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1. ' I Plant Myself...Down on My Unquestionable Rights': Elijah Lovejoy's Fatal Stand for Freedom ' I Plant Myself...Down on My Unquestionable Rights': Elijah Lovejoy's Fatal Stand for Freedom Article tells the story of Elijah Lovejoy, St. Louis abolitionist. His impassioned denunciations of slavery in his newspaper, The Observer, incurred the wrath of pro-slavery elements. Lovejoy moved his...

2. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. Biographical sketch of James Reed, a lawyer born in Ohio in 1861 and coming to Kansas City in 1887 with offices in "the Nelson building."

3. $10,000 Grant Received for Further Restoration of Harris-Kearney House $10,000 Grant Received for Further Restoration of Harris-Kearney House News of a grant from the W. J. Brace Charitable Trust to the Westport Historical Society for continued restoration of the Harris House at 40th and Baltimore.

4. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. Photo and bio of Dr. Calvin McDonald, "senior member of the firm of C. D. McDonald & Sons, well-known practitioners of Kansas City, who are located at a pleasant office in the Rialto building." Born in...

5. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. Biographical sketch of Judge Luther Todd Collier, or Luther Collier, "born in old Franklin, Howard county," Missouri, in 1825 and moving to Saint Louis as a lawyer in 1847, then arriving in Kansas City...

6. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. Biographical sketch of John Daniel Peerson, or John Peerson, a "merchant, dealing in general hardware and agricultural implements in Oak Grove," Missouri. "[B]orn in Sniabar township, Jackson county, November...

7. First Congregational Church First Congregational Church The folder contains a dedication services program for the First Congregational Church located at the corner of Admiral and Highland, Kansas City, Mo., and dated December 6-10, 1908. Includes sketch of...

8. First Buildings First Buildings Includes drawing of the first building.

9. 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten Article with an brief general history of ragtime music, "the ancestor of all popular music," and a biographical sketch of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a prominent black musician living...

10. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. Biographical sketch of C. L. McDonald, "manager [of the] Missouri Lime & Cement Company, Kansas City," born in Illinois in 1860.

11. 1957 Tornado 1957 Tornado Information on the destructive tornado of May 20, 1957.

12. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. Biographical sketch of Dr. George Clark Mosher, or George Mosher, an obstetrical physician born in Ohio in 1858 and coming to Kansas City in 1884.

13. Firestone Building Firestone Building Materials pertaining to the Firestone Building, located at 20th and Grand in Kansas City.

14. ''Aunt Maria'' Moore Is Dead ''Aunt Maria'' Moore Is Dead A reprint from "The Times", Pleasant Hill, Mo., May 8, 1936. Maria Moore came to Jackson County, Missouri as one of the slaves of Jabez Smith. She was later sold to Tom Thomas of Pleasant Hill and spent...

15. 'Beverly Hillbillies' Creator Dies 'Beverly Hillbillies' Creator Dies Notice of the death of Paul Henning, a television writer and producer and creator of the television show "The Beverly Hillbillies". Henning was 93 when he died March 25, 2005 and was a native of Independence,...

16. Firefighting a Family Tradition Firefighting a Family Tradition Photo and biographical article about Harley Tompkins, Jr., or Tony Tompkins, a "35-year-old fireman" and former policeman, Jackson County deputy sheriff, and music store salesman residing at 1521 Hardesty...

17. 'Avenue' Achievement 'Avenue' Achievement Architectural firm CDFM2 recently received a 2003 Business in the Arts Award from the Business Committee for the Arts Inc. and Forbes Magazine. They received the "Innovation Award" for their role in developing...

18. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. Biographical sketch of Ben Hardin, a lawyer born in Randolph County, Missouri, in 1852 and becoming city attorney of Moberly, Missouri, before arriving in Kansas City in 1889 as a lawyer with offices "in...

19. Board of Trade Building Board of Trade Building Photos and information on the new Board of Trade Building on the Country Club Plaza next to Brush Creek.

20. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. Biographical sketch of Numa Heitman, or N. F. Heitman, "attorney at law, Kansas City," born in North Carolina in 1860 and coming to Kansas City in 1885.