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This colorized photographic postcard features a crossing at a river near Manhattan, Kansas. A group of people are camping at the river's edge. Four men are standing and the man on the far right holds a gun. A woman in the middle has a pan and is holding it above a fire. Suitcases and bags are on a raft tied to the shore. Printed text is at the top right corner of the card. Handwriting is on the back of the card.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
Riley (Kan.), Manhattan (Kan.), Pottawatomie County (Kan.), Camping, Rivers, Frontier & pioneer life, Settlers, Correspondence
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Halden, Rose E. and Ferris, Nettie G., "Postcard: Juanita Military Crossing, Blue River, Manhattan, Kansas" (1911). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 597.
Juanita Military Crossing, Blue River, Manhattan, Kansas. Please observe the seasonable view on the other side! This is only kind I have and I want to tell you some position facts. "Riley was incorporated in 1903" - so says one of the "incorporators". I'm also told that Leonardville & Randolph are incorporated. Mr. Hugerford must have meant that M is the only second class city in the Co. It is snowy & blowy here today. Cordially, Rose E Halden. Riley 2/18/1911 Ans 3/22/11 Miss Nettie G. Ferris, Manhattan, Kansas. c/o W. E. Fleming