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A map of Topeka

A map of Topeka
Creator: Hazen, J. E.
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A map of Topeka, Kansas, showing the city's streets, points of interest, railroad lines, and business listings. Part of the Kansas or Kaw river is also visible. A key to the map is included on the left side.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part eight of twelve. Views from Burnett's Mound in Topeka, the Republican River in Junction City, and the Goodlander hotel in Fort Scott are some of the featured photographs.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part one of twelve. Views from Calhoun Bluff near Topeka, Argentine from the Kaw River, Fraser Hall at the University of Kansas, Labette Creek in Parsons, and Fort Leavenworth are some of the featured photographs.


Diagram of occupied and unoccupied claims in the vicinity of Wabaunsa, Kansas Territory

Diagram of occupied and unoccupied claims in the vicinity of Wabaunsa, Kansas Territory
Creator: Hartley, Wm. Jr.
Date: Between 1854 and 1860
This map shows claims near Wabaunsa [Wabaunsee], Kansas Territory. The names of claim owners identify each claim. Wm. Hartley, Jr., civil engineer for Wabaunsa, drew the map which also shows the Kansas River and its tributaries including Deep Creek, Emmons Creek, and Antelope Creek.


Ferries at Lawrence

Ferries at Lawrence
Creator: Bumgardner, Edward
Date: 1933
A history of ferries that were used along the Kansas River near Lawrence, Kansas. Accompanying the history is a letter from the author to his friend, George Root.


Harold Reser farm, flooded, Rossville, Kansas

Harold Reser farm, flooded, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1951
Pictured is the Harold Reser farm just west of Rossville, Kansas. From the July 12 Rossville Reporter: "Rossville and all the Kaw Valley from Junction City to Kansas City is covered with water that approaches the mark set in 1844. It is higher than the 1903 flood by far. For the first time in the knowledge of present inhabitants, Main Street south of the Union Pacific tracks and the highway was covered with water." 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.


John Thompson Peery to W.W. Cone

John Thompson Peery to W.W. Cone
Creator: Peery, John T. (John Thompson), 1817-1890
Date: December 30, 1880
In this letter to Kansas State Historical Society clerk W.W. Cone, Reverend John Thompson Peery discusses his recollections of the Kaw Mission. According to Reverand Peery, he arrived at the Kaw Mission in the spring of 1845 to help establish a "Manual Labor School." In the letter, Peery describes the buildings on the property, as well as the Native Indian groups who lived in the vicinity of the Kaw Mission.


Kansas River ferries

Kansas River ferries
Date: 1850-1900
Histories and descriptions of ferries and ferry companies that used the Kansas River. Some of the ferries listed are the Wyandot National, Silas Armstrong, Santa Fe Road, Eureka, Muncie, Grinter, Toulee, Keeler, Chouteau also known as the Campbell, and Tiblow also known as the Parrish. The oldest of these is reported to be the Grinter Ferry which was established in 1831.


Kaw Valley flood

Kaw Valley flood
Creator: Smith, Steve
Date: 1951
This silent film shows footage of the Kansas River flooding in Topeka, Kansas, in 1951. Filmed by Steve Smith. The 1951 flooding of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and their tributaries resulted in one of the most devastating natural disasters to strike the Midwest. The flood lent support to the Pick-Sloan plan authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1944. The plan called for a series of large dams and levees on rivers in the Missouri River basin. Many Kansas farmers opposed building large dams and reservoirs, favoring control through small dams and conservation practices.Photographed by Steve Smith and John Blevens.


Palmetto, Kansas Territory

Palmetto, Kansas Territory
Date: Between 1854 and 1860
This is a map of Palmetto, Kansas Territory, showing such areas as streets, lots, parks, cemeteries, creeks, and the Big Blue River. A small map is inserted showing Palmetto in relation to the rest of the Kansas Territory, Missouri, and Nebraska.


Prospect Hills, Topeka, Kansas

Prospect Hills, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Jasperson, Harold G
Date: Between 1960 and 1965
This map and these photographs show Prospect Hills, Topeka, Kansas, and the area west of Kansas Avenue, north of 10th Street, south of the Kansas River, and east of Urish Road. Landmarks on the map include the State Capitol, street car line, St. Francis and Stormont Vail Hospitals, Military Highway, Gage Park, Menninger Foundation, and the Pottawatomi Baptist Mission. There are two versions, one with photographs and the other without.


T.S Huffaker and Joseph S. Chick correspondence

T.S Huffaker and Joseph S. Chick correspondence
Creator: Chick, Joseph S. (Joseph Smith), 1828-1908
Date: April 19, 1906-April 21, 1906
This correspondence between T.S. Huffaker and Joseph S. Chick contains details of the Kaw Mission and the early settlers in the area surrounding it, including William Johnson, Mary Jane Chick, Cyprian and Frederick Chouteau, L.J. Huff, and, Joab Spencer. Huffaker's letter to Chick provides even further details on the Kaw Mission and the people who worked there.


The Indian tribes of Kansas

The Indian tribes of Kansas
Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950
This item was written by Charles Cecil Howes sometime after World War II in order to educate the public about the Native American tribes in Kansas. As Howes indicates, the "fourth Saturday of September of each year has been designated by the Kansas legislature as American Indian Day when the schools and the public are to make proper observance in honor of the Native Americans and their service to the country. Most patriotic organizations and many of the schools provide special programs for the day particularly honoring the thousands of Indians who served well and honorably in two World Wars."


Written material on Kansas River flood control review

Written material on Kansas River flood control review
Date: 1948
This report constitutes the written material submitted as part of a public hearing to review a Kansas River flood control plan. The public hearing was held in Topeka, Kansas, on December 16, 1948. The comments are relative to the U. S. Corps of Engineers' report entitled "Review Report on the Kansas River, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas."


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