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Lake Valley School, Finney County, Kansas

The photograph shows a group of unidentified people in front of the Lake Valley School in Finney County, Kansas in 1917.

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Shoe Shop School scene, Finney County, Kansas

Maude Elliott explains on the back of the photograph how the chuck wagon she was using as a school progressed into a shoe shop in Garden City. When the new district was opened, the wagon was hitched behind a pair of mules who drew it to the new school location. Maude Elliott was supposed to get a new school house, but unfortunately the new school building was still unfinished by the time she left.

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Shoe Shop School, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows the Shoe Shop School with paper covering the sides, wheels, and all. The paper proved to be poor insulation and did not keep the wind or the children from slipping under the school room floor. The ten children pictured were only half of Maude Elliott's pupils. She taught thirty-two classes a day, all eight grades.

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School in a chuck wagon, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows Maude Elliott's first school building; it was used as a chuck wagon where two or three women cooked for a crew of men. The tent was their "living room" which could be as easily moved from place to place as the chuck wagon. A pair of mules was all that was needed to move Maude Elliott's school building around.

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Students, Greeley County, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows a group of students with their teacher in front of a one-room schoolhouse in Greeley County, Kansas. Two of the children are informally posed with their respective mules. For many students, during the 1880s and the 1910s, the commute to school consisted of walking or riding a livestock animal.

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L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.

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Mount Olive School Bus in Greeley County, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows a group of students and their bus driver in front of the Mount Olive school bus in Greeley County, Kansas.

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Sunday school class, Baken Valley School, Wilson County, Kansas

This is a photograph of a Sunday school class standing on the steps of Baken Valley School, northeast of Fredonia, in rural Wilson County, Kansas. There are two buggies full of people on either side of the group, which includes children and adults of all ages.

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Kid wagon at Atlanta, Kansas

This is a photograph of a kid wagon or a school wagon in Atlanta, Kansas. Dwight Markley is standing 4th from left and Hubert ______ fifth from left.

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