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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
CallNo: N109-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Sod House at Secoro's Ranch in Beaver County, Oklahoma   Type: Negative
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Size: 2 7/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: Sod House at Secoro's Ranch Beaver Co. Okla. No. 11 [on sides of negative] Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Sod house with trees around it. There are a couple of barrels in the picture, one up by the house and one in the yard. There is a fence on the right side of the picture. Might be a sheet hanging over fence.
Subject: Secoro's Ranch
sod house
Beaver County, Oklahoma
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CallNo: P181-F2b2  
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Descriptive Title: Emrie Family with two mules   Type: Print
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Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [note] Beaver County Oklahoma pioneers Mr. and Mrs. Harlo Emrie and children. Left to right the children are, Chester, Helen, and Lawrence. Photo approximately 1905. Courtesy Lois Morrissey. I knew Harlo Emrie as a man of 70-75. He drove a Cadillac. Was a nice old chap to visit with. He married J.M. Hickman's widow, but it never worked out. HEC
Misc Info: Picture is of a man holding the reins of a mule team standing by his wife in front of a sod house. 3 children are sitting in a wagon in front of them. There are chickens running around.
Subject: family
Harlo Emrie
Chester Emrie
Helen Emrie
Lawrence Emrie
sod house
Lois Morrissey
J.M. Hickman's chickens cows
Beaver County, Oklahoma pioneers
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P198-A2f  
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Descriptive Title: St. Nicholas Hotel, Vorhees, Kansas   Type: Print
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Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [back] St. Nicholas Hotel Vorhees, Kansas (west of Liberal) circa 1887-88; This structure razed and re-built as home south of Liberal 2 miles by Chas. Wright pioneer Beaver Co. Okla atty and cattleman; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [note] Copy B-2 St. Nicholas Hotel, Vorhees, Kansas This old structure saw some of the fighting of the Stevens County county-seat war. It was razed and re-built as the home of Charles Wright, pioneer attorney and cattleman of Beaver County, Oklahoma, south of Liberal, Kansas two miles. Photo courtesy the late Burris Wright. [Photo courtesy the late Burris Wright is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a 2-story hotel with people standing in front of it. There are 2 saddle horses 1 with rider on it. 1 buggy with people in it and 1 team of horses.
Subject: St. Nicholas Hotel
Vorhees, Kansas
Charles Wright
Pioneer attorney
Beaver County, Oklahoma
Burris Wright
Liberal, Kansas
Stevens County Seat War
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.