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A Letter from Daniel Geary
Reminiscences by Daniel Geary from 1915 about the radical changes in the topography in the Town of Kansas around 1856-1859, as its early streets were built and hills graded for settlement. Description...
A Record of Current Events: Beautifying Kansas City
July 8, 1911
Photos and captions for various parts of Kansas City's new park and boulevard system, describing its beautifying effect and increase of real estate values and transportation efficiency, including before...
Brief description of the departure for Council Bluffs, Iowa on the upper Missouri River in 1819 by Colonel Atkinson and Colonel Henry Leavenworth from Saint Louis.
Coleman Highlands Is Hard to Find but Worth the Trip
Concise article describing the location, nature, and zoning for single-family residences in the small residential district "on the bluffs north of Roanoke Park," between 31st, 35th, Holly, and Southwest...
Engineering--Kansas City Cable Railway
Technical description of the engineering and construction techniques applied in building the cable railway system in Kansas City with its "many difficult features to overcome," especially bluffs and hills....
Founders of Methodism in This Community
Biographical sketches of William Chick and his wife, Ann Chick, "among the first five" members of "the first Methodist Society" in Kansas City, arriving in Missouri from Virginia in 1821 and in Westport...
Gully Town: KC 150 Kansas City Sesquicentennial, a Celebration of the Heart
Describes the creation of the buildings and streets of Kansas City along the bluffs near the Missouri River.
Joseph E. Johnson: Author of Frontier News, Promotion, and Progress
Article on Joseph Ellis (J. E.) Johnson, a prominent newspaper editor in Council Bluffs, Iowa from 1853 through 1857. Johnson is credited with changing the name of Kanesville, Iowa to Council Bluffs; influencing...
Journalism in Kansas City
Photos and bios of John Hazleton, city editor of the Kansas City Times, and Arthur Hopkins, a manager of a Kansas City newspaper (name of paper cut off from view on page). On the same page a photo of the...
Kansas City--Shows Missouri
Pictorial article about the history and growth of Kansas City, with photos, illustration, and captions showing and describing the changes in Kansas City's appearance and functions from its early days to...
Kansas City's Twelfth Street Trafficway Viaduct
June 25, 1905
This is a short article about the history and significance of the Twelfth Street viaduct which connected Kansas City's "commercial and business district on the edge of the bluffs to the industrial district...
Kempers Restore Boonville Home
Photos and caption about the "superb restroation of a lovely Queen Anne home in Boonville, Missouri, situated on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River," by R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. and his wife.
One paragraph about the role of city engineer Octave Chanute in 1871 in utilitzing the bluffs in Downtown Kansas City, including grading "the hill from Grand Avenue to Broadway" to the level of 3rd Street,...
News from Council Bluffs - 1845
Transcribed letter written by a reporter for the Missouri Reporter newepaper to its editor sometime in June or July of 1845. The letter mentions the arrival of Major T. H. Harvey to Council Bluffs and...
Overland from Missouri to Washington Territory in 1854
Article recounts the journey of the Jacob Ebey family of Plum Grove Place, Adair County, Missouri, to Whidbey Island, Washington Territory, in 1854 (based on the diary Winfield Scott Ebey kept during the...
Proud Past, Promising Future
Article details the history of Kansas City's engineering firms including their growth and accomplishments over the last century. Engineers played a prominent role in building the city, from the river bluffs...
Quindaro: From the River to the Bluffs
Article provides a brief history of the area called Quindaro, its association with the Underground Railroad, and statue of John Brown.
The Great South--Some Notes on Missouri: The Heart of the Republic
Illustrations and article about the history of Missouri (especially Saint Louis and the eastern part of the state) and its present culture and economy, etc., with brief description of the Kansas City and...
This Land/Missouri: Loess Is More
Photos, map, and article about the Loess Hills following the Missouri River north of Kansas City "between Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sioux City, Iowa." Description of their formation at the edge of the...
Description of Milton Payne, Kansas City's third legal mayor succeeding John Johnson in 1855 and buried in an unmark grave (similarly to Nehemiah Holmes) in Union Cemetery. Description of Payne also as...
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