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Albert R. Greene to Franklin G. Adams

Albert R. Greene to Franklin G. Adams
Creator: Greene, A.R.
Date: August 18, 1897
In this letter to Franklin G. Adams, Albert R. Greene explains that he recently met with Charles C. Haynes, with whom he discussed the waning days of the Overland Stage. Greene explains that Haynes was old but that his eye was as "keen as when he ran the gauntlet of hostile Indians and brought his coach into the home station bristling with arrows."


J. A. VanFleet to Governor John St. John

J. A. VanFleet to Governor John St. John
Creator: VanFleet, J. A.
Date: November 06, 1880
A letter from Detroit newspaper publisher, J.A. Van Fleet, offering congratulations to Kansas Governor John St. John.


Map of the Western States by J. M. Atwood

Map of the Western States by J. M. Atwood
Creator: Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
Date: 1855
Map detailing the counties and cities in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Detailed illustrations of Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, and St. Louis are found in each corner. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


Model of Buick sedan

Model of Buick sedan
Creator: Kooken, Harold
Date: between 1929 and 1932
Wood and tin automobile model of a Buick sedan. Car has movable parts. Harold Kooken of Waverly, Kansas, made this model. Kooken made car models from scraps found on his grandmother's farm. He took up model making as a way to pass time during childhood due to a heart condition that limited physical activity. Kooken and a friend also made a detailed model of a Cord automobile. It was taken to a Detroit auto show in 1932 and seen by a General Motors staffer who was impressed with the work. Kooken was hired by the company, and is alleged to have helped design the 1934 Chevrolets.


Model of Chevrolet Roadster

Model of Chevrolet Roadster
Creator: Kooken, Harold
Date: between 1929 and 1932
Wood and tin model of a Chevrolet Roadster from the 1929-1932 period. Car has movable parts. Harold Kooken of Waverly, Kansas, made this model. Kooken made car models from scraps found on his grandmother's farm. He took up model making as a way to pass time during childhood due to a heart condition that limited physical activity. Kooken and a friend also made a detailed model of a Cord automobile. It was taken to a Detroit auto show in 1932 and seen by a General Motors staffer who was impressed with the work. Kooken was hired by the company, and is alleged to have helped design the 1934 Chevrolets.


Pit card game

Pit card game
Creator: Pit Publishing Company
Date: 1903
Game of Pit with box and instructions. The deck of 65 cards includes eight sets of stocks, each consisting of eight identical cards, plus one Panic card. Pit is a stock-trading card game very similar to Gavitt's Stock Exchange, a game developed by Harry Gavitt of Topeka and first published by the Gavitt Printing and Publishing Company in 1903. Newspapers advertisements for Pit begin appearing about the same time as Gavitt began heavily promoting his game, although the legal relationship between those early versions of Pit and Gavitt's game are unclear. This particular version of Pit was published in 1903 by the Pit Publishing Company of Topeka, which was chartered on July 8 of that year specifically to produce the game. By 1904, Gavitt had sold a partial interest in his game to Parker Brothers, allowing them to refine and publish Pit while he retained the rights to Gavitt Stock Exchange.


Walter Percy Chrysler

Walter Percy Chrysler
Date: 1924
Walter Percy Chrysler, 1875-1940, seated at a desk in his home.


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