Family group photograph
This collection contains one mounted photograph of a family group, possibly brothers and sisters, bought at an auction in DeSoto, Kansas by Gene Muller.
- approximately 1880s-1890s?
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History of DeSoto, Kansas
DeSoto, Kansas is located in the northwestern part of Johnson County, with a small area in Leavenworth County, on the southern bank of the Kansas River. Johnson County, established in 1855, was the first county in the Kansas Territory and is now part of the southwestern Kansas City metropolitan area. As of 2020, Johnson County is the most populous county in Kansas with more than 600,000 residents.
DeSoto was founded in 1857 and named for the Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto. The first European settlers built a steam saw mill in the 1850s around which other buildings and shelters were constructed. It became a third class city and established a mail route in 1902, but experienced only modest increases in population until World War II.
[Information obtained from the Desoto Planning Commission and Johnson County website.]
1 folder (1 item)
RH PH P110
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mr. and Mrs. Gene A. Muller, 1971.
- Guide to the Gene Muller Collection
- Family group photograph
- Finding aid prepared by geb. Finding aid encoded by geb.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Family group photograph, RH PH P110, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas