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Hackberry Township Hall

Hackberry Township Hall

Hackberry Township Hall History In 1938 citizens of Bartlett and the Hackberry Township voted to allow $10,000 in bonds to be issued for the construction of a township hall. The Hackberry Township...

Hackberry Township Hall

Howard National Bank

Kansas State Historical Society In April of 1877, the Elk County “State” Bank was organized with George W. McKey as President. Just a few short years later the bank was converted to the...

Hackberry Township Hall

Wichita Greyhound Park

Wichita Greyhound Park opened on September 7th, 1989 as a 72-acre, $18 million luxurious dog racing facility. Greyhound Park allowed for Kansas’ first pari-mutuel betting in greyhound racing...

sawyer jail

Sawyer Jail

Bids for the Sawyer Jail were taken in January and February of 1917 with calls to find someone with the materials to do so. A barrel roof single celled brick structure with two barred windows was...

minneola jail

Minneola Jail

The Minneola jail cells were ordered and delivered in June 1915 via telegraph after a local committee was appointed to do just that. Two fused together steel cages with pull-down beds were delivered...

halstead jail

Halstead Jail

This is the city jail that was originally located in the city hall building in the alley behind Main Street. The jail was built around 1908 when it first showed up on a sanborn map. It is made of...

Hackberry Township Hall

Mound Valley Jail

The Mound Valley City Jail is in remarkable shape, you can tell someone has put love into keeping this building in great shape for visitors. In order to truly appreciate this piece of frontier...

sharon jail

Sharon Jail

Not much information could be found on the Sharon City jail but the sign above it says it was established in 1900. It is a square cement calaboose that has two cells inside, both had strap iron cell...

fowler jail

Fowler Jail

When the town was incorporated in 1906 Mayor Pinnick began assessing the needs of the city. He deemed a ‘Jail Committee’ was necessary and emphasized the need to get a jail built. The...

cimarron city jail

Cimarron City Jail

The Cimarron City Jail has a basic calaboose construction having an entryway with a single cell. Made entirely of concrete with a few iron-barred windows and a flat top roof. The boom of crime in the...

Star-Vue Theatre

Star-Vue Theatre

The Star-Vue Theatre, most popularly known and photographed for its vintage and rustic sign was constructed in 1950. During the 1950s the drive-in movie theatre business boomed and people in small...

All Saints Catholic Church - Liberty

All Saints Catholic Church – Liberty

The history of the All Saints Catholic Church in Liberty, Kansas dates back to the 1880s when the church was first organized. Services were held in members’ houses, most of the time in the...

Coyville Gym

Coyville Gym

Coyville School received $24,249.75 to improve/build new buildings in 1935. This is approximately the time this gym was built, most schools did not receive additional funding for gymnasiums until...

Bartlett Jail

Bartlett Jail

There isn’t much known about this small jail. It was presumably constructed in the early 1900s and discontinued in the 1930s or 1940s. It seems to have been used as a shed in its more recent...

Hackberry Township Hall

Mulvane Jail

There has long been speculation over when this jail was built with dates in between 1883-1885 being thrown out there but according to government insurance maps and newspapers, this jail first...

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