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Charlotte R White
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Allan Saint John
Photo and bio of Allan Saint John or Allan St. John, "candidate for Assessor of Jackson County." Born in Lathrop, Missouri about 1869 and establishing the Minden Monitor and Sheldon Enterprise newspapers...
Kansas City Monarchs
The Kansas City Monarchs sent more players to the Major Leagues--20--than any other Negro Leagues team. In addition, 11 of the 30 inductees to the Negro Leagues wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame played...
We Shall Overcome
Book or magazine excerpt about black-owned businesses in Kansas City, including the barbecue establishments of Ollie Gates & Sons and Arthur Bryant's. Related information on employment and other economic...
The View From Kansas
Book chapter tells about the attempt by Andree and Harry Hahn to sell the painting, La Belle Ferroniere, to the Kansas City Art Institute. Chapter also provides a summary of the arts scene in Kansas City...
Aaron Douglas taught art at Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1923-1925. Painted murals in Fisk University Library, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1938.
Mentions "General John Campbell" as an Indian agent in 1831 for the Creek tribe and with his own home at the Baptist Shawnee Mission with Isaac McCoy and Dr. Johnston Lykins in Kansas.
Home-Made Remedies for Snakebites and Scorpion Stings
Descriptions of home-made remedies for snakebites and scorpion stings by Isaac McCoy.
History of Baptist Indian Missions: Embracing Remarks on the Former and Present Condition of the Aboriginal Tribes. ..
Book about the experiences at Baptist Indian missions of Baptist missionary Isaac McCoy in Indian territories, including Kansas, from the 1810s to the 1830s, with many descriptions of the Indians (and...
Train Advertisement from City Directory
Ads for two splendid and fast river packets in the 1859 city directory, describing the train leaving Kansas City for Saint Joseph daily making sure connections with all trains running east, north, and...
Description of Alexander Majors by the author, explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), upon their meeting in Saint Joseph in 1859 as "formerly one of the contractors for supplying the army in Utah--a...
Jackson County Courthouse City Directory Entry
Listing of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City under halls and public buildings as "Court House, Main, between Fourth and Fifth."
Kansas City Brass Band City Directory Entry
Description of the band with ten members led by D. W. Bantie.
Jackson County Growth
Section of the book describing Jackson County in general and the growth of its larger towns, Independence, Kansas City, and Westport, with an illustration of Kansas City.
Homestead Act of 1862
Description of the 1862 Homestead Act and its legal provisions designed to compensate new settlers of land in the West, for lot sizes not to "exceed in the aggregate one hundred and sixty acres."
Economies of 1867 Kansas City and Westport
Descriptions of Kansas City and Westport in 1867, concentrating on their economies, listing numbers and types of businesses (including the Westport Border-Star newspaper), climate and natural resources,...
Westport Border Star Newspaper
Mention of the Westport Border Star newspaper in 1867 as "the spicy newspaper."
Reprint of the Emancipation Ordinance by the Missouri state legislature, passed on January 11, 1865, freeing all slaves in the state. "Be it ordained by the people of the State of Missouri in Convention...
W. D. Oldham City Directory Entry
Listing of the residence W. D. Oldham (of the Wilhite & Oldham business) on High Street between 2nd Street and 3rd Street.
Ottawa Street City Directory Entry
Listing in the city directory for the street: "Ottawa, runs east and west, south part of the city."
Jackson County Officials City Directory Entry
List of the 1869 Jackson County officials, including sheriff, recorder, treasurer, assessor, school superintendent, surveyor, and coroner.
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