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Aerial view of Houtz farm in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Aerial view of Houtz farm in Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1975 and 1985
This is an aerial view of a Wabaunsee County farm identified as the Ralph Houtz farm, located north of Templin School. The caption says it is also known as the Wolgast farm.


Albert Martinek hauling wood, Rossville, Kansas

Albert Martinek hauling wood, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1921
Albert Martinek is using two mules to haul wood in Rossville, Kansas, on April 18, 1921. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Albert and Emile Martinek and their 1917 Mogul tractor, Rossville, Kansas

Albert and Emile Martinek and their 1917 Mogul tractor, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1923
Albert and Emile Martinek pulling out hedge stumps with their 1917 Mogul tractor in March 1923. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


A man holding a milking machine

A man holding a milking machine
Date: Between 1910 and 1950
This is a photograph showing a man holding a milking machine in Allen County, Kansas.


A sod house in eastern Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory

A sod house in eastern Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
This is a view of a sod house in the eastern portion of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory. In the foreground, a woman is pouring water into a livestock trough and there is a boy on a horse.


August Schulz diary

August Schulz diary
Date: 1872-1878
This diary was written by August(us) Schulz, who resided in McPherson County, Kansas. The diary describes the work and events that took place on the family farm in Canton Township, McPherson County. Schulz and his wife Luisa were born in Germany, according to the 1880 U. S. census. Augustus's age was listed as 54 and Luisa was 58. The first two pages of content labeled 1872 and 1873 are in German. They have four children, The two girls were Agnes, 24 years old, and Ottilie, age 16. The two boys were Alexander (23) and Hugo (20). In 1880 they were all living at home. Schulz provides details about the crops he is planting and several entries describe planting several hundred trees. The diary also mentions establishing land claims for the older children.


A wilderness Family

A wilderness Family
Creator: Albert D. Richardson
Date: 1867
This is a sketch of a "Wilderness Family" from Albert D. Richardson from "Beyond the Mississippi" (German edition).


Beatrice Creamery, Ransom, Kansas

Beatrice Creamery, Ransom, Kansas
Date: 1916
This photograph shows an interior view of the Beatrice Creamery in Ransom, Kansas. The facility was managed by Otto Schreiber.


Cutting and hauling ice, Pipe Creek, Ottawa County, Kansas

Cutting and hauling ice, Pipe Creek, Ottawa County, Kansas
Date: Unknown
This is a photograph of a large group of men cutting and hauling ice for storage, Pipe Creek, Ottawa County, Kansas. There is a long mechanized ramp to raise the chunks of ice from the creek bed to the level of the farm.


Cutting ice for the ice house, Lane County, Kansas

Cutting ice for the ice house, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Two men work to cut and move blocks of ice from a stream or pond, Lane County, Kansas.


Cutting ice on the Henry Graves farm

Cutting ice on the Henry Graves farm
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows a group of men cutting and hauling ice on a farm belonging to Henry Graves in Wabaunsee County, Kansas.


Davenport Ranch in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Davenport Ranch in Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: 1912-1913
Three photographs taken at Byron Davenport's ranch in Wabaunsee County, Kansas.


Davenport Ranch in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Davenport Ranch in Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: 1912-1915
Seven photographs showing sheep and cattle on the Byron Davenport Ranch in Wabaunsee County, Kansas.


Dog-powered butter churn

Dog-powered butter churn
Date: between 1870 and 1890
Dog-powered butter churn. Plunger-style churn powered by an inclined treadmill made of wood and cast iron. The treadmill is embossed "Wheeler & Melick Co., Albany, N.Y. U.S.A." on the front and is stenciled "Albany Dog Power" on the sides. Used by Samuel and Sarah McFadden on their farm near Peabody, Kansas around 1880.


Dorothy Robbins Wick and Jessie Robbins Akers

Dorothy Robbins Wick and Jessie Robbins Akers
Date: Between 1888 and 1892
Photograph of Dorothy Robbins Wick and Jessie Robbins Akers carrying milk cans at their farm near Topeka, Kansas.


E.A. La Fever to George and family

E.A. La Fever to George and family
Creator: La Fever, E.A.
Date: January 19, 1879
This is a letter from E.A. La Fever, Hiawatha, Kansas, to a friend and his family. La Fever writes about daily life, from trying to build a stable for his livestock to buying wood from nearby Indians.


Eddy sheep farm, Washington County, Kansas

Eddy sheep farm, Washington County, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1905
This is a view of a large flock of sheep in front of a barn on the Eddy farm in Washington County, Kansas. An unidentifed man is shown supporting a sheep that is standing on its two hind legs.


Emily White interview, Kinsley, Kansas

Emily White interview, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: White, Emily Kay (Lancaster)
Date: April 07, 2011
This transcript of an interview with Emily White is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. White talks of her family, education, and her memories of the Edwards County community. The interviewers were Joan Weaver and Rosetta Graff of the Kinsley Public Library.


Emma Clark with her first chicks, Logan County, Kansas

Emma Clark with her first chicks, Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows Emma Clark of Logan County, Kansas in front of her farm's hen house.


Eye Hoe Blade

Eye Hoe Blade
Date: Unknown
This metal hoe blade was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1957. It gets its name from the collar or "eye" at the top of the blade, which is used as a handle attachment. Eye hoes are also called peasant hoes, ox eye hoes or scovil hoes. They are common throughout the world and represent one of the oldest styles of hoe.


Eye Hoe from Montgomery County

Eye Hoe from Montgomery County
Date: Unknown
This eye hoe was found near Independence, in Montgomery County, on land that may have been owned at one time by Osage Indians. It was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1891. According to the donor record the hoe was "found several feet down." The eye hoe gets its name from the collar or "eye" at the top of the blade, which is used as a handle attachment. Eye hoes are also called peasant hoes, ox eye hoes or scovil hoes. They are common throughout the world and represent one of the oldest styles of hoe.


Family histories of three families of homesteaders and later their families

Family histories of three families of homesteaders and later their families
Creator: Thummel, Mildred
Date: 1870-1990
Papers and photographs containing information on three families of homesteaders. The material mainly focuses on the Ulin family of Lincoln, Kansas.


Farm family with tractor and reaper, Butler County, Kansas

Farm family with tractor and reaper, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1920-1929
This photograph shows three men and a woman with a tractor-pulled reaper in Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Feeding Chickens

Feeding Chickens
Date: 1908
This black and white photograph shows a young girl feeding chickens. In the background an advertisement for Quakers Oats is visible.


Frances Martinek shocking oats, Rossville, Kansas

Frances Martinek shocking oats, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1920
This picture shows Frances Martinek shocking oats on July 5, 1920. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


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