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41. Frank Paxton Frank Paxton Photos and information on Frank Paxton, Jr. (~1919-1997), former president of the Paxton Lumber Company and native Kansas Citian, taking over the company after his father's death (Frank Paxton, Sr., founder...

42. For the Public Library For the Public Library Article describing rumors about possible sites for the Downtown library at 14th and Oak Streets or 11th and Baltimore Avenues.

43. For Those Who Love Horse Racing For Those Who Love Horse Racing Archives of local horse racing tales collected by 1870s horse racer William Mulkey and bequeathed to the author Albert Doerschuk.

44. For Wood and Water: Steamboating on the Missouri River from Saint Louis to Fort Union, Dakota Territory, For Wood and Water: Steamboating on the Missouri River from Saint Louis to Fort Union, Dakota Territory, 1841-1846--A Collection of Journals by Capt. Joseph A. Sire Portrait and biographical sketch of Joseph Aime Sire, or Joseph Sire (1799-1854), "one of the two foremost men in the history of steamboat navigation on the Missouri River with Captain Joseph LaBarge,...

45. Ford Closing Stirs Kansas City Ford Closing Stirs Kansas City Discussion about the "handling of the city's labor troubles" and renewal of "attack on Pendergast machine," in the wake of the closing of the major auto assembly plant.

46. 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 General Louis Henry Waters, or Louis Waters, a lawyer born in Kentucky in 1828 and coming to Kansas City around 1880 as a Union Civil War veteran and lawyer appointed as a district...

47. 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. Jabez Jackson, "one of the younger representatives of the medical profession in Kansas City" born in Labadie, Missouri, in 1868 and coming to Kansas City in 1884, becoming a...

48. 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 Daniel Hardin, a farmer born in Kentucky in 1824 and arriving in Jackson County, Missouri, in 1871.

49. 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 Melville Hulse, "city marshal of Independence, Missouri," who was born in Jackson County, Missouri, in 1846 and started out as a freighter and wagon master with Peter Byram in Nebraska...

50. Local Best Local Best Review of group show at Loft 122.

51. Former First Lady of Kansas Dies Former First Lady of Kansas Dies Brief obituary for Meredith Gear Docking, who died at the age of 78 on October 27, 2004. Docking was the wife of Robert Docking, governor of Kansas from 1967 to 1975.

52. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Photo and bio of J. F. Lumpkin, "engaged in the tailoring business at No. 919 Main street," born in Baltimore in 1858 and coming to Kansas City about 1886.

53. 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 Daniel Holmes, "of the firm of Karnes, Holmes & Krathoff, attorneys at law," born in Kentucky in 1850 and coming to Kansas City in 1872.

54. Flawless Work by Evel Knievel Flawless Work by Evel Knievel Photos and biographical article about Evel Knievel and his successful motorcycle jump over 10 trucks at Kansas City International Raceway in front of 10,000 fans.

55. Food Mart Unloaded: Kansas City, Kan., Gives Up, Leases Storm-Provoking Terminal to Private Corporation Food Mart Unloaded: Kansas City, Kan., Gives Up, Leases Storm-Provoking Terminal to Private Corporation for Year Article about the end of the legal dispute between Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, over the Kansas side's municipal "food terminal and its river-rail grain elevator, both located on the...

56. For Sale: Crypts Next to a KC Legend For Sale: Crypts Next to a KC Legend Brief item reporting the 2006 public sale of crypts in the same mausoleum as that holding the remains of Frank Nash, killed in Kansas City's Union Station Massacre on June 17, 1933. The crypts, located...

57. ''Our Dogg'': The Tale of Seaman ''Our Dogg'': The Tale of Seaman Article examines the documentation of Seaman (Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland dog) in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is believed that Seaman accompanied the Corps of Discovery from its...

58. 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 M. W. Harnish, "occupying a prominent position in agricultural and banking circles." He was born in Pennsylvania in 1843 and arrived in Jackson County, Missouri, around 1868, buying...

59. Kansas Seminary School Register Kansas Seminary School Register Collection consists of one bound volume containing lists of students in the "male department" and the "female department". Some students' names are annotated with unidentified symbols. The lists span March...

60. Following Their Passions Following Their Passions Article profiles three Kansas City professionals who have achieved success and notoriety in the "passions" they pursue in their spare time.