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Moving S.E. Cave's office building from Santa Fe to Sublette, Kansas

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

This is a view of workers using wagons and mules to move S. E. Cave's office building from Santa Fe, Kansas, to the new Haskell County seat in Sublette, Kansas. The James S. Patrick Real Estate office, left, was later moved to Satanta, Kansas. In the background, behind the S. E. Cave building, is the original Haskell County Courthouse building. Santa Fe pioneers fought hard for a railroad for Haskell County, but when it came in 1913, it missed Santa Fe, the original county seat, by seven miles. In 1920, the county seat was moved to Sublette, Kansas, which had prospered by being on the Santa Fe railroad line, and Santa Fe faded away into a ghost town.

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Middle Creek Band

View of the members of the Middle Creek Band of Middle Creek, Kansas, in a mule-drawn wagon.

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Brewery album

A photograph album containing 37 photographs of saloons, Turner Halls, breweries, Shawnee County Courthouse, and shipping and delivery of beer in northeast Kansas.

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Urbin I. Rudell photograph collection

Rudell, Urbin I., 1878-1966

Photographer Urbin I. Rudell, 1878-1966, was born in the Lenape community of Leavenworth County, Kansas. His family later moved to Loring, Wyandotte County, where he attended school. Rudell became interested in taking photographs at age 15 and taught himself the art of photography with a German-made camera he acquired. Rudell married Alice Mae Barry in 1903 and the couple moved to Bonner Springs in 1907. About this time, the city leaders were promoting Bonner Springs as a health resort. Rudell was hired to take photographs of Bonner Springs businesses, homes, and other points of interest, which were published in the booklet "Kansas Karlsbad." During the Depression, Rudell was hired to carry mail and parcel post between the post office and the Union Pacific depot, and he held that job for the next twenty years. He continued to operate his photography business and worked out of his home taking photographs when requested and whenever a major event occurred in town.

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Street scene, Little River, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows the main business street in Little River, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are horse drawn wagons and automobiles parked along the street. A drug store is visible on the left side of the photograph.

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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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L. B. Breese General Merchandise and Drug Store, Elmdale, Kansas

These three photographs show exterior views of the L. B. Breese General Merchandise and Drug Store in Elmdale, Kansas. The first picture shows several adults and children outside the store, as well as some horse-drawn wagons. The second picture shows a group of adults and children posing in front of the store. Horse-drawn wagons and a dog are also visible in the photograph. The third photograph shows a group of men and women posing in front of the store. Pictured are Clara Richter Kuhle; Reverend G. B. Mehl, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church; Mae Spencer, store owner L. Bud Breese, Veola Jeffrey, Mrs. J. J. Jeffrey and an unidentified man. The "Drug Store" sign on the corner of the building shows the traditional mortar and pestle pharmacy symbol.

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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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Ottawa's Main Street

These two photographs show Ottawa's Main Street, one looking south and the other toward the north.

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Businesses on Sixth Street, Topeka, Kansas

A photograph showing businesses along the 100 block of east Sixth Street in Topeka, Kansas. Some of the store fronts include Dibble Grocery Company, J. M. French, the Union Pacific Tea Company, and the U-N-O Theater.

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