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Catfish, Burlington, Kansas

Catfish, Burlington, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This photograph shows a general view of a man standing between two flat headed yellow catfish taken from the Neosho River in Burlington, Kansas. In the background a group of men are visibly standing.


Children, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Children, Sedgwick County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows a boy and a girl posing with a string of fishes in Sedgwick County, Kansas.


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.


Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Cyrus Leland, Jr.
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This photo shows Cyrus Leland, Jr. (b. 1841, d. 1917) holding a string of fish and a fishing pole. He was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-1866 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican National Committee. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Indian Territory for 1889-1893. Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.


Doug Smith with large catfish

Doug Smith with large catfish
Date: 1915
An informal portrait of fisherman Doug Smith and the 120 pound catfish he'd caught in the Kansas River.


Eva Michaelis, Bertha Havel, Herbert Michaelis and Paul Havel with their fish

Eva Michaelis, Bertha Havel, Herbert Michaelis and Paul Havel with their fish
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This is a slide showing (left to right) Eva Michaelis, Bertha Havel, Herbert Michaelis and Paul Havel with the catfish they caught, possibly in Russell County, Kansas.


Fish and Game Dept.

Fish and Game Dept.
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence about Kansas Fish and Game Department. Topics included but not limited to in the correspondence is Deputy Fish and Game Warden appointments, fish hatcheries, and railway transportation and cars of fish. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Fishing

Fishing
Date: 1920s
View of young men with their catch from a fishing trip. The men are seated or standing about an automobile.


Fishing and boating

Fishing and boating
Date: 1900
View of several people fishing at the bend of the Blue River at Bluemont Hill. Charles Engle is visible in the first gasoline driven boat on the Blue River.


Fishing at the dam

Fishing at the dam
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
Fishing at the dam, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.


Fishing in Colorado and Wyoming

Fishing in Colorado and Wyoming
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1912
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful and rustic scenery enjoyed in camp life and fishing as experienced in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.


Fishing scene

Fishing scene
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
View of men and women fishing along a unidentified creek.


Fishing trip

Fishing trip
Date: Between 1910 and 1930
This photograph shows three men and their catch from fishing in Logan County, Kansas.


Fish tank at the clubhouse in Lake Quivira, Kansas

Fish tank at the clubhouse in Lake Quivira, Kansas
Creator: Anderson
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This is a photograph showing a fish tank at the clubhouse in Lake Quivira, Kansas. Lake Quivira had 900 acres of restricted residentail and recreational property.


Five exaggerated postcards

Five exaggerated postcards
Creator: Martin, William H., 1865-1940
Date: 1911
Here are five exaggerated postcards showing fish, sweet potatoes, chickens, strawberries, corn, and cabbage. The postcards are titled "I caught these by myself," "We raise tons of sweet potatoes," "A load of fancy poultry," "Crateing immense strawberries," and "Bringing in the sheaves."


From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Date: 1876
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad promotional advertisement encouraging travel on its western line to the Rocky Mountains from the east. Includes timetable and illustrations by Topeka artist Henry Worrall.


Herbert Michaelis holding a fish

Herbert Michaelis holding a fish
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This is a slide showing Herbert Michaelis holding a small fish near a pond, possibly in Russell County, Kansas.


Jake Washington and Abe Burns

Jake Washington and Abe Burns
Date: 1896
An informal portrait of fishermen Jake Washington (on the left) and Abe Burns with large catfish, 90 and 110 pounds, they've caught in the Kansas River near Lawrence, Kansas.


John Michael (Mike) Hayden

John Michael (Mike) Hayden
Date: 2004
A photograph of Mike Hayden, Secretary of Wildlife and Parks and former Kansas Governor, with a paddle fish he caught on the Grand River in Oklahoma. The gentleman in the boat is Lou Glick from Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Hayden was born in Atwood,Kansas, and received his bachelor's degree in wildlife conservation from Kansas State University and a master's degree in biology from Fort Hays State University. During the Vietnam War, he was an infantry company commander in the U.S. Army. Hayden spent 13 months in Vietnam, where he received the Soldier's Medal, two bronze Stars, and the Army Commendation Medal. He began his career in public service as a state representative, serving from 1972 to 1986. In 1983 and 1985, he was elected speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. Hayden was elected Kansas Governor in 1986. After leaving office in 1991, President George H. W. Bush named Hayden to be the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife. From 1993 to 2001, Hayden served as President and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association. In 2002, he returned to Kansas to accept a position as Secretary of Wildlife and Parks.


John Michael (Mike) Hayden

John Michael (Mike) Hayden
Date: 2006
A photograph of Mike Hayden, Secretary of Wildlife and Parks and former Kansas Governor, with a lake trout he caught at Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada. Hayden was born in Atwood Kansas, and received his bachelor's degree in wildlife conservation from Kansas State University and a master's degree in biology from Fort Hays State University. During the Vietnam War, he was an infantry company commander in the U.S. Army. Hayden spent 13 months in Vietnam, where he received the Soldier's Medal, two bronze Stars, and the Army Commendation Medal. He began his career in public service as a state representative, serving from 1972 to 1986. In 1983 and 1985, he was elected speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. Hayden was elected Kansas Governor in 1986. After leaving office in 1991, President George H. W. Bush named Hayden to be the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife. From 1993 to 2001, Hayden served as President and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association. In 2002, he returned to Kansas to accept a position as Secretary of Wildlife and Parks.


"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. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate

Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1909
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet highlights the natural and human resources found in Kansas at the time of publication.


Man fishing

Man fishing
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
View of a man fishing in Pawnee Creek in Pawnee County, Kansas.


Paul Havel holding a stringer of fish

Paul Havel holding a stringer of fish
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This is a slide showing Paul Havel holding a stringer of catfish possibly caught in Russell County, Kansas.


Porteus molossus with a Gillicus in its stomach

Porteus molossus with a Gillicus in its stomach
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph of the fourteen-foot fossil fish Porteus molossus. Visible through the skeletal stomach is a six-foot Gillicus. This fossil pair was found in the Niobrara Cretaceous rocks in Gove County, Kansas. This specimen was collected by George F. Sternberg and is at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum in Hays, Kansas.


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