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Alfred Gray

Leonard & Martin

A photograph of Alfred Gray, who was born in Evans, New York. In March 1857 Gray made the decision to immigrate to Kansas, where, at the age of 26, he settled in Quindaro, opening a law and real estate office. Soon, however, Gray chose to return to the occupation of his father, and he ultimately built one of the best farms in Wyandotte County. Gray was chief clerk of the territorial legislature and was elected to the first state legislature; in April 1862 he entered the army and served as a regimental quartermaster with the Fifth Kansas Cavalry and the 10th Kansas Infantry regiments. Gray is best known for his post-Civil War activities. He served as director of the State Agricultural Society from 1866 to 1870 and was elected secretary of the State Board of Agriculture in 1872, serving in this capacity until his death in 1880.

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Kansas State Seal

Cultural Heritage and Arts Center

The State Seal of Kansas. The Seal of Kansas and the state motto, Ad astra per aspera (to the stars through difficulties), were adopted through a joint resolution during the first Kansas legislative session on May 25, 1861.

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William H. Deckard

Leonard & Martin

This cabinet card shows William H. Deckard, (1830-1887). Deckard a native of Saline, Missouri moved with his family, in the spring of 1855, to Doniphan County, Kansas. A farmer by trade he acquired and farmed 200 acres of land in the Marion Township and was actively involved his community. Deckard held membership in the fraternal organization of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, lodge number 35, and was elected to a number of political offices. Some of these positions included county commissioner, Marion Township treasurer, and a clerk for school district 35. He also served during the Civil War as a wagon master under General James Blunt's division. Deckard's civic duty to Doniphan County continued after the war when he was elected in 1885 to the Kansas House of Representatives as a Republican from the Second District. He served only one year in the House before being elected in 1886 to the Kansas Senate. Deckard's lifelong dedication to the community came to a close on January 27, 1887, when he died at the age of 56. Burial was at Rosedale Cemetery in Doniphan, Kansas.

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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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Charles A. Richard

Here is a photograph of Charles A. Richard who was a minister at the First Christian Church in Lawrence, Kansas; State Senator representing Seneca, Kansas; Kansas Cooperative executive; member of the Topeka Council of Churches; and a farmer in Nemaha County, Kansas.

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Charles A. Richard

This is a photograph showing Charles A. Richard standing by his car at 835 Jewell in Topeka, Kansas. Charles A. Richard was a minister, State Senator, Kansas Cooperative executive, a member of the Topeka Council of Churches, and a farmer in Nemaha County, Kansas.

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Samuel Judson Smith, Lucinda A. Gardner Smith and children

This is a photograph of Samuel Judson Smith and Lucinda A. Gardner Smith with their children. Samuel Judson Smith was born September 9, 1843 in Ashland County, Ohio. He married Lucinda Gardner on April 4, 1860 in Peoria County, Illinois. Samuel was educated at Oberlin College and was a schoolmaster in Illinois. During the Civil War, he served as a lieutenant with Company E, 77th Illinois Volunteers. Smith came to Rice County, Kansas in 1874 from Milbrook, Peoria County, Illinois. In September, 1875, his wife Lucy (Lucinda) and their children joined him on the farm. The Smiths had seven children, Charles J., S. E. (Ed), Ella M., Frank, Lottie B., Ransom T. and Mary L. Samuel Smith was a farmer, Clerk of the District Court for 8 years (1880-1888), member of Lodge #192 A.F. and A.M., and a State Senator representing the 36th Senatorial District in 1900. He died on February 2, 1903 in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas.

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Lula Ford Richard and Charles A. Richard

Here are photographs of Lula Ford Richard and Charles A. Richard. Charles was a minister at the First Christian Church in Lawrence, Kansas; State Senator representing Seneca, Kansas; Kansas Cooperative executive; member of the Topeka Council of Churches; and a farmer in Nemaha County, Kansas.

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Arthur Capper and President Herbert Hoover with Kansas farmers

International News Photos, Inc

This is a photograph of Senator Arthur Capper, shown standing with President Herbert Hoover in the center of the photograph, and a group of Kansas farmers in Washington, D.C. Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served as Kansas Governor from 1915 to 1919, and U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.

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