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Cattle in a fenced pasture

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

This is a view of cattle in a fenced pasture, next to a barn, on an unidentified farm presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are a man afoot, a horse-drawn carriage, a farmhouse and outlying farm buildings, and a man and boys astride horses.

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Kansas circa '90

Pierce, Jeff

This film depicts the life a young boy in Kansas in the 1890s. Filmed in the old Kansas Historical Society museum, the film portrays a dentist, photographer, blacksmith, and printer, and addresses the Kansas statehouse, Dodge City and cow towns, railroad expansion, the mechanization of agriculture, public schools, coal mining, salt mining, labor organizations, the Dalton Gang, Populism, and a diphtheria epidemic. The film was produced by The Junior League of Topeka, Inc.; The Channel 11 Club of Topeka; and the Extramural Independent Study Center, Division of Continuing Education, University of Kansas. The film was copyrighted by the University of Kansas and is provided by permission.

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The state of Kansas and Irish immigration

Butler, Thomas Ambrose

In this pamphlet, Irish Catholic priest Thomas Ambrose Butler describes his experience in Kansas as a pastor at the Catholic cathedral in Leavenworth. Butler provides advice to people in Ireland who are thinking of immigrating to the United States.

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Shoe Shop School scene, Finney County, Kansas

Maude Elliott explains on the back of the photograph how the chuck wagon she was using as a school progressed into a shoe shop in Garden City. When the new district was opened, the wagon was hitched behind a pair of mules who drew it to the new school location. Maude Elliott was supposed to get a new school house, but unfortunately the new school building was still unfinished by the time she left.

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^c ranch owned by C. E. Doyle, Clark County, Kansas

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

Cowboys in front of the ^c ranch house owned by C. E. Doyle of Clark County, Kansas. Also visible are a couple of women, saddled horses and a dog.

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Henry L. Denison to Joseph Denison

Denison, Henry

Henry Denison wrote from Bluemont College in Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to his uncle Joseph Denison, a Trustee of the College. Henry informed him that dry summer conditions had significantly impeded crop growth. The drought also affected the construction of the College, as the plasterers depended on the water supply of a nearby creek to mix their plaster; carpenters, however, moved forward with their work. Henry closed with a mention of a recent eclipse.

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A man feeding chickens

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

This man is feeding chickens on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are a farmhouse and several farm buildings.

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"The End, 1883"

Garretson, M.S.

This ink on paper drawing by Martin Garretson depicts the artist's conception of the changes in western Kansas as the open prairie was claimed for family farms. By 1883, the vast buffalo herds of the central plains had been hunted almost to the point of extinction. In the drawing, one man is shown loading bleached buffalo bones into an oxen-drawn wagon, while another man with a horse-drawn plow has begun plowing the cleared prairie for a farm crop. A young girl and boy are shown with piles of horns and horned skulls, and a woman is shown standing in the doorway of a small farmhouse in the background.

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Vale & Gates ranch, Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory

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

View of men, women, and children standing in front of a long ranch house on the Vale and Gates ranch in western Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory.

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Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches were a reflection of the "historic struggle of man with nature" and how the hand of erosion was moving toward the abandoned farm house. These panels were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.

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