Farms

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Photograph of Hugh and Mary White's four children at the Wolverine Dairy Farm in Overland Park circa 1941. Standing on the ground in front of a bar, the children are, from left to right, Bob, Joe, and Louise; Gene sits on a horse behind them. Joe holds a rabbit and Louise holds a dog. A silo is visible beyond the barn. The farm was located near 85th Street and Metcalf Avenue.

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Photograph of Richard Rieder standing between two outdoor chicken coops in 1940 or 1941. Rieder, a participant in the Future Farmers of America program, is wearing a light shirt and darker pants, near the wood and chickenwire coops and a few loose young chickens. This photograph was part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Supervised Practice" scrapbook.

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Photograph of ten young men, participants in Future Farmers of America, holding adult goats and kids circa 1940. Three of the young men stand in the background, while seven crouch on the ground with the goats. Behind them is a small wooden barn or similar structure. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of American scrapbook.

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Photograph of a young man with a sow and piglets in a pen circa 1940. The young man, identified as Melvin Geary, is a participant in the Future Farmers of America program, and is smiling at the camera and bent over with his hands on a piglet. Trees and other brush are visible beyond the wire fence enclosure. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Supervised Practice" scrapbook.

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Photograph of George DeBrabander handling a plow next to a pile of stacked lumber and assembled wooden frames circa 1932. The frames served as raised beds for vegetable farming on DeBrabander's farm at the northwest corner of 75th and Quivira in Shawnee, Kansas. 

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Photograph of an elderly woman, identified as Alida Van Keirsbilck, standing with a small herd of cattle circa 1933. The Van Keirsbilck farm was located at 75th and Quivira in Lenexa, Kansas. An open field and several houses or outbuildings are visible in the background of the image.

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Photograph of the Herman and Ella Voigts house at 2405 West 103rd Street in Leawood. The Prairie-style stone house was built in 1923 by Frank Bayrel for Herman J. Voigts and his family for $23,000. The house stood on a 218-acre cattle and dairy farm. Voigts was also president of the First National Bank of Olathe and vice president of the City National Bank and Patron's Bank of Olathe. The all but 10 acres of the surrounding farm property was sold off for suburban residential development by 1959. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

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Photograph of a group of 21 young men posing and drinking milk out of bottles circa 1935. The young men, participants in the Future Farmers of America program, stand next to a a barn. A herd of cows is visible in the background of the image.

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Photograph of a group of young men gathered near two bars at Porter Dairy Farm in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1930. The barns are built from stone on their lower levels and have wood siding on the second levels. The group of 25 young men wear a variety of clothing, including overalls, hats, and neckties. The farm was located near 91st Street and Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Photograph of George W. Jensen's house and dairy farm in Prairie Village, Kansas, circa 1940. The Tudor-style house, located at 2821 West 75th Street, is pictured with a barn and other outbuildings, along with a parked truck, located to the west. A dusting of snow covers the lawn and bushes, and trees are bare of leaves. Most of the Jensen property was later sold off to the J.C. Nichols Company for residential development. 

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Photograph of a young man kneeling with a dog, surrounded by dead rats, circa 1922. The young man, identified as Harold Dunham, is the son of William Dunham, superintendent of the Johnson County Poor Farm from 1917 to 1923. He is posed with a dog identified as Toodles, who was responsible for killing the 30+ rats at the farm. The farm, located at the northwest corner of 119th Street and Ridgeview Road in Olathe, Kansas, operated from 1863 through World War II. 

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Photograph of a woman relaxing in a hammock, surrounded by a flock of chickens, at the Schultzel farm circa 1937. The woman, identified as Mrs. Nichols, is dressed in a blouse and skirt, and was visiting the farm as a member of the Broadway Methodist Church of Kansas City, Missouri. A multicolored flock of chickens surrounds the hammock on the ground, and she is reaching out to touch one of the hens. A flower garden is pictured behind the hammock. The 55-acre farm, near 135th Street (then Kansas Highway 150) and Switzer Street, was owned by Emil J.

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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.