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Harry F Kohr
R D Sangster
Robert Andrew Parker
A Call to Shippers
Ad for the Kansas City Missouri River Navigation Company calling for all shippers using the Missouri River to do more business with Kansas City, in order to "warrant the expenditure of the money to improve...
A Portfolio of New Deal Reconstruction
Photos, maps, and description of the river control and navigation improvements on the Missouri River part of the federal government's New Deal. Description of the "six-foot channel between St. Louis and...
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of the Missouri Valley River Improvement Association, formed in 1906 "by representatives of the principal commercial bodies of Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kas." to improve...
Barges on Shoals: Promised for June, Missouri River Barge Line Still Has a Lot of Obstacles to Surmount
Article about the progress on "Kansas City's barge line" for Missouri River shipping traffic, planned for opening in June 1935 but encountering more navigation, storage, and railroad transfer difficulties....
Busy Days on the Big Muddy
Illustrations (by artist Robert Andrew Parker, or Robert Parker) and article about the riverboats carrying cargo downstream on the Missouri River, with many depictions of barges, their pilots, and river...
Flooded River Area
Aerial view of barges and flooding surrounding the Midwest Terminal Warehouse Co., #3 Building during the 1951 Flood.
K. C. Awaits the Barges: New Missouri Waterway Won't Starve for Freight, Won't Get Fat Either. ..
Article about the barge commerce of Kansas City on the Missouri River. Describes competition with railroads for freight, actual freight rate changes in recent years, and specific industries and companies...
K. C., Mo. River Navigation Company's Westport Landing Riverboat
Photo and article about the boat called "Westport-Landing, a 200 passenger riverboat and party barge" "currently running public excursions and chartered parties from its dock on the south bank of the Missouri...
K.C. Awaits the Barges
Article about the first barges after the completion of dredging a six foot channel in the Missouri River. Renewed competition for freight between river and railroads.
KC Spends $1.7M to Open Missouri River Wharf, Terminal
June 15-21, 2012
Article on a project by the Kansas City Port Authority to renovate and reopen a terminal off Woodswether Road in the West Bottoms for barge traffic on the Missouri River. The port closed in 2007 due to...
Missouri River Barge
Barge on the Missouri River being loaded, located west of the Broadway Bridge on the south bank of the river. Grain elevator in background.
Missouri River Channel Opening Ceremonies
June 27, 1932
Paddleboat and barge during ceremonies at the opening of the six-foot channel between Saint Louis and Kansas City.
Missouri River Navigation: What It Means to the Famer and Country Merchant
Article about the business and economic significance of the river for freight as an alternative to railroads.
Missouri Wins One in River Wars
April 25, 2006
The U.S. Supreme Court ''decided not to hear a legal case'' about storing more water in the reservoirs in the Dakotas and Montana. This ''means more water will continue to be released from the northern...
Discusses the conflict between those who use the Missouri River for barge traffic and those who wish to see more recreational uses of the waterway, and how the barge industry contributes money to Missouri...
River Up for War: Ft. Peck Dam Gates Are Opened to Permit Floating of Barges Here
Photo, caption, and article about the high levels of the upper Missouri River allowing for smooth and timely embarkment of "eight ocean-going war craft built in Kansas City shipyards" by the Darby Corporation...
Rollin' on the River: Greater Kansas City and Its Neighbors along the Missouri River Grapple with How to Best Use and Preserve both the River and Its Inhabitants
Second of a two-part series of articles with photo (of a barge in the river) and description of matters relating to the Missouri River including transportation (navigation), flood prevention, pollution,...
Taming the Outlaw Missouri River
Photos, map, and article about issues of controlling the channel of the Missouri River, including its course between Kansas City and Saint Louis, etc., with photos of "Kansas City's [m]ammoth [g]rain [e]levators,"...
The Rediscovery of the Missouri
Article about the reinvigoration of traffic on the Missouri River, sparked in part by the recent journey of President Theodore Roosevelt on the Mississippi River. Photos and description of steamboats and...
The U. S. Masters the Big Muddy
Photos, map, and article about "[t]he harnessing of the Missouri" River by "the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation," showing Kansas City protected with levies...
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