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Views of the celebration at Pawnee Village, Republic County

Two views of a celebration at Pawnee Village in Republic County, Kansas. This site is now part of the Pawnee Indian Museum, the oldest historic site owned by the state of Kansas. In 1899 George and Elizabeth Johnson deeded to the state of Kansas most of the site upon which a large Kitkehahki (Republican) band Pawnee earth lodge village had stood in the late 1700?s. The state accepted the site in 1901, put up an iron fence and erected a granite obelisk to mark the site where in 1806, United States explorer Zebulon Pike convinced the Pawnees to lower the Spanish flag, recently left there by a large Spanish force and raise the United States flag. Supposedly this was the first time the U.S. flag was raised west of the Missouri River. This flag raising episode was true except it happened about 40 miles up the Republican River at a village the Pawnees moved to after deserting this one.


Front views of the Osawatomie State Hospital, Osawatomie, Kansas

Three views of the Osawatomie State Hospital in Osawatomie, Kansas.


Blue River ferries

Root, George Allen, 1867-1949

A history of the ferries and ferry companies that operated around Kansas's Blue River, more commonly known as the Big Blue.


Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid

This is a photograph of Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid in Canada.


John Gideon Haskell

Waite, Steven H.

This cabinet card shows John Gideon Haskell, (1832-1907), Civil War veteran and architect for the state of Kansas. He migrated to Lawrence, Kansas, in the summer of 1857, to begin his architectural career but a severe drought and the start of the Civil War put his future plans on hold. In July of 1861, Haskell was mustered into service as assistant quartermaster general of Kansas and he was appointed as quartermaster for the Third Kansas and the Tenth Kansas Volunteers. He, also, served as assistant quartermaster on the staff of General James Blunt and later became chief quartermaster of the Army of the Frontier. After the war, Haskell resumed his profession with the appointment, in 1866, as the architect for the state of Kansas. During his tenure, he designed the east wing of the Kansas Capitol and was responsible for overseeing the entire construction of the capitol. In addition to his responsibilities at the statehouse, Haskell was the chief architect for the Chase County Courthouse, the Douglas County Courthouse and many of the buildings at the University of Kansas. In 1907, after a long and successful career, John Gideon Haskell passed away at the age of seventy-five after a sudden illness at his home in Lawrence, Kansas.


History of My Pioneer Mother

Younger, Nettie M., b. 1893

This pamphlet tells the story of Martha Elizabeth Hutchison Haywood's life in Meade County, Kansas by her daughter Nettie M. Haywood Younger.


Onaga bloomer girls' baseball team from Onaga, Kansas

A studio portrait of the members of the Onaga bloomer girls' baseball team of Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Members of the team: top row: (l to r) Winifred Floberg, Edna Selbach, Ada Ingalsbe, Dessa Smith, Clara Knipp, Ola Hobbs; bottom row (l to r) Jennie McCabe, Garnett Day, Norma Miller, Ethel Hobbs, and Hazel Mount.


Mitchell family letters

Mitchell, William E.

Sixteen letters either written or received by members of the Mitchell family. Also, one gold license issued to William Mitchell, Jr. Several of the letters were written by William Mitchell who was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, in 1825. His parents brought him and his brothers and sisters to Middletown, Conn., where he grew up. When Mitchell was 24 he sailed around Cape Horn to join the California Gold Rush. In 1852 he sailed to Australia where he worked in the gold fields for three years and then went on around the world. He came to Kansas in 1856 as part of the Beecher Rifle Company. He was prominent in the history of that colony, underground railroad, and in the border troubles. When the Prairie Guards Militia Company was organized, Mitchell was chosen Captain and led his men to the defense of Lawrence, K. T. In 1868, he was elected to the State Legislature. In that same year, he married Mary Chamberlain, a teacher from Middletown, Conn. They lived on their farm of 320 acres until 1880, when they and their four children moved to Wabaunsee. Mitchell served as a station agent for the Manhattan, Alma and Burlingame Railroad. Mary Chamberlain Mitchell's sister Josephine Chamberlain was married to Dr. William Hornaday, a famous naturalist who worked to save to the bison and composed several songs. The Mitchell children had outstanding careers, Alex C. Mitchell retired after working 47 years for the Santa Fe Railway, H. Raymond and William I. Mitchell were for many years the manager and treasurer of the Bronx Zoological Park, and Maude J. was an artist, poet, and composer.


Ferries in Kansas

Letters and notes to George A. Root concerning ferries and ferry companies that operated in Kansas. Included among the letters is a map of several ferry crossings near Shawnee County along the Kansas River and another map of ferries along the Neosho River.


St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas

Bernstein, Max

Two views of St. Margaret's Hospital, 8th and Vermont, in Kansas City, Kansas.

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