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1. A Fight to Save Where They Fought A Fight to Save Where They Fought July 3, 2012 Article on the Monnett Battle of Westport Fund and their attempts to acquire land of the Big Blue Battlefield north of Swope Park. The fund controls more than half of the area near the Blue River where...

2. A New Map Showing the Scene of the Battle of Westport, Fought Oct. 23, 1864 A New Map Showing the Scene of the Battle of Westport, Fought Oct. 23, 1864 October/18/1925 Covering territory from Brush Creek on the north to Indian Creek on the south and lying between Big Blue River on the east and State Line Road on the west, covering approximately 68 square miles. ..

3. A Page of War History: Hot and Bloody Skirmishes Near Kansas City A Page of War History: Hot and Bloody Skirmishes Near Kansas City May/9/1888 Review of the battle scenes and burial sites of Civil War fighting.

4. Battle of Westport Battle of Westport October/29/1864 Several front page articles including "Battle of Westport" reviewing the monumental Civil War battle resulting in local defeat of Confederate forces under General Price, as well as the Battles of Little...

5. Battle of Westport Battle of Westport August/25/1912 List of veterans compiled by Albert Doerschuk in 1912.

6. Civil War Heritage in Forest Hill Cemetery Civil War Heritage in Forest Hill Cemetery January 4, 2012 Postcard image and brief history of Forest Hill Cemetery. Located at 69th St. and Troost Ave., Forest Hill was incorporated in 1888 and is the resting place of several notable Kansas Citians. The cemetery...

7. Confederate Troops Halted, Again Confederate Troops Halted, Again October 27, 2014 Article on the reenactment of the Battle of Westport on its 150th anniversary. More than 100 re-enactors met in Swope Park to depict scenes and scenarios from the battle that took place between October...

8. First Black Army Officer to Lead All Black Unit in Civil War Re-Enacted at Battle of Westport First Black Army Officer to Lead All Black Unit in Civil War Re-Enacted at Battle of Westport October 31-November 6, 2014 Article states that storyteller and historian John R. Anderson portrayed the figure of Lieutenant Patrick H. Minor of the Douglas Battery, U.S. Colored Light Artillery, the first African-American officer...

9. General Joseph O. Shelby Undefeated to the Last General Joseph O. Shelby Undefeated to the Last January 26, 2011 Postcard image of the Joseph O. Shelby memorial at Forest Hill Cemetery (69th & Troost) and short article about the military career of General Shelby. The memorial pays homage to Confederate soldiers who...

10. Park Once a Battlefield Park Once a Battlefield August/14/1972 Photo of ducks on a pond at Loose Park, once the site of the Kansas City Country Club, and prior to that the Battle of Westport. Park named after the founder of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company.

11. Road Plans Worry Preservationists Road Plans Worry Preservationists June 21, 2004 Article describes a proposed expressway that would slice through "the heart of the Little Blue River Civil War battlefield." The battle, which took place on October 21, 1864, was an early engagement preceding...

12. The Battle for Westport The Battle for Westport April 17, 2011 Article describes author Darryl Levings upcoming book of historical fiction on the Battle of Westport titled "Saddle the Pale Horse." Includes an excerpt from the book documenting the day before the battle...

13. The Guardian of the Confederate Comrades at Westport The Guardian of the Confederate Comrades at Westport August/3/1921 Illustration of the memorial to the Confederate dead in the cemetery along with a description of the battle and cemetery.

14. Trailside Center Celebrates Local Tourism, History Trailside Center Celebrates Local Tourism, History July 18, 2007 Article describes the Trailside Center at 9901 Holmes Road. The Center seeks to "preserve and promote Kansas City's history" and serves as a Missouri tourism information center.

15. Vanished Town of New Santa Fe Once Was Center of Pioneer Activities Vanished Town of New Santa Fe Once Was Center of Pioneer Activities September/9/1935 Article about the history of New Santa Fe, Missouri, at about 121st and State Line Roads, located on the direct route of the Santa Fe Trail from Independence to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Descriptions of wagon...

16. Witness to History Witness to History October 12, 2014 Excerpts from John Benton's Hart's recorded recollections of his Civil War experiences as a member of the 11th Kansas Cavalary from October 19-23, 1864. Hart describes a skirmish with Confederate soldiers...