Barber County, Kansas.  

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Photos, Barber County, Kansas

Draper Hill near Lake City, Barber County, Kansas, 2005. 

Photo by Kim Fowles.
Draper Hill near Lake City, Barber County, Kansas, 2005
Photo by Kim Fowles, 2005.

Click here for a complete listing of about 240 pages on this site which are illustrated with photographs.

"Wish List" of photos wanted for this site


Buildings:

The Grand Hotel, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, historic and modern photos courtesy of Nathan Lee, Beverly Horney McCollom and Marilou West Ficklin.

The Original Barber County Court House, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

The Lake City Bank Building, Lake City, Kansas, photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

Photographs from Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 2006, courtesy of Nathan Lee.


Cemeteries:

Bender/Chinn Cemetery - north of Sun City

Cornish/Harrington Cemetery (also known as Hope Cemetery)

Forrest City/Garten Cemetery - Forrest City

Hope Cemetery (also known as Cornish/Harrington Cemetery)

Jesse Cemetery - west of Medicine Lodge.

Lacy Cemetery - near Deerhead.

Lee Cemetery - family cemetery on private land.

Paddock Cemetery (also known as Haas Cemetery) - 8 miles north of Medicine Lodge

Soldier Creek Cemetery - Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas.

(Old) Sun City Cemetery

Sunnyside Cemetery - Active cemetery, Sun City.


Churches:

Churches in Barber County, Kansas

Sharon Christian Church - Sharon

Sun City Baptist Church, Sun City


Cities and Towns:

Belvidere (Kiowa County)

Hartdner

Isabel

Kiowa

Kling

Lake City

Lasswell

Medicine Lodge

Mingonia

Sharon

Sun City

Sun City, Barber County, Kansas: Photos from the Kim Fowles Collection   (Off-site link)


Farming:

Massey Farm Machinery, historic photographs with comments and anecdotes from David and Nate Massey.

Clarence Edward & Bertha Emma (Inslee) Rucker's Farm

Merle & Rayann Rucker's farm pond at sunset


Houses:

Frank W. & Hattie Hoagland Ranch

John T. Jesse   (on Jesse Cemetery page)

George W. Lott

Howard Judson Parker Ranch

Elmer & Jane "Jennie" Woodworth

John & Sarah Ellen (Wygle) Young


Landscape and Geology:

Cowboy Rock near Sun City, Barber County, Kansas   Photos from the collection of Kim Fowles.

Gypsum Quarries, Mines and Mills in Barber County, Kansas

Barber County State Fishing Lake, photos by Nathan Lee.

The Natural Bridge near Sun City, Barber County, Kansas   Photos courtesy of Brenda McLain, Kim Fowles and the Kansas Geological Society.

Photos of Barber County, Kansas, from the Kansas Geological Society

Massey #1 Oil Well

Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant Grounds, courtesy of Nathan Lee.


Military:

Lyle Bullock's Photo Collection, World War I.

Soldiers in Co. "I", 353rd INF., 89th DIV., U.S.A., A.E.F.   Barber county men in Co. I were: Newton M. Cornwell, Aaron E. McDonald, James R. Vaughn and Lester Dell Ikerd of Kiowa; Lyle Bullock, Bertie S. Hayes, Willie Mader and Herschel Skaggs of Medicine Lodge.

Company 989-43, Regiment 2, Battalion B, U.S. Naval Training Station, Farragut, Idaho - J.J. Murphy SP1/C Co. Cmdr. Dec. 27, 1943

Photographs: Barber County Men & Women With The Armed Forces, WWII
From The Barber County Index, 24 Aug 1944 - 28 Dec 1944.

Chester HAGERMAN, World War I.

Captain Joe MASSEY, U.S. Army   WWII veteran.

Kent MASSEY   Korean War veteran

Michael MASSEY   Vietnam veteran

Ralph Nathan "Nate" MASSEY, Jr.   WWII veteran

Mark M. McLAIN   WWII veteran

Max M. McLAIN   WWII veteran

Thomas J. MURPHY, Vice Consul of the United States of America


Miscellaneous:

Norman and Lois Mills' 2006 Christmas Decorations

Clothing as Clues to Familial Relationships in Old Photographs

Gypsum Mines and Mills in Barber County, Kansas


People:


Ranching:

Roundup in Barber County, 1894., photo by F.M. Steele, courtesy of Mary Lou (Elsea) Hinz.

Lewis Maple Hastings

Frank W. & Hattie Hoagland Ranch

Massey Ranch

Howard Judson Parker Ranch

F.M. Steele: The Tourist Photo Artist


Rodeo:

McLain's Roundup. Photos by Homer Venters
Courtesy of his great-nephew, Mike Venters.

McLain's Roundup: the Memories of Joe Massey   Photos by Homer Venters captioned by Joe Massey, from the collection of Brenda McLain, courtesy of Kim Fowles.

McLain Roundup photos by Homer Venters
From the collection of Brenda McLain, courtesy of Kim Fowles.

McLain's Annual Roundup, Sun City, Kansas. Photograph by Murphy
Courtesy of Nathan Lee and William Lee.

Marion Francis McLain, founder of McLain's Roundup

John Homer Venters, Photographer.


Schools:

Schools in Barber County, Kansas

Elm Grove "Red Rock" School, about 1904.

Lake City School, Barber County, Kansas

Lasswell School

Medicine Lodge High School in the 1930s, photo courtesy of Bob Osborn.

Medicine Lodge Freshmen Basketball Team, 1924, photo courtesy of Bob Osborn.

Medicine Lodge High School Class of 1939's 10th Year Reunion, photo courtesy of Bob Osborn.

Photographs from Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, 2006, courtesy of Nathan Lee.

Mingonia School

Sun City Schools Pupils

Sun City High School Graduates, 1935

Sun City Basketball Teams, photos courtesy of Brenda McLain.

White Sands School near Sun City   Photo courtesy of Bonnie (Garten) Shaffer.


Stagecoach Drivers & Stagecoach Line Owners

Charles B. "Keno" ARMSTRONG   Stagecoach driver.

Donald R. "Cannon Ball" GREEN

Bill HORN   Stagecoach driver.

Reuben & Mary H. (Beal) LAKE

Riley LAKE


Wildlife Photography

A deer at the Oak Creek Ranch near Lake City, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland, used with his permission, all rights reserved. A White-tailed buck at the Oak Creek Ranch near Lake City, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland of the Oak Creek Ranch.

Opportunities for photographing wild life are frequent in Barber County. Among the animals you'll find are White-tailed deer, Rio Grande wild turkeys, bobcats, coyotes and rabbits. Game birds are pheasants and quail.

Birdwatchers will find a wide variety of birds to make their "birding" expeditions worthwhile.

See Buds, Birds and Buffalos for Evelyn Reed's illustrated account of the 2005 Comanche Pool Area Bird and Nature Tour. The page includes a listing of birds commonly observed in the area.
 


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