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Aaron Zadik and Daul Mans, prisoners 9196 and 8443

Aaron Zadik and Daul Mans, prisoners 9196 and 8443
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 17, 1901
This photograph shows inmates, Aaron Zadik, prisoner #9196 and Daul Mans, prisoner #8443. Aaron Zadik was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on January 1, 1900 from Oklahoma for larceny and escaping prison. Inmate Daul Mans was received at the penitentiary on February 10, 1898 from Elk County, Kansas for rape.


Asa Thompson to Governor John St. John

Asa Thompson to Governor John St. John
Creator: Thompson, Asa
Date: June 20, 1880
A letter from Asa Thompson acknowledging that E.B. Reynolds and General Rice will give a "Grand Temperance Shaking Up" to the people on Juy11th, and invites Kansas Governor St. John to also speak at the occasion.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Elk Falls, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Elk Falls, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Elk Falls, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure, built in 1879, with batten siding was part of the Southern Kansas Division, Third District. The depot was moved to 10th and Montgomery Street in Elk Falls, Kansas and restored into the Sherman House bed and breakfast.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Grenola, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Grenola, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Grenola, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Grenola, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Grenola, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, built in 1879, in Grenola, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Howard, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Howard, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 17, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Howard, Kansas. The depot was on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Howard District, mile post 75.5.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Longton, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Longton, Kansas
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Longton, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was part of the Southern Kansas Division, Third District. The depot is no longer standing.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Moline, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Moline, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Moline, Kansas. Several carts are also visible. The depot was built in 1887.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Moline, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Moline, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 17, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Moline, Kansas. The wooden structure with batten siding was built in 1887. It was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Howard District at milepost 83.6 and the Oklahoma Division, Fourth District at milepost 202.4. The depot was moved to Dexter, Kansas and is in private use.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Oak Valley, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Oak Valley, Kansas
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Oak Valley, Kansas. The wooden structure, built in 1879, was part of the Southern Kansas Division, Third District. The depot no longer stands.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Elk Falls, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Elk Falls, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 17, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board in Elk Falls, Kansas. The sign and tracks were once part of the Eastern Lines, Oklahoma Division, 4th District at milepost 195.7.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Flat, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Flat, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 17, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board in Flat, Kansas. The sign and tracks were once part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Howard District at milepost 68.6.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Upola, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Upola, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 17, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board in Upola, Kansas. The sign and the tracks were once part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Fredonia District at milepost 165.3.


Atlas of Elk County

Atlas of Elk County
Creator: Davy Map and Atlas Co.
Date: ca. 1885
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patron's directory and plats of towns as of the year of publication. The Kansas map on page 42 does not appear original to the book. It can be dated to 1907 and after.


Bowling alley, Howard, Kansas

Bowling alley, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
An interior view of an early bowling alley owned by L.F. Roberts in Howard, Kansas. Three bowling lanes are pictured. Partially visible is a sign with rules governing the behavior of patrons, advising them to "keep back of foul line." Other rules are not completely visible, but appear to warn against gambling and excessive noise.


Bowling alley, Howard, Kansas

Bowling alley, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
The first bowling alley in Howard is pictured in this photograph. Two bowling lanes are pictured, with two men in the shadows behind the pins in each lane. The décor suggests a patriotic theme, with the display of four flags and bunting with a star design. Three handwritten signs are posted prominently: "No Swearing or Betting"; "Ladies are Welcome at Anytime"; and, "No Gentleman Will Spit on the Floor." As noted in the caption inscribed on the photo, the business was owned by L.F. Roberts.


Burchfield block, Howard, Kansas

Burchfield block, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and October 24, 1906
View of the Burchfield Block in Howard, Kansas, where the first Elk County courthouse was located.


Busby School

Busby School
Date: Between 1900 and 1943
This is a view of Busby School in Elk County, Kansas.


Caplock Hammer from 14EK301

Caplock Hammer from 14EK301
Date: 1820-1869
This hammer from a caplock gun was recovered from an Early Ceramic village with a historic period presence in Elk County. The caplock gun hammer replaced the flintlock firing system . The hammer struck a percussion cap and set off a charge. This artifact was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1975.


Ceramic Pipe Stem and Bowl from 14EK309

Ceramic Pipe Stem and Bowl from 14EK309
Date: 1850-1920
This pipe fragment was recovered from the surface of a multicomponent (multiple occupations) site in Elk County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1975. This historic period artifact has a faint mark, perhaps a maker's mark, on one side of the stem.


Charles Pierson and Ezra McLinn, prisoners 9428 and 9486

Charles Pierson and Ezra McLinn, prisoners 9428 and 9486
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 24, 1901
This photograph shows inmates, Charles Pierson, prisoner #9428 and Ezra McLinn, prisoner #9486. Varient spelling of Charles Pierson's surname includes Pearson. Inmate Ezra McLinn was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on October 11, 1900 from Elk County, Kansas for escaping prison. Varient spelling of his surname includes McLin.


Council of National Defense Woman's Committee correspondence

Council of National Defense Woman's Committee correspondence
Date: 1918
This collection consists of correspondence between individuals and committee members to the state chair of the Woman's Committee of the Kansas Council of National Defense. The Council of National Defense was established at the federal level in 1916 as an emergency agency under the Army Appropriation Act and abolished in 1921. It was created in reaction to World War I to coordinate resources and industries for national defense and improve civilian morale. The Woman's Committee of the Kansas Council of National Defense performed the same functions at the state and local levels, coordinating women's activities for national defense. The materials are organized alphabetically by county. The digitization of this collection was paid for through the Margot R. Swovelan Endowment Fund.


County Affairs, Elk County

County Affairs, Elk County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning the month of June 1887, are from the residents and offices of Elk County, Kansas regarding the office of probate judge to Kansas Governor John Martin. A couple letters state the current probate judge, Nathan Davis, was charged with forgery and a certified signed petition documents the vacancy in the office of probate judge. The rest of the letters recommend candidates for the position. There is also a newspaper clipping that lists all the candidates. Many candidates received signed petitions endorsing them for probate judge. Elk County was organized on March 25, 1875 and named for the Elk River.


County affairs: Howard

County affairs: Howard
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867
This letter, dated May 25, 1867, is from Howard County Kansas officials and residents regarding the county's affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. The signed official petition requests the organization of the county. Howard County was organized in 1867 and later split into the Elk and Chautauqua counties in 1875.


County organization : Elk and Chautauqua counties

County organization : Elk and Chautauqua counties
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1874 - 1875
A letter on February 2, 1874, from Kansas Governor Osborn, appoints Thomas Chester as Special Aid to accompany and assist Attorney General Williams in the process of executing the law in Howard County. A letter on January 28, 1874, from Eli Titus, requests the Governor or someone from his staff to assist in securing the county records and to enforce the civil law. Several documents pertain to the matter of Howard County, such as an article from Judge W. P. Campbell granting an injunction, a report from the Sheriff, District Clerk, and the Deputy County Attorney of Howard County. Additional documents also pertain to the disturbances of Howard County, Kansas.


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