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This is a project to provide an on-line collection of historical photos related to Lyon County.
It will include businesses, schools, government buildings, homes and other photos of historical interest. If you have or know of a photo that should be included, please Email me.

Last updated March 27, 2011

County Courthouse
Located: SE corner Fourth and Commercial streets, Emporia
Image Source: a generous contributor
Built: 1903 at a cost of $55,000 including furnishings
Torn Down and replaced: 1950's

Emporia Street Scene
about 1911
From John Abbott's postcard collection

Soden's Flour Mill (Cottonwood River in flood)
Located: South Commercial St. at Cottonwood River
Image Source: early 1920s family snapshot
Built: ?
Burned: 1930s
Learn more about the Sodens of Lyon County

Newman Memorial Hospital
Located in Emporia and built in the Early 1920's
Image Source: family owned postcard

1908 Emporia Intersection
A wonderful panoramic view at the intersection of 6th and Commercial.
This may take a while to load but it's worth it! This is a W-I-D-E picture so make sure to scroll horizontally to see it all.

Opening Streetcar Line, Emporia, KS
October 26, 1911
From the collection at Wichita State University.

Chautauqua Auditorium Tent, Emporia, KS
July 18-28, 1908
From the collection at Wichita State University.

Physical Training Building, Emporia, KS
1910
From the collection at Wichita State University.

Post Office, Olpe, KS
not dated
From the collection at Wichita State University.

Train Station, Plymouth, KS
1909
From the collection at Wichita State University.

Early Hartford Hardware Store
Located in Hartford KS. The time of the photo is not known but it is marked on the back as "David Reeds Store in early days". A little research has shown that R.L. Mahaffey and Frank O. Smith purchased the store in Jan. 1912 from the D.G. Reed estate. In Oct. 1896 J.W. McGregor purchased the entire stock of McGregor and Reed Hardware Store.
Image Source: Sue Stubbs

Harry Stubbs Hardware Store
Located in Hartford KS. Photo taken about 1931. People identified as: Cora Rawson on the balcony and L to R; Harry Stubbs, Harry French, Charles G. Stubbs and Lynn Hoover Stubbs
Image Source: Sue Stubbs

Stubbs and Son, Blacksmith
Located in Hartford KS. Photo taken about 1910.
Image Source: Sue Stubbs

1903 Emporia Football Team
Can you identify anyone in this photo? This could be the Emporia State Teachers College or the College of Emporia.
Image Source: Stephen Brockelman

1920 Emporia High School Basketball Team
Seated (left to right): McCue, Carle, Longshore, Whitely
Back Row (left to right): Stinston, Theller, Laird, Dumm, Campbell, Arnold, Donaldson
Image Source:

Santa Fe Depot, Emporia, KS
1952
From Russell Crump's Historic Photo Collection at www.atsfry.com

Santa Fe Depot, Emporia, KS
1884
From Russell Crump's Historic Photo Collection at www.atsfry.com

Hotel, Allen KS
date is unknown
From the collection at Wichita State University.

Street Scene, Admire, KS
date is unknown
From the collection at Wichita State University.

School, Admire, KS
date is unknown
From the collection at Wichita State University.

Street Scene, Hartford, KS
date is unknown
From the collection at Wichita State University.

Eagle Creek School
Located near Hartford Kansas. Photo taken about 1914.
Image Source: Delbert Spencer

Civil War Veterans
A group photo of the veterans and their wives taken in front of the Lyon County Courthouse
Believed to be P.B. Plumb Post #55 (G.A.R.)
Image Source: Maxine Coughlin

Civil War Veterans Wives
A group photo of the wives of the veterans taken in front of the Lyon County Courthouse
Believed to be P.B. Plumb Post #55 (G.A.R.)
Image Source: Maxine Coughlin

Hartford Class Picture
Room #1, Hartford, Kansas 1917
Image Source: Jeff Slead

Hartford Class Picture
Room #3, Hartford, Kansas 1917
Image Source: Jeff Slead

Bushong High School 1922
People identified as (left to right): Crystal LeVerne McMillan, Pearl Mae Lewis, Clara Edna Swarner, Blanche Evelyn Johnson, Floyd G. Basen, Helen Meta Marsh, Ira E. Kirkland, Mae Della Silfes, Ruth Hazel Johnson, Daniel E. Eckel, Inez Irene Spear, and C.H. Kutz - Professor
Image Source: Keith Jensen

Allen High School
Allen, Kansas, about 1935
Image Source: Dianna Scofield

Allen High School Activities
Allen, Kansas, about 1935
Image Source: Dianna Scofield

John Gilligan Farm Scene
Hartford, Kansas, about 1896
Image Source: Jim Gilligan

John Gilligan Farm House
Hartford, Kansas, built by Collins and Thompson in November 1891
Photo dated 1960
Image Source: Jim Gilligan

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