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Family with their sod house, Decatur County, Kansas

Family with their sod house, Decatur County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This is a photograph of an unidentified family standing in front of their sod house near Norcatur, Decatur County, Kansas. Visible in the photograph is a windmill.


Grangers versus hoppers

Grangers versus hoppers
Creator: Henry Worrall, 1825-1902
Date: 1874-1875
This is a carte-de-visite published by the Downing Gallery in Topeka, Kansas. It depicts a cartoon by Kansas artist Henry Worrall showing Kansas farmers (Grangers) battling grasshoppers. The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was originally founded with the idea of educating and connecting farmers within America. The first Grange was set up in Fredonia, New York. From there granges spread across the U.S., providing classes and social events to farmers. The first Kansas Grange was organized in 1872 at Hiawatha. Within a few years, more than 1,000 Granges claiming more than 30,000 members had been established across the state. Read more about the Grange in Kansapedia.


Paul and Steve Conrardy's farm in Kingman County, Kansas

Paul and Steve Conrardy's farm in Kingman County, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry John, 1949-
Date: June, 1998
A view of Paul and Steve Conrardy's Farm and Seed Company land and buildings near Kingman, Kansas. Visible are wheat fields, a barn with fenced corrals, a shed, and several grain silos.


Portheus Molossus fossil, Oakley, Kansas

Portheus Molossus fossil, Oakley, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a view of a fossilized fish at a school in Oakley, Kansas. The photograph is a reverse image and includes the hands and a leg of a man engaged in cleaning an area beneath the fossil's lower jaw. The man in the photo may be George F. Sternberg. The label on the fossil reads Portheus Molossus.


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