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February 11, 1859: Osage County was organized. kshs.org/kansapedia/osage-county-kansas/15325
Here miners extract coal in Osage County. Date: 1930s.  kansasmemory.org/item/218154
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February 11, 1859: Chase County was organized. kshs.org/kansapedia/chase-county-kansas/12008
The Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls was completed in 1873 and is still used as a courthouse today. It’s pictured here circa 1882. kansasmemory.org/item/210328
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February 11, 1859: Butler County was organized. kshs.org/kansapedia/butler-county-kansas/15264
Haskin, in Butler County, was a petroleum company boom town created when oil was discovered nearby. It quickly became extinct once the mineral deposit had been exhausted. Photo date: 1920. kansasmemory.org/item/215308
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Kansas Memory Item of the Week: photo of three pilots standing beside a B-47 bomber at Schilling Air Force Base, Salina. Date: 1958 kansasmemory.org/item/210254
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Mr. and Mrs. Caspar Sack built this stone house in Ellis County, circa 1890. Here construction of the house is almost complete.
kansasmemory.org/item/209346
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Most Kansans are familiar with the highly detailed, colorful Seal of Kansas. kshs.org/kansapedia/seal-of-kansas/18266.
The design pictured here was submitted in the years just prior to Kansas becoming a state: two men hold a book while an American Indian chases a buffalo on horseback. kansasmemory.org/item/216107. Which design do you like best?
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January 29, 1886: Hamilton County organized. kshs.org/kansapedia/hamilton-county-kansas/15293.
Here Harvey Girls pose in front of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway’s Fred Harvey House in Syracuse, Hamilton County. Date: between 1885 and 1899. kansasmemory.org/item/210738
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January 29, 1861: President James Buchanan signed a bill making Kansas the 34th state in the Union. A 34-star flag is displayed in the visitor center at the Kansas State Capitol.
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January 26, 1925: Travel Air Manufacturing Company was established. Owners Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech, and Lloyd Stearman created the “air capital of the world” in Wichita. One of the 12 Notable Events in Kansas History. kshs.org/17386.  Pictured: Travel Air Company’s Model 2000 biplane. kansasmemory.org/item/213356
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January 25, 1971: Fort Hays State Historic Site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. kshs.org/kansapedia/fort-hays/11793
This photo of the guardhouse was taken in 1869. kansasmemory.org/item/228776
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