U.S. Surveyors surveying Sedgwick County, Kansas. Chief surveyor Samuel Smoot at right center, identified by a small x beneath his image. 1867 Courtesy
Wichita citizens posed in front of church building in Wichita, built around 1870 and used by the Protestant Episcopal Church, now St. John's Episcopal Church. The location was north of Third Street on east side of Main Street.
American Indian Institute, a high school for Native American boys founded by Henry Roe Cloud Courtesy
From typed label on photo:
It is hard to believe that this scene took place in Wichita but it did. The late W. S. Rogers pioneer photographer snapped this Indian camp at the bend of the Arkansas River in 1870.
River visible at right
Image from Wichita Eagle archives
A.A. Hyde, inventor of Mentholatum. (courtesy photo)
Wichita police officers attempt to remove an abortion protester from under a car at the entrance to Dr. George Tiller's clinic during the Summer of Mercy protest in 1991. The Wichita Eagle
Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel in a scene from Gone With the Wind. Associated Press
82 year old Wayne Wong was teenager when the US Army sent
him back to China to serve with the Flying Tigers. 63 years later,
Wong and 2 other Chinese-American soldiers from Wichita will be
recognized for their service on Tuesday. The Wichita Eagle
Martin Ortiz Courtesy
Date Original: Circa 1870
View of Main Street in Wichita, looking north from Douglas Avenue.
Keywords: Wichita, street scenes, people, transportation, business and industry, stores, covered wagons, wagons, horses. Courtesy
The historic site Stapleton #1 oil well in Butler County. Stapleton marks the discovery of oil in the El Dorado Field Oct. 5, 1915.(August 1, 2013) The Wichita Eagle
Mary Elizabeth Lease
Arkansas Valley Interurban Railroad Company (AVI) passenger car attached to a freight car Courtesy
AVIATION INDUSTRY - Aviation pioneer Clyde Cessna, founder of the Cessna Aircraft Corporation
"Geech" character created by Jerry Bittle.
Vern Miller poses in his office at 1333
N. Broadway. In the past Miller has served three term as Sedgwick
Co. Sherriff, was Attorney General for the State and County and now
has his own private law practice. 2000 Heying
View looking north toward Fairmount College campus (now Wichita State University). Shows Fairmount Hall and Fiske Hall. East 17th Street and Fairmount Avenue intersect at right center.
View of original City Hall, known popularly as the "City Building," located on the southeast corner of Main and William Streets; "Mayor's Office" painted on third floor window. Presently houses the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Original Central Fire Station at left, and Wichita Eagle building at far left, corner of Market and William Streets. Courtesy
Wichita basketball star Lynette Woodard The Wichita Eagle
A black and white photo of traffic along Douglas Avenue in
Wichita, Kansas. A number of business are visible including the
Broadview Hotel, the National Bank Building, and Montgomery Wards. Date:
1961 Courtesy Photos
A parade in the 100 block of East Douglas. The Philadelphia Store is located on the southwest corner of Market and Douglas, 111 East Douglas. A. Katz Dry Goods is in the Philadelphia Store. 1884 Courtesy
Coleman Factory, Wichita, Ks. 1901-1911
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress under construction at the Boeing Wichita plant in this undated photo. The B-29 was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber that was flown primarily by the United States in World War II and the Korean War. The B-29 remained in service in various roles throughout the 1950s. The B-29 was used to drop the atomic bomb over Japan in August of 1945. Courtesy
Saloon smasher Carry Nation . Courtesy
Wichita East High’s Jim Ryun crosses the finish line with a state record time of 3:58.3 in the mile on May 15, 1965, at the Kansas state high school meet at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. A year earlier, he became the first U.S. high-schooler to break the 4-minute mile in a non-high race when he ran a 3:59 at the Compton, Calif., Relays. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle and Beacon, Gary Estes) MANDATORY CREDIT AP