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41. ''Life Is Uncertain...'' Willard Hall Mendenhall's 1862 Civil War Diary ''Life Is Uncertain...'' Willard Hall Mendenhall's 1862 Civil War Diary Willard Hall Mendenhall began his diary on January 1, 1862 and maintained it into 1864 writing over 780 entries in four diaries. He lived a short distance from Lexington, Missouri in Layafette County....

42. ''Labouring For the Freedom of This Territory'': Free-State Kansas Women in the 1850s ''Labouring For the Freedom of This Territory'': Free-State Kansas Women in the 1850s Article about the hardships of Kansas women in the border warfare era of the 1850s, with few rights and fighting on the side of anti-slavery.

43. Fighting the Good Fight: Minority Business Owners Strive for More than Minor Market Share Fighting the Good Fight: Minority Business Owners Strive for More than Minor Market Share Article about resources and organizations for facilitation of minority-owned businesses, which in 1998 5.6 percent of 113,926 total firms and 2 percent of the $23.2 billion in business.

44. ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 Obituary for Elbert James "Coots" Dye, a Kansas City jazz pianist. Dye moved to Kansas City in the 1930's, and later received the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award.

45. ''Fairly Launched on My Voyage of Discovery'': Meriwether Lewis's Expedition Letters to James Findlay ''Fairly Launched on My Voyage of Discovery'': Meriwether Lewis's Expedition Letters to James Findlay Two letters written by Captain Meriwether Lewis during the Lewis and Clark Expedition recently resurfaced at the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. The article includes the text of the two letters....

46. ''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator'' ''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator'' Article reporting the death of Missouri Senator Harry Wiggins at age 71. Wiggins' political career spanned 28 years in the state Senate, where he represented a large portion of Kansas City, Missouri.

47. ''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864 ''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864 From February to September of 1864, the 2nd Colorado Cavalry was assigned to patrol Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, areas ravaged by Order Number 11. This article examines the reasons for...

48. 'Little Italy:' Kansas City's North End 'Little Italy:' Kansas City's North End The author in his column reminiscences about that part of the Northeast area known as "Little Italy" named because of the Italian immigrants who settled there. Includes pictures and text of the Badami...

49. ''Can Basketball Survive Chamberlain?'' ''Can Basketball Survive Chamberlain?'' Article describing Wilt Chamberlain's years in Lawrence, Kansas and his relationship with the University of Kansas. Includes a description of Forrest C. ''Phog'' Allen's recruiting of Chamberlain as a...

50. ''Les Indiens Osages'': French Publicity for the Traveling Osage ''Les Indiens Osages'': French Publicity for the Traveling Osage Les Indiens Osages was published in France in 1827 and was written to publicize the arrival of six Osage Indians traveling in that country. This 36 page publication gives insights into the French-Osage...

51. 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 Churchill White, "president of the Citizens' National Bank." Born in Kentucky in 1825 and raised in Liberty, Missouri, becoming a store clerk there (at the store of David Roberts)...

52. First and Second Annual Reports of the Geological Survey of Missouri First and Second Annual Reports of the Geological Survey of Missouri Numerous illustrations in the book by R. B. Price (artist on the Geological Survey of Missouri in 1855) depicting geological features or layers of rock and soil in Missouri, including the Missouri River...

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. Biographical sketch of Dr. John Punton, a physician born in England in 1854 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1888.

54. Figurative Work is Meant to be Viewed as Art Lite Figurative Work is Meant to be Viewed as Art Lite Review of group show at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

55. ''Proud We Are'' Private Rhinehart and the College Company of the Twenty-second Kansas Volunteers ''Proud We Are'' Private Rhinehart and the College Company of the Twenty-second Kansas Volunteers Article discussing the journal of Private Rhinehart of the College Company volunteer soldiers from Kansas for the Spanish-American War.

56. ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal Article describing the life and career of trumpeter Wayne Ruppenthal. Ruppenthal, a native of Russell, Kansas, began taking cornet lessons at age 13 from "Mr. Deines", a former member of the Coon-Sanders...

57. ''Scared from Their Sins for a Season'': The Religious Ramifications of the New Madrid Earthquakes, ''Scared from Their Sins for a Season'': The Religious Ramifications of the New Madrid Earthquakes, 1811-1812 Author states three factors that set the New Madrid earthquake apart from similar episodes: (1) Tremors lasted several months; (2) Affected region was vast, well west of the Mississippi River and east...

58. ''Sent Out By Our Great Father'': Zebulon Montgomery Pike's Journal and Route Across Kansas, 1806 ''Sent Out By Our Great Father'': Zebulon Montgomery Pike's Journal and Route Across Kansas, 1806 Article looks at Zebulon Pike and his time in Kansas and includes a reprint of Zebulon Pike's journal, September 3 - November 11, 1806 as well as Pike's instructions contained in two letters from General...

59. ''Shot All To Pieces'': The Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri, August 16, 1862 ''Shot All To Pieces'': The Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri, August 16, 1862 An extensive article that recounts the Civil War Battle of Lonejack and includes photographs and maps as well as footnotes. Also includes an inset on Cole Younger and on the death of Captain Long.

60. A Kansas City Architect: Frederick B. Hamilton A Kansas City Architect: Frederick B. Hamilton Photos and biographical article about Frederick Hamilton, a local architect with his most interesting building said to be on the Plaza at 611-613 Brooklyn Street, one of few of its kind left in Kansas...