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Aerial view of Lake Shawnee located east of Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of Lake Shawnee located east of Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Palmer News Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This is a postcard showing an aerial view of Lake Shawnee. The lake is located east of Topeka, Kansas with Southeast 29th Street on the north, Southeast 45th Street on the south, Croco Road on the east and Westedge Road on the west.


A herd of 5,000 head of cattle owned by Vale and Gates

A herd of 5,000 head of cattle owned by Vale and Gates
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1896
View of the CCC cattle herd owned by Vale and Gates. Wild Horse Lake, located in the western part of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory, is visible in the background.


Bill Maxwell and Ken Lewis at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas

Bill Maxwell and Ken Lewis at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas
Date: 1920s or 1930s
Bill Maxwell and Ken Lewis with a big fish caught at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas.


Bill and Bob Maxwell at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas

Bill and Bob Maxwell at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas
Date: 1920s or 1930s
Bill and Bob Maxwell with a big fish caught at Lake View [Lakeview] in Douglas County, Kansas.


Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows the lake and the grove of trees on the old Bismarck Grove fairgrounds, near Lawrence, Kansas.


Boating

Boating
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This is a view of a boating party and two power boats at a boat dock at an unknown location.


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.


Chief Wiskigeamatyuk, Edith Roosevelt, Ethel Roosevelt, Agnes Martin and Chief Kootoose

Chief Wiskigeamatyuk, Edith Roosevelt, Ethel Roosevelt, Agnes Martin and Chief Kootoose
Date: Between 1901 and 1909
This is a photograph showing Chief Wiskigeamatyuk, a member of Potawatomi tribe; Edith Roosevelt; Ethel Roosevelt; Agnes Martin; and Chief Kootoose, member of the Potawatomi tribe. The photograph was taken in the Wisconsin woods. The Potawatomi were once located in the Great Lakes region before they were moved to Kansas Territory. On September 26, 1833, the Potawatomi of Illinois and Wisconsin signed the Treaty of Chicago, which ceded the last of their lands to the United States. The United States began removing the Potawatomi off of their Wisconsin lands between 1835 and 1838. Most Wisconsin Potawatomi went to Iowa and later to Kansas and settled on reservations. Despite this, many stayed in Wisconsin. About 200 of the Potawatomi who went to Iowa and Kansas returned to Wisconsin and settled in the vicinity of Wisconsin Rapids. The Wisconsin Potawatomi are federally recognized, but they are included on the tribal roll of the Kansas Potawatomi.


Colorado for the tourist

Colorado for the tourist
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful scenery provided to the tourist in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.


Couple fishing

Couple fishing
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows a couple with their back to the camera fishing at an unidentified lake.


Dock sites at Lake Quivira, Kansas

Dock sites at Lake Quivira, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
These three photographs shows dock sites at Lake Quivira, Kansas. The dock with shelter for a boat belonged to Dr. Larsen, the dock with chairs was Evans' Point, and the dock with a wall belonged to Frazier. Lake Quivira had 900 acres of restricted residentail and recreational property.


Duane Everhart with his boat at Lake Quivira, Kansas

Duane Everhart with his boat at Lake Quivira, Kansas
Date: May 16, 1955
This is a photograph showing Duane Everhart with his boat at Lake Quivira, Kansas. Lake Quivira had 900 acres of restricted residentail and recreational property.


Emigrants' guide to the Kansas Pacific Railway lands

Emigrants' guide to the Kansas Pacific Railway lands
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: April 1871
A railroad company advertisement to emigrants promising cheap, abundant and good land for agricultural purposes.


Forest Park, Atchison, Kansas

Forest Park, Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Union News Company
Date: June 01, 1908
A photograph of the lake, pavilion, and band stand at Forest Park, Atchison, Kansas. The photograph was published by The Union News Company, St. Louis, Missouri.


Fred L. Haywood to his sister, Loesa

Fred L. Haywood to his sister, Loesa
Creator: Haywood, Fred L.
Date: April 06, 1863
A typed copy of a Civil War letter from Fred L. Haywood to his sister, Loesa. Fred, a member of the 1st Minnesota Battery, writes about his experience at the Battle of Shiloh, daily camp life, and his feelings on the Emancipation Proclamation, He also wrote about finding out after the recent death of a soldier from the 1st Kansas regiment that the soldier was actually a woman who had been posing as a soldier for nearly two years.


Governor John Carlin interview

Governor John Carlin interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: February 12, 2004
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor John Carlin discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 8, 1979 to January 12, 1987. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. Carlin was serving as Archivist of the United State at the time, and the interview was recorded at his Washington, D.C. office. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below. The interview is the basis for Beatty's article "'Be Willing to Take Some Risks to Make Things Happen': A Conversation with Former Governor John Carlin." Kansas History, v31 n2 (Summer 2007/2008).


Haliena, Hawaii

Haliena, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: [Date unknown]
Captain Hughes took several photos of family excursions around Hawaii. This one shows a lake in Haliena. Most of the boats appear to be sail boats. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Headgate for Lake McKinney in Kearney County, Kansas

Headgate for Lake McKinney in Kearney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1906 and 1907
This is a photograph showing one of the headgates ready for water at Lake McKinney in Kearney County, Kansas.


Hillsdale Lake construction in Miami County, Kansas

Hillsdale Lake construction in Miami County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Date: Between 1976 and 1981
Four photographs showing construction on Hillsdale Lake in Miami County, Kansas. The lake was built by the United State Army Corps of Engineers and completed in 1982. It is managed by the Kansas State Park System. Hillsdale offers camping, fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, equestrian trails, and relaxation within 40 minutes of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.


John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Date: September 25, 1858
From the Angier House, Cleveland, Ohio, Ingalls wrote to tell his father of the journey to date, which had taken him through Buffalo, N.Y., and offered "the opportunity, long coveted, to visit Niagara Falls." Ingalls describes the train trip from Buffalo to Cleveland and Lake Erie.


"Just landed a good one"

"Just landed a good one"
Creator: Photocraft Company
Date: Between 1914 and 1915
This photomontage or exaggerated postcard, shows two men reeling in a gigantic fish.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie
Creator: Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission
Date: 1936
This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee transient camp at Lake Wabaunsee

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee transient camp at Lake Wabaunsee
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1934
Eight photographs of the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee Transient Camp located at the site of Lake Wabaunsee, near Eskridge, in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The barracks buildings were constructed in December 1933 by George Rinner Construction of Topeka, Kansas. Several of the photographs were taken in 1934, the first year of the camp's occupation. The caretaker's house at Lake Wabaunsee, built in 1934, burned on December 5, 1936. Clyde H. Forinash worked as instructor to help rebuilt the house. After the dam was constructed in early 1936, engineers found it to be faulty, and it was removed and re-cored to assure its structural integrity.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject convention centers - courthouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject convention centers - courthouses
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subjects included in this part of the collection are convention centers (including livestock arenas), courthouses, and courtrooms.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject lakes and rivers

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject lakes and rivers
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Lakes and rivers are the subject of this part of the collection, arranged by county.


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