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Albert Andreson's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County

Albert Andreson's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County
Creator: Andreson, Albert H., 1897-1957
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Albert Andreson of Vesper, Kansas, showing creeks, railroads, school districts and a drawing of the "proposed Salina Tipton Northern Railroad" of Grant Township, Township 11 South, Range 9 West in Lincoln County. A legend has been provided on the back of the map. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Bessie Buell's map of Paxton Township, Logan County

Bessie Buell's map of Paxton Township, Logan County
Creator: Buell, Bessie E., 1897-
Date: 1912
A map drawn by Bessie E. Buell from Sunnyside, Kansas, showing creeks, schools, as well as places of historical significance of Paxton township (Township 15 South, Range 34 and 35 West), Logan county. Bessie also includes an essay about the local history of the township. The essay, which seems to have been written through discussions with "old settlers of Paxton," focuses on floods and water management, American Indian raids, and day-to-day life in the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


C. A. Shirley to J. C. Ruppenthal

C. A. Shirley to J. C. Ruppenthal
Creator: Shirley, C. A.
Date: October 25, 1909
A letter from the Western State Normal School committee to Judge J.C. Ruppenthal announcing the winners of the schoolchildren map contest of 1909. The winners were Frances Palkovsky (first prize), Maggie Hitt (second prize), Merle Hitt (third prize). The contest was organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Clara Helfferich's map of Indiana Township, Lincoln County

Clara Helfferich's map of Indiana Township, Lincoln County
Creator: Helfferich, Clara A., 1897-1963
Date: 1911
A map drawn by Clara A. (Helfferich) Hendrickson of Lincoln, Kansas, showing "The raid of May 30, 1869" made by American Indians on the settlers of Indiana Township (T. 12 S., R. 8 W.), Lincoln County. On the front, the map showing creeks, railroads, schools and churches, as well as key events in the raid. On the back of the map, Clara includes an essay about the raid, naming the people killed and describing both the attack and the rescue mission. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Claude Beach's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County

Claude Beach's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County
Creator: Beach, Claude, 1897-1965
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Claude Beach showing creeks, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the town of McAllaster of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, McAllaster Township in Logan county. On a separate sheet Claude writes: "McAllester did not try to get the county seat in the election of 1887." This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Edward Snider's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County

Edward Snider's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County
Creator: Snider, Edward M. (Maurice), 1896-1955
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Edward M. Snider showing creeks, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the town of McAllaster of Township 14 South, Range 35 West (in McAllaster Township), Logan County. On a separate sheet, Edward writes: "McAllaster did not try to get the county seat in the election of 1887." This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Elmer L. Cochrane's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County

Elmer L. Cochrane's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County
Creator: Cochrane, Elmer Lester, Jr., 1896-
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Elmer L. Cochrane showing creeks, and the town of McAllaster of Township 14 South, Range 35 West (in McAllaster township), Logan County. On a separate sheet, Elmer writes "McAllaster did not try to get the county seat in the election of 1887." This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Flora Light's map of Township 13 South, Range 35 West, Logan County

Flora Light's map of Township 13 South, Range 35 West, Logan County
Creator: Light, Flora Dethe, 1901-1985
Date: 1912
A map drawn by Flora (Light) Acre, showing the town of Russell Spring, the Smoky Hill River, creeks, and the Scott City Northern Railroad of Township 13 South, Range 35 West (part of Russell Springs township), Logan County. Flora also includes an essay about the township's history. She focuses on the birth of the county, the town of Russell Springs and the construction of a dam. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." This submission won the first prize of $3 in the 1912 map contest.


J. C. Ruppenthal to Professor William Picken

J. C. Ruppenthal to Professor William Picken
Creator: Ruppenthal, J. C. (Jacob Christian), 1869-1964
Date: May 12, 1910
This is a letter written by Judge J.C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas addressing the misplacement of a map from a map contest he organized between the years 1907 to 1914 in his 23rd judicial district. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." The map referred to in the letter is of Wallace County, Township 15 South, Range 42 West, from Axel Lindberg, and is Kansas Memory Item 309727.


Jacob E. Diel's map of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Jacob E. Diel's map of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Diel, Jacob E., 1897-1939
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Jacob E. Diel showing creeks, school houses, churches and quarries of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County. Jacob also includes a short history of Lincoln township and describes the first settlers and the German-Russian colony that settled there. He documented the wildlife and the construction of stone houses as well. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Leila Jordan's map of Township 13 South, Range 35 West, Logan County

Leila Jordan's map of Township 13 South, Range 35 West, Logan County
Creator: Jordan, Leila, 1896-1982
Date: 1914
A map drawn by Leila (Jordan) Teague showing Township 13 South, Range 35 West (part of Russell Springs Township) and includes Castle Rock, the Smoky Hill River, the Butterfield Trail, and the town of Russell Springs. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Myrtle Long's map of Elkorn [Elkhorn] Township, Lincoln County

Myrtle Long's map of Elkorn [Elkhorn] Township, Lincoln County
Creator: Long, Myrtle I., 1897-1937
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Myrtle Long of Lincoln, Kansas, showing creeks, schools, churches, rural post offices, rural stores and the Union Pacific Railroad as well as the "West Proposed Railroad" of Elkhorn Township, Township 12 South, Range 7 West (mistakenly described as T.12 S., R. 11.W.) in Lincoln County. On the back of the map Myrtle includes an essay on the "History of Lincoln Kansas" and talks about the murder of the Moffitt brothers in 1864 and the organization of the county in 1870. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


People's Party and Democratic State Committees, box one

People's Party and Democratic State Committees, box one
Date: 1892-1906
This manuscript collection consists of assembled materials regarding the People's Party and the Democratic State Committees in Kansas. It includes political correspondence between state and local committees, legal documents, newspaper clippings, lists of local voters and their political affiliations, and other such materials. The correspondence largely concerns organizing and discussing meetings and organizing for and watching election campaigns. Much of the collection is organized alphabetically by county, and most of the materials date from 1902.


Sam Rasmussen's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County

Sam Rasmussen's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County
Creator: Rasmussen, Sam, 1897-1969
Date: Between 1911 and 1914
A map drawn by Sam Rasmussen of Vesper, Kansas, showing creeks and school districts of Grant Township, Township 11 South, Range 9 West, in Lincoln County. A legend is on the back of the map and lists many historic details. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


We the undersigned are in favor of temperance

We the undersigned are in favor of temperance
Creator: Ruppenthal, J. C. (Jacob Christian), 1869-1964
Date: August 1882-September 1882
A listing of students who are in favor of temperance. This paper was circulated by J.C. Ruppenthal among his fellow classmates at the Lincoln County Kansas Teacher's Institute.


William K. Beach to Judge J.C. Ruppenthal

William K. Beach to Judge J.C. Ruppenthal
Creator: Beach, William K.
Date: August 14, 1901
In this letter to Judge Ruppenthal, William K. Beach provides a first-hand account of an Indian raid that occurred in June of 1867 at Fossil Creek Station near present day Russell, Kansas. During the raid, a number of horses were scattered, a stock-tender was killed, and track graders were injured. The attack occurred along the track owned and operated by the Union Pacific Railways's Eastern Division.


Willie G. Boxberger's map of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Willie G. Boxberger's map of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Boxberger, Willie G., 1896-1988
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Willie G. Boxberger showing creeks, school houses, churches and quarries of Township 15 South, Range 14 West, Russell County. Willie also includes a history of Lincoln township, focusing on German-Russian settlement at the end of the 19th century. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Willie Seibert's map of 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County

Willie Seibert's map of 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County
Creator: Seibert, William B., 1895-1962
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Willie Seibert of Vesper, Kansas, showing creeks, bluffs, cemeteries, churches, of Grant Township, Township 11 South, Range 9 West in Lincoln county. On the back of the map is a small legend. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


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