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Carl "Ado" Hunnius diary

Carl "Ado" Hunnius diary
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: January 10 - 24, 1876
Carl J. A. "Ado" Hunnius kept this diary while visiting the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in Indian Territory. The diary contains detailed information about the trip and sketches (drawn illustrations) of some of the things he saw during the course of his travels. A complete transcription is available by clicking on Text Version below.

Fayetteville road

Fayetteville road
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
These letters, maps, and reminiscences relate to the Fayetteville road, also known as the Fayetteville Emigrant Trail. This trail started at Arkansas Post in Arkansas, then headed towards the northeast corner of Oklahoma, crossing the Neosho River, entering the state of Kansas in what is now Montgomery County. The trail crossed the Verdigris River about two miles north of the Kansas state line, went through the present-day site of Coffeyville making its way northwest, finally meeting with the Santa Fe Trail at Turkey Creek in McPherson County, Kansas. In total, this trail crossed the following Kansas counties: Montgomery, Chautauqua, Elk, Butler, Harvey, Marion and McPherson.

Wilson Hobbs to Franklin G. Adams correspondence

Wilson Hobbs to Franklin G. Adams correspondence
Creator: Hobbs, Wilson
Date: October 17, 1884-November 08, 1884
These item, sent by Dr. Wilson Hobbs of Knightstown, Indiana, to Franklin G. Adams of the Kansas State Historical Society, provide details on Hobbs' tenure as superintendent and principal of the Friends Mission School that was located near the settlement of Westport. According to Hobbs, the school that he worked at "was upon the lands of the Shawnee and was especially for their benefit."

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