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Sterling, Kansas

Jerald K. Bourgain Photographs

Historical photos of Sterling, Kansas collected and preserved by local resident Jerald K. Bourgain.

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Orville Pence
This article contains information about broomcorn, Sterling's main crop at the end of the 1800's. This information was provided by Orville Pence, and…
This photograph features Rick's Cottage. There was also a land office, as can be seen by the sign hanging from the balcony. This photo was taken…
This photograph shows the inside of the Brock Building. In the center of the photo, Al Hefner stands with two boys nearby. As can be seen by the…
This photograph shows Broadway looking north. Since the picture was taken near the Fourth of July, the street is decorated with flags to celebrate.
This photograph shows the Morris Opera House, owned by George Morris. As can be seen by the sign in front of the building, the Boston Ideal Opera…
This photograph shows the inside of the building that housed the local paper, the Sterling Bulletin. In the back, Howard McCrum can be seen amid the…
This photograph shows a group of men laying brick for a road. This brick road, that is under construction in this photograph, ran all the way from…
This photograph features the First National Bank, located on Broadway. Directly north of the bank, the building that is now First Group Insurance can…
This photograph shows Broadway as it was in 1921. The picture was taken from the corner of Broadway and Cleveland, looking south. At this time,…
This photograph shows a sand boat floating on the Arkansas River. This boat was later transferred to Sterling Lake and used to pump sand out of the…

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