A traveling “Buster Brown Show” drew a fine crowd in front of the Star Mercantile at a Chautauqua held at Alta Vista in August of 1912. Originally a cartoon created in 1902, the “Buster Brown” character was purchased by the Brown Shoe Company as a mascot in 1904. In the early 1900s, little people were hired to portray Buster Brown in traveling shows, promoting the show brand. The Star Mercantile was located in one half of the first floor of the Pearl Opera House.
Pearl Opera House, Alta Vista, Kansas
Longren Aircraft Lands at Alma
This is one of three photos of Albin Longren's Model AK airplane at Alma, Kansas while he was giving an airshow for a crowd This view, circa 1922, was photographed by Selma Steinmeyer Schultz. Photo Courtesy Keith Schultz.
Explore Flint Hills Caves
View photographer Tom Parish's unique views of Flint Hills caves and cellars.