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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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Mary Leona Butler interview, Offerle, Kansas

Butler, Mary Leona (Erickson)

This transcript of an interview with Mary Leona Butler 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. Butler talks of her family, education, and her memories of the Edwards County community.

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Southern Kansas. Letter in the march number of "camp's emigrants' guide to Kansas," from a New York farmer

Worden, Allen M.

This railroad advertisement features a published letter from a New York farm emigrant, lauding the agricultural bountifulness of Kansas to prospective settlers. It was written in Iola, Allen County.

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Hand book for the Kansas Pacific Railway

Kansas Pacific Railway Company

This Kansas Pacific Railroad publication advertises good abundant and cheap land readily available on its rail line between Kansas City, Missouri, and Denver, Colorado. The booklet contains descriptions of the country and cities and towns along the Kansas Pacific Railroad and its branches.

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Henry L. Denison to Joseph Denison

Denison, Henry

Henry Denison wrote from Bluemont College in Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to his uncle Joseph Denison, a Trustee of the College. Henry informed him that dry summer conditions had significantly impeded crop growth. The drought also affected the construction of the College, as the plasterers depended on the water supply of a nearby creek to mix their plaster; carpenters, however, moved forward with their work. Henry closed with a mention of a recent eclipse.

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Jotham Meeker to daughter Maria

Letter written to Maria Meeker from her father Jotham Meeker, a Baptist Indian missionary. This letter was written while Maria was away for schooling, and discusses the weather, poor health of her family, marriages in the Indian community, and harvests.

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Henry L. Denison to Joseph Denison

Denison, Henry

Henry Denison wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to his uncle, Joseph Denison, who was traveling away from home. Henry reported that the cornerstone of Bluemont College had been laid the day before, and described the festivities, including speeches and the planting of a kind of time capsule behind the cornerstone. He added that crops had sprouted and were growing beautifully; emigrants continued to pass through on their way to Pikes Peak.

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Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.

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Scott City high school students working in a sugar cane field

This is a photograph showing Scott City high school students cutting, gathering, and running stalks of cane through a horse-powered press, a step in the manufacture of cane syrup. During World War I, students helped fill a labor void on many Kansas farms.

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John William Gardiner diary

Gardiner, John William, 1851-1917

John William Gardiner was born in or near Platte City, Missouri, in 1851. In March 1855, Gardiner and his family moved to the future site of Winchester, Jefferson County, in the newly opened Kansas Territory. During 1875, he taught school and simultaneously took classes in Leavenworth to obtain his teaching certificate. Many of the diary entries describe his teaching, weather, the grasshopper plague, and extracurricular activities such as singing and visiting friends.

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