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Dwight David Eisenhower

This is a portrait of General Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, who served as the Commander-in-Chief, Supreme headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces during World War II. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.

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Alfred Mossman Landon

This is an image of First Lieutenant Alfred Mossman Landon, 1887-1987, dressed in military uniform. He served in the United States Army Chemical Warfare Service.

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Dwight David Eisenhower to Joseph Little Bristow, United States Senator

Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969

This letter was written by Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, to Joseph Little Bristow, 1861-1944, United States Senator, thanking him for the West Point appointment. Eisenhower mentions that he passed the entrance exams and will report to West Point on June 14, 1911. The complete set of correspondence related to Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy is available in Kansas Memory item 208267.

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Joseph Little Bristow, United States Senator, to Dwight David Eisenhower

Bristow, Joseph L. (Joseph Little), 1861-1944

This letter from Joseph Little Bristow, 1861-1944, United States Senator, to Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, informs him of his nomination to West Point Military Academy. The complete set of correspondence related to Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy is available in Kansas Memory item 208267.

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Wyatt Earp

Masterson, Bat, 1853-1921

Portrait of Wyatt Earp copied from William Barclay Masterson's "Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier" published in "Human Life".

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Robert J. Dole

A portrait of Robert Joseph Dole, who is a World War II veteran and a former U.S. Senator from Kansas. During World War II, he served in the Army's Reserve Corps, and became a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division. He earned two Purple Hearts for injuries received in combat, and the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" for valor in his attempt to help a downed radio man. The start of his poitical career came in 1950, when he was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and served a two year term. In 1960, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas' 6th congressional district. In 1968, he was elected a U.S. Senator, a position he would retain until resigning in 1996 to campaign for the U.S. Presidential election. He lost the election to incumbent President Bill Clinton.

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Wyatt Earp

This is an autographed photograph of Wyatt Earp signed "To my friend Fred Sutton from Wyatt Earp."

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John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900

From Lawrence, K.T., where he went to lobby the territorial legislature on behalf of Sumner's city charter and a "Pikes Peak Express Company," John J. Ingalls wrote to tell his father about the journey that took him through Leavenworth. He made some interesting observations about the condition of the roads and the general discomfort involved in overland travel ("The coaches are constructed with special reference to safety in passing over corduroy roads, through sloughs and ravines, having no regard whatever to the comfort of the passengers."), as well as nice descriptions of both cities, Leavenworth and Lawrence.

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Crossing the Plains, the journal of Harriett Bidwell Shaw

Shaw, Harriet Bidwell

Harriett Bidwell Shaw started a journal in September 18,1851, when she and her husband, Reverend James Milton Shaw traveled in a wagon train via the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico. Harriett was the only woman to accompany the wagon train. She documented their daily activities, the weather conditions, hardships on the trail, encounters with Indians, and buffalo hunting. When the Shaws passed through Kansas they stayed at Shawnee Baptist Mission, Council Grove, and Pawnee Rock and stopped near Fort Mackey on the Arkansas river. They reached Santa Fe on November 14, 1851, where the journal ends. The Shaws eventually went to Albuquerque and then Socorro to establish Baptist missions among the Spanish people. In sum, Shaws journal presents a remarkable picture of the difficulties and rewards of travel to the American West prior to the American Civil War.

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Dwight David Eisenhower, as a senior at Abilene High School

Dwight David Eisenhower appears in this photo as a senior at Abilene High School. The photo was copied from The Helianthus yearbook.

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