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Alfred Larzelere

Alfred Larzelere of Doniphan County was active in free state politics. He served as speaker of the Kansas House in 1859 and as a delegate to the Leavenworth constitutional convention. He was also a member of the Free State Central committee.

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Ephraim Nute

Portrait of Rev. Ephraim Nute. He was a Unitarian minister in Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Nute served as chaplain for the Territorial Legislature at Lecompton and was a chaplain for the First Regiment of the Kansas Volunteers.

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Fletcher Bowman and Clara Livona McCreery Howe family

Hover's Gallery

A portrait of Fletcher Bowman Howe, Clara Livona McCreery Howe and family: (left to right) Mark Watson Howe, Fletcher Bowman Howe, Clara Livona McCreery Howe and George Christina Howe. The family came from West Union, Iowa, and settled on a farm near Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas.

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John Edmond Yard

A card photograph showing Colonel John Edmond Yard with three officers. Two of the officers are seated with a dog in a horse drawn carriage. At this time, Yard was probably colonel of the 24th Infantry.

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Rail bridge across Kansas River

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882

This stereograph shows a railroad bridge across the Kansas River at State Line, Kansas. There is a locomotive crossing the bridge and along the banks are logs that have washed up on shore. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.

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Samuel J. Reader

Samuel J. Reader lived in Shawnee County, Kansas Territory, and participated in some free state activities. He wrote about his daily life (including descriptions of the Battles of Indianola and Hickory Point) in his diary, which he used as the basis for an autobiography he illustrated with drawings and watercolor paintings. This photograph is a copy that Reader made from a daguerreotype taken of him in 1855 at age eighteen. The copy was produced on March 1, 1894, in La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois.

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William Hutchinson

Clinedinst

A portrait of William Hutchinson, a journalist and correspondent for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Democrat and Washington Republic, he covered events in Kansas from 1855 through the early 1860s. He settled in Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Hutchinson served as secretary of the Kansas Central Committee and assisted with efforts to send emigrant parties and relief to Kansas Territory. He was first identified with the abolition or free-soil party, until the Republican party organized. Hutchinson was a member of the Wyandotte Constitution Convention and was an early and persistent advocate of temperance and other reforms.

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Peter McVicar

Snyder, Photographer

Peter McVicar came to Kansas in 1860 from Maine. He was the first pastor of the Topeka Congregational Church. He later served as president of Washburn College

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John Ritchie

This sepia colored carte-de-visite shows John Ritchie, (1817-1887), an abolitionist from Franklin, Indiana who moved, in 1855, to Topeka, Kansas. Actively involved in the Free State movement, Ritchie operated a way station along the underground railroad to help runway slaves. In 1858 and 1859 he respectively served as a delegate to the Leavenworth and Wyandotte Constitutional Conventions. Ritchie was also instrumental in donating a 160 acres of land for the future site of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

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Hostetter's ranch south of Coats, Kansas

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

Hereford heifers on the Hostetter's ranch (owned by Harris and Crane of Ottawa, Kansas) south of Coats, Kansas. A wagon, hay mounds, wooden fences, and out-buildings are also visible in the photograph.

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