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Authors: No authors specified.
Date: c. 1858
This bridge, the first bridge over the Kansas River from Topeka, was built in 1857 through the efforts of the Topeka Association. It was destroyed by wind in 1858 and took several months to rebuild. The diagram is undated.
Keywords: Bridges; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Topeka Association; Topeka bridge; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Transportation
Stock Certificate, Topeka Bridge Company
Authors: Topeka Bridge Company
Date: May 22, 1858
This stock certificate (No. 39) certified that Milton C. Dickey owned one share of the Topeka Bridge Company. It was signed by Franklin Crane, president of the company.
Keywords: Bridges; Crane, Franklin Loomis; Dickey, Milton C.; Stock certificates; Topeka Bridge Company; Topeka bridge; Topeka, Kansas
Stockholders in the Topeka Bridge Company
Authors: Topeka Bridge Company
Date: July 21, 1858
This document lists the various individuals who provided support to rebuild the Topeka Bridge, which was destroyed by wind in 1858, shortly after being completed.
Keywords: Bridges; Crane, Franklin Loomis; Dickey, Milton C.; Farnsworth, Loring; Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Topeka Bridge Company; Topeka bridge; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Transportation
Letter, Edw.[Edward] Hoogland to Col. [Thomas N.] Stinson
Authors: Hoogland, Edward
Date: November 16, 1859
Edward Hoogland, writing from Tecumseh, Kansas Territory to Thomas N. Stinson, expressed his views on the prospects of completing a bridge over the Kansas River at Tecumseh. Hoogland and Stinson had been involved in an unsuccessful venture to finance and build a bridge at Tecumseh since 1857. Hoogland also proposed to Stinson a settlement of a debt that he owed to him for the acquisition of land.
Keywords: Bridges; Business; Hoogland, Edward; Land sales; Real estate; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Stinson, Thomas N.; Tecumseh, Kansas Territory
Letter, J. W. Robinson to Dear Friend [Isaac] Goodnow
Authors: Robinson, John W.
Date: November 12, 1860
John W. Robinson wrote from his home in Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to Isaac Goodnow. Robinson had given Goodnow agency to sell some of his Manhattan properties, and thanked him for his assistance as he was in great need of money. Robinson enthusiastically reacted to Lincoln's recent election to the Presidency, and claimed "even the Democrats assert that they are gratified at the result." He believed Kansas would be admitted to statehood early in the Legislative session. Robinson also discussed Manhattan's recent development projects, including new roads and a pontoon bridge.
Keywords: Bridges; Election, Presidential, 1860; Lincoln administration; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Medicine; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Roads; Robinson, John W.; Town development
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