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Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.

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Dust drift, Graham County

This photograph shows dust drifts by John Spark's house, Graham County, Kansas.

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Flood damage, Topeka, Kansas

This is a photo of the Skinner home showing front portion as it looked after the wall collapsed because of flooding. The home was located on the east side of Kansas Avenue immediately after crossing the Mellan Bridge, Topeka, Ks.

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William Henry Avery and family

A photograph of Governor William Henry Avery and his family on the snow covered lawn in front of the Governor's mansion, Cedar Crest. The photograph was used on the Governor's Christmas card. Avery was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. A Republican, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.

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Flood clean up in Topeka, Kansas

Wolfe's Camera and Photo Shop

A photograph showing a man and woman cleaning up a residence after the 1951 flood in Topeka, Kansas.

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Tornado damage, Greensburg, Kansas

Michaelis, Barbara

These photographs show damage to Greensburg, Kansas, after an EF5 tornado struck the town on May 4, 2007. The tornado was part of a storm system, which effected south central Kansas. About 95% of Greensburg was destroyed, 13 people were killed, and at least 60 people were injured.

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Tornado damage, Greensburg, Kansas

Sweet, Mary

These photographs show damage to Greensburg, Kansas, after an EF5 tornado struck the town on May 4, 2007. The tornado was part of a storm system which effected south central Kansas. About 95% of Greensburg was destroyed, thirteen people were killed, and at least sixty people were injured.

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Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.

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Grangers versus hoppers

Henry Worrall, 1825-1902

This is a copy of a cartoon by Kansas artist Henry Worrall showing Kansas farmers (Grangers) battling grasshoppers. The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was originally founded with the idea of educating and connecting farmers within America. The first Grange was set up in Fredonia, New York. From there granges spread across the U.S., providing classes and social events to farmers. The first Kansas Grange was organized in 1872 at Hiawatha. Within a few years, more than 1,000 Granges claiming more than 30,000 members had been established across the state. Read more about the Grange in Kansapedia.

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Elmer LeRoy Sparke interview, Kinsley, Kansas

Sparke, Elmer LeRoy

This transcript of an interview with LeRoy Sparke is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Sparke talks of his family, education, military career, and his memories of the Edwards County community.

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