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Charles and George Sternberg

Charles and George Sternberg
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This photograph shows prominent Kansas paleontologists,( left to right), Charles H. Sternberg, 1850-1943, and his son, George F. Sternberg, 1883-1969. The Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas, contains fossils collected by the Sternberg family.

Charles Hazelius Sternberg

Charles Hazelius Sternberg
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
A formal portrait of Kansas paleontologist Charles Hazelius Sternberg, 1850-1943.

George Sternberg and Myrl Walker

George Sternberg and Myrl Walker
Date: August, 1927
This photograph shows Kansas paleontologists George F. Sternberg, 1883-1969, and Myrl V. Walker, 1903-1985, at work on a site.

Incidents of Pioneer Life in McPherson County

Incidents of Pioneer Life in McPherson County
Creator: Wilson, Bessie Felton
Date: March 1926
This reminiscence was written by Bessie Felton Wilson in March 1926. Bessie's family moved to Osage County, Kansas in 1872, where she was born on February 20, 1873. In 1874, the family moved to McPherson County, Ks. Bessie includes some family history but the bulk of the reminiscence details the daily life of a pioneer family. She describes hardships such as prairie fires and rattle snakes. She recounts incidents and special events as well as activities of daily life. Some genealogical information is included. This story was written as part of the efforts of Lilla Day Monroe to collect reminiscences concerning the women's perspective in settling Kansas

Maude Elliott, School teacher, Finney County, Kansas

Maude Elliott, School teacher, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows Maude Elliot shooting her handgun at a coyote that was too far away. She was able to hit him on the foot and he jumped high into the air and then fled. In her Maude Elliott explains how she had better luck hitting rattlesnakes. She was able to hit seven of them and the eighth she killed with the heel of her shoe. It was a small snake that had been slithering across the path of her front door.

Myrl Walker and George Sternberg

Myrl Walker and George Sternberg
Date: Between 1925 and 1930
This photograph shows Kansas paleontologists Myrl V. Walker, 1903-1985, and George F. Sternberg, 1883-1969, examining the ground next to a parked truck.

Snake & Car

Snake & Car
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: Spring 1924
In 1924, while still at Fort Sam Houston, the family encountered a snake in the road. James Renwick is holding the snake for all to see. Billy is watching from the side. Mabel and the girls are in the car. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I and the years following. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

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