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A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

Published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, this pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement on railroad lands in Kansas by glorifying the state's natural resources including water, soil, mineral deposits and plant life. Printed by the Kansas Farmer in Topeka, Kansas.

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What one county is doing

Promotional brochure detailing road improvements instituted by Wayne County, Michigan. In particular, the construction of concrete roads in the given county and how it enhances economic commerce.

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Kansas People To "Travel on Gravel"

This Kansas Good Roads Association promotional literature highlights the construction of durable and beneficial roads for southeastern Kansas.

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After the great war is over

This promotional brochure argues that the construction of good roads in the United States will enhance agricultural productivity and economic development in the aftermath of World War I.

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Where Kansas stands

This good roads promotional brochure published by the Kansas Good Roads Association argues that Kansas' position as a national leader in farm production makes good roads a necessity.

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Comparative Cost of Travel

Promotional brochure exhorting the virtues of automobiles and trucks over team drive carriages in the hauling of agricultural products over good roads.

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365-day roads an investment, not a tax

Brochure promoting good roads as a investment comparable to other enhancements financed by the farmer and found on his individual land holding.

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Kansas road and bridge funds

This Kansas Good Roads Association pamphlet argues that Kansas should invest more in road and bridge construction and maintenance. The card provides one in a series of eleven talks. An illustration demonstrates the difficulties poor roads cause for farmers. Frank Smith is the general manager in Topeka, Kansas.

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Robert McBratney

Colville, Photographer

Robert McBratney was a native of Ohio who moved to Kansas Territory in 1857. He originally settled in Atchison and owned half of the Squatter Sovereign. The other half was owned by Samuel Pomeroy and Thaddeus Hyatt and under their ownership it became a free state newspaper. He was involved in railroad development in Kansas Territory. In 1861, he moved to Junction City where he had been named register of the land office.

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A.S. Wilson to Henry J. Allen

Kansas. Governor (1919-1923 : Allen)

A.S. Wilson, an attorney in Galena, Kansas, writes to Governor Henry J. Allen to indicate his interest in a law that would allow second class cities to separate the schools based on "white and colored children." He included a petition with signatures with the letter.

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