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Railroad construction crew, Haskell County, Kansas

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Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

Date: 1912

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: Haskell County Historical Society: F. M. Steele co

Unit ID: 7848

Summary: This is a view of railroad construction workers laying track across the prairie in Haskell County, Kansas. This railroad, which in 1912 ended at Felt, Oklahoma, was being extended to connect with the Santa Fe railroad lines at Colmer, New Mexico. It was expected to become part of the main transcontinental Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad route.

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Title (Main title): Railroad construction crew, Haskell County, Kansas

Titles (Other):

  • Construction crew crossing the plains of Haskell County. [electronic resource] : This railroad, now ending at Felt, OK., will be extended to connect with the Santa Fe's lines at Colmer, N.M. and undoubtedly will become the main transcontinental Santa Fe route / F.M. Steele


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    Gelatin silver prints
    Haskell County (Kan.) -- History -- 20th century
    Internet resource (Web)
    Railroad construction workers -- Kansas -- Haskell County
    Railroads -- Kansas -- Haskell County -- Design and construction
    Railroads -- Kansas -- Haskell County -- Rails
    Railroads -- Kansas -- Haskell County -- Track

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General Note: Digital image of an original silver gelatin print, scanned by the Kansas State Historical Society, as part of the Western Trails Project, funded by a grant from the Kansas Library Network Board.

General Note: The original is a silver gelatin print and measures 22.2 x 25.3 cm.

General Note: This photograph is part of an album owned by the Haskell County Historical Society. Many of the photographs are identified as Haskell County; however, there are several unidentified photographs in the album. We believe the unidentified photographs were taken in Haskell County.