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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: P176-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Liberal, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 7/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] -- 10 days old -- Liberal, Kansas - April, 1888 [back] Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Liberal, Kansas "Boom Town." Age 10 Days. Looking north from the railroad, a tent and shack city had begun. By 1988, a modest little [little is crossed out] city of 16,000, the "Queen of the Southwest" as her residents call her. Photo courtesy the late Lee Larrabee. [Photo courtesy the late Lee Larrabee. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a small town with tents and shacks.
Subject: Liberal, Kansas
April 1888
boom town
Lee Larrabee
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P453-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Trail herds   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Cow camp of cattle outfit on the Cimarron, N.M. ; CREDIT DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY WESTERN HISTORY DEPARTMENT PHOTO BY Kirkland, Cheyenne, Wyo. [Kirkland, Cheyenne, Wyo. is crossed out] REPRODUCTION OF PRINT IS SUBJECT TO USE FEE ORDER # 03632 ; NOTICE THIS MATERIAL MAY BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW (TITLE 17 U.S. CODE) ; Cowboys (prints) ; F26325 ; Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] [note] Q. How big was a "trail herd" of cattle, and how many riders and others did it require to move them? A. Trail herds were of various sizes, from a herd of 500 or 1,000 head to those larger herds that came from Texas to Montana, 2,500 head to 3,000 head. Seldom over 3,000 head per herd. It took a dozen men to properly move them to market, or railhead. 1. The Boss Man. 2. A cook. 3. AWrangler for the horse herd of sixy-seventy head. 4. Nine cowboys to drive the cattle, if a large (2,500-3,000) herd. The [insert mark] TV outfit in New Mexico above, has 10 riders, plus the cook, and a cavvy of about 50-60 saddle-horses. ---Denver Public Library Photo.
Misc Info: Photo is of 10 men standing or sitting on horses. There are tents or tepees behind them. Behind the tepees are a herd of horses and a wagon. There appears to be a lake or some body of water behind the horses. One horse is standing in the water. There are a herd of cattle on the opposite side of the water.
Subject: Cattle trail
New Mexico
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Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P8-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Montana Cowboy   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Private collection - Stell's Old photos
Size: 2 15/16 x 4 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] No. 7 [back] Return to E.C. Laughlin 815 P St. Gering Neb. 69341 Montana
Misc Info: Picture of cowboy on a horse with tents in background. Another horse and a wagon are behind him. Picture was in manila envelope. Picture is mounted on a cardboard mat/frame with holes in all four the corners. Frame is 4 11/16 x 5 3/4"
Subject: Cowboy
Estelle C. Laughlin
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P145-F1b P147-F1b P149-F1b P150-A2b11
P146-F1b P151-A3p L7-F1ab L8-F1b

CallNo: PC36-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Roundup at Saratoga, Wyoming   Type: Postcard
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Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Round Up Saratoga, Wyo. 103 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D., Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: No correspondence; cowboys make camp on plains during cattle roundup.
Subject: cowboys
Saratoga, Wyoming
round up
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