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Photograph of Lawrence Zillhart, Future Farmers of America participant, holding a bulletin board outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. The bulletin board contains clippings from farm magazines and other information, and Zillhart wears a work shirt with an FFA patch sewn above the breast pocket. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook. 

Photograph of young men, participants in the Future Farmers of American program, in a Shawnee Mission Rural High School classroom in 1940 or 1941. Five of the boys are clustered at a desk in the foreground, looking at trays filled with soil and plant matter. Six more students are visible in the background left of the image, gathered around another work surface. A note included with the image reads: "A group reading germination tests on own seeds." The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook. 

Photograph of about a dozen young men, Future Farmers of America participants, gathered around a brick outdoor oven in 1940 or 1941. A note included with the photograph reads: "Repairing an out-door oven for a patron." The boys are laughing at a small dog sitting inside the oven, and one boy stands on top of the structure next to the brick chimney. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook.

Photograph of a large group of male Future Farmers of America participants with program advisor Harold Garver and KMBC broadcaster Phil Evans in 1940 or 1941. Evans stands to the left of the image; Garver, to the right, was the Shawnee Mission FFA chapter advisor from its inception in 1929. The FFA members are dressed in a variety of clothing, some with visible FFA emblems in the front row. The group is gathered around a microphone with a KMBC label. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Co-Operation" scrapbook.

Photograph of of KMBC radio broadcaster Phil Evans presenting a plaque to reprentatives of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America in 1940 or 1941. The FFA students are identified as G. E. Liddle, left, and Phil Erickson, right. Phil Evans hands the plaque to Erikson, and Harold Garver, FFA chapter advisor, stands at the right side of the image. A banner reading "Future Farmers of America" with the organization's emblem hangs behind the men.

Photograph of members of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America in 1940 or 1941. The young men, dressed in FFA jackets with the organization's emblem on the chest, stand arm in arm outside the high school building. The five young men are identified from left to right as: unknown, Phil Erickson, Rob Roy, George Liddle, unknown. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Conduct of Meetings" scrapbook.

Photograph of a young man running a gauntlet of classmates trying to whip him with belts on the Shawnee Mission Rural High School football field in 1940 or 1941. The young men are members of the school's chapter of Future Farmers of America. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Recreation" scrapbook. A note included with the photo reads: "SADIE HAWKINS DAY: At irregular intervals a secret date is agreed upon by the school vice-president and the chapter advisor.

Photograph of male students at Shawnee Mission Rural High School having a snowball fight in 1940 or 1941. The students stand in the middle of a snowy field with houses visible in the background, and some are pictured mid-throw. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Recreation" scrapbook. A note included with the photograph reads "Annual all school snow ball fight. F.F.A.

Photograph of a grassy open field with telephone lines, parked cars, and trees in the background, circa 1937. A caption included with the original photo reads "Fairway, Kansas--before streets were graded and trees were planted. The white spot at left center is a signboard on Johnson Drive announcing 'Fairway--homesites for $20.00 per front foot." Fairway was opened early in 1938. --Photo Courtesy of J. C. Nichols Company."

Photograph of a trolley car taking a rail fork around a large building circa 1920. The line ispart of the Kansas City and Olathe Electric Trolley, also known as the Hocker Line. A handwritten note on the bottom of the image indicates the view is looking west from the Turkey Creek Bridge. Utility poles line the tracks, and a water tower stands on the roof of the building at left. A smaller roadroad building stands in the foreground.

Copy of the cover of a pamphlet advertising the Hocker Grove subdivision in Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The subdivision was between roughly 55th Street and Johnson Drive, west of Turkey Creek. The subdivision was served by the Kansas City and Olathe Line, an interurban railway line. Both the subdivision and rail line were developed by Richard W. Hocker.

Illustrated photograph from a pamphlet advertising real estate in the Hocker Grove subdivision of Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The two houses feature stone foundations, and a car is parked in the driveway of the house in the foreground. A small well stands to the right of the image. The image caption reads "The two beautiful and artistic homes adjoining Hocker Grove at Knox Avenue and Hocker Avenue, showing the interior beauty and home comforts of the one and hte exterior domestic use of the other."

Plat map illustrating available lots for development in the Hocker Grove subdivision in Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The subdivision, between 55th Street on the north and Johnson Drive (then Main Street) on the south, was located west of Turkey Creek and developed by Richard W. Hocker. The map illustrates the route of the Kansas City, Lawrence & Topeka Electric Railroad running largely east to west through the development, roughly parallel to Hocker Avenue.

Photograph of H. O. (Herbert Orvis) Peet on horseback on the lawn of his home, "Chatteris," in Prairie Village circa 1937. Peet is wearing a dark riding habit and cap on a dark horse. His white two-story colonial style residence stands behind him, surrounded by small trees. The home, near 83rd and Nall, was formerly the George H. Davis farm. Peet began his career with Peet Brothers Soap Company, founded by his grandfather, shortly before it was sold to Colgate & Co. He later founded H. O. Peet and Co. stock brokerage.

Photograph of members of the Kansas City Polo Team at the Kansas City Country Club circa 1935. The men are dressed in riding habits and holding polo sticks aloft, and are identified from left to right as Joe Kessinger, unknown, Herbert O. Peet, and Fred Harvey.

Photograph of H. O. (Herbert Orvis) Peet and his daughter Marguerite sitting on a fence rail circa 1935. The photograph was taken at their family home, Chatteris, located at 83rd and Nall in Prairie Village, Kansas. Peet began his career with Peet Brothers Soap Company, founded by his grandfather, shortly before it was sold to Colgate & Co. He later founded H. O. Peet and Co. stock brokerage.

Photograph of Joe Mackey seated on horseback holding a horn circa 1935. Mackey, serving as lead huntsman in a fox hunt, wears a dark riding habit and rides a light colored horse. The hunt took place on Nafzinger Farm at 103rd zdytrry and Mission Road.

Photograph of a breakfast gathering of the Mission Valley Hunt Club in 1939. H. O. Peet stands at left, his daughter Margeurite in the middle, and O. J. Bitler stands at right. The three hold china teacups and stand in front of a stone fireplace mantle decorated with greenery. All are wearing riding habits.

Photograph of Marguerite Peet mounted on her pony "Skippy" at the American Royal in 1929 or 1930. Peet appears to be a young teenager and is dressed in a riding jacket and cap. She and Skippy are posed in profile on a straw covered floor for the portrait.

Portrait of Marguerite Peet wearing a dark riding habit, including gloves and crop, circa 1938. She is photographed standing in 3/4 profile to the camera.

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