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Ellen Douglas Denison Goodnow to Harriet Goodnow

Goodnow, Ellen Denison (Mrs. Isaac T.)

Ellen Goodnow, recently arrived at her homestead near Manhattan, Kansas Territory, wrote to her sister-in-law Harriet Goodnow in New England, regarding her trip West and her impressions of Kansas Territory. Ellen described her journey in a detailed but concise manner, and, in her first impressions, likened Kansas to "another garden of Eden. . .too good for bondage, or for the oppressor's rod [references to slavery]." A devout Christian woman, she also expressed her opinion that Satan held influence over the Missourians. Despite this ominous presence, Ellen still tried to convince Harriet to join them in the Territory.

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Fourth of July celebration, Coldwater, Kansas

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

View of a 1903 Fourth of July celebration on a street in Coldwater, Kansas. Business buildings are visible along the street, including the Shultise & Allderdice General Supply Store.

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Cowboys in Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory

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

View of Lon Ford (left) and Pearl Gillian (right, from Englewood, Kansas) on horses and leading pack animals. They were getting ready for a round-up in the eastern part of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory.

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Fred Massey store, Iowa Point, Kansas

This is an exterior view of the Fred Massey store with a man, woman, and two children standing in front, Iowa Point, Kansas. Visible in the photograph is a horse drawn carriage.

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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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Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Dresher, G. C.

This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.

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First steam plow in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924

A photograph showing a group of people posing with the first steam tractor, plow and harrow in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas.

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First steam plow in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924

The photograph shows a group of people around the first steam plow in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. Also in the background of the photograph there are some tents, buggies, wagons, and a horse.

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Walter Pearce Hull photograph collection

Walter Pearce Hull, 1870-1956

This series of photographs was taken by Walter Pearce Hull. He was born November 22, 1870, in Eyota, Minnesota, grew up in Athens, Alabama, and moved to Kansas as a young man. His parents were Joseph Gould Hull, born May 4, 1840 in Orangeville, Ohio and Eliza Jane Westfall, born October 29, 1847 in Bushnell, Illinois. By 1894 he was manager of the Northrup Store in Colony. He served as a 1st Lt. In the 20th Kansas Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, 1898-99, during the Philippine-American War, serving on Frederick Funston's staff. He returned to Iola after he was discharged and was manager of the Northrup store there. Hull was a skilled amateur photographer. Many of the photos were taken while he was courting Lenna Myrtle Jolliffe, 1908-1909. They married December 22, 1909 in Bentonville, Arkansas. They lived at 420 S. Washington Street, Iola and had three children: Harriet, born September 29, 1910, Berrien Jolliffe, born October 15, 1913, and Lenna Doris, born December 3, 1915.

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Dr. Martha Cunningham, Garnett, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows Dr. Martha Cunningham, seated in the buggy, with her sister Belle. The buggy is in front of her office at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Oak Street in Garnett, Kansas. A graduate from the Chicago School of Medicine, Martha and her reliable horse Prince made house calls for over twenty-five years in the Garnett community. Her name and office hours are on the door in the background.

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