Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: P175-C1a

Description: Rock Island Bridge

Date of origin:

Type: Print

Size: 5 x 7 1/8

Condition: Very Good


[front] Part of Rock-Iland bridge left by the Cimarron flood. May 1914 Arkalon, Kans.
[back] [two stamps with] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [One stamp under a Colorado address is Bluebonnet Courts address]
[note] Two great floods [insert symbol] of 1908 and 1914 played an important part in the despoliation of the Cimarron river valley meadows. those of 1908 and 1914. [those of 1908 and 1914. is crossed out] The view shows the Rock Island railway bridge which was washed away in 1914 together with a second, or “slough,” bridge. Photo courtesy Paul Custer. [Photo courtesy Paul Custer. is underlined]


Miscellaneous Info.:

Picture is of a broken bridge with people standing on it and on the shore.

Other Info.: Photo has tape on top back.

Related to:

Subject: 1908, 1914, Arkalon Kansas, bridges, Cimarron River, floods, Paul Custer, Rock Island Railway bridge,