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Sterling, Kansas

Native Americans in Sterling

Title

Native Americans in Sterling

Subject

Native Americans

Charles Haven

Description

Early Rice County historians say that in May 1872, when Landis and Hollinger erected the first building on the townsite of Sterling, there were only five buildings within a radius of five miles from the center of the town site. An early settler, Leonard Russell, who came to the area in 1870, said there were only four white men in the county at the time. Be that as it may, Native-Americans were something of a novelty here in the 1870's, sufficiently so that Sterling's first photographer, Charles Haven, rounded up and photographed this group in his small frame studio on West Monroe.

Written by Max Moxley for his "Images of the Past" column in the "Sterling Bulletin" on January 23, 2003

Creator

Charles Haven

Source

Sterling Free Public Library, Sterling, Kansas

Publisher

Sterling Free Public Library, Sterling, Kansas

Date

1870's

Contributor

Max Moxley

Rights

No known copyright restrictions.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Coverage

Sterling, Kansas



Citation
Charles Haven, “Native Americans in Sterling ,” Digital Sterling, accessed June 17, 2019, https://sterling.digitalsckls.info/item/26.
Original Format

photograph