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Lands in Kansas

Union Pacific Railway Company

This Union Pacific Railway Company pamphlet advertises cheap and affordable land in Kansas for purchase.

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Dunlap Academy and Mission School, Dunlap, Kansas

This photograph portrays the students and teachers of the African American school in Dunlap, Morris County, Kansas. Dunlap was located in eastern Morris County and was established in May 1878. The colony was founded by Benjamin Singleton and the Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association. This was the last colony Singleton founded in Kansas.

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Susan Dimond journal

Dimond, Susan B., fl. 1870-1873

These entries from the journal of Susan Bixby Dimond describe her experiences as a settler in Osborne County, focusing primarily on her position as a schoolteacher and the harsh winter weather. Also, Dimond states that her family is surviving in Kansas but that ?at present I advise all to keep away.? Dimond sent her journals to an unidentified friend in order to maintain contact; this may explain the journal's conversational tone.

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Center Hill School, Hamilton County, Kansas

This photograph shows students and teacher Myrtle Matchett posed in front of Center Hill school, School District #57, Hamilton County, Kansas. The frame school building was erected in 1889.

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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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School scenes, Finney County, Kansas

These two photographs picture Miss Downey and Ben Tullot in front of a school house.

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School in a chuck wagon, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows Maude Elliott's first school building; it was used as a chuck wagon where two or three women cooked for a crew of men. The tent was their "living room" which could be as easily moved from place to place as the chuck wagon. A pair of mules was all that was needed to move Maude Elliott's school building around.

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Shoe Shop School scene, Finney County, Kansas

Maude Elliott explains on the back of the photograph how the chuck wagon she was using as a school progressed into a shoe shop in Garden City. When the new district was opened, the wagon was hitched behind a pair of mules who drew it to the new school location. Maude Elliott was supposed to get a new school house, but unfortunately the new school building was still unfinished by the time she left.

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Shoe Shop School, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows the Shoe Shop School with paper covering the sides, wheels, and all. The paper proved to be poor insulation and did not keep the wind or the children from slipping under the school room floor. The ten children pictured were only half of Maude Elliott's pupils. She taught thirty-two classes a day, all eight grades.

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A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas

Baker, Fred

This is a local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas, as recollected by Fred Baker, Gove City, Kansas. Baker wrote this sketch and submitted it in March 1918 to the Golden Belt Educational Association at Hays, Kansas, and was awarded a prize. Also included is a letter from Judge J.C. Ruppenthal, Russell, Kansas, to William Connelly, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, who received the sketch from Baker and wished for it to be donated into the Society's holdings.

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