Overland Park, KS

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Photograph of Lawrence Zillhart, Future Farmers of America participant, holding a bulletin board outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. The bulletin board contains clippings from farm magazines and other information, and Zillhart wears a work shirt with an FFA patch sewn above the breast pocket. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook. 

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Photograph of two young men,  participants in the Future Farmers of America, at a milk testing cabinet in Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. Three other young men occupy the foreground at the right of the image. The photo is part of the Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook. A note on the back of the photo reads "Treating milk. Each Monday is set aside for free testing any samples sent in."

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Photograph of fourteen young men, participants in Future Farmers of America, listening to an older man discuss paint mixing while holding paint buckles outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. Two older men look on. The men are all gathered around a wooden platform containing painting supplies. The photograph was part of a Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook. 

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Photograph of Dan Porterfield, a Future Farmers of America participant, preparing paint outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. Standing over a wooden crate or similar work surface, Porterfield mixes white paint with a stirrer in a large bucket.

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Photograph of Dan Porterfield, a Future Farmers of America participant, preparing paint outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. Standing over a wooden crate or similar work surface, Porterfield mixes white paint with a stirrer in a large bucket.

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Photograph of Dan Porterfield, a Future Farmers of America participant, preparing paint outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. Wearing a shirt with "Dan" embroidered over a breast pocket, he is unscrewing the cap from a can of Taloco Gum turpentine over a large paint bucket. A can of Dutch Boy linseed oil sits on the platform next to the paint bucket. Stacks of Spanish-style roof tiles stand in stacks again the school building in the background of the image alongside other equipment.

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Photograph of two boys preparing paint outside of Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. The boys, participants in the Future Farmers of America program, are standing outside the brick school building at a wooden platform. One pours a small bucket of paint into a larger container. They are surrounded by other materials, including Spanish-style roof tiles. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook.

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Photograph of Johnson County Fair exhibit booths and demonstrations in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium in 1931. The stage is set up for cooking demonstrations with appliances and countertops facing the gymnasium. The gymnasium floor contains exhibit booths for businesses including FFOG Stores and ABC laundry appliances. Signs hanging from the gym rafters reading "Overland Parl Lumber Co.," "Farm Crops Department," and "Swarner Drug Co."

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Photograph of two women standing in a demonstration kitchen on the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium stage as part of the Johnson County Fair in the early 1930s. The kitchen, bearing a Kansas City Power & Light Company sign, includes a refrigerator or ice box, a stove, and a curtained window. The women stand at a countertop, and one operates an electric stand mixer. 

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Photograph of a Johnson County Fair cooking demonstration set up on the stage of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium's stage in August 1931. Two women, dressed in white, stand behind tables and an electric stand mixer. Behind them are appliances including stoves and ice boxes. Potted flowers and plants line the front of the stage, which bears a sign that reads "K.C. Power & Light Co." A handwritten note below the image reads "Johnson County Fair Aug-27-28-29-1931."

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Photograph of the Johnson County Fair on the grounds of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1932. A group of people is pictured gathered at a Shawnee Mission Aggies Future Farmers of America booth alongside the brick school building. A Ferris wheel is visible in the background. A man smoking a pipe is crouched in front of a booth in the right foreground. 

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Photograph of Johnson County Fair activities in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium in 1934. Booths and demonstrations are set up around the gym floor and stage. An area displaying "hardy garden roses" from Cloverset Flower Farm occupies the foreground of the image. The left side of the image includes bleachers, a photobooth, a booth for Skelgas stoves, and a furniture booth. A booth in the middle of the image offers multiple refrigerators or iceboxes. The stage appears to be set up as a kitchen for cooking demonstrations. 

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.