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Teachers at Montezuma grade school in Montezuma, Kansas

This photograph shows teachers at the Montezuma grade school in Montezuma, Kansas. The teachers are identified as (left to right) Theo (Dolly) Burgess Boughner, Hester Neimier Thomas, Della Bryant Fry, Floy Kinnamon Burgess, unknown, and Goldie Monninger.

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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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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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Pioneer school teacher, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows Miss Downey at her back door. Maude Elliott's uncle's Model T is in front of the house.

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Elam Bartholomew residence, Rooks County, Kansas

This is an interior view of the Bartholomew's sod house. Elam and his wife Rachel are in the photograph. Elam Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874. He was born in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873 he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery and in June 1877 traveled to Illinois for the wedding. They returned to Kansas in September of 1877. The Bartholomews lived on their farm on Bow Creek until 1929 when they moved to Hays. Elam Bartholomew was a well known botanist specializing in rust flora and he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College. He died in 1934. A diary for the years 1877 and 1878 is contained in Kansas Memory.

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Mary Kallaus interview, Kinsley, Kansas

Kallaus, Mary Todd (Steele)

This transcript of an interview with Mary Kallaus is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Kallaus talks of her family, education, and her memories of the Edwards County community. An interview with her husband Robert Kallaus is also available.

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Beatrice Coats interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas

Coats, Beatrice Josephine (Basgall)

This is an interview with Beatrice Coats, part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Beatrice talks of her family, education, and the home front during WWII.

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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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