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1. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Comparisons of Kansas City's topography, from the levee to Westport, to Chicago and of its growth to Chicago, Memphis, Savannah, and Philadelphia.

2. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Description of the site of the city in 1858 as a "poor and costly place to build a city," with its "bluffs, ridges and ravines," but that "the same thing has been done in almost every city of the Union...

3. August Meyer August Meyer 1938 References to and descriptions of August Meyer (1851-1905), or A. R. Meyer, as "capitalist and leader in matters of public improvements" and as one of the three most important developers of Kansas City's...

4. Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean //1867 Illustration of "'[t]he grade' in Kansas City," referring to the deep cut of Main Street through the bluffs.

5. Bridges and Railroads in Kansas City Bridges and Railroads in Kansas City 1999 Chapter of the book about the growth of Kansas City in its Reconstruction period after the Civil War, especially spurred by the building of the Hannibal Bridge by Octave Chanute for railroads, the leveling...

6. City Hall City Hall April 21, 1905 Kansas City City Hall opened October 25, 1937, with a height of 423 feet and 30 stories. Located on 12th Street, bounded by Oak, Locust, 11th and 12th Streets. Built with a PWA grant of $1,575,000 for...

7. City Limits Map City Limits Map 1938 Map showing extensions of the city limits from the original 1853 size to 1909.

8. Courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri Courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri 1938 Photos and descriptions of the Independence and Kansas City courthouses beginning as a two-room log cabin in Independence.

9. Description of Kansas City and Westport in 1859 Description of Kansas City and Westport in 1859 c1942, 2004 edition Book includes diary accounts from individuals who took various routes to the gold fields in Colorado in 1859. Charles C. Post took the Arkansas Route. He describes coming up the Missouri River from St....

10. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Biographical sketch of Joseph Robidoux (1783-1868), "merchant and trader, and the founder of the city of St. Joseph, Missouri." Native of Saint Louis, Missouri traveling up the Missouri River as a fur...

11. From the Bottom Up: The Story of the Irish in Kansas City From the Bottom Up: The Story of the Irish in Kansas City 2000 Biographical information about Irish Catholic Father Bernard Donnelly, an influential figure in the foundation of Kansas City, starting in the 1840s, including cutting roads through the steep bluffs.

12. Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05 Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05 1905 Photo of the warehouses, factories, and other buildings of "a section of the West Bottoms as viewed from the bluffs."

13. Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05 Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05 1905 Reference to Kansas City's 100 hills.

14. Hannibal Bridge Hannibal Bridge 1938 Photo of the Hannibal Bridge.

15. Hughes' Kansas City Views Hughes' Kansas City Views 1896 Photos of the West Bottoms and adjacent bluffs, in 1869 and later.

16. In Memoriam: Sarah Walter Chandler Coates In Memoriam: Sarah Walter Chandler Coates 1898? Photo of the "old Shannon home on the hill" in 1869, near 2nd and Main Streets.

17. In Memoriam: Sarah Walter Chandler Coates In Memoriam: Sarah Walter Chandler Coates 1898? Photo of "Walnut Street, between Second and Third, looking north, 1868," showing the deep cuts in the bluffs for early streets.

18. Jackson County Courthouses Jackson County Courthouses April 21, 1905 Photos and descriptions of both older Jackson County Courthouses and the newer one built in 1934 at 13th and Locust Streets.

19. John Doniphan John Doniphan 1901 Photo and bio of John Doniphan, "legislator, lawyer and historian," born in Ohio in 1826, and moving in 1848 to Liberty and then Weston, Missouri. Description of his career after the war, becoming "the...

20. Kansas City Illustrated, 1902 Kansas City Illustrated, 1902 1902 Photo of the "Eighth Street Tunnel" for street cars through the bluff.