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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.


Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas

Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas
Date: 1904
This is a photograph of the Abraham Eitzen farm located 2 miles east and 2 1/2 miles south of Hillsboro, Kansas. It shows the home, farm buildings and a windmill. It is a snow scene and there is a horse drawn sled in the image.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's exchange building, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's exchange building, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: December 1979
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's exchange building during a snow storm in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway engine 1080, Holyrood, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway engine 1080, Holyrood, Kansas
Creator: Goebel, Charles, 1898-1987
Date: January 09, 1932
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's steam engine #1080 taking on water at Holyrood, Kansas. The front of the engine is covered with snow.


Automobile, Osborne County, Kansas

Automobile, Osborne County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows a gentleman seated in a parked automobile on a snowy street in Osborne County, Kansas.


Automobile in Snow

Automobile in Snow
Date: January 17, 1915
These four black and white photographs show an automobile stranded on a snowy road between Peabody and Newton, Kansas.


Black Friday meets its master

Black Friday meets its master
Creator: Garden City Daily Telegram
Date: April 10, 1935
Several articles about life in the Dust Bowl can be found on the front page of this newspaper from Garden City. Articles of particular interest include two articles on "raging dusters," one on the winter wheat crop, and a brief article discussing the postponement of community meetings to distribute aid under the soil erosion program. The newspaper also includes articles about other newsworthy events occurring in Garden City and around the state of Kansas.


Blizzard, Kinsley, Kansas

Blizzard, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: February 25, 1912
This series of photographs represents the blizzard of 1912 in Kinsley, Kansas. The blizzard devastated the town with snow drifts of eight to ten feet, blocking roads and interrupting train service. The snow from the blizzard stayed through March with temperatures dropping to twenty degrees below zero throughout January and February of 1912.


Blizzard, Oakley, Kansas

Blizzard, Oakley, Kansas
Date: 1912
These men are clearing the railroad tracks after a blizzard in Oakley, Kansas.


Blizzard in Ford County, Kansas

Blizzard in Ford County, Kansas
Date: 1886
View of steam locomotives trying to cut through large drifts of snow. People are standing in snow next to the tracks. The photograph was taken east of Dodge City, Kansas.


Blizzard in Oakley, Kansas

Blizzard in Oakley, Kansas
Date: March 14, 1912
This black and white photograph shows a street scene in Oakley, Kansas, with snow drifts reported to be six to seven feet deep. In the background two people are shoveling the snow from the city sidewalks.


Blizzard in Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

Blizzard in Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1931
A house sits buried in snow from a March 1931 blizzard in Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas.


Boxcars buried in snow, Thomas County, Kansas

Boxcars buried in snow, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1916
Three men walk atop railroad boxcars which have been buried up to the roof line in snow in Thomas County, Kansas.


Campus scene, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Campus scene, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Date: Between 1920 and 1950
Photograph of the K.U. campus during winter. Old Green Hall and Spooner Library are visible.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: January 1987
This color slide shows the Kansas Capitol grounds covered with snow in Topeka.


Cattle in a blizzard on the plains

Cattle in a blizzard on the plains
Date: 1886
This is a photo of a drawing of a herd of cattle in a blizzard drawn by Charles Graham from a sketch by Henry Worrall.


Child's harmonica

Child's harmonica
Creator: Beaver
Date: between 1920 and 1931
This Diatonic harmonica with silver cover-plates, brass reed-plates, and a black and orange wood comb belonged to Dean Thomas of Dighton, Kansas. Dean came down with appendicitis on the first day of a major two-day blizzard and was unable to reach a hospital until after his appendix had ruptured. Dean Thomas died at age 10 on March 31, 1931. After his death, his mother kept many of Dean's belongings, including this harmonica, in a trunk.


Child's overalls

Child's overalls
Date: between 1929 and 1931
This pair of child's blue denim overalls belonged to Dean Thomas of Dighton, Kansas. Dean came down with appendicitis on the first day of a major two-day blizzard and was unable to reach a hospital until after his appendix had ruptured. Dean Thomas died at age 10 on March 31, 1931. After his death, his mother kept many of Dean's belongings, including these overalls, in a trunk.


Children, Sheridan County, Kansas

Children, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1955
These are three photographs of children in Sheridan County, Kansas. The first one is a toddler in a white overdress with a large white lace collar sitting on rocking chair that has sewn flowers on the head support. The second photograph shows two girls and a boy viewing a large snowman. The third photograph shows three boys with guns with an outbuilding in the background.


Children sledding in the snow, Russell, Kansas

Children sledding in the snow, Russell, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This photograph was produced from a dry plate glass negative showing, possibly, Wentworth children sledding in Russell, Kansas.


Cleaning a sidewalk after a snow, Valley Falls, Kansas

Cleaning a sidewalk after a snow, Valley Falls, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1950 ?
View of a man cleaning a sidewalk after a snow, Valley Falls, Kansas.


Clearing snow at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Clearing snow at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: March 1960
This photograph shows a Menninger Clinic maintenance crew clearing snow near the north office. People in the photograph are (left to right) Wallace Tibbits, Rufus Turner, Earl Chandler, Otto Reicherter, and Roy Smith.


Clearing snow from the railroad tracks at Grainfield, Kansas

Clearing snow from the railroad tracks at Grainfield, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a photograph showing a Union Pacific train clearing snow from the tracks at Grainfield, Kansas.


Clearing snow near the Service Building at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Clearing snow near the Service Building at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: March 1960
This photograph shows Neil Pursum (on tractor), Bob Leonard (standing), and Don Peterson (in the cab) clearing snow near the Service Building at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: March 18, 1855
Writing from Topeka, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Cyrus K. Holliday joyfully reported receiving a letter from her. He planned to return to Meadville by the middle of April. He encouraged their friend Mr. Ingram to consider returning to Kansas Territory, but cautioned that investing in property was like buying lottery tickets. Holliday described cold weather, with snow indoors and out, and also inquired after family members' health.


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