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Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas

Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas
Creator: Stanley, Arthur Jehu, 1874-1967
Date: September 17, 1915
An address given by Arthur Stanley before the Old Settler's Reunion in Lincoln, Kansas. Stanley recounts life in Lincoln, of living in a dugout, the fear of prairie fires, prairie schooners passing through, the naming and meaning of places in Lincoln, and many other stories of the county and prairie life in general.


Albert Andreson's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County

Albert Andreson's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County
Creator: Andreson, Albert H., 1897-1957
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Albert Andreson of Vesper, Kansas, showing creeks, railroads, school districts and a drawing of the "proposed Salina Tipton Northern Railroad" of Grant Township, Township 11 South, Range 9 West in Lincoln County. A legend has been 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."


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.


A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas

A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas
Creator: Baker, Fred
Date: 1918
This is a local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas, as recollected by Fred Baker, Gove City, Kansas. Baker wrote this sketch and submitted it in March 1918 to the Golden Belt Educational Association at Hays, Kansas, and was awarded a prize. Also included is a letter from Judge J.C. Ruppenthal, Russell, Kansas, to William Connelly, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, who received the sketch from Baker and wished for it to be donated into the Society's holdings.


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."


Annual Morris County 4-H Judging School

Annual Morris County 4-H Judging School
Date: 1945
In this photograph, 4-H boys judge hogs at the Annual Morris County Judging School. Approximately 500 boys attended this school. This photograph was included in the Chase County Extension Office Annual Report, 1945.


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.


A school house made of adobe bricks, Greeley County, Kansas

A school house made of adobe bricks, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
Students pose with their teacher in front of a school house made of adobe bricks, Greeley County, Kansas.


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."


Bessie Buell's map of Paxton Township, Logan County

Bessie Buell's map of Paxton Township, Logan County
Creator: Buell, Bessie E., 1897-
Date: 1912
A map drawn by Bessie E. Buell from Sunnyside, Kansas, showing creeks, schools, as well as places of historical significance of Paxton township (Township 15 South, Range 34 and 35 West), Logan county. Bessie also includes an essay about the local history of the township. The essay, which seems to have been written through discussions with "old settlers of Paxton," focuses on floods and water management, American Indian raids, and day-to-day life 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."


Bixby School near Lyndon, Kansas

Bixby School near Lyndon, Kansas
Date: 1910
This is a photograph showing school children at Bixby School near Lyndon, Kansas. People in the photograph are identified as: (front row, left to right) Farnk Williams, Todd Ashcraft, Emma Athon, Homer Athon, Hallie McCreight Brecheiser, and Wilma Fleming; (second row) Joe McCreight, Eugene McCreight, Louis Williams, Clara Green, Fred Athon; (third row) Herschel Brewer, Charlotte Ashcraft, John Rankin, Laura Goldsmith, Ruth Rankin Gray; (back row) Lottie Rankin Beatty, Irene Henry, Fay Beatty, Clayton Burkdoll, Clifford Williams, Howard Athon and Nora Oyler.


Bixby school band in Valley Brook Township, Osage County, Kansas

Bixby school band in Valley Brook Township, Osage County, Kansas
Date: 1916
This is a photograph showing the Bixby school band in Valley Brook township, Osage County, Kansas. Howard Athon is third from the right in the middle row.


Blue Mound School, Jefferson County

Blue Mound School, Jefferson County
Date: Between 1900 and 1929
These three boys with lunch pails are walking from the Blue Mound School building near Valley Falls in Jefferson County, Kansas. Also visible in the background are a shed and a girl standing near the school.


Bradford School District 27, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Bradford School District 27, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: 1929
Photograph of a group of students from Bradford School District No. 27 in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. Some of the children have been identified as Elsie Shaw and Billy Ford, as well as two Scott children, four DePriest children, two Prescott children, two Robbins children, two McKnight children, and _____ Smith.


Brauier School, Wyandotte County, Kansas

Brauier School, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
This series of photographs represents the Brauier School and students in Wyandotte County, Kansas. One photograph shows students playing baseball at recess.


Brick school house, Wathena, Kansas

Brick school house, Wathena, Kansas
Date: Between 1930s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows the first brick school house used as a colored school in Wathena, Kansas. The one-story structure was built in 1870 by Alfred Larzelere at the cost of $10,000.


Busby School

Busby School
Date: Between 1900 and 1943
This is a view of Busby School in Elk County, Kansas.


C. A. Shirley to J. C. Ruppenthal

C. A. Shirley to J. C. Ruppenthal
Creator: Shirley, C. A.
Date: October 25, 1909
A letter from the Western State Normal School committee to Judge J.C. Ruppenthal announcing the winners of the schoolchildren map contest of 1909. The winners were Frances Palkovsky (first prize), Maggie Hitt (second prize), Merle Hitt (third prize). The contest was 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."


Centennial School, Montgomery County, Kansas

Centennial School, Montgomery County, Kansas
Date: 1892
This photograph shows children playing at Centennial School, District #9, Montgomery County, Kansas. The school house is made of stone.


Center Hill School, Hamilton County, Kansas

Center Hill School, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
This photograph shows students and teacher Myrtle Matchett posed in front of Center Hill school, School District #57, Hamilton County, Kansas. The frame school building was erected in 1889.


Chalk School District 23, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Chalk School District 23, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: 1917
Photograph of students from Chalk School District No. 23 in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. Some of the students have been identified as: Grace Sobke, Guy Melton, Fynah Jensen (teacher), Elmer Sobke, Jessie Button, Florence Pardee, Hazel Button, Orville Button, Frank Melton, Ralph Button, Vernon Thomas, Velma Thomas, Stella Skeen, Harley Melton, Horace Paul, Gene Melton, Chester Paul, Earl ____, Elvon Skeen, Ethel Button, Maudie Williams, Ita Cessnun, Johnnie Williams, May Button, Ray Button, Frances Crisp, Claude _____, Marie Crisp, and Evelyn Cessnun.


Chamness School in Lyon County, Kansas

Chamness School in Lyon County, Kansas
Creator: Workman, Leland
Date: 2013
Here are six photographs showing the walls of Chamness School in Lyon County, Kansas. The school is located on Road 140, southwest of Emporia.


Charles Herman photograph collection

Charles Herman photograph collection
Creator: Herman, Charles L., 1922-2010
Date: 1960-1980
Photographs taken by Charles Herman, a long-time resident of Alma, Kansas. He was born on May 19, 1922 in Alma, Kansas and lived at 222 West 1st Street. He was a charter member of the Wabaunsee County Historical Society. His photographs were trademarked with blue sky and puffy white clouds. Herman died on December 19, 2010.


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