University of Kansas Pictures, continued
Photos from the University of Kansas files were recently sent to the Ashland Historical Society. They are from a 1930 thesis “A highway location study of the Ashland-Gretna road in Nebraska” by graduate student Daniel DeWitt Mickey. They show Ashland as it was in 1930 before Highway 6 was built.
This photo was taken looking west from the top of the railroad overpass on Silver Street. It shows the sidewalk taken by school children on the east side as they walked to school. The large building on the left was the Burlington Hotel, later purchased by the Root family as their home. The building on the right was also a hotel. They would have been easily accessible from the train station and didn’t require a dray ride into town where the more elegant hotels were located.
- Submitted by the Ashland Historical Society. For more information on other items from Ashland’s history, visit the Ashland History Museum at 205 North 15th Street, Ashland.