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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: N102-A1a  
Descriptive Title: Main Street in Beaver Oklahoma in 1893   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1893   Provenance:
Size: 5 7/8 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [on negative] Main St. Beaver OK 1893 [on side of negative] Kodak -- Safety -- Film 437 [on side of building] GARRI/GENE
Misc Info: Street scene of Beaver, Oklahoma. The buildings are made of wood. There is a large dirt street running in between the buildings. There is a row of buildings, very close together, on both sides of the street. The first building on the right might be a general store according to the partial lettering on the side. Can see a small path in the brush leading to the general store in the foreground of the negative.
Subject: Beaver Oklahoma
Main Street
street scene
wood buildings
general store
dirt street
scrub grass and other brush
dirt path
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CallNo: NC13-  
Descriptive Title: Something Going on in Liberal all the time   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: 1930s   Provenance:
Size: 8.5 x 11"   Condition: good
Text: This view of a parade in Liberal in the 30's - you can tell by noting the model of cars - indicates the town's position as a center of activities through the years. It gives one a good view of the business district along the 200 block on North Kansas then. Recognize the changes?
Misc Info: Cutline for book: This as Liberal's main street, Kansas Avenue, during a parade, not long after I was elected Mayor for my first term in 1931.
Subject: Liberal business district
newspaper clipping
Main Street
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CallNo: P192-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Main Street in Garden City, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
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
store fronts
Ottis B. Zirkle
Brownton, West Virginia
Street scene
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CallNo: P212-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Beaver, Oklahoma Main Street   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] (arrow pointing left) 24 pics (arrow pointing right) Main St. Beaver, OK; 1893; [back] (arrow pointing left) 24 picts (arrow pointing right); ['rgs]; 41 1/2; Billy Olive, son of J.P. (Print) Olive, was bushwacked from behind the smaller building at the left as he and "Lengthy" Halford rode up and tied their horses in front of large building at right of picture (Garrigue? General Store) HEC; Please return photo to - Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture is of Main St. in Beaver, OK 1893. Buildings look run down. There is brush in the street. Photo has torn tape mark on top back.
Subject: Beaver, Oklahoma
Main Street
Billy Olive
J.P. (Print) Olive
Lengthy Halford
Garrigres General Store
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CallNo: P49-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Main Street in Ellsworth, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] Ellsworth, KAN. South Main Looking East 1872 In picture: there are signs on some buildings DROVERS COTTAGE; RESTUARANT; others are illegible. [back] Property of [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS ; Photo by Webb's Studio, Ellsworth, Kansas Reproduced From Original By Courtesy of George Jelenek, Ellsworth
Misc Info: Picture of Main Street with buildings and people in front of buildings.
Subject: Main Street
Drovers Cottage
George Jelenek
Ellsworth, Kansas
Webb's photo studio
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CallNo: PC26-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: The Jones and Plummer Trail - Beaver City Oklahoma   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1961; 1893   Provenance:private collection - Harry Chrisman
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] The Jones and Plummer Trail - Main Street, Beaver City Okla., 1893 [back] The Jones Plummer Trail, circa 1873-1893, extended southward from Dodge City, Kansas, through Beaver City, in No Man's Land, to Fort Elliott, Mobeetie and Rath City, Texas. The trail was the main artery of commerce, first for the Buffalo Hide Hunters and the freighters, later for the cattle herds that ranchers moved up to Dodge City and the Santa Fe railway. I layed out these cards (500) for Mrs. Sharp. Had them printed by Rawleigh Wyant and Don Adams at Southwest Daily Times. H.E.C. 1961 Post Card
Misc Info: Trail through Beaver City, Okla. Storefronts line street.
Subject: Jones and Plummer Trail
Main Street in Beaver City, Oklahoma
Beaver City Museum
Mrs. Sharp Fort Elliott, Texas No Man's Land
Dodge City, Kansas Mobeetie, Texas
Rath City, Texas buffalo hide hunters
Rawleigh Wyant Don Adams Southwest Daily Times
Santa Fe Railway
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