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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: C9-H1d1  
Descriptive Title: Allen Nichols, Th'er at work   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/8 x 7"   Condition: good
Text: [front] Allen Nichols, Th'er at Work Allen Nichols tests the area at Old Fargo Springs, Kansas, and finds that the old ghost town set xxxxxxx some distance away from the large brick schoolbuilding which is generally associated as the old townsite today. Nichols is using modern detection equipment to locate the sand-choked, grass-covered cellers to the old homes. The Cimarron River flows just a few rods to the south. Photo by author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Comment was with 2 pictures of Allen Nichols.
Subject: Fargo Springs
Allen Nichols
metal detector
Kansas
ghost town
school
root cellers
Cimarron River
  Related to:  P216-H1d1
P217-H1d1
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CallNo: E25  
Descriptive Title: Butchering on Custer Ranch   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: Butchering day on Custer Ranch on Cimarron R.
Misc Info: Negative was in this negative envelope which says: Butchering day on Custer Ranch on Cimarron R. Negative envelope was in a mat/frame which says: Butchering on Custer Ranch - Cimarron River
Subject: Butchering
Custer Ranch
Billy Custer
Cattle
Cimarron River
Kansas
  Related to:  P439
N211
M/F11
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CallNo: L13-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Letter from Hattie B. Willard   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: March 25, 1964   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 9"   Condition: very good
Text: La Crescenta Calif. Mar - 25/64 Mr. Chrisman - your very courteous letter need. I will attempt to answer though briefly & with little of interest to add. (next paragraph) Mr. Willard was born in Pott. Co. Kans. And never having lived in the area of which you speak he has nothing to add t the History. But as his wife also from Kansas I would be very pleased to read your book. "Lost Trails of the Cimarron." (next paragraph) In fact I have not reconstructed the areas through which the Cimarron River passed. I do remember that the Cim-River ran through Okla. Not too distant from Faxan. Respectfully yours, Mrs. Hattie B. Willard. 3736 Anderson Ave. La Crescenta Calif. Mrs. Willard 3736 Anderson Ave. La Crescenta, Calif. P.S. I enclose a "not very good picture" I hoped to find one that was autographed but failed at this time. Sent her copy of L.T.
Misc Info: Letter is handwritten in blue ink.
Subject: Jess Willard
Heavyweight champion of the world
Pott. Co. Kansas
Lost Trails of the Cimarron
Cimarron River
Oklahoma
La Crescenta, California
boxing
boxer
  Related to:  P202-F1b
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CallNo: M/F11  
Descriptive Title: Butchering on Custer Ranch   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: very good
Text: Butchering on Custer Ranch - Cimarron River
Misc Info: Negative was in a negative envelope which says: Butchering day on Custer Ranch on Cimarron R. Negative envelope was in this mat/frame which says: Butchering on Custer Ranch - Cimarron River
Subject: Butchering
Custer Ranch
Billy Custer
Cattle
Kansas
Cimarron River
  Related to:  P439
N211
E25
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CallNo: M1-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Map of Oklahoma - hand drawn   Type: 
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 5 3/4"   Condition: fair
Text: [front] Irvin Green, 2-27-61; Hi-way 54/64, Beaver River, Guymon, Coldwater, Hardesty, Duro - Palo Duro, Okla. 3, Boyd, Balco, Gray, Lone Rock, Pa's Stone House, Red Rock.
Misc Info: There is a small map in the left bottom corner.
Subject: Palo Duro Lone Rock
stone house
Irvin Green
Guymon, Oklahoma
Hardesty, Oklahoma
Red Rock
Beaver River
Coldwater, Oklahoma Balco, Oklahoma
Boyd, Oklahoma
Gray Oklahoma, Hiway 54/64
  Related to:  P131-A5a
C5-A5a
E2-A5a
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CallNo: N211-D1a3  
Descriptive Title: Butchering on Custer Ranch   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: 
Misc Info: Negative shows a cow carcass hung up with the stomachs on the ground. There are 3 men, 1 woman and 1 child standing behind the A frame.
Subject: Butchering
Custer Ranch
Cimarron River
Billy Custer
Kansas
1888
  Related to:  P439
M/F11
E25
Other: Negative was in a negative envelope which says: Butchering day on Custer Ranch on Cimarron R. Negative envelope was in a mat/frame which says: Butchering on Custer Ranch - Cimarron River    

CallNo: N218-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Map of Oklahoma - hand drawn   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 7/16 x 5 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Irvin Green, 2-27-61; Hi-way 54/64, Beaver River, Guymon, Coldwater, Hardesty, Duro - Palo Duro, Okla. 3, Boyd, Balco, Gray, Lone Rock, Pa's Stone House, Red Rock.
Misc Info: Labeled as Plastics. It looks like a negative but feels like plastic, smooth on one side and rough on the other. Was in a folded Southwest Daily Times advertising copy paper with 3 other plastics.
Subject: Palo Duro Lone Rock
Stone house
Irvin Green
Guymon, Oklahoma
Hardesty, Oklahoma
Red Rock
Beaver River
Coldwater, Oklahoma Balco, Oklahoma
Boyd, Oklahoma
Gray Oklahoma, Hiway 54/64
  Related to:  C18
N215
N216
N217
M1
P131
C5
E2
Other: Plastic negative is of a map of Oklahoma.    

CallNo: N91-H1h  
Descriptive Title: Wagon Bed Springs Historical Marker   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [marker] Kansas Historical Marker Wagon Bed Springs TWO MILES SOUTHWEST WERE THE LOWER SPRINGS OF THE CIMARRON, AN "OASIS" IN DRY WEATHER WHERE SHORTCUTS OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL CONVERGED TO CONTINUE UP THE RIVER. THE MOST POPULAR CUT-OFF TURNED SOUTHWEST FROM THE ARKANSAS RIVER IN PRESENT GRAY COUNTY. THE 60-MILE STRETCH BETWEEN THE TWO RIVERS, KNOWN AS THE "JORNADA," WAS A PERILOUS ROUTE FOR MEN AND ANIMALS IN DRY SEASONS WHEN WAGON TRAINS OFTEN RAN OUT OF WATER. HERE ALSO FIERCE PLAINS INDIANS FREQUENTLY ATTACKED AND PLUNDERED THE CARAVANS. NEAR HERE IN 1831 THE NOTED WESTERN EXPLORER AND FUR TRADER JEDEDIAH SMITH, LOST FOUR DAYS WITHOUT WATER, WAS KILLED BY COMANCHES JUST AS HE REACHED THE RIVER. LATE IN THE HISTORY OF THE TRAIL A WAGON BOX SET IN THE WATER GAVE THE SPRINGS THEIR NAME. LITTLE REMAINS OF THIS FAMOUS CAMPING PLACE, BUT WHEEL RUTS OF THE OLD TRAIL MAY STILL BE SEEN IN NEARBY AREAS. ERECTED BY KANSAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION. [side of negative] Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Historical marker hangs from wooden posts. Grass and plains in background.
Subject: Kansas historical marker
Wagon Bed Springs, KS
Cimarron River
Santa Fe Trail
Arkansas River
Gray County
Jedediah Smith
Kansas Historical Society
State Highway Commission
  Related to:  N92
Other: Might have been in the Jed Smith folder. Attached on same film strip as N92    

CallNo: NC10-H1d1  
Descriptive Title: The Pride of Fargo Springs   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: August 17, 1960   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 9"   Condition: fair
Text: The pride of Fargo Springs in its day, this is the way the Fargo Springs brick schoolhouse... Picturesque were the ruins of the old Fargo Springs brick schoolhouse in later years...
Misc Info: Has 2 pictures top one is of Fargo Springs schoolhouse; bottom is of the ruins.
Subject: Fargo Springs
school house R.A. Evans
Mrs. H.C. Evans
Mrs. F.T. St. Aubyn teacher
Mrs. Frank G. Boles L.D. Weidensaul
U.S. Highway 83 Cimarron River Bridge
landmarks Southwest Daily Times
"The Little White" Christian Church
First Christian Church
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CallNo: P123-I2  
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Descriptive Title: Jack rabbit roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Photo by C.A. Smith - 1935 [back] 2 [2 is circled] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas. [note] 2 [2 as circled] Picture No. 2. Frightened rabbits flee ahead of the rabbit drivers who pound on pans and shout to scare the rabbits ahead of them into pen.
Misc Info: Photo is of a lot of rabbits running. They are running so fast the photo is blurry in parts.
Subject: Jack rabbits
C.A Smith
rabbit drivers
open range
  Related to:  P77
P78
P257
P552
P553
Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P126-D1a3  
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Descriptive Title: Two cowboys branding a cow   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Mrs. Frank Stefan, Liberal, KS
Size: 4 x 5 3/4   Condition: good
Text: [back] Reduce to 4 1/2" x 3"; 3 col ; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamp appears 2 times]Harry E. Chrisman Liberal address stamp appears once but is hard to read. [note 1] Copy J Con Jackson, Famous bronc rider, and Lee Larrabee, old friend of Charles Hancock, [insert symbol] standing branding on the Cimarron River, 1895. Hancock, as a boy, rode on the roundup with these men [Hancock, as a boy, rode on the roundup with these men is crossed out] Photo courtesy Mrs. Frank Stefan, Liberal, Kansas [note 2] Job # 302760H Ref# 10 .12/1.57 Page# 144-EB HT (circled) Shoot at 81%
Misc Info: Picture of 2 men, 2 horses, 1 cow, 1 man bending over, 2nd man branding cow.
Subject: Branding
cowboys
cows
horses
Con Jackson
Lee Larrabee
Charles Hancock
Cimarron River
1895
open range
  Related to:  C1-A3hd
Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P161-B1b1  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island's last steam locomotives   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1969   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] [emblem] Rock Island; The Rock Island's last steam locomotives were the twenty 5100-series, 4-8-4, Northerns, purchased from Alco in two seperate orders. Oil burners 5100-5109 were delivered in 1944, and two years later the railroad received coal burners 5110-5119. The engines were 109 feet long, weighed in at nearly 423 tons fully loaded, had 74-inch, roller-bearing-equipped drivers and operated on 270 pounds of steam pressure. [back] cancell this order 4/28/69 Mb
Misc Info: Print with two trains and caption at the bottom; top train is 5100; bottom is 5119; Rock Island logo at left of caption; back writing in purple and pencil.
Subject: Rock Island locomotives
Rock Island Railroad
steam locomotive
5100-series
telephone poles, buildings
Northerns
Alco roller-bearing-equipped drivers
oil burners 5100-5109 S-1920 S-1984
coal burners 5110-5119
railroad engines railroad tracks
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CallNo: P163-H1f  
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Descriptive Title: Fargo Springs   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/16 x 2 3/16   Condition: very good
Text: [note] Site of old Fargo Springs, the town. Now a ghost site, this area [this area crossed out] Here was once the [the crossed out] thriving town of Fargo Springs, Kans. [of Fargo Springs, Kans. crossed out] In the distance a half mile is the tree-shaded line marking the Cimarron, near which flowed the great spring where Jed Smith met his death at the hands of the Comanches. Photo by author [Photo by author is underlined; author is crossed out] Harry E. Chrisman
Misc Info: Picture is of open plains with a road. Man is standing off from road. Note is glued to photo.
Subject: Fargo Springs
town
ghost site
Cimarron River
Jed Smith
Comanches
Harry E. Chrisman
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CallNo: P165-A3j  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman searching for treasure   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1965   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Treasure hunting with metal detector at Armstrong Crossing of Smokey Hill River, 1960. This was the old rock stable that housed the stage horses at the Armstrong Crossing and Post office. HEC circa 1965
Misc Info: Picture of Chrisman with a metal detector by a crumbling wall.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Treasure hunting
Armstrong Crossing
Metal detector
Smokey Hill River
Stable
Post Office
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CallNo: P175-C1a  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island Bridge   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Part of Rock-Iland bridge left by the Cimarron flood. May 1914 Arkalon, Kans. [back] [two stamps with] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [One stamp under a Colorado address is Bluebonnet Courts address] [note] Two great floods [insert symbol] of 1908 and 1914 played an important part in the despoliation of the Cimarron river valley meadows. those of 1908 and 1914. [those of 1908 and 1914. is crossed out] The view shows the Rock Island railway bridge which was washed away in 1914 together with a second, or "slough," bridge. Photo courtesy Paul Custer. [Photo courtesy Paul Custer. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a broken bridge with people standing on it and on the shore.
Subject: floods
Rock Island Railway bridge
bridges
1908
1914
Cimarron River
Paul Custer
Arkalon, Kansas
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P215-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Man with a metal detector   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 11/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] 2 Kodak Safety Film [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas; Allen Nichols Olive Ranch [note] Nichols locates the root celler at the old Olive Ranch with his metal detector. Allen Nichols soon locates the root celler beneath the kitchen floor at the old Olive Ranch on the Smoky Hill River in Kansas. Photo by Author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Picture is of a man bending down holding a metal detector. There are beams in front of him and a stone or rock wall behind him. Photo has tape on top front.
Subject: Olive Ranch
Allen Nichols
metal detector
root cellar
kitchen floor
Smoky Hill River
Kansas
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CallNo: P216-H1d1  
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Descriptive Title: Allen Nichols with metal detector close up   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/8 x 2 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film C4 [back] Allen Nichols at old Fargo Springs; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Picture is of a close-up of a man standing with a metal detector. Photo has tape on top front.
Subject: Fargo Springs
Allen Nichols
metal detector
Kansas
ghost town
school
root cellers
Cimarron River
  Related to:  P217-H1d1
C9-H1d1
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CallNo: P217-H1d1  
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Descriptive Title: Man with metal detector far away   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] A; Kodak [back] Allen Nichols at old Fargo Springs; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Picture is of man in open range holding a metal detector. He is standing at a distance.
Subject: Fargo Springs
Allen Nichols
metal detector
Kansas
ghost town
school
root cellers
Cimarron River
  Related to:  P216-H1d1
C9-H1d1
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CallNo: P266-B2a  
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Descriptive Title: Jerk-line mules and wagons   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/8 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [back] "Eight mules were hitched to three wagons and were driven with a jerk-line. The driver rode the nigh (near or left) wheel mule. A single line extended to the nigh lead mule; the off (right) lead mule was controlled with a jockey stick. The four -[?]pans were connected with a chain. The wagons were connected with stub tongues and chain. In crossing any sandy creeks, rivers or through the sand hills north of Jim Lane's (Beaver City, Okla.) we'd always drop our trail wagon, then [then crossed out] pull through with the lead wagon, then bring up the trail wagons, one at a time." Boss Neff, telling of his freighting experiences from Beaver City to Dodge City when working for Manny Leopard, in charge of Lie and Reynolds' freight wagons.
Misc Info: Photo is of three wagons attached together. There are 8 mules attached to the wagon with a man riding the left rear mule.
Subject: Jerk line wagon
Mules
Wagons
Driver
Beaver City, Oklahoma
Freight
Freighting
Dodge City, Kansas
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CallNo: P328-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: September 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 3/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] SEP '55 [back] Pic 2 Eight months later, Sept '55 sod walls had crumpled letting roof down onto ruin. Picture No. 8 [Picture No. 8 crossed out] Old Ranch house south [south crossed out] north of Smoky Hill River, west of Monuments (Pyramids) [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a crumbling sod house. There is one section left standing and it has a window in it. The rest is touching the ground. Is on the open plains.
Subject: Sod house
Ranch house
Smoky Hill River
Monuments
Pyramids
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P329
P330
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 P2 Envelope Photo has tear in left top corner.    

CallNo: P329-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: January 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 3/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JAN 55 [back] Pic 1 In Jan 1955, old walls [old walls underlined twice] of ranch house on high land south of Smoky Hill River on U.S. 83 still stood. [still stood underlined] Old well in left foreground is nearly filled in by Cave-in and debris. Picture No. 7 [Picture No. 7 crossed out] 2 Col time 833 [833 circled] 160 [160 circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of an old sod house. There is a window on the right side. Walls on the left are starting to seperate.
Subject: Sod house
Ranch house
Smoky Hill River
U.S. 83 [highway]
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P328
P330
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope    

CallNo: P333-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: August 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 3 5/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old Ranch house in decay. Aug. 1961 Smoky Hill River [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a building falling apart. There is one rock wall still standing. The rest appears to be wood and in tilting. There is a beam on the top that is holding one wall up. This beam is also attached to the rock wall.
Subject: Ranch house
Ruins
Brush
Open plains
Scrapbook
Envelope
Smoky Hill River
  Related to:  N200
N201
P334
P335
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope Photo has tape on right top back.    

CallNo: P334-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: August 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 3 1/4   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Aug 1961 Aug 1961 [on tape] [back] [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a decaying building. There is a pile of wood in the brush in front of building. Building has a stone or brick wall that is still standing. On the stone wall is a beam that runs across to a wood wall that is being held up by beam. On the left of house is walls that have fallen.
Subject: Ranch house
ruins
Smoky Hill River
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  N200
P333
N201
P335
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p 2 R-A Photo has tape on right side front.    

CallNo: P416-H1h  
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Descriptive Title: Adobe Walls Battlefield   Type: Print
Date of Origin: Unknown   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/8 x 2 9/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] KODAK SAFETY FILM [note with photo] ADOBE WALLS BATTLEFIELD The battlefield marker can be seen in the distance. In the foreground can be seen the eroded butts of the old dobe walls, now completely grassed over. The original "Adobe Walls" are somewhat farther south of this location, near the Canadian River.
Misc Info: Photo is of an open area. There is a sign in the foreground and something behind a pipe fence in the background. The grass is very tall.
Subject: Adobe Walls Battlefield
Marker
Canadian River
  Related to:  P417-
Other: Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P439-D1a3  
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Descriptive Title: Butchering on Custer Ranch Cimarron River   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1888   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] X [back] X ; Return Photo To [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [note] Q. I have heard a cow has more than one stomach. Is this true? A. Yes. This is shown in the photo above where Billy Custer and his wife and baby watch their butchers dress out a beef on their ranch on the Cimarron River, in Kansas, about 1888. The stomachs (plural) are shown in the front center of the picture. The liver and heart are in the pan. Photo courtesy Paul Custer, son.
Misc Info: Photo is of four men standing next to a carcass that is being dressed. The carcass is in an A-frame to support it. There is a pan in very front with organs in it. The stomachs are on the ground. There is a lady and young girl child standing behind the men. There is a fence behind them.
Subject: Billy Custer
Butchering
butcher day
ranchers
Cimarron River
Paul Custer
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Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P447-A2a12  
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Descriptive Title: Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone River   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] YELLOWSTONE 164 143 VI VI [one of the VI is crossed out] XII [XII is crossed out] [back] XII ; VI [XII and one VI is crossed out] VI ; on pg. 130 ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK ; Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] [note] Page 130 ; Half-Tone [check mark] ; 93% ; 11-10
Misc Info: Photo is of a tepee village. There are mountains in the background.
Subject: Indian camp
yellowstone river
tepees
  Related to:  PC52-A2a12
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P64-H1b  
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Descriptive Title: Red River, Texas marker   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [back] Marker at site of Doan's Store at "Red River Crossing." The names and brands of many old friends of the Olives are etched into the granite stone of this marker. Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74, Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas Note (brand symbol) "chain C" of 1876. [back note] Marker at Doan's Crossing of Red River, Texas. At the ford and cattle crossing of Red River, at Doan's Crossing, this stone marker is erected in memory of the trail drivers of Texas. The Olive Brothers crossed here with many herds from Texas and many of the names of their neighbors of the trail are shown engraved on the stone. - Photo by author (underlined). [marker in photo - brand symbols accompany names] C.F. Doan HVS; D.R. Fant; A.S. Ross; Millet; John Camp; C.T. Word; J.C. Sumner; EPH Harrold; T.D. Bugbee; J.K. Payne; W.B. Worsham; Richard King; Doc Burnett; M.A. Withers; T.M. Hobsen; Newman Bros.; John R. Blocker; Hindes & Oden; Shanghai Pierce; C.T. Herring; R.L. Castlebury; S.B. Burnett; St. Andrew Myers; C.W. Word; R.B. Masterson; Geo. Littlefield; Mrs. Amanda Burks; J.G. Ayers; J.R. Ross; Millett & Irvin; Ellison & Deweese; J. Doan; Lot Adams; J.H. Watts; Jim Reed; Mrs. Rabb; W.S. Ikard; J.R. Sumner; Bill Butler; B.L. Crouch; W.H. Meyers; John T. Lytle; Meyer Halff; Ike T. Pryob; Jim Ellison; W.H. Wheeler; Charley Neal; J.P. Hamilton; Thomas O'Connor; C.C. Slaughter; Eddleman Bros.; Lee & Reynolds; Lee Kokernot; Bud Matthews; Lytle & Schreiner; Mitchell & Presnall; Nutter & Neville; D. Waggoner & son; Adair & Goodnigh; Gudden, Warren & Sanborn; S.B. Scoville 7LX
Misc Info: Stone marker at Red River, Texas lists names of trail drivers and their brands.
Subject: stone marker
Red River, Texas
engraved names
livestock brands
Doan's store
Olive family
Doan's Crossing
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Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on left back.    

CallNo: P65-F2f6  
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Descriptive Title: Men watering horses   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] No. 17 [back] Farmers - Not [not is underlined] cowboys
Misc Info: 6 farmers on horses watering them in a low river with a cattle herd in background.
Subject: Farmers
saddle horses
cattle
river
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CallNo: PC12-A3o  
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Descriptive Title: James Lane Trading Post   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1957; 1880   Provenance:private collection - Beaver City Museum, Beaver OK
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] James Lane Trading Post 1880 [back] Trading Post - Jones and Plummer Trail, crossing Beaver River. Cattle herds rested, a long drive on to shipping point. Cow men replinished chuck wagons, ammunition and liquor. Copyright 1957 Beaver City Museum 9-61; Post Card; Etch Tone
Misc Info: No correspondence; snow-covered trading post; bell on post in front
Subject: James Lane Trading Post
Jones and Plummer Trail
Beaver River Oklahoma
Beaver City Museum Oklahoma
snow
bare trees
bell on post
Etchtone
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CallNo: PC2-C2c  
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Descriptive Title: Freight train wreck   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 8/13/38   Provenance:private collection - Turtle Studio, Liberal KS
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Wrecked freight train on R.I. RR at Arkalon Bridge - 8-18-38. Engine 5036. Cost $115,000. Wt. 733200 lbs. Power 67000 Drawbar. Booster 70000 lbs. Turtle Studio. 28 [back] Post Card Turtle Studio Kodak Finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans. 14 S. Kans. Ave. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [back note] Oil tankers and box cars were piled up like children's toys when Engine 5036 (cost $115,000; wt. 73,320 lbs) plunged through the bridge on flood-swollen Cimarron River. Turtle Studio, Liberal, Kansas photo. (sentence underlined) 32 (circled) 24 75%
Misc Info: Oil tanker, box car and engine wreck on bridge. Debris and cars in river.
Subject: freight train
oil tanker
box car - NYC 181306
Arkalon bridge
Cimarron River
Rock Island railroad
Engine 5036
Turtle Studio
box cars oil tanker GATX6538 Kodak finishing
trees debris oil tanker 5340 Liberal, Kansas
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CallNo: PC35-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Two men fishing   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Finest Fishing in the World Out in the West. No. A-32 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Made in U.S.A.; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: No correspondence; two men fishing along river bank.
Subject: Two men fishing
fishing poles
river
rocks
bushes
trees
Hetzel Photos
Dodge City, Kansas
Multakrom Post Card Co.
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CallNo: PC3-C2c  
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Descriptive Title: Freight train wreck   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: July or August 18, 1938   Provenance:private collection - Turtle Studio, Liberal KS
Size: 3 1/2 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Wrecked freight train on R.I. RR at Arkalon Bridge 8-18-38. Engine 5036. Cost $115,000. Wt. 733200 lbs. Power 67000 Drawbar Booster 70000 lbs. Turtle Studio. 21. [back] Post Card Turtle Studio Kodak Finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans. 14 S. Kansas Ave. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. 34 (circled) 75% Harry E. Chisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [back note] 34 (circled) 24 Engineer Walter Walker rode old Engine 5036 into the Cimarron when floods caused the bridge to give way, July 18, 1938.
Misc Info: Cranes pull engine from train wreckage. People look on from bridge, ground below.
Subject: train wreckage
Arkalon bridge
Walter Walker
train engine
railroad ties
two cranes
Rock Island Railroad
workers Engine 5036
Cimarron River people Turtle Studio
Liberal, Kansas Kodak Finishing
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CallNo: PC44-C2c  
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Descriptive Title: Engine 5036   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: 
Text: [back] Post Card; Correspondence; [Tartto] Studio; Kodak finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans 14 S. Kans Ave; AZO; Place Stamp Here; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [two stamps] 35 (circled in red ink). [note - handwritten] Walter Walker engineer (smeared) ..... Brakeman Holder that went down in this wreck still live in Pratt Walker is [?] Holder is still working Fireman Powell died several years ago, I do not know about the rest of the crew [note - typed, put in seperate sleeve] Back at the yards, she had the appearance of a male Peacock that had shed its tail, when Engine 5036 was resurrected from her watery grave. ---- Photos courtesy O.B. Wimmer. (sentence underlined) 35 (circled in red ink) 24 75% [front of post card] Engine 5036 Raised from Cimmeron river after R.I.R.R. Freight wreck. 8-18-38. Weight 733200 Power 67000. Draw Bar booster 70000 LBS. Cost 115,000.00 Yurile Stv ---
Misc Info: Picture of a train engine that is beat up. Building behind it and man standing in front of it.
Subject: Train wreck
Cimarron River
RI RR freight train
O.B. Wimmer
Walter Walker
engineer
brakeman holder
Pratt, Kansas
fireman Powell
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CallNo: PC52-A2a12  
Descriptive Title: Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone River   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Crop as shown ; [has red lines and x's on photo] ; CHEYENNE ViLLAGE ON THE YELLOWSTONE ; 164 ; 143 [back] POST CARD ; PLACE STAMP HERE ; ADRESS ; [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Denver address is stamped twice, one is over the Liberal address stamp] ; HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Postcard photo is of an indian village. There are several tepees and a few racks with things hanging on them.
Subject: Indian camp
Yellowstone River
tepees
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