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Garfield School, Topeka, Kansas

Three black and white photographs of Garfield School in Topeka, Kansas, serving as an emergency hospital, possibly during the Spanish Influenza epidemic.

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Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.

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Fire destroys Ottawa's Hamblin House

The Hamblin House hotel was erected in 1867 on the southwest corner of Second and Main in Ottawa, Kansas. It was destroyed by fire on February 10, 1895.

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Fire department, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

The photograph shows Garden City, Finney County, Kansas' 500 gallon pumper bought in 1927 and retired in 1962. The photograph shows what may have been an actual fire. The scene is behind the Stone Hotel, looking west. Also in the background of the photograph, the Methodist Church is visible.

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Farmer shoveling heavy dust

Farmers had to shovel dust from implements and uncover food for livestock. The dust began to blow in 1933 and for four years western Kansas was a part of the "dust bowl". On March 15, 1935, referred to as "black Friday," a tremendous dust storm hit western Kansas.

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William Henry Avery and family

A photograph of Governor William Henry Avery and his family on the snow covered lawn in front of the Governor's mansion, Cedar Crest. The photograph was used on the Governor's Christmas card. Avery was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. A Republican, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.

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Ottawa's Rohrbaugh Theater destroyed by fire

Four sequenced pictures starting at 1:58 pm and finishing at 2:17 pm showing the destruction by fire of the Rohrbaugh Theater in Ottawa, Kansas.

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Grangers versus hoppers

Henry Worrall, 1825-1902

This is a copy of a cartoon by Kansas artist Henry Worrall showing Kansas farmers (Grangers) battling grasshoppers. The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was originally founded with the idea of educating and connecting farmers within America. The first Grange was set up in Fredonia, New York. From there granges spread across the U.S., providing classes and social events to farmers. The first Kansas Grange was organized in 1872 at Hiawatha. Within a few years, more than 1,000 Granges claiming more than 30,000 members had been established across the state. Read more about the Grange in Kansapedia.

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Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Daily Capital

This black and white photograph shows the Reverend Raymond Gaitan surveying storm damage at the annual Fiesta Mexicana site in Topeka, Kansas.

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Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.

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