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George Washington Glick

This formal portrait shows George Washington Glick, 1827-1911, a lawyer and Civil War veteran from Atchison, Kansas. He is elected a member of the Kansas House of Representatives serving from 1864 to 1869. He goes on to serve as a Kansas State Senator from 1873 to 1879. Glick continues his career in politics by running for Kansas governor. Glick is elected as the ninth governor and the first Democrat in 1882. He serves from January 08, 1883 to January 12, 1885. The Glick administration was marked by a strong economy and credited for fairness and foresight in the process of governing.

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Joseph McCoy

At the end of the Civil War when millions of longhorns were left on the plains of Texas without a market, the Union Pacific was building west across Kansas. Joseph McCoy, an Illinois stockman, believed these cattle could be herded north for shipment by rail. He built yards at Abilene and sent agents to notify the Texas cattlemen. In 1867 the first drives were made up the Chisholm Trail and during the next five years more than a million head were received.

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Tennessee Town Kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas

This photograph shows June Chapman, standing, and Mary Jordan, seated, at tables with their students at Tennessee Town Kindergarten in Topeka, Kansas.

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Samuel Forster Tappan

A portrait of Samuel Forster Tappan, who was born in Massachusetts and came to Kansas when he was in his twenties. He listed his occupation as a journalist but was best known as secretary at the Leavenworth and Wyandotte Constitutional conventions. He was a free state supporter and settled in Lawrence. This image was taken a number of years after the territorial era.

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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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Colby Band, Colby, Kansas

This is a formal portrait of the uniformed members of the Colby Band of Colby, Kansas, taken sometime in the late 1880s. The band instruments include one clarinet, two drums, and eight brass horns.

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Dodge City Cowboy Band, St. Louis, Missouri

A studio portrait of the Dodge City Cowboy Band at the First National Convention of Cattlemen in St. Louis, Missouri. Pictured are: Back row: unknown, unknown, L.A. Lauber, J.S. Welsh, Charles Otero, unknown, Roy Drake; Middle row: Prof. Eastman, Prof. Miller, George [illegible], unknown, unknown, unknown, Frank Warren; Seated: Chalk Beeson, George Horder, William Visquesney.

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Modern Woodmen of America Band, Topeka, Kansas

Members of the Modern Woodmen of America Band of Topeka, Kansas.

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Frederick Funston

A portrait of Frederick Funston, 1865-1917.

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Frederick Funston

A portrait of Frederick Funston, 1865-1917, as an 18 year old student at Lawrence Commercial College.

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