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Original drawing for Kansas Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas

Mix, E. Townsend

Original drawing for the east wing of the Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kansas, created by Edward Townsend Mix, an architect from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plans were adopted by the state legislature of 1866 but later rejected by a house committee in favor of modifications by Kansas architect John G. Haskell.

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Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery

Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery hosting a reception at Cedar Crest, Topeka, Kansas.

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Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery at Cedar Crest, Topeka, Kansas

A photograph showing Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery in the living room of Cedar Crest in Topeka, Kansas. Avery was born August 11, 191, near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. 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.

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Debbie Bryant with Governor and Mrs. William Avery

A photograph showing Debbie Bryant, Miss America 1966, posed on the stairs of Cedar Crest with Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery and military officers.

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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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Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery at Cedar Crest, Topeka, Kansas

A photograph showing Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery standing in the doorway of Cedar Crest in Topeka, Kansas. Avery was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. 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.

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President Gerald Ford and Kansas Governor Robert Bennett

This color photograph shows the thirty-eighth President of the United States Gerald Ford and Kansas Governor Robert Bennett in front of Cedar Crest, the official residence of the governor in Topeka, Kansas. On February 11, 1975, President Ford arrived in Topeka to speak before the Kansas Legislator about his economic and energy programs. Later in the day, the president met with ten Midwest governors at Cedar Crest for a working luncheon to discuss proposals for strengthening the Nation's economy and reducing America's dependency on oil from the Middle East.

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Kansas State Postal Conference Convention in Topeka, Kansas

Willard

This is a panoramic photograph of the people attending the Kansas State Postal Conference-Convention held November 10, 1922, in Topeka, Kansas. They are posed on the steps of the Kansas State Capitol. There are a few women scattered throughout the crowd. There is a banner on the front row that says "Kansas RLCA Over 300% Gain 1922." RLCA stands for Rural Letter Carriers Association.

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Original plans for Kansas Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas

Mix, E. Townsend

Original plans for the Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kansas, created by Edward Townsend Mix, an architect from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plans were adopted by the state legislature of 1866 but later rejected by a house committee in favor of modifications by Kansas architect John G. Haskell.

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Court Martial of Col James White Frierson Hughes, Topeka, Kansas

Farrow, W. F.

These sepia-colored photographs show the court martial of Colonel James White Frierson Hughes in the south corridor of the basement at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. As commander of the Kansas National Guard, Hughes was charged with disobeying orders issued by Governor Lorenzo D. Lewelling during the legislative war that erupted between Republicans and Populists for control of the House chambers. The trial lasted for twenty-four days with a verdict of guilty. Hughes was relieved of his command on September 25, 1893 as colonel of the Third regiment, Kansas National Guard. In 1895, Governor Edmund Morrill reinstated Hughes to the rank of Brigadier General and Major General of the Kansas National Guard.

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