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300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail

300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Moore Studio
Date: May 26, 1913
This black and white photograph shows one of the three Buick cars used during the 300-mile race over the new Santa Fe Trail in front of the Kansas City Star newspaper office. The three automobiles left the Hutchinson News office at 5:01 a.m., arriving at the Kansas City Star office at 4:24 p.m. proving a 300-mile automobile trip could be made on Kansas dirt highways in twelve hours. The only stop during the race was for lunch in Emporia, Kansas. Seated in the Buick are the following individuals from left to right: M.P. Newton, O.M. Wilhite, Ralph Faxton, in the middle, Kansas Governor George H. Hodges, and Fred Trigg.


Charles W. Waddell to Governor George Hodges

Charles W. Waddell to Governor George Hodges
Creator: Waddell, Charlis, W
Date: June 28, 1914
This letter from Charles W. Waddell was sent to Governor George Hodges to express his thoughts on the possible passage of a Jim Crow law in Kansas. Waddell, a Wisconsin resident and a supporter of Jim Crow, claimed that if the people of Kansas understood who the Negro was, then the law would pass with little opposition. In Waddell's letter he suggests that Governor Hodges supports the passing of the Jim Crow law. Hodges had made a speech to the Kansas House of Representatives in January of 1913 publicly discouraging the passing of any Jim Crow laws in Kansas. The Jim Crow law did not pass. Blacks in Kansas did experience discrimination from Jim Crow laws such as poll taxing and segregated elementary schools. Jim Crow laws were not officially outlawed nationwide until the mid to late 1960s.


Citizens of Wellington, Kansas, to Governor George Hodges

Citizens of Wellington, Kansas, to Governor George Hodges
Creator: Citizens of Wellington Kansas
Date: January 11, 1913
This letter was submitted by Jesse Brower on behalf of the citizens of Wellington, Kansas, to Kansas Governor George Hodges concerning the possible passage of a Jim Crow law in Kansas. Brower explained how Jim Crow laws denied black people their basic rights as citizens. The letter goes on to remind Governor Hodges that African Americans had always been loyal, law abiding citizens. He argues that forcing them to live under the rules of Jim Crow would have been shameful and embarrassing. Jim Crow laws were in place in almost all fifty states during this time, especially in the South. Although this particular law failed to pass in Kansas, it would take another fifty-five to sixty years for such laws to be overturned nationwide. The term "Jim Crow" referred to a caricature of a black man in a popular minstrel song of the same name during the late nineteenth century.


D. H. Holt to Governor George Hartshorn Hodges

D. H. Holt to Governor George Hartshorn Hodges
Creator: Holt, D. H.
Date: May 14, 1913
The cashier of the Kansas State Mineral Bank in West Mineral (Cherokee County), D. H. Holt, writes Governor George Hodges of Topeka, Kansas, to inform him of his bank's stand against the illegal trade in liquor. Mr. Holt claims the liquor trade so dominates the county that banks are compelled to participate by accepting drafts (an order in writing to pay money) from Brewery Companies drawn against their customer's intent to pay. The cashier describes his successful effort to stop this practice at his bank. The letter also describes the seizure of a railroad car containing beer and subsequent investigations. This letter comes shortly after passage of the Webb-Kenyon Act by Congress early in 1913. The act gave states the right to regulate or prohibit the importation of liquor across their boundaries. Shortly thereafter, the Kansas legislature passed the Mahin bill which made the provisions of the Webb bill effective in Kansas. Kansas first adopted a constitutional amendment on prohibition in 1881 and by 1909 had outlawed the sale of liquor for medicinal purposes.


Four Kansas governors

Four Kansas governors
Date: July 3, 1931
This informal portrait shows four Kansas governors attending a meeting in Paola, Kansas. Governors captured in the photograph is Arthur Capper, Willis Joshua Bailey, Henry Justin Allen and George Hartshorn Hodges. Of the four governors represented, Arthur Capper on the left, is the only native Kansas portrayed, holding office from 1915 to 1919.


G.W. Lowry to Governor George Hodges

G.W. Lowry to Governor George Hodges
Creator: G.W. Lowry
Date: January 18, 1913
This letter was written by G.W. Lowry to Governor George Hodges. Lowry thanked Governor Hodges for a speech he had recently made to the Kansas House of Representatives discouraging the passage of a Jim Crow law. Lowry was pleased to learn that the Governor opposed the law and that true democracy could still be found in Kansas. This particular Jim Crow law did not pass in Kansas. Many black Kansans at this time were experiencing Jim Crow laws by segregated elementary schools in first class cities and having to pay a poll tax at voting booths. Up until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s few if any changes were made to Jim Crow laws nationwide, especially in the South.


George H. Hodges

George H. Hodges
Date: 1914
This campaign billboard urges for the reelection of Governor George Hartshorn Hodges, 1866-1947. Hodges as Kansas governor for one term from 1913 to 1915.


Governor George Hodges' desk

Governor George Hodges' desk
Date: between 1870 and 1930
This walnut partners desk once belonged to Kansas Governor George Hodges and his brother Frank. The desk was used at the general office of the Hodges Brothers Lumber Company in Olathe, Kansas. Born in Wisconsin, the Hodges came to Johnson County, Kansas, at an early age. They established a lumber company in 1889 that proved highly successful. Both men were members of the Democratic Party and held political ambitions. George served as the nineteenth Governor of Kansas from 1913 to 1915, and Frank was elected Mayor of Olathe in 1899. The desk appears to have been hand-fashioned from other furniture components, perhaps assembled at the Hodges Lumber Company.


Governor George Hodges speech

Governor George Hodges speech
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1913-1915 : Hodges)
Date: January 15, 1913
Governor Hodges gave this speech to the Kansas House of Representatives discouraging the possible passage of a Jim Crow law. Many black Kansans were afraid these laws were going to be passed in Kansas particularly because Oklahoma had so many already in place. Governor Hodges urged that this law or any other of its kind should not be passed. In the end, the Jim Crow law failed to pass.


Henry Ezra Dean with friends and family at the San Juan Mission in California

Henry Ezra Dean with friends and family at the San Juan Mission in California
Date: 1915
This is a photograph showing (left to right) Henry Ezra Dean, Mrs. George Hodges, Governor George Hodges, Mrs. Henry (Jennie) Dean and Russ Dean at San Juan Mission in California.


Kansas' great progress under prohibition

Kansas' great progress under prohibition
Creator: Hodges, George H. (George Hartshorn), 1866-1947
Date: November 12, 1913
An address delivered by Kansas Governor George H. Hodges at the Fifteenth National Convention of the Anti-Saloon League of America in Columbus, Ohio, on November 12, 1913


Salary Dispute - J.B. Wiles

Salary Dispute - J.B. Wiles
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to a salary dispute for J. B. Wiles. Wiles believes that his salary by his employer has not been paid and is asking for the previous Governor to Capper, George H. Hodges (1866-1947), to request the employer to fulfill his financial obligation. Governor Hodges's office replies that they are unable to fulfill Wiles' wishes. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


The swaggering chieftain booze

The swaggering chieftain booze
Creator: Warner, Adam Dixon
Date: November 3, 1914
A pamphlet written by the Honorable Dixon Warner of the Los Angles Bar. The pamphlet contains articles by Kansans such as Kansas Governor George H. Hodges, former Governor of Kansas John P. St. John, and Mayor C.W. Green of Kansas City, Kansas.


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