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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no.3

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no.3
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: September 23, 1869
This time table is in two parts. The first part is the schedule for trains numbers 1 and 3 (west bound) and trains numbers 2 and 4 (east bound) between North Topeka and Burlingame, Kansas, showing arrival and departure times. The second part of the schedule is the rules for running trains.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #4114

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #4114
Date: 1953
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam engine #4114 with a local freight train on Wakarusa hill, south of Wakarusa, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 20, 1873
This timetable was for the exclusive use of the employees of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and included the eastern, Arkansas Valley and Wichita divisions.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wakarusa, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wakarusa, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This photograph shows a group of people gathered in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Wakarusa, Kansas. The two-story wooden structure no longer stands.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wakarusa, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wakarusa, Kansas
Date: November 1930
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Wakarusa, Kansas. The two-story wooden structure, built in 1882, was part of the Eastern Division, First District. The depot no longer stands.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wakarusa, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Wakarusa, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: May 27, 1956
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Wakarusa, Kansas. Built in 1882, the two-story wooden structure was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, First District at milepost 62.7. The depot no longer stands.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Wakarusa, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Wakarusa, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 07, 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board and box depot in Wakarusa, Kansas. The sign and tracks were once part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, First District at milepost 62.7.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: March 31, 1859
Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Topeka, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, who had returned to Meadville, Pennsylvania to give birth to their second child, Charles. Cyrus had been joined in Kansas Territory by his mother and two brothers, James T. and George K. Holliday. Cyrus sadly told of his mother's death at George's home in Wakarusa, Kansas Territory. He suggested that Mary wait to return to Topeka until May 1st, when Alfred Huidekoper of Meadville would issue him a loan. Cyrus also mentioned his political aspirations and two upcoming elections, the first at the Osawatomie Republican Convention, the second for delegates to the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention.


J.B. Gamble to Governor John St. John

J.B. Gamble to Governor John St. John
Creator: Gamble, J.B.
Date: February 13, 1880
A letter from Wakarusa confirms the Governor's commitment to speak there and sets the date as February 22, and the time as "7 1/2 P.M."


John E. Stewart to Thaddeus Hyatt

John E. Stewart to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Stewart, John E
Date: December 20, 1859
John E. Stewart wrote from Wakarusa, Kansas to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee, describing his work on the underground railroad. This letter detailed the inclement weather and difficulties he encountered as he helped slaves to escape from Missouri, as well as his procedure for locating the slaves and hiding them in his wagon. Stewart sought to gain assistance from Hyatt, mainly in the form of provisions and horses. He also needed advice about what to do with the escaped slaves to ensure that they were not captured and sold again into slavery.


John MacDonald to Governor John St. John

John MacDonald to Governor John St. John
Creator: MacDonald, John, 1843-
Date: May 08, 1880
A letter from John MacDonald requesting Kansas Governor St. John deliver a temperance address to his community of Wakarusa, Kansas, whenever it would be convenient. He promises a large audience and "suitable entertainment", if the Governor can stay the night. MacDonald was the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Shawnee County and the letter is written on his official letterhead.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Talmage - Zurich

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Talmage - Zurich
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1990-1992
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Talmage and ending with Zurich. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Talmage, Talmo, Tasco, Tescott, Topeka, Toronto, Tribune, Troy, Tyro, Ulysses, Uniontown, Utica, Valley Falls, Vassar, Vinland, Virgil, Volland, Wakarusa, Walnut, Wamego, Washington, Waterville, Wathena, Waverly, Weir, Weskan, Westfall, West Mineral, Westmoreland, Westphalia, Wheaton, Wheeler, White Cloud, Whitewater, Whiting, Wichita, Williamsburg, Winchester, Windthorst, Winoa, Worden, Yates Center, Yoder, and Zurich. Photos of courthouses are included for several communities. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences. There are aerial photographs for Valley Falls and interior photographs of the Columbian Theater in Wamego. There is a folder for Weston, Missouri, in this group of materials.


Kansas State Militia miscellaneous papers by unit

Kansas State Militia miscellaneous papers by unit
Date: 1861-1865
These images are correspondence, commission documents, muster rolls and other items, arranged by militia unit (Regiments 1 through 23) as well several other units. State government correspondents include Governor Charles L. Robinson, Governor Thomas Carney, Adjutant General Charles Chadwick, Adjutant General Guilford Dudley, and Adjutant General Cyrus K. Holliday. State militia correspondents include Maj. Gen. J. C. Stone, Maj. Gen. John A. Halderman, Maj. Gen. J. S. McDowell, Brig. Gen. Samuel N. Wood, Col. Thomas Moonlight, Col. John T. Snoddy, and Major Watson Stuart of the 4th Ballalion, Colored Detachment. Examples of specific materials include a petition from citizens in Doniphan County to have Capt. A. W. Williams stationed in northern Kansas, an enrollment list for a Lawrence volunteer militia under Capt. Francis B. Swift, and a letter written by William Meairs to Gov. Carney suggesting an independent cavalry be organized in Wakarusa township to protect against raids from Missouri.


Kansas Territory versus Charles Calkins et al. for grand larceny

Kansas Territory versus Charles Calkins et al. for grand larceny
Date: October 26, 1857 - October 28, 1858
This witness testimony, sworn before Justice of the Peace Samuel N. Wood in 1857 and 1858, relates to the trial of Charles Calkins, William Porter, William Way, William Myers, A. J. Miller, Newell Miller, J. S. Miller, John Elliott Duffield, and Alexander Sheets for grand larceny. In October of 1857, Calkins was accused of leading a band of men who stole horses from Ned Tooly and George Blue Jacket, members of the Shawnee tribe, in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. The testimony indicates Calkins escaped from custody.


Roland Nelson, World War I soldier

Roland Nelson, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Roland Nelson, 353rd Infantry Band, 89th Division.


Santa Fe Demonstration Train

Santa Fe Demonstration Train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: July 21--August 2, 1930 and August 24--September 5, 1931
These posters advertise Santa Fe demonstration trains traveling in Kansas in 1930 and 1931. The purpose of the 1930 train (8 cars) was to present a plan for higher profits on wheat farms. Tom L. Bair, the State's champion wheat grower, was part of the 1930 train. It's travel dates were July 21 through August 2, 1930. The 1931 train (9 cars) was designed to present a plan for more profits in the beef cattle industry. The 1931 train had special features for women and children and it was traveling throughout the state from August 24 through September 5, 1931. The towns where the train would stop each year are listed on the posters. The trains were operated jointly by the Santa Fe and the Kansas State Agricultural College. J. F. Jarrell, manager of Agricultural Development for Santa Fe, was the organizer of these trains. The posters make a point of emphasizing that the speakers will be on a flat car "equipped with electrically controlled voice amplifiers. Visitors remaining in their automobiles will be able to hear perfectly."


Santa Fe lime special

Santa Fe lime special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1928
The Lime Special was operated by the Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. It was scheduled to operate July 9--17, 1928. Five cars of exhibits were available along with a series of lectures. The quote at the bottom of the poster was "MORE LIME, MORE LEGUMES, MORE CROPS, MORE PROFIT."


Standard atlas of Shawnee County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1898
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Wyandotts

Wyandotts
Creator: Adams, F. G. (Franklin George), 1824-1899
Date: Unknown
This item, written by Franklin G. Adams of the Kansas State Historical Society, provides a brief account of the circumstances surrounding the Wyandotts move to Kansas. The item also discusses Lucy B. Armstrong, who lived with the Wyandotts in Kansas for a large portion of her life


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