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1. 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair File containing a magazine or book excerpt with several large photos and captions from scenes at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, including the Administration Building, Machinery Hall, the California...

2. The Brave Old World of Evan S. Connell The Brave Old World of Evan S. Connell //1980 Photo and biographical article about novelist Evan Connell, formerly of Kansas City, reviewing his writing career, especially the "Mrs. Bridge" book, and comparing him to contemporaries John Updike, John...

3. Editorial Announcement Editorial Announcement //October Photo and description of William Allen White, or William White, a newspaper editor and book author of Emporia, Kansas and a former Kansas Citian.

4. Historical Sketch of Kansas City, Mo., from the Beginning to 1909 Historical Sketch of Kansas City, Mo., from the Beginning to 1909 1910 Annotated chronology of the history of Kansas City, Missouri from prehistoric Indian eras to 1909, covering its many political changes in ownership (Spain, France, England, etc.).

5. Historical Sketch of Kansas City, Mo., from the Beginning to 1909 Historical Sketch of Kansas City, Mo., from the Beginning to 1909 1911 History of the Kansas City area to its known origins, including the "more than probable" visit of white explorer Coronado in 1541.

6. Kansas City's First Forty Years Kansas City's First Forty Years 1962 Article with one paragraph about Andrew Drips [1799-1860, according to this source], "a noted figure on the Missouri frontier in the pioneer period" with the American Fur Company, a United States Indian...

7. Fort Osage and George Champlin Sibley Fort Osage and George Champlin Sibley 1964 Article about the life of George Sibley, the first "appointed United States factor, or trader at Fort Osage in 1808," including the operation of the fort until 1822 and later events such as the foundation...

8. The Rediscovery of Colter's Hell and Other Research Adventures The Rediscovery of Colter's Hell and Other Research Adventures 1973 Descriptions of western fur traders Seth Ward and Major John Dougherty, noting Ward as husband of "two wives--one Indian and one white girl back in the settlements."

9. Local Authors: Writers Produce for Larger Readership Local Authors: Writers Produce for Larger Readership 1997 Photo and description of Dr. Michael Loren, a physician and author of a nonfictional book called "The Road to Virtue: Resolutions for Daily Living."

10. Art and Science: A Da Vinci Detective Story Art and Science: A Da Vinci Detective Story 2005 In 1920, Kansas natives Harry and Andree Hahn attempted to sell the painting of La Belle Ferroniere by Leonardo da Vinci to the Kansas City Art Institute for a reported sum of $225,000 to $250,000. However,...

11. The Croatian Immigrant in Wyandotte County The Croatian Immigrant in Wyandotte County 2007 The first in a series of articles on ethnic communities in Wyandotte County. The article provides an historical overview of the Croatian immigrant experience in Wyandotte County, Kansas, including information...

12. The Irish in Wyandotte County The Irish in Wyandotte County 2007 The second in a series of articles on ethnic communities in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The article provides an historical overview of early Irish families, as well as organizations, churches, and businesses....

13. Short Ethnic History of the Germanic People in Wyandotte County Short Ethnic History of the Germanic People in Wyandotte County 2008 The third in a series of articles on ethnic communities in Wyandotte County, Kansas, this article provides an historical overview of early German settlers to the area, as well as neighborhoods, churches,...

14. A WPA Road Tour A WPA Road Tour April 1, 2006 Author travels Tour Six in the Missouri WPA Guide, driving U.S. Highway 60 from Charleston to Neosho. Article includes facts and information about Missouris WPA American Guide tour book (page 26).

15. Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882 Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882 April 1962 Article tracing the origins of the Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, starting with early parks and their justifications, before the idea of connecting them into a city-wide system.

16. Boone in Missouri: 1800-1820 Boone in Missouri: 1800-1820 April 1964 Biographical article about Daniel Boone and his wife Rebecca Bryan Boone, "the North Carolina mountain couple" and pioneers of Kentucky starting in the 1775, describing their experiences in Missouri Territory...

17. Book Notes Book Notes April 1974 Review of the Kansas City Public Library centennial booklet published in 1973.

18. Media: More Sound than Fury in Murphy-Merz War Media: More Sound than Fury in Murphy-Merz War April 1979 Photo and biographical article about Mike Murphy, a radio talk show host on KFIX-FM 106 starting in 1979 and formerly on KMBZ-AM 980 for ten years. Discussion of his "long on-the-air association with Mayor...

19. Kansas City Free Speech Fight of 1911 Kansas City Free Speech Fight of 1911 April 1990 Hostile conflicts in 1911 over the public speech gatherings.

20. It Finally Happened Here: The 1968 Riot in Kansas City, Missouri It Finally Happened Here: The 1968 Riot in Kansas City, Missouri April 1997 Comprehensive story of the race riots of 1968 in Kansas City after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., in comparison with other large cities' riots of the 1960s.