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Horse sale, Santa Fe, Haskell County, Kansas

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

Date: Between 1891 and 1912

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

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

Unit ID: 7858

Summary: There was brisk trading in Santa Fe, Kansas, whenever a herd of sleek horses like these were offered for sale, as the pioneers were unaccustomed to the benefits of motorized farming, and even motor cars were a rarity. John Jacob Miller is shown facing the camera (sixth man from the right, dressed in a hat, tie, white shirt, and vest). Also visible in the photograph are the Haskell County courthouse, Cave's Store, and Frank McCoy Lands. Santa Fe was the first county seat of Haskell County, Kansas. In 1912, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad built a line from Dodge City, Kansas, to Elkhart, Texas, that bypassed the town by seven miles. In 1920, the Haskell Country seat was moved to Sublette, which had prospered by being on the AT&SF rail line, and Santa Fe faded away into a ghost town.

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Title (Main title): Horse sale, Santa Fe, Haskell County, Kansas

Titles (Other):

  • There was brisk trading at Santa Fe when a herd of sleek horses were offered for sale. At that time the pioneers were unaccustomed to benefits of power farming and even motor cars were a rarity [electronic resource] / F.M. Steele

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Subjects

    Gelatin silver prints
    Santa Fe (Kan.) -- History
    Miller, John Jacob, 1860-1930
    Internet resource (Web)
    Business enterprises -- Kansas -- Santa Fe
    Courthouses -- Kansas -- Santa Fe
    Horse buyers -- Kansas -- Santa Fe
    Horses -- Kansas -- Santa Fe
    Horse trading -- Kansas -- Santa Fe

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Notes

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.