Downs, Kansas 67437

Stacking freshly cut wheat with a header, circa 1923.

Photo from an early day glass plate negative.

Compliments of Osborne County Genealogical Society

Building wheat stacks to be threshed next, circa 1923.

Photo from an early day glass plate negative.

Compliments of Osborne County Genealogical Society

The Delay/Lare studio in Downs, located just north of the railroad tracks on the west side of Morgan Avenue circa 1905.

Photo from Ms Alice McDonald, Dallas, Oregon

Compliments of Downs Historical Society

The wedding photograph of Alice DeLay and Charles A. Lare circa 1905. Both were professional photographers in Downs, later moving to Oregon.

Compliments of Downs Historical Society

Click here to read more detailed information about Downs History.

History of Downs


This page has been prepared and maintained through a cooperative effort of the City Council and the Downs Historical Society.


Our plan is to present historic photos from the society’s archives. Many of the photos deliver a glimpse of the community in an earlier time or of an important event. We will rotate the photos periodically, so drop back by the site often and see the latest. While we can generally date the photos, farming views are hard to locate unless the photos come to the society identified.

If you see anything you wish to comment on, we’d like to hear from you. Should you have any historical photos of people, places or landscape that you would like to share, we will try to launch them on this page.


Our communication for this effort is organized by Darrel Miller,

the local historian and editor of local newspapers. If you wish to

contact him, click here.


You can also mail any photos or copy to him at:
    

     Darrel Miller

     P.O. Box 94

     Downs, KS 67437

Enjoy our first series of four views and let your mind travel back.