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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: C3-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Death Valley Treasures   Type: Comments
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Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"   Condition: 
Text: Death Valley Treasures - The real treasures to be found in Death Valley today by a thirsty tourist or TH'er is a drink of cool water at the hospitable Furnace Creek Ranch. The "treasures" that Death Valley Scotty found somewhere in the vicinity have never been located again. Most folks believe that Scotty's eastern friend supplied the money that built the fabulous desert (word crossed out, with arc under and above) retreat of the old desert rat. The author is shown before the ranch buildings as he crossed the valley last summer. Photo by author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Picture goes with it.
Subject: Death Valley
Furnace Creek Ranch
Harry E. Chrisman
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CallNo: P10-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Sharp's Creek Fishing Trip   Type: Print
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Size: 8 1/8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Sharps Creek at Fulkersons Bernard Lemert (with light colored vest and pole) Mrs. Fulkerson (above him) / Mr. Fulkerson (with mustach, white shirt, black vest) / Aunt Betty Lemert? (Beside Mr. Fulkerson) Cowboy (?) / Bernard was foreman of Crooked L operation in strip, headquarters at Fulkersons. [stamp] Harry Chrisman, Lane D. Apt. 77, Blue Bonnet Courts, Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: There are 2 children and 1 woman who are not mentioned on the back.
Subject: Sharp's Creek
Bernard Lemert
Crooked L
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CallNo: P128-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Furnace Creek Ranch   Type: Print
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Size: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Furnace Creek Ranch [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Photo is of Harry standing in front of the entrance to Furnace Creek Ranch. There are rock pillars holding up the sign.
Subject: Furnace Creek Ranch
Death Valley
Harry E. Chrisman
  Related to:  C3-A5a
Other: Typed comment goes with picture. Photo has tape on back top.    

CallNo: P51-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Steer Roping   Type: Print
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Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [front of picture] (part of a letter) n Kirkpatrick, 70 year old cowboy, in action. "Old John" Kirkpatrick, Cody, Wyo (Ranch on Skull Creek). He was my guide to ranches on Clark's Fork of Yellowstone in 1934. [F1. Hiscock - phc ?] [back] credit Denver Public Library Western History Department Photo by - Reproduction of print is subject to use fee order #03632 (underlined) Notice this material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code) [This note on back was x'd out] I have the original of this and copies thereof so do not need okay from Denver Library HEC Credit photo by Hiscock, Cody, Wyo Cowboys (prints). Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Q. Where did John Kirkpatrick, the cowboy who was a model once for a sculptor, live? A. Old John Kirkpatrick, shown above at age 70 while steer-roping, lived on his little ranch on Skull Creek, near Cody, Wyoming. "Old John," as everyone called him, was once, in 1934, a guide, to the ranches on the Clark's Fork of the Yellow-stone when the author was buying horses in that area. Riding a week with this Old Oklahoma-Texas cowboy as my guide, was an education in "wrangling wild horses." --- Photo (insert mark) by Hiscock, Cody, Wyoming in author's collection.
Misc Info: Man on horse running and roping a cow. They are in a corral. Mountains in background with a bridge.
Subject: John Kirkpatrick
cow cattle
Cody, Wyoming
Skull Creek
Clark's Fork
Hiscock photo
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.