The first Rock Island depot in Alma, Kansas, seen here, was constructed in 1887, and it burned to the ground at 2:10 am on August 31, 1900. Over 5,000 visitors came to Alma the day previous to attend the Modern Woodmen Log Rolling event, which was followed by a large fireworks display. Two hours after the festivities ended, the depot burned. The depot which replaced this one burned to the ground only five months later on February 1, 1901.
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.