Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway

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Photograph of an unidentified Strang Line station in Johnson County, Kansas, circa 1940. The small building features half stone walls and ornate rafter tails, and a car is parked to its side.

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Photograph of the Strang Line car barn and power plant in Overland Park, Kansas, circa the late 1940s. Officially named the Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway, the Strang Line ceased operations in 1940, and the car barn is shown heavily covered in ivy, with tracks overgrown with weeds in the foreground.

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Interior photograph of the Strang Line's Milburn Station in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1925. The station served the Milburn Country Club and adjacent neighborhood, located near 71st Street and Metcalf Avenue. A sign reading "The Santa Fe Trail Route" and "Time Card" hangs on a wall in the hand-tinted image. 

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Photograph of a woman boarding a Strang Line train, with a motorman standing on a step looking to the right, circa 1930. The train car is numbered 116 and a destination sign reads "OLATHE." 

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Portraits

Photograph of two uniformed Strang Line employees circa 1915. The Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway, commonly known as the Strang Line, operated between Johnson County and Kansas City from 1906 to 1940. 

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Photograph of the Strang Line car barn and power plant in Overland Park, Kansas, circa the 1910s. Five men stand in front of the ivy-covered stone building, and a water tower is pictured in the background of the image. 

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Photograph of a Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway, also known as the Strang Line, car circa 1920. Several men can be seen looking through the car's windows, and buildings can be seen in the background of the image.

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Photograph of Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway, also known as the Strang Line, cars standing on railroad tracks circa 1915. The front of a car reads "Santa Fe Trail Route," and two men sit inside the open-wided car, with five men standing on the ground alongside. 

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Photograph of the Strang Line Car Barn after it was destroyed by fire in 1925. The exterior stone walls remain while the interior and roof were destroyed. Railroad tracks cross the foreground of the image, a trolley car stands near the building, and the ground is dusted in snow.

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Photograph of the Strang Line Car Barn after it was destroyed by fire in 1925. The exterior stone walls remain while the interior and roof were destroyed. Railroad tracks cross the foreground of the image, a trolley car stands near the building, and the ground is dusted in snow.

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Photograph of Walnut Grove, a grassy area surrounded by trees, in downtown Overland Park circa 1920. Looking north along Santa Fe Drive from near 80th Street, the Strang Line car barn can be seen in the background at left, and rRailroad tracks run along the right side of the image.

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Photograph of the Strang Line car barn after it was destroyed by fire in 1925. Two men are seen walking through the rubble, and a trolley car is visible in the background of the image between stone columns. 

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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