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1903 flood in Topeka, Kansas

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


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 of 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 showing 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.


Aerial view of flood waters in Manhattan, Kansas

Aerial view of flood waters in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 1935
This is an aerial view showing flood waters from the Kansas River in downtown Manhattan, Kansas.


A field flooded after a rain, Greeley County, Kansas

A field flooded after a rain, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1976
A playa, or temporary lake, flooded after a rain, September 29, 1976. This photograph shows the southwest quarter of Section 16, T19S, R40W, Greeley County, Kansas, looking toward the northeast.


Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951
Date: July 1951
These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.


Arkansas River flooding, Cimarron, Kansas

Arkansas River flooding, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: June 9, 1921
This panoramic photograph shows the Arkansas River flooding near Cimarron, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company tracks, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company tracks, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Booth, Norman C.
Date: July 28, 1951
This photograph shows a view of the effects of the 1951 flood on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway tracks just north of the Santa Fe bridge in Topeka, Kansas. The extremely heavy rains during June and July of 1951 caused some of the greatest flooding ever seen in Kansas history. These high waters affected all the area river basins of the Kansas, Neosho, Marais des Cygnes and Verdigris.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Booth, Norman C.
Date: July 28, 1951
Viewing the aftermath of the 1951 flood to the Santa Fe Railway bridge in Topeka, Kansas. The extremely heavy rains during June and July of 1951 caused some of the greatest flooding ever seen in Kansas history. These high waters affected all the area river basins of the Kansas, Neosho, Marais des Cygnes and Verdigris.


Bird's-eye view of Cottonwood River flood in Marion, Kansas

Bird's-eye view of Cottonwood River flood in Marion, Kansas
Creator: Ogden
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This is a bird's-eye view of Marion in Marion County, Kansas, when the Cottonwood River was flooding much of the town.


Boaz family home in the 1935 flood, Topeka, Kansas

Boaz family home in the 1935 flood, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1935
This is a photograph showing the Boaz family home during the 1935 flood in Topeka, Kansas. The home was located near Soldier Creek northeast of Topeka.


Bridge over the flooded Kaw River in Wamego, Kansas

Bridge over the flooded Kaw River in Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1902-1903
Three views of the flooded Kansas River at the Highway 99 bridge going into Wamego, Kansas.


Burlington, Kansas flood

Burlington, Kansas flood
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1926
This is one of two photos of the September 14, 1926 flood waters of the Neosho River which inundated the business district of Burlington, Kansas. Palenske created this photo with his Korona Panoramic View Camera, using 17-inch film. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cafe clock

Cafe clock
Date: between 1865 and 1897
Large pendulum clock with time and calendar faces. Casing is made of pine with rosewood veneer, and the faces are covered with glass. The clock was used in a café owned by J.A. Johnston in Kansas City, Missouri, near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. During the 1903 flood, the water in the café rose to a depth of seven feet, two inches. The clock stopped at 9:22 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 1903, not long after the water began to recede. Johnston added a mark at the bottom of the case to indicate the height the water reached.


Cedar Point, Kansas

Cedar Point, Kansas
Date: May 30, 1903
This black and white photograph shows a group of people escaping from rising waters in Cedar Point, Kansas. The extremely heavy rains from May 30th to June 1st of 1903 caused a great deal of flooding to the Kansas River Basin and to the Kansas and Missouri Republican River Basin.


Checks on erosion and floods

Checks on erosion and floods
Date: Between 1930 and 1937
This unidentified newspaper clipping illustrates and explains four useful techniques for combating drought and soil erosion: planting vegetation on steep slopes, strip cropping, contour plowing, and check dams.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad bridge in Topeka, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad bridge in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: McMahon, Tom
Date: July 13, 1951
Here are six photographs taken from the Topeka Boulevard bridge looking west at the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad bridge. The photographs show one of the piers of the bridge failing and causing three spans to collapse into the Kansas River. The photographs were taken during the flood of 1951.


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