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Kansas Official Council, Topeka, Kansas

Paul Harrison

This is a panoramic photo of the members of the Kansas Official Council, Topeka, Kansas, grouped on the steps of the Capitol. This is a gathering of various county officials and the 1924 meeting was, apparently, the largest group to that time. A newspaper article indicated that 750 people attended. There is a banner that says "Kansas Grows the Best Wheat in the World." A boys band, including some African-American boys, is kneeling at the front of the group.

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Cyrus Leland, Jr., with a child

This is a photograph of Cyrus Leland, Jr., with an unidentified young child, unknown location. Cyrus Leland, Jr., was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas Legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican National Committee. Leland was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of Internal Revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory 1889-1893, and was then named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland later died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas

Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967

This black and white photograph shows a group of men and children gathered around a fire engine in Marysville, Kansas. In the background, a fire hydrant is spraying water into the air.

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