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The is collection consists of photos, post cards, and newspaper clippings largely relating to the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy) Railroad and the “Katy” depot and office in Parsons, Kansas.

In 1870 the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (M.K.T.) Railroad was incorporated in Junction City, Kansas. The railroad connected several military forts in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. In 1870, the town of Parsons, Kansas was founded for the purpose of being a hub where the lines to Junction City, Kansas and Sedalia, Missouri met. The original M.K.T. Station was built in 1871 and was torn down and replaced by a new building in 1895. On March 18th, 1912, the “Katy” Station and Offices caught fire and were completely destroyed. Most vital records kept in the building were lost.

Publication Date



Business and Industry, Transportation


Business | Engineering

Size of Collection

.25 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0350

Kemper, Lucille Sturm, Collection, 1912–1994



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