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Council Grove waterworks plant

Council Grove waterworks plant
Date: 1887
This photograph shows an early view of the Council Grove waterworks plant built in 1887.


Fire engine, Iola, Kansas

Fire engine, Iola, Kansas
Date: 1925
This black and white photograph shows a fire engine parked on the streets of Iola, Kansas. In the background, water is being sprayed into the air as a group of men test the water pressure from a nearby fire hydrant.


Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas

Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: August 18, 1930
This black and white photograph shows a group of men and children gathered around a fire engine in Marysville, Kansas. In the background, a fire hydrant is spraying water into the air.


Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas

Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: August 18, 1930
This black and white photograph shows a group of people gathered around a fire engine in Marysville, Kansas. In the background, several fire hoses are visible spraying water into the air.


Pawnee Power and Water Company crew, Larned, Kansas

Pawnee Power and Water Company crew, Larned, Kansas
Creator: Wesely, F.A.
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows a group of workers from the Pawnee Power and Water Company in Larned, Kansas, standing beside their company truck.


Walter Pearce Hull photograph collection

Walter Pearce Hull photograph collection
Creator: Walter Pearce Hull, 1870-1956
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This series of photographs was taken by Walter Pearce Hull. He was born November 22, 1870, in Eyota, Minnesota, grew up in Athens, Alabama, and moved to Kansas as a young man. His parents were Joseph Gould Hull, born May 4, 1840 in Orangeville, Ohio and Eliza Jane Westfall, born October 29, 1847 in Bushnell, Illinois. By 1894 he was manager of the Northrup Store in Colony. He served as a 1st Lt. In the 20th Kansas Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, 1898-99, during the Philippine-American War, serving on Frederick Funston's staff. He returned to Iola after he was discharged and was manager of the Northrup store there. Hull was a skilled amateur photographer. Many of the photos were taken while he was courting Lenna Myrtle Jolliffe, 1908-1909. They married December 22, 1909 in Bentonville, Arkansas. They lived at 420 S. Washington Street, Iola and had three children: Harriet, born September 29, 1910, Berrien Jolliffe, born October 15, 1913, and Lenna Doris, born December 3, 1915.


Water works pumping station and dam in Ft. Scott, Kansas

Water works pumping station and dam in Ft. Scott, Kansas
Creator: Central Post Card Company
Date: November 10, 1914
This postcard shows the water works pumping station and dam in Ft. Scott, Kansas.


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