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Historical Sketch of Kansas City from the Beginning to 1909
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TitleHistorical Sketch of Kansas City from the Beginning to 1909
Notes1839: In the report of his explorations of 1673, Marquette first mentions the Kansas tribe of Indians as being 'on the Missouri, beyond the Missouris and Osages,' and from that tribe the Kansas river derived its name. The name of tribe and river were both spelled and pronounced in very different ways by the explorers, but Kansas City was originally so named to perpetuate both, and was first platted as the 'Town of Kansas' in 1839.
AuthorH. C. McDougal
SourceMissouri Historical Review
Location090.9 M13
See AlsoKansas City, America's Crossroads: Essays from the Missouri Historical Review, 1906-2006, MVSC 977.8411 K163, p.12. (Article has been reprinted in this book.)
Local SubjectKansas City, Missouri
Town of Kansas
Kansas City, Missouri--History
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID99528
CONTENTdm number12343
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