districts, churches and farms of Township 15 South, Range 12 West of Russell County. On two typed pages, Clyde gives details about the township's history. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." Clyde has also created a two page key to the map.


Dave File's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County

Dave File's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County
Creator: File, Dave, 1899-1977
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Dave File, of Dorrance, Kansas, showing creeks, school houses, churches, farms and fences of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." The back of the map contains the legend.


Dean Bosserman's map of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Dean Bosserman's map of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Bosserman, Dean L., 1901-1977
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Dean Bosserman showing creeks, school houses, churches and quarries of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County. Dean also includes a history of Lincoln township, focusing on Germen-Russian settlement. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Dean O. Smith Map of Township 13 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Dean O. Smith Map of Township 13 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Smith, Dean O., 1897-
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Dean O. Smith, showing creeks, the Union Pacific Railroad, the state road to Nebraska and Russell City in Township 13 South, Range 14 West, Russell County. In a separate five page note, Dean, who would later become a surveyor, includes an extensive legend of the map which acts as a history of the township and Russell City. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Emma Bunker's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County

Emma Bunker's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County
Creator: Bunker, Emma, 1900-1999
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Emma (Kuhnle) Bunker, from Dorrance, Kansas showing creeks, school houses, churches, farms and fences of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, in Russell County. A legend is provided on the back of the map. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." A legend is provided on the back of the map.


Ethel McConnell's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Ethel McConnell's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: McConnell, Ethel I. (Irene), 1898-1978
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Ethel I. (McConnell) Brandenburg, showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West, in Russell County. Ethel also gives a comprehensive list of property owners within the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Fannie Palkovsky's map of Township 14 South, Range 24 West, Trego County

Fannie Palkovsky's map of Township 14 South, Range 24 West, Trego County
Creator: Palkovsky, Fannie, 1893-
Date: 1909
A map drawn by Fannie Palkovsky (mistakenly called Frances), age 16, from Collyer, Kansas, showing creeks, Old Fort Downer, the Old Denver Trail and the Smoky Hill River in Township 14 South, Range 24 West, Trego County. On a separate sheet, Fannie has included a short history of Fort Downer and the prairie fire of 1884. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." With this submission, Fannie won the first place prize of $3 for the map contest of 1909.


Fay Newcommer's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Fay Newcommer's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Newcommer, Fay, 1893-1974
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Fay (Newcommer) Bear showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West, in Russell County. On a four pages note, Fay gives a comprehensive list of the names of the present owners and homesteaders of the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Ferdinand Deines' map of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Ferdinand Deines' map of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Deines, Ferdinand, 1897-1980
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Ferdinand Deines showing creeks, school houses, churches and quarries of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County. Ferdinand also includes a history of Lincoln township, focusing on the settlement of Germen-Russians at the end of the 19th century. With this map, he won the 4th prize of fifty cents in the 1910 map contest. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Florence A. Tilton's map of Township 14 South, Range 23 West, Trego County

Florence A. Tilton's map of Township 14 South, Range 23 West, Trego County
Creator: Tilton, Florence A. (Amelia), 1895-1976
Date: 1909
A map drawn by Florence A. (Tilton) Sparks, age 13 (7th grade), from Collyer, Kansas, showing creeks and the Smoky Hill River in Township 14 South, Range 24 West, Trego County. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." With this submission, Florence was ranked sixth out of seven in the map contest of 1909.


Fred Prediger's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County

Fred Prediger's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County
Creator: Prediger, Fred, 1900-1991
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Fred Prediger of Dorrance, Kansas, showing creeks, school houses, churches, farms and fences of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, in Russell County. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." A legend is provided on the back of the map.


Grace Lowe's map of Township 11 South, Range 35 West, Logan County

Grace Lowe's map of Township 11 South, Range 35 West, Logan County
Creator: Lowe, Grace, 1898-1934
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Grace (Lowe) Cooper from Sunnyside, Kansas, showing creeks, the Smoky Hill River and the Union Pacific Railroad, the towns of Winona and Page City, all of Winona Township, Township 11 South, Range 35 West in Logan County. Grace also has included an essay about the local history of the township. The essay focus on the history of Winona in the 1880s and 1890s, violent deaths, and life in the early days of the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Hazel McConnell's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Hazel McConnell's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: McConnell, Hazel B., 1900-1933
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Hazel B. (McConnell) Murphy, showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West, in Russell County . Hazel also gives a comprehensive list present property owners within the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Helen Milton's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County

Helen Milton's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County
Creator: Milton, Helen, 1896-
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Helen Milton, showing creeks, school houses, churches, farms and fences of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, in Russell County. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." A legend for the map is also provided.


Herbert Boxberger's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Herbert Boxberger's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Boxberger, Herbert, 1897-1969
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Herbert Boxberger, showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West in Russell County. Herbert also compiled a comprehensive list of the homesteaders of the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Imogene Felts' map of Township 11 South, Range 32 West, Logan county

Imogene Felts' map of Township 11 South, Range 32 West, Logan county
Creator: Felts, Imogene, 1898-2002
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Imogene (Felts) Victor showing creeks and the town of Oakley, of Township 14 South, Range 35 West in Logan County. Imogene also includes information about Oakley, a homicide, and the first school built in the county. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


J.C. Ruppenthal to Henry W. Oshant and others

J.C. Ruppenthal to Henry W. Oshant and others
Creator: Ruppenthal, J. C. (Jacob Christian), 1869-1964
Date: December 14, 1908
This letter from J. C. Ruppenthal to Henry W. Oehant and others in Hays, Kansas, concerns paroled offenders of the prohibition laws.


John Week's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County

John Week's map of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, Russell County
Creator: Weeks, John Anderson, 1896-1962
Date: 1910
A map drawn by John Weeks, showing creeks, school houses, churches, farms and fences of Township 15 South, Range 12 West, in Russell County. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." A legend is provided for the map.


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