Rose Hill Historical Society Honoring Early Rose Hill, Kansas

A Few Old Pictures

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An early view of Rose Hill.
An early view of Rose Hill.
An early street scene.
An early street scene.
Early Rose Hill downtown.
Early Rose Hill downtown.
Downtown Rose Hill in 1938. Photo courtesy of Laura Harris.
Downtown Rose Hill in 1938. Photo courtesy of Laura Harris.
The old bank building.
The old bank building.
Virgil E. Cox, Blacksmithing, Woodwork & General Repairing.
Virgil E. Cox, Blacksmithing, Woodwork & General Repairing.
Rose Hill High School.
Rose Hill High School.
A later view of the early high school. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.
A later view of the early high school. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.
An unidientified one room school.
An unidientified one room school.
Another one room school, possibly the same as the previous picture. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.
Another one room school, possibly the same as the previous picture. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.
The boy in front holds a board saying ROSE, Jan 25, 1932, District no 27, Teacher Wilma Showalter. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.
The boy in front holds a board saying ROSE, Jan 25, 1932, District no 27, Teacher Wilma Showalter. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.
Circa 1964. Aerial photograph of Rose Hill with Harris Farm Supply in the middle. Photo courtesy of Laura C. Harris.
Circa 1964. Aerial photograph of Rose Hill with Harris Farm Supply in the middle. Photo courtesy of Laura C. Harris.
W.N. & W.G. Harris truck. (Later known as Harris Farm Supply). Photo courtesy of Laura C. Harris.
W.N. & W.G. Harris truck. (Later known as Harris Farm Supply). Photo courtesy of Laura C. Harris.
The old Methodist Church was torn down in 1973. A more detailed history is on the Methodist web site linked on the History Page.
The old Methodist Church was torn down in 1973. A more detailed history is on the Methodist web site linked on the History Page.
William & Melissa Dagel had a farmstead located 1 mile north and 1 mile west of Rose Hill. This undated photo shows them with children Jessie & Viola, The middle woman in the picture is Pearl Dennett.
William & Melissa Dagel had a farmstead located 1 mile north and 1 mile west of Rose Hill. This undated photo shows them with children Jessie & Viola, The middle woman in the picture is Pearl Dennett.
The first Rose Hill baseball team was undefeated in 1909.
The first Rose Hill baseball team was undefeated in 1909.
The team included (back row, left to right) Frank Glinwater, Charles Cox, manager Kent Johnson, Bill Jones, George Dennett. (middle row) Ross Swindell, Oscar Jones. (front row) Rudolph Swindell, and Ernest Swindell. Not pictured were Francis McCluggle, Leonard Mitchell, Fred Staley and Verne McCluggage.
The team included (back row, left to right) Frank Glinwater, Charles Cox, manager Kent Johnson, Bill Jones, George Dennett. (middle row) Ross Swindell, Oscar Jones. (front row) Rudolph Swindell, and Ernest Swindell. Not pictured were Francis McCluggle, Leonard Mitchell, Fred Staley and Verne McCluggage.
1922-1923 basketball season. Roy Everett Showalter is the last one on the right. Other players are unidentified. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.
1922-1923 basketball season. Roy Everett Showalter is the last one on the right. Other players are unidentified. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.
1925 basketball season. Roy Everett Showalter, is the one holding the basketball. The player front, far left, may be his brother Earl. Note the students behind the glass door watching. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.
1925 basketball season. Roy Everett Showalter, is the one holding the basketball. The player front, far left, may be his brother Earl. Note the students behind the glass door watching. Photo courtesy of Janelle Showalter.