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#AwesomeObjectMonday Today's object is a quilt dating to the early 1860s! Created by Nancy (Caldwell) Rankin in #JoCoKs for her daughter Florence, the quilt features a striking red and green Rose of Sharon pattern. The quilt has the name Florence embroidered in the corner, and when held to the light, cotton seeds can be spotted between the layers.
#HistoryMatters #JoCoMuseum #JoCoHistory #MuseumsAreAwesome #FromTheCollection #TerritorialKansas #KansasHistory


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This turn-of-the-century candle lantern was designed to hang from the branches of Christmas trees and prevent wax from dripping on the tree.
#kansashistory #christmastree . . .
https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/219242
#history #holidays #christmasornament #christmas


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On #thisdayinhistory, December 16 (1917), Kansas led the nation in the percentage of families enrolled in accordance with the plans of the U.S. Food Administration for food conservation.
#history #kshistory #kansashistory


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On this day in 1939 Governor Payne H. Ratner is photographed speaking at the Marais des Cynges Massacre site in Linn County. The site commemorates the killing of 11 free-state men by Missouri border ruffians on May 19, 1858. #kansashistory #maraisdescyngesmassacre . . .
https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/228897
#history #governors #payneratner


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Winter break is here and @beta_kansas are spreading holiday cheer. Betas posing with mugs in front of a Christmas tree, 1935.

#betathetapi #kuchristmas #aviewfromku #ku #kuhistory #rockchalk #payheed #jayhawks #history #kansas #kansashistory #americanhistory #1935 #vintage #retro #cool #photography #blackandwhite


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On #thisdayinhistory, December 15 (1896), The Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Atchison, was formally accepted by the State Board of Charities. The buildings, costing $300,000, were equipped to accommodate 300 children.
#history #kshistory #kansashistory


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On this day in 1882, a post office was established in Shannon, Kansas.
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#AtchisonCountyKansasHistory #KansasHistory #OldPostOffice #ShannonKansas


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This photograph of the altar of St. Martin’s Catholic Church at Piqua is adorned with Christmas decorations.
#kansashistory #piquakansas
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https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/446207
#kansashistory #christmas #woodsoncounty


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It's Game Day! Today @kuhoops takes on Villanova at 11am. Here is the 1914-15 team. Coached by W.O Hamilton, the Jayhawks would post a 16-1 record, their single loss to Kansas State. They played Missouri 4 times that year and won all 4.

#thebookstoreshouldcarrythosesweaters #kuhoops #hoops #bball #basketball #vintagebasketball #aviewfromku #ku #kuhistory #rockchalk #payheed #jayhawks #history #kansas #kansashistory #americanhistory #1914 #1915 #vintage #retro #cool #photography #blackandwhite


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This month’s Museum After Hours is underway! Join us the second Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m at the Kansas Museum of History for a new Museum After Hours Lecture! .
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#kansashistory #museumafterhours


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Huron Post Office established on this day in 1857.
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#AtchisonCountyKansasHistory #HuronKansas #KansasHistory #PostOffice


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At this time 110 years ago, these plates were being distributed to customers as gifts by W.V. Ingham Drugstore. Ingham Drug resided in this same building that we now call "home". Things have definitely changed in the last century... but you can still identify this building in the last photo. 🎄❤ #history #atchisonkansas #atchisonks #visitatchison #midwest #americanhistory #1908 #welovehistory #kansashistory #kansas #antique


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Join us at 6:30 p.m. this evening as Dr. Greg Hospodor presents “Mr. Polk’s War: War Experiences in Mexico and the U. S., 1846-1848” in our next Museum After Hours, at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka! The program is free. #kansashistory #museumafterhours


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On #thisdayinhistory, December 14 (1889), there were 96 churches in Douglas county.
"One would hardly believe this to see the strings of catfish brought into town on Sunday evening," declared the Wichita Eagle.
#history #kshistory #kansashistory


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This photograph of the Grand Theater in Salina shows the marquee promoting the movie “Ladies of the Mob,” with Clara Bow.
#kansashistory #salina.
https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/315178
#history #salinecounty #movietheater


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Beautiful #stainedglass in the formal dining room at the Amelia Earhart home in #atchison #kansas.
#kansashistory #legends #historichomes


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This photograph shows beauty contestants in Manhattan, Kansas in 1932. They are at the Blue Valley Outboard Association.
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https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/451286
#kansashistory #rileycounty


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Photograph showing ice storm damage in Russell in the 1950s.
#kansashistory #snowstorm . . .
https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/228819
#history #ice #russellcounty


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KU baseball team and mascot, 1903. Did you know that the Jayhawk was not always KU's lone mascot? KU's first mascot was the Bulldog. For a while, the Jayhawk and the Bulldog were used at the same time. The Jayhawk was used more and more after 1912 but it wasn't until November, 1958, that the Jayhawk officially became KU's one and only mascot. @kubaseball

#imnotjoking #realtalk #themoreyouknow #vintagebaseball #baseball #kansasbulldogs #aviewfromku #ku #kuhistory #rockchalk #payheed #jayhawks #history #kansas #kansashistory #americanhistory #1903 #vintage #retro #cool #photography #blackandwhite


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Check out the Eva Morley Murphy display at Goodland Public Library. Murphy was a women’s rights pioneer. #womensrights #womansplaceisinthehouseandsenate #history #womenshistory #goodlandks #goodlandkansas #noplacelikeks #equalrights #kansashistory


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BONUS: on #thisdayinhistory, December 12 (1925), Walter Anderson, Wichita, one of the founders of the White Castle eating houses and known as the "hamburger King," operated 22 White Castles.
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Long thought of as America's first fast food chain, the first restaurant opened in 1916.
#history #kshistory #kansashistory


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On #thisdayinhistory, December 12 (1913), a series of auto polo games between American and British teams was played at Topeka. Auto polo was said to be a Kansas game promoted by Ralph Hankinson, a Ford automobile dealer from Topeka.
#history #kshistory #kansashistory


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Behind this cute vintage kitchen is a family who worked hard for 4 long years to bring her to life. Swipe to see what the kitchen looked like the day we bought the farm. It was dark, the cabinet doors were rusting off their hinges, the layout was impossible, and nothing was authentic to our 1893 farmhouse.
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One of the main reasons I started my blog/Instagram feed was to show the world that saving and restoring America’s heritage is something anyone can do regardless of skill level or budget. All it takes is passion! When we were all crammed into one living space for over a year or had no kitchen and were freezing cold I clung to my passion. Knowing that within our children’s lifetime we will lose most of America’s original agricultural architecture spurred us on in our efforts to restore Bryarton Farm instead of renovating her or abandoning her.
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The pioneer farmer’s story is one worth fighting for. America was built by farmers, not politicians. This is our national legacy. On my hardest winter days, when my children and I were squeezed into the one truly finished room, I would think about Emma White, the original lady of the house. Her family of 6 lived in a 9x20 claim shanty on the farm for 15 years before they could afford to build the rest of our 1,400 sq ft farmhouse in 1893. If she could do it, then I could too! Deep down we all have the pioneer woman’s spirit inside us!
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So if you are a mommy struggling with something today I want to encourage you to remember that You are not alone. God is always with you and He has given you the strength to get through this season of hardship. You are strong enough 💪Phil. 4:13 .
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#pioneerwoman #pioneerspirit #farmhousekitchen #pioneerliving #diyrestoration #diykitchen #historicpreservation #bryartonfarm #girlpower #kansashistory #agriculturalarchitecture #icandoallthingsthroughchrist #pioneeringspirit #farmsink


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Jess Willard, a native of Pottawatomie County, became the world heavyweight boxing champion on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson. Known as the “Pottawatomie Giant,” Willard had a career of 25 wins but was unable to defend his title in 1919. After the loss, Willard’s boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows.
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https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/216466
#kansashistory #pottawatomiecounty #vaudeville #athletes #boxing


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Congrats to Anthony and Taryn who got married this past weekend in the Japanese Garden next door! They came in to visit us for some post ceremony photos! Cheers to the happy couple!


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