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Holliday (Cyrus Kurtz) Papers
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Papers belonging to 19th century Kansas railroad builder and politician Cyrus Kurtz Holliday.
Cyrus K. Holliday (1826-1900) was a promoter and railroad builder. He graduated from Allegheny College in 1852 and moved to Kansas, where he founded the city of Topeka and succeeded in having it declared the territorial capital. Holliday secured the charter for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, which was organized in 1860. He was elected its first president and was director until the time of his death. Holliday was a leader in Republican politics, served in the Kansas state legislature, and was active in many business enterprises.
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