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Atchison, Topeka and Sant Fe Railway Company sign board, Silkville, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Sant Fe Railway Company sign board, Silkville, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board at Silkville, Kansas. The tracks and sign are part of the Eastern Line, Eastern Division, Burlington District.


Cattle pens and railroad cars at Silkville, Kansas

Cattle pens and railroad cars at Silkville, Kansas
Date: Between 1903 and 1910
A photograph showing cattle in a stockyard and railroad stock cars in Silkville, Kansas.


Christmas in Silkville

Christmas in Silkville
Date: 1889
This photograph was taken of Silkville, Kansas residents at Christmastime. From left to right are Mrs. Lockhart, Mrs. Bitts, and son, Frank Bitts, Mr. Ernest V. de Boissiere, C. Sears, Mrs. A.V. Cobb, Laura Bitts, and Mary Cobb.


Circular letter regarding Silkville, Kansas

Circular letter regarding Silkville, Kansas
Date: August 01, 1877
This circular letter encourages farmers to add the culture of silk to their general farming. The picture is of several multi-storied buildings in Silkville.


City sign for Silkville

City sign for Silkville
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows a highway or city sign for Silkville, Kansas. The photograph was donated by John W. Harvey.


Coyote hunt at Silkville

Coyote hunt at Silkville
Date: December 1916
This photograph shows a coyote hunt at Silkville. John O'Neill is holding up a coyote in the center of the photo.


De Boissiere's stone house and a harvest scene in Silkville, Kansas

De Boissiere's stone house and a harvest scene in Silkville, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
One photograph showing De Boissiere's stone house before it was remodeled and the second photograph showing family and workers during harvest at Silkville, Kansas.


Flagging a train at Silkville, Kansas

Flagging a train at Silkville, Kansas
Date: Between 1903 and 1911
Two unidentified women are flagging a train at the Silkville stop in this photograph.


Food processing buildings at Silkville

Food processing buildings at Silkville
Date: Between 1877 and 1900
Three photographs show buildings in Silkville.


French farm laborers at Silkville, Kansas

French farm laborers at Silkville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
A group photograph of French laborers at Silkville. To the far left is Charles Sears. The two little boys are Warren and Willm Sears.


Grand Lodge and Rebekah State Convention at Silkville, Kansas

Grand Lodge and Rebekah State Convention at Silkville, Kansas
Creator: Martin, William H., 1865-1940
Date: October 12, 1893
This photograph shows members of the Grand Lodge and Rebekah State Convention visiting the I.O.O.F. (International Order of Odd Fellows) Orphan's Home at Silkville, Kansas.


Modern Silkville home, Kansas

Modern Silkville home, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
A modern home in Silkville that was built from the ruins of the west half of the "Chateau". The woman and child are not unidentified. The photograph was donated by John Harvey.


Mulberry trees at Silkville

Mulberry trees at Silkville
Date: 1870
These four photographs show the mulberry trees planted at Silkville to feed the silkworms.


Odd Fellows orphans' home at Silkville, Kansas

Odd Fellows orphans' home at Silkville, Kansas
Date: 1893
The DeBoissiere house in Silkville was remodeled by the Odd Fellows (International Order of Odd Fellows, I.O.O.F.) for an orphans' home.


Rabbit hunt at Silkville, Kansas

Rabbit hunt at Silkville, Kansas
Date: 1889
A photograph showing a rabbit hunt at Christmas in Silkville, Kansas. From left: Mrs. Lockhart; Mrs. Bitts and son Frank; Mr De Boissiere, the founder of Silkville; C. T. Sears; Mrs. A. V. Cobb; a niece, Laura Bitts; and Mary Cobb.


School in Silkville, Kansas

School in Silkville, Kansas
Date: 1884
Unidentified students and teachers are shown in front of the school at Silkville, Kansas.


Silkville, Kansas

Silkville, Kansas
Date: Between 1875 and 1890
Harold S. Sears


Silkville cheese house

Silkville cheese house
Date: 1885
This photograph shows the cheese house at Silkville after a hail storm. Note the shattered windows. Farmers brought milk here to be made into cheese to be sold here. Grandfather Sears and Gertrude Sears are in the foreground. The photograph was donated by Harold S. Sears.


Silkville residence

Silkville residence
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
An unidentified residence built on the ruins of an old dormitory at Silkville, Kansas.


Stone schoolhouse in Silkville, Kansas

Stone schoolhouse in Silkville, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
Old stone schoolhouse with boarded up windows, Silkville. The photograph was donated by John W. Harvey.


Stone silk mills

Stone silk mills
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
These are three views of one of the original stone silk mills built when the manufacturing of silk was a thriving industry in Silkville, Franklin County, Kansas.


Stone silk mills at Silkville

Stone silk mills at Silkville
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
Five views of two buildings considered silk mills. Located at Silkville. Photographs donated by R. Richmond.


The original stone house at Silkville

The original stone house at Silkville
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
Here are two views of the original stone house at Silkville, Franklin County, Kansas, which was Mr. DeBoissiere's residence. It was known as "The Chateau". Persons are unidentified. The photograph was donated by the Woman's Kansas Day Club.


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