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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: P58-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Tumbleweeds   Type: Print
Date of Origin: spring 1957   Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [back] 40 [40 circled] Tumbleweeds move into town. Spring 1957 Liberal, Kansas Blue Bonnet Courts shown in picture Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [back note] 40 [40 circled] Note tumbleweeds atop telephone poles. Tumbleweeds moved into town and piled to rooftops in Blue Bonnet Courts, Liberal, Spring of 1957. You can image hitting 20-foot stacks of them in the railway cuts, with the engine doing 60 to 70 MPH! Photo from Chrisman Collection [sentence underlined]. 24 102%
Misc Info: Arrows on picture point to tumbleweeds in telephone wires. Tumbleweeds are stacked at back of Blue Bonnet Courts houses.
Subject: tumbleweeds
Liberal, Kansas
Blue Bonnet Courts
telephone poles
dirt street or alley
wooden posts
barrel lid
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CallNo: P69-H1g  
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Descriptive Title: Southwest Kansas Plains   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1930s   Provenance:Chrisman collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] "Soil bank land" [back note] Dust Bowl Land The vast southwest grazing lands commenced moving in ernest in the 1930s. Where no effort was made to hold it, many areas blew away, exposing the sandstone basement. Only (crossed out) By following the advice of the old cattlemen, regrassing the area and leaving it for grazing pasture land, saved(crossed out) many valuable acres were saved for the future. Photo taken in southwest Kansas by author.
Misc Info: Wooden fence posts, fencing wire on plains. Sand or dirt has blown to drift at foot of posts.
Subject: Southwest Kansas plains
fence posts
fencing wire
sand or dirt
soil bank land
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Other: Photo has glue spots across top back.