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A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas

Baker, Fred

This is a local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas, as recollected by Fred Baker, Gove City, Kansas. Baker wrote this sketch and submitted it in March 1918 to the Golden Belt Educational Association at Hays, Kansas, and was awarded a prize. Also included is a letter from Judge J.C. Ruppenthal, Russell, Kansas, to William Connelly, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, who received the sketch from Baker and wished for it to be donated into the Society's holdings.

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Col. O.W. Wheeler's cattle herd

Baker-Co

View of Col. O. W. Wheeler's herd en route to the Kansas Pacific Railway in 1867. The illustration was copied from "Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade" by Joseph McCoy published in 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.

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Dance-House

Baker-Co

An illustration of an exuberant dance at a dance house copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.

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F. E. "Gene" Murphy ranch house east of Santa Fe, Kansas

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

Francis Eugene (Gene) Murphy is shown on the porch of his ranch house, located in Haskell County east of Santa Fe, Kansas. Also visible at right are a storm cellar (or "'fraid hole") and a windmill. At one time, Murphy owned 100 quarter-sections of Haskell County land. The house, built by Murphy in 1908, was later the home of Harold Walters.

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Cattle grazing in Comanche County, Kansas

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

Cattle grazing and people fishing on a ranch in Comanche County, Kansas.

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Souvenir of Larned and Pawnee County, Kansas

Larned Chronoscope

This souvenir history of Larned and Pawnee County, Kansas, includes brief historical sketches with many photos of farms, homes, and businesses.

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Dodge City Cowboy Band, Dodge City, Kansas

A formal view of the manager and members of the Dodge City Cowboy Band of Dodge City, Kansas. Pictured are: Standing: Charles Otero, George Horder, Captain J.S. Welch - Drum Major, unknown, unknown, unknown; Middle row: unknown, Charlie Makepeace, Jay Drake, Roy Drake - Director, unknown, unknown; Seated: D.M. Frost - Editor of the Globe, George Meserole, Lou Louber, Charles A. Miller, William G. Visquesney, Chalk M. Beeson - Organizer and Manager, Colonel S.S. Prouty - editor of "The Cowboy;" Boy on ground at left: Harold Jones; Boy at right: Finckey Marsh.

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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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