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The complete collection of the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives houses over 10,000 images reflecting public and private life in the county from 1860 to present day. Individual collections continue to be added to this site, and are listed below. To search for photos from an individual category, please enter the name into the search box.

 

Nicholson Family Collection: John C. Nicholson was president of the Meridian Highway Association, which created the first trans-continental road in the United States (running from Canada, through the US and into Mexico). Collection features family-related photos from 1870 through 1940. 

 

J. Birch Stuart Collection: J. Birch Stuart was active in the Harvey County Historical Society in the 1960s and 1970s.

 

L. M. "Mike" Hurley Collection: Mike was a railroad brakeman and conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was also a railroad enthusiast and historian who authored the book "Newton, Kansas: #1 Santa Fe Rail Hub, 1871-1971." Collection contains Newton rail hub pictures and photos related to the Harvey House. 

 

Santa Fe Rail Mill Collection: Dontated by Randy Young who retrieved these photos from discards at the Santa Fe Rail Mill when it closed in September 1999.

 
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