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137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Belgium, Luxemborg

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Belgium, Luxemborg
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: December 1944
This photograph shows troops from the 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division moving across a snow covered field near the Belgium- Luxemborg border.


1903 flood in Topeka, Kansas

1903 flood in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1903
Here are twelve photographs showing the 1903 flood in Topeka, Kansas.


1905 tornado in Alta Vista, Kansas

1905 tornado in Alta Vista, Kansas
Creator: McCoy, W. A.
Date: May 13, 1905
Photographs of a tornado passing over Alta Vista, Kansas, on May 13, 1905.


1951 flood, Neosho County, Kansas

1951 flood, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: July 6, 1951
These are two aerial views of Neosho County, Kansas, that were taken by and published in the Chanute Tribune newspaper. The two photographs show a flooded oil storage facility and farmstead.


1951 flood, Topeka, Kansas

1951 flood, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1951
These fourteen photographs showing flood waters in the business areas of Topeka, Kansas.


1951 flood in Auburndale neighborhood, Topeka, Kansas

1951 flood in Auburndale neighborhood, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Tonsing, Ernst Frederick, 1937-
Date: July 13, 1951
This series of photographs from an Aburndale neighborhood at Edgwood Park shows the launching of boats from the steps of houses. One house represented in the pictures is located between The Drive, Knox Street, and First Avenue in Topeka, Kansas.


1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas

1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: King, Francis Velora
Date: 1951
Here are photographs showing the 1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas, taken by Francis Velora King and Mabel Alberta King.


1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas

1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: King, Francis Velora
Date: 1951
Here are photographs showing the 1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas, taken by Francis Velora King and Mabel Alberta King.


1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas

1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: King, Francis Velora
Date: 1951
Here are photographs of the 1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas, taken by Francis Velora King and Mabel Alberta King.


1951 flood in Topeka, Kansas

1951 flood in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Tonsing, Ernst Frederick, 1937-
Date: July 13, 1951
This series of photographs shows men working at the dike around the waterworks in Topeka, Kansas during the 1951 flood. One photo shows the filling of the sandbags and the other passing them along a long line to be placed on top of the dike and brick wall. Boy Scout Ernst F. Tonsing photographed and filled bags for 36 hours. While flood water did seep onto the grounds, the waterworks continued to pump clean water to the homes and businesses in Topeka.


1951 flood in northeast Kansas

1951 flood in northeast Kansas
Date: 1951
Here are twelve photographs, possibly used to illustrate a publication, showing the 1951 flood in the towns of Topeka, Lecompton, Lawrence, and Perry.


1951 flood scenes in Manhattan, Kansas

1951 flood scenes in Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: King, Francis Velora
Date: July 11, 1951-July 15, 1951
Here are photographs of the 1951 flood in Manhattan, Kansas, taken by Francis Velora King and Mabel Alberta King.


1951 flood scenes in Topeka, Kansas

1951 flood scenes in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Taylor, Harvey
Date: July 1951
Here are 22 photographs showing scenes of the 1951 flood taken on the north side of the Kansas River in Topeka, Kansas.


1966 Topeka tornado

1966 Topeka tornado
Creator: Fisher, Gail
Date: June 1966
Here are 16 slides showing damage caused by the 1966 tornado in downtown and residential areas in Topeka, Kansas. Several buildings are visible in the slides including the National Reserve Life, Topeka bus barn, Kansas State Capitol and printing plant, and KPL buildings.


2E - 18th FA, Nv. Lierstal

2E - 18th FA, Nv. Lierstal
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 16, 1919
Captain Hughes labeled this photograph the 18th Field Artillery, Nv Lierstal. It shows the military moving equipment through the mountains. The photo was taken June 16, 1919 while he was with the Army of Occupation. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


2E - 18th FA, Nv. Lierstal

2E - 18th FA, Nv. Lierstal
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 16, 1919
Captain Hughes labeled this photograph the 18th Field Artillery, Nv Lierstal. It shows the military moving equipment through the mountains. The photo was taken June 16, 1919 while he was with the Army of Occupation. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


50 Camp, Crawford County, Kansas

50 Camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1920
A photograph of 50 Camp, or Camp 50, a small unincorporated community in Crawford County approximately 2 miles west of Arma. It was a company town of Central Coal and Coke and continues as a small residential community. Visible is a mine and mining equipment.


50th anniversary of Kansas

50th anniversary of Kansas
Date: 1911
This postcard shows the ornate work of the Fetter pillow honoring the Fiftieth Anniversary of statehood in Kansas.


A. E. Gillett to Governor Henry J. Allen

A. E. Gillett to Governor Henry J. Allen
Creator: Gillett, A.E.
Date: December 19, 1919
In this letter, Mayor A. E. Gillett of Bartlett, Kansas, writes to Kansas Governor Henry J. Allen, of Topeka, asking his assistance in getting a car load of coal for the schools. Following a series of coal strikes in southeast Kansas, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state securing and operating the coal mines for a period of time. Coal operations were delayed following seizure of the minefields. Volunteers were called in to complete mine operations after miners refused to return to work. The court appointed "receivers" to oversee all coal deliveries and payments during this period.


A. Finch to Thaddeus Hyatt

A. Finch to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Finch, H.
Date: December 22, 1856
This letter, written from Osawatomie by A. Finch to Thaddeus Hyatt, chairman of the National Kansas Committee, provided general information about the inhabitants of Osawatomie and neighboring areas. It included a list of about half of the settlers residing in Osawatomie at this time, including the four pro-slavery voters. Mr. Finch went into detail about the most fertile areas that would be excellent sites for free state settlements, and about the economic conditions and financial needs of the settlers.


A. M. Fury to Governor Henry J. Allen

A. M. Fury to Governor Henry J. Allen
Creator: Fury, A.M.
Date: December 18, 1919
A. M. Fury of the Robinson Grain Company in Palco, Kansas, writes to Governor Henry Allen, of Topeka, requesting a car of threshing coal. At the time of this writing, Kansas communities had already been without coal for a number of weeks following a series of coal strikes. In November, 1919, the Kansas Supreme Court gave the state control of the coal fields. Governor Allen set up office in Pittsburg during this period. Volunteers were called in from surrounding areas to begin coal mining operations when the striking mine workers refused to return to work following the takeover.


A.S. Parsons' residence, Finney County, Kansas

A.S. Parsons' residence, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a view of A. S. Parsons' residence in Finney County, Kansas. In addition to the residence, an outbuilding is visible on the left side of the photo.


A. Venard to Thaddeus Hyatt

A. Venard to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Venard, A.
Date: October 3, 1860
This letter is from A. Venard, a medical doctor from Pleasant Grove, Kansas Territory, who wrote to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. The letter described the sickness and disease that plagued the settlers along the Verdigris River in southeast Kansas. Dr. Venard had worked diligently to aid the settlers, even using funds from his own pocket to purchase medicine, but he requested that the committee give him 100 dollars worth of drugs. Attached to this letter is an itemized list of the drugs he wished purchased with the requested funds.


A. W. Johnson and Isabella Johnson to Robert S. Wickizer

A. W. Johnson and Isabella Johnson to Robert S. Wickizer
Creator: Johnson, A. W.
Date: March 24, 1875
In this letter to his cousin, A. W. Johnson relates news from his homestead near Osage Mission, Neosho County. Johnson describes the grasshopper plague in vivid terms, and also mentions how the recent hard times in Kansas should not discourage emigration into the state. In fact, he goes so far as to state that now is the time to come, since land is cheap and the spring weather is "deliteful[sic]." Johnson also states, however, that the price of corn is high, and that high prices on goods make it difficult for him to support his family.


ACME mine volunteer personnel

ACME mine volunteer personnel
Date: December 5, 1919
In this document, the names of 31 volunteers assigned to the Acme Mine are listed. Included is the date they arrived for work in Pittsburg, Kansas, and the date they reported to the mine for work. These volunteers were recruited from surrounding areas to replace mine workers who refused to return to work following state takeover. In November 1919, the Kansas supreme court granted authority to the state of Kansas to operate the mines. This followed a series of strikes in the area. Court appointed receivers were put in place to operate the mines during this period. The state takeover lasted until mid- December when labor leaders in the area agreed to return mine workers to their jobs.


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