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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.  
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CallNo: P179-D1e  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo - catalo herd   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Reduce to 4 1/2 x 3" deep; CJ Jones Buffalo + catalo herd; Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215; Please credit the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [note] Copy L Charles J. (Buffalo) Jones' catalo-buffalo herd at Garden City, Kansas. Jones caught his calves from the remnant of the once great Southern Herd of buffalo, crossing the buffalo heifers with domestic bulls. The hybrid he named 'catalo.' Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society. [Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a herd of buffalo (Catalo). They are behind a fence with some on a hill and some in foreground.
Subject: catalo
buffalo
Buffalo Jones
Charles J. Jones
Kansas Historical Society
calves
heifers
domestic bulls
hybrid
Garden City, Kansas
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CallNo: P192-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Main Street in Garden City, Kansas   Type: Print
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Size: 3 13/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: fair
Text: [front] [?] Main Street - The; A616 [back] Main St. Garden City 1916 year we landed in the town. An uncle had been there since 1905 in Real Estate Biz. Photo from Ottis B. Zirkle P.O. Box 102 Brownton, W.Va.; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Picture is of a main street with cars parked in front of the store fronts. There are street lamps.
Subject: Garden City, Kansas
Main Street
automobiles
buildings
store fronts
1916
Ottis B. Zirkle
Brownton, West Virginia
Street scene
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CallNo: P193-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Airplane stunt Garden City, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1920   Provenance:
Size: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4   Condition: fair
Text: [front] E.J. Pyle Real Estate Est.; Welcome Garden City; F Finner Hardware; Pool; HUF[R]; One of the many stunts - Angel - Burns Flying Circus; A617 [back] 1920 E.J. Pyle sign on bldg. at Rt. Early Land agt.; Main d [st.] Garden City 1920. Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Picture is of a stunt plane with a person standing on their head on the wing of the plane. Plane is flying over Main St.
Subject: Angel Burns Flying Circus
Garden City, Kansas
Real Estate agent
Land agent
E.J. Pyle
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CallNo: P473-A3g  
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Descriptive Title: U. S. Land Office in Garden City, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1885   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] [sign on building] OFFICE OF C J JONES ; ATTEND TO ALL BUSINESS BEFORE ; US LANDOFFICE BARGAINS IN LAND ; JONES & LAUCK ; RESTAURANT BAKERY [back] Reduce to 4 1/2" wide - 3" deep ; Garden City land office 1885 ; PLEASE CREDIT The Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka ; Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Copy G [Copy G is underlined] ; U.S. Land Office, Garden City, Kansas, in the 1880's [in the 1880's is crossed out] in 1885. It was not uncommon for settlers to file on as much [much is crossed out] many as 50,000 acres of land daily here. It was at this office that young Charles Hancock watched his father sign his Homestead papers. Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society. [Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society. is underlined] [job form note] Job # 302760H Ref # 7 .15/1.61 Page # 144 - D A HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 73%
Misc Info: Photo is of many men standing on sidewalk in front of land office. They are filling the sidewalk in front of the buildings next to land office. There are some men hanging out the windows above the buildings.
Subject: U. S. Land Office
men
Garden City, Kansas
Charles Hancock
Kansas Historical Society
Homestead papers
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Other: Photo has tape on top and bottom back. Notes have tape on them also.