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Carona mining camp, Cherokee County, Kansas

Carona mining camp, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1940
Photographs of Carona, Kansas. Carona, originally named Carbona, is located in Cherokee County approximately 3 miles west of the town of Scammon. The post office in Carona was established in 1905 and closed in 1988. A settlement continues at this site as well as a few businesses. Photographs include images of the public school, union hall, and store.


Co-op tour group from Alta Vista, Kansas

Co-op tour group from Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: January 30, 1958
A large group of Alta Vista farmers and ranchers stop at the Co-op offices in Kansas City while on a bus tour in 1958. Identified from left to right, first row: Vernon Zeckser, Oral Weeks, Homer Roberts, Walter Kraus, Vernon Richter, Clyde Thomas, Albert Meinhardt, Theodore Jones, Victor Zimmerman, and Virgil Bryant. Second row: Aaron Unruh, Harlow Crowell, O.H.Swenson, George Eberle, Roy Carlton, Wayne Horne, Dale Fechner, Emmit Furney, and Walter Rutledge. Third row: Charles Wrenn (bus driver), Carl Ziegenhirt, Purley Horne, Bert Sisson, Arthur Kahle, T.W. Hodge, W.R. Zimmerman, Henry Andret, M.W. Andres, and Walter Swartz. Fourth row: Roy Reed, John Little, Maurice Cashman, Wallace Cripps, Dan Cashman, William Reineke, Benjaman Pape, C.E. Ensiminger, and Ed Newmeyer.


Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas

Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas
Creator: Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association
Date: August 30 - September 3, 1886
A fair poster advertising livestock and bicycle, foot, and horse racing as well as musical entertainment events as part of the fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association at Winfield, Kansas. Fair officers are S. P. Strong, Rock, Kansas, president; W. J. Wilson, Winfield, Kansas, secretary; and A. H. Doane, Winfield, treasurer. The same artwork is used for the Crawford County Fair poster in Girard, Kansas, for 1887 (item 210473).


Crawford County Fair, Girard, Kansas

Crawford County Fair, Girard, Kansas
Creator: Crawford County Agricultural Society
Date: October 4-7, 1887
A poster advertising livestock, horse racing, and entertainment events for the fourteenth annual exhibition of the Crawford County Fair Agricultural Society in Girard, Kansas. The same artwork is used for the Cowley County Fair poster in Winfield, Kansas, for 1886 (item 210470).


Croweburg mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Croweburg mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
Photographs of Croweburg, a small unincorporated community in Crawford County located halfway between Arma and Mulberry. Croweburg was made up of four separate mining camps: #14 Croweburg Camp, #15 Croweburg Camp, #16 Croweburg Camp, and New Camp. Being about a half mile apart from one another, the community unified as Croweburg. The town took its name from the Crowe Coal Co., the principal employer of the miners. Croweburg had its own post office from 1908 until 1972. The community still exists. Photographs include images of a church, community hall, a local lake, street scenes, a school, and a meeting hall.


Eighteenth annual fair of the Franklin County Agricultural Society

Eighteenth annual fair of the Franklin County Agricultural Society
Creator: Franklin County Agricultural Society
Date: September 23 - 27, 1884
This poster announces a fair at Ottawa, Kansas, sponsored by the Franklin County Agricultural Society. Highlights of the fair include $3,000 in premiums, racing, and good track. The poster includes color illustrations of livestock, farm machinery, and sulky racing.


Fair, Troy, Kansas

Fair, Troy, Kansas
Creator: Doniphan County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association
Date: September 25 - 28, 1883
This poster announces a fair at Troy, Kansas, sponsored by the Doniphan County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association. Highlights of the fair include liberal premiums, trials of speed, a band of music, and many new features. The poster includes illustrations of livestock and sulky racing.


Fifth annual fair of the  Cherokee County Agricultural and Stock Association

Fifth annual fair of the Cherokee County Agricultural and Stock Association
Creator: Cherokee County Agriculture and Stock Association
Date: September 26 - 29, 1882
This poster announces a fair to be held at Columbus, Kansas, sponsored by the Cherokee County Agricultural and Stock Association. Highlights include races, exhibitions, and a good band of music. Fair officers are John Henderson, president, and H. C. Pursel, secretary.


Fifth annual state fair of Kansas, Topeka

Fifth annual state fair of Kansas, Topeka
Creator: Kansas State Fair Board
Date: September 19 - 24, 1887
This poster advertises the fifth annual Kansas State Fair at Topeka, Kansas. Highlights include exhibitions of livestock and crops, horse racing, leading bands, and fruit and flower displays.


Fourth annual fair, Winfield, Kansas

Fourth annual fair, Winfield, Kansas
Creator: Cowley County Agricultural Society
Date: August 30 - September 3, 1886
This poster advertises the fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Agricultural Society at Winfield, Kansas. Attractions included horse and sulky racing and a good band of music. Fair officers are S. P. Strong, Rock, Kansas, president; W. J. Wilson, Winfield, Kansas, secretary; and A. H. Doane, Winfield, treasurer.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, State Fair

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, State Fair
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Kansas State Fair which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Harvey County Fair Association, Newton, Kansas

Harvey County Fair Association, Newton, Kansas
Creator: Harvey County Fair Association
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This poster announces an agricultural fair to be held in Newton, Kansas, sponsored by the Harvey County Fair Association. Highlights include $5,000 in premiums and a speed ring. The poster includes a color illustration of a sulky race.


Harvey County Fair Association, Newton, Kansas

Harvey County Fair Association, Newton, Kansas
Creator: Harvey County Fair Association
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This poster announces an agricultural fair to be held at Newton, Kansas, sponsored by the Harvey County Fair Association. Highlights include $5,000 in premiums and a speed ring. An illustration of a horse race is included.


Jayhawker Tractor Girls, Salina, Kansas

Jayhawker Tractor Girls, Salina, Kansas
Date: September 10, 1918
This photograph shows members of the Jayhawker Tractor Girls with four covered wagons pulled by a tractor. One of the wagons reads, "Woman's National Agricultural Legion," and another, "Jayhawker Tractor Girls." The Woman's National Agricultural Legion, originally the Jayhawker Tractor Girls, was organized at the start of World War I in 1918. The group encouraged women to join the farm labor force while men were away fighting in Europe.


Johnson County co-operative fair

Johnson County co-operative fair
Date: September 15, 1896
This poster announces a fair to be held at Edgerton, Kansas, in Johnson County. Highlights include livestock exhibitions, premiums, and grand attractions. The poster includes color illustrations of a plowing scene and fair exhibitions.


Kansas Free Fair album

Kansas Free Fair album
Creator: Farrow, W. F.
Date: 1888-1924
This album contains photographs of the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas State Fair Association was organized in 1880 with a representative from each county for the purpose of holding a statewide fair in Topeka. The first Kansas State Fair was held September 12-17, 1881. The Topeka fair became the Kansas Free Fair in 1915, then in 1958 the Mid America Fair, and in 1977 again was renamed to the Sunflower State Fair. The Shawnee County Fair continues to be held annually on the grounds, and the Kansas Expocentre, which opened in 1987 as a conference and event center, retains the remodeled Agricultural Hall, Heritage Hall, Livestock Pavilion and Exposition Hall (now known as Maner Conference Center) from the earlier fairgrounds. Many of these buildings are pictured in this album along with panoramic and interior views of the grounds, grandstands, arenas, tents, food stalls, parking lots and Ferris wheel; the Old Soldiers Reunion; G.A.R Reunion; troops from Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley; parades and bands; horse and auto racing; woman pilot Katherine Stinson; the farmerettes; exhibitions of art work, quilts, livestock, cakes, stills confiscated during prohibition, commercial goods and government services; Cho-Cho the Health Clown, a Baby Clinic and Eugenics Clinic; 4-H and Boys and Girls club events; cow-milking and spelling contests; fireworks, and the fairgrounds covered in snow.


Kansas State Fair, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Fair, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Fair Association
Date: Between 1889 and 1900
A poster advertising the Kansas State Fair in Topeka, Kansas. The poster includes an illustration of cattle grazing. The poster announces $25,000 in premiums, reduced rail rates, and grand attractions each day.


List of Chartered Agricultural Associations

List of Chartered Agricultural Associations
Creator: State Board of Agriculture
Date: January 19, 1874
This is a record of all agricultural associations incorporated in Kansas betewen January 9, 1866 and January 19, 1874. Many are county agricultural associations, but some serve more specific populations, such as the First Swedish Agricultural Company of MacPherson County and the Danish Agricultural Society of Jackson County. The official state seal is affixed to the final page of this record to show that it has been certified by the Kansas Secretary of State, W.H. Smallwood.


Second annual fair and exposition of the Burlingame Union Agricultural Society

Second annual fair and exposition of the Burlingame Union Agricultural Society
Creator: Burlingame Union Agricultural Society
Date: September 25 - 27, 1878
This poster announces a fair at Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas. Some of the attractions include: racing, $1,000 in cash premiums, brass bands, and a grand baby show.


Star Valley Grange group, Allen County, Kansas

Star Valley Grange group, Allen County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1965
This photograph shows the Star Valley Grange group, Patrons of Husbandry, lodge number 1661. Both men and women are pictured in somewhat elaborate uniforms. The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, also simply styled the Grange, is a fraternal organization for American farmers that encourages farm families to band together for their common economic and political well-being. It was founded in 1867 and reached its peak in the 1890s through the 1950s. In addition to serving as a center for many farming communities, the Grange was an effective advocacy group for farmers and their agendas, including fighting railroad monopolies and advocating rural mail deliveries.


The Doniphan County Fair Association will hold its eleventh annual exhibition

The Doniphan County Fair Association will hold its eleventh annual exhibition
Creator: Doniphan County Fair Association
Date: September 23 - 26, 1879
This poster announces a fair at Troy, Kansas, sponsored by the Doniphan County Fair Association. Highlights of the fair include big races each day, special premiums, and reduced railraod rates. The poster includes illustrations of livestock and sulky facing.


The eighth annual fair of the Cherokee County Agricultural and Stock Association

The eighth annual fair of the Cherokee County Agricultural and Stock Association
Creator: Cherokee County Agriculture and Stock Association
Date: October 11-14, 1887
This poster announces a fair to be held at Columbus, Kansas, sponsored by the Cherokee County Agricultural and Stock Association. Highlights include livestock and horse racing events, and mechanical and farm exhibitions. The poster includes color illustrations of livestock, and horse and sulky racing. Fair officers are A. T. Lea, president, and C. D. Nichols, secretary.


The fifteenth annual fair of the Crawford County Agricultural Society

The fifteenth annual fair of the Crawford County Agricultural Society
Creator: Crawford County Agricultural Society
Date: October 4 - 7, 1887
This poster announces a fair at Girard, Kansas, sponsored by the Crawford County Agricultural Society. Highlights of the fair include good races each day, good amusements, and reduced railroad rates. The poster includes color illustrations of a fair scene with livestock and buildings, and a sulky race.


The fifteenth annual fair of the Ottawa County Agricultural Society

The fifteenth annual fair of the Ottawa County Agricultural Society
Creator: Ottawa County Agricultural Society
Date: October 9 - 12, 1888
This poster announces a fair to be held at Minneapolis, Kansas, sponsored by the Ottawa County Agricultural Society. Events include races, exhibitions, music, and other amusements. Various illustrations of a horse and stock show, and a horse race are included.


The fourth annual fair of the Western Kansas Agricultural Fair Association

The fourth annual fair of the Western Kansas Agricultural Fair Association
Creator: Western Kansas Agricultural Fair Association
Date: October 5 - 8, 1886
This poster announces an agricultural fair at Hays City, Kansas, sponsored by the Western Kansas Agricultural Fair Association. Events include horse races and shows, livestock and farm produce exhibitions, and mule, sack, and bicycle races. Various illustrations show fair buildings, horse racing and livestock.


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