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"The End, 1883"

Garretson, M.S.

This ink on paper drawing by Martin Garretson depicts the artist's conception of the changes in western Kansas as the open prairie was claimed for family farms. By 1883, the vast buffalo herds of the central plains had been hunted almost to the point of extinction. In the drawing, one man is shown loading bleached buffalo bones into an oxen-drawn wagon, while another man with a horse-drawn plow has begun plowing the cleared prairie for a farm crop. A young girl and boy are shown with piles of horns and horned skulls, and a woman is shown standing in the doorway of a small farmhouse in the background.

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A flock of chickens

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

This photograph shows a flock of chickens, a man, chicken coops, farm buildings, and a windmill on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Poultry was a very important food source before refrigeration was commonplace in rural households on the prairie. Chickens and turkeys also provided a much-needed source of income through the sale of live birds and eggs.

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A flock of turkeys

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

This photograph shows a young girl standing near a flock of turkeys on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. A farm building and cart are also visible in the photograph.

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A man feeding chickens

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

This man is feeding chickens on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are a farmhouse and several farm buildings.

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A sod house in eastern Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory

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

This is a view of a sod house in the eastern portion of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory. In the foreground, a woman is pouring water into a livestock trough and there is a boy on a horse.

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Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter Nancy Jo and son John Cobb riding a carousel at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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Alfred Mossman Landon

This photograph shows Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas. Landon served as tthe 26th Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937.

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Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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Alfred Mossman Landon

This photograph shows Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon with his daughter, Nancy Jo, at the Kansas Free Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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