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Produced by the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, this film promotes Topeka, Kansas, as a commercial and culture center of the Midwest. It features many local businesses, manufacturers, and public and private institutions including the Gage Park train and the Topeka Zoo; Washburn University and the Washburn art fair; Forbes Air Force Base; Karl Menninger and the Menninger Psychiatric Clinic; the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad shops; Shawnee Lake; the Topeka Symphony; and various industries such as Dupont, Hallmark and Goodyear.

Creator: Topeka Chamber of Commerce
Date: 1970s

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Item Number: 223728
Call Number: VT 035
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223728

Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Commerce
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Health/Medicine
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Industry
Built Environment - Function - Commerce/Trade
Built Environment - Function - Industry/Processing/Extraction
Business and Industry - Lodging - Hotels
Business and Industry - Lodging - Motels
Business and Industry - Manufacturing - Cellophane
Business and Industry - Manufacturing - Tire
Business and Industry - Media/Communications
Business and Industry - Railroad - Facilities - Shops
Business and Industry - Services - Food and drink - Bars & saloons
Business and Industry - Services - Printers
Collections - Audio-visual
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Movies & Theater
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Music
Community Life - Community services - Hospitals
Community Life - Community services - Utilities - Water
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Leisure activities
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Leisure activities - Boating
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports
Community Life - Scenes and views - Business districts
Date - 1970s
Education - Higher education - Institutions - Washburn University
Education - Primary
Education - Secondary
Home and Family - Children
Military - Service - Air Force
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Film
People - Children
People - Notable Kansans - Menninger, Karl Augustus, 1893-1990
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Forts and military installations - Forbes Air Force Base
Places - Lakes and reservoirs - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - The Recent Past, 1975 - present
Thematic Time Period - The Sixties and Vietnam, 1961 - 1975
Transportation - Air Travel - Aeroplanes
Transportation - Automobiles
Transportation - Bicycles
Type of Material - Film and video

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