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4th of July parade in Eskridge, Kansas

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Date: Between 1881 and 1889

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2 .W1 E.53 Fou.1886 *1-2

Unit ID: 306840

Summary: Two photographs showing the 4th of July parade on Main Street in Eskridge, Kansas. The first photograph is a view of the east side of Main Street looking toward the intersection of 1st and Main. The town of Eskridge had moved to this location only six years before this photo was taken. The second photograph, looking south on Main Street from 1st Avenue, is a rare view of the west side of Main Street prior to the 1890 fire which destroyed all of the block down to the Trusler Building. In 1913, fire destroyed the exact same portion of that block. In this view, a re-enactment of Bill Cole's Last Ride, a story of Indians attacking Cole and the Smith boys, who were overland mail carriers.

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Title (Main title): 4th of July parade in Eskridge, Kansas


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