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Isaac Tichenor Goodnow to Edward Everett Hale

Goodnow, Isaac Tichener, 1814-1894

Isaac T. Goodnow wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory to Edward Everett Hale, member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company's Executive Committee. Goodnow informed Hale about plans to establish Bluemont Central College (predecessor to Kansas State University) just west of Manhattan, Kansas Territory. He asserted that the college would only add to Manhattan's other advantages -- being on the "natural route of the Pacific" railroad and on the shortest route to the Pike's Peak gold mines. Goodnow asked Hale for a contribution to the building fund for the college.

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James M. Hunter to Thomas Nesbit Stinson

Hunter, James M.

James M. Hunter, writing from Westport, Missouri, informed Thomas N. Stinson about a joint land speculation deal involving lots in Tecumseh, KT. Hunter alluded to Governor Andrew Reeder's involvement in the speculative venture.

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Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill

Morton, Albert C.

Albert Morton wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Morton related that the fall emigration had begun, Quindaro was crowded, and more buildings were being constructed than ever before. Morton also had found two men interested in renting the home owned by Hill upon its completion. He suggested that it would be best to "keep things quiet" about Samuel N. Simpson, and asked, on the behalf of Guthrie, if Hill planned to travel again to Quindaro.

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Charles Chadwick to Hiram Hill

Chadwick, Charles

Charles Chadwick wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts, regarding economic conditions in town. Chadwick asked that Hill promptly pay his debt to Abelard Guthrie, a fellow Quindaro investor, who was on the brink of bankruptcy. He added that Clinton County, Missouri, had voted not to invest in the Parkville and Grand River Railroad that fall, which had damaged the possibility for a boom in economic activity for the coming fall. Chadwick reported that heavy rains had hindered transportation on local rivers, but was optimistic that October might bring some money to the town through land sales. No news had been heard from Causin, the Washington attorney who was assisting Hill to retain some disputed lands.

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George W. Scott papers

Scott, George W., 1850-1920

Business correspondence, arranged chronologically, of George W. Scott, one of the first residents of Edgerton, Kansas. A large portion of the collection is correspondence between Scott and Frank S. Hammond, Scott's partner in a 20,000 acre ranch in the Texas panhandle. Much of the correspondence deals with their attempts to raise cattle, lease the land, and sell or trade the property. Hammond worked as a general manager for several railroads (Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company; Kansas City, Shreveport, and Gulf Railway Company; and the Kansas City, Watkins, and Gulf Railway Company) that were in the process of expanding their lines, and mentioned these activities in his letters. Due to their real estate investments in Texas, many letters come from banks, insurance agents, and land surveyors in the panhandle. Scott also served as secretary for the Johnson County Fair Association and owned the Gardner Lumber Company. Scott frequently corresponded with creameries, dairy farmers, wholesale dry goods retailers and seed merchants, including the Kansas Seed House owned by Frederick W. Barteldes in Lawrence. Also included are invoices, checks, contracts, and inventory lists from various businesses.

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700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966

This panoramic view shows the east side of the 700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Farmers National Bank, Kline, R.H. Fairchild Carpenter and Cabinet Maker, Chase E. Cole, Permanent Waving, De Luxe Shine Parlor and Shoe Shop, Cozy Loan Office, Curry's Smoke House, Evans Shoe Repair Shop, and Wm. Connors Furniture Company.

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Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows soldiers eating at the Fred Harvey dining room inside the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. More than 73,000 meals were served to military personnel.

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, CA

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This photograph shows soldiers who were returning from the South Pacific and en route to separation centers eating at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room at the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, Los Angeles, CA.

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Fred Harvey military dining room, Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This is the Fred Harvey military dining room, Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, California. This facility was used to feed returning soldiers from the South Pacific who were en route to separation centers. More than 73,000 meals were served to military personnel in December, 1945.

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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, Hutchinson, Kansas

This photograph shows a group of Harvey Girls gathered in the dining room of the Harvey House at the Bisonte Hotel in Hutchinson, Kansas. The facility designed by architect J.G. Holland opened in November of 1897. For a number of years the hotel provided service until the late 1940s when it closed its doors due to the decline in rail services. The building was razed between 1964 and 1965.

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