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William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
H L Dellinger
J Evetts Haley
A Day with Dan Casement
September 1, 1949
Author tells of his visit with rancher Dan Casement who lived in the "rich bottom lands of the Big Blue, near Manhattan, Kas." Includes an aerial view of the Juniata Farm in the Kansas Flint Hills.
A Lost Pioneer
May 21, 2006
Americus V. McKim, known as "the father of Kansas City baseball" is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. He died February 10, 1910 at age 70. In the 1880s, "McKim was the driving force who brought major-league...
Baseball Club Photos
Photos of the "Kansas City Base-Ball Club, winners of the Western Association Pennant," including the following players (last names only except for team manager): Donohue (catcher), Stearns (first base),...
Biographical article about W. D. Fossett, or Bill Fossett (1851-1940), "a frontiersman, pioneer, detective and marshal" in "Old West" Kansas and Oklahoma (then Indian Territory). Native of New York moving...
Exterior view, believed to be Billy Binder on horse. Identified on back of photograph as last horse I broke in 1958. Yours Truly, Billy Binder. Photograph was found in Montgomery correspondence, P3, in...
Brookings Montgomery Papers
It is believed that these four boxes of correspondence files came with the Montgomery Photograph Collection purchased by the library in the 1960s. They have been retained in their original filing arrangement....
Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid
Brookings Montgomery (1884-1963) was a local photographer who died in Kansas City at the age of 79. He owned and operated Montgomery Foto Service located at 1519 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri. It is...
Snapshot, full body view identified as Buffalo Vernon (Tom Averill) at 76. Location unknown. Photograph found in Montgomery corresondence, P3, under Averill, Tom.
C. A. Reynolds: Services for Hall of Fame Founder Are Saturday
Funeral notice for Chester Reynolds, "former chairman of the board of the H. D. Lee company [blue jeans manufacturers] and founder of the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City," residing "in Kansas City...
Charles P. Shipley
January 16, 1927
Reprint of a Kansas City Star article from January 16, 1927 about "the Charles P. Shipley Saddlery and Mercantile Company" of Kansas City. Description of its founder Charles Shipley, coming to Kansas City...
Chester A. Reynolds and the Cowboy Hall of Fame
Chester A. Reynolds, President of the H. D. Lee Company in Kansas City, Missouri, called the first meeting to discuss the building of the Cowboy Hall of Fame on January 20, 1955. Reynolds was born in 1887...
Full length body pose identified as the Cisco Kid.
January 1, 1946
Article provides an in-depth examination of the food, meals, and cooking techniques commonly used to feed a traditional cowboy outfit. In the case of cattle drives and round-ups, meals were prepared for...
Cowboy's Diary Reflects Hardship of Life on Plains
Photo and biographical article about Sam Hastings, "a Kansas cowboy, a horse-trading mule-skinning frontiersman in the best shoot-em-up tradition," growing up near Fort Leavenworth and becoming a Confederate...
Dan D. Casement: Viking on a Sea of Grass
Biographical article making up the entire issue on Dan Dillon "Deever" Casement, or Dan Casement (1868-1953), of Kansas, a "cowboy, stockman, philosopher, soldier, author, individualist, railroad builder...
Deadwood Dick: Thousands of Black Cowboys Played Big Roles in 'Winning the West'
Vertical file with biographical article and photographic portrait of Deadwood Dick, or Nat Love (1854-1921), an African American cowboy of the Old West. He was born in a slave cabin in Tennessee and moved...
Dick Griffith and Wife
Exterior, full body view identified as Dick Griffith and wife, Rowell Ranch, Hayward, 1943. He was a famous trick rider and several times world champion bull rider.
Drunk Driving or Dry Run? Cowboys and Alcohol on the Cattle Trail
Alcohol was abundant in the trail towns of the 19th century. Most of the cattle drives came up from Texas, and the state had a reputation for hearty drinking and violence. But did the cowboys drink to...
Emigrant Life in Kansas
Book review of "Emigrant Life in Kansas" by Percy Ebbutt about the English book author's emigration to Morris County, Kansas (centering on Junction City, Kansas) in 1871 and experiences of pioneer life...
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