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Art. VII. [Expeditions to Santa Fe]
Book reviews of "Commerce of the Prairies" by Josiah Gregg and "Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition" by George Kendall. Recounting of Gregg's journey on the Santa Fe Trail in 1831 from New Franklin,...
Art: Architectural History of City Long Overdue
Book review of "Kansas City, Missouri: An Architectural History, 1926-1976" by George Ehrlich, former "president of the Kansas City Chapter of Architectural Historians and also chairman of UMKC's art and...
Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882
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.
Benteen, Reno and Custer
Entire issue of the book one article about the military officers in command at the Battle of Little Big Horn in the 1870s, including Frederick Benteen, starting with the military "in the Tenth Missouri...
Bob Dole's First Time
Excerpt from an autobiographical book about Robert Dole, or Bob Dole, former Vice-President of the United States, and native of Russell, Kansas, and his wife Elizabeth Dole, a former federal cabinet member,...
Bonnet, Book, and Hatchet
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Carry Nation (1846-1911), a religious zealot and violent prohibitionist wielding an axe in turn-of-the-century Kansas. Description of her life and career,...
Book 'Em! How Five Kansas City Authors Are Making It Big
Authors Jackie Casto, Virginia DeCoursey, Prudence Lichte, Nancy Wolfe Pickard, and Richard Rhodes profiled.
Book by B. J. George Reviewed
Book review of "The Georges: Pioneers and Rebels," by B. J. George, Sr., a Kansas City historian, with history of both the George family locally back to 1834 and of the Kansas City area, including Quantrill's...
Book Knowledge for All
Photo and biographical article about Purd Wright, 65-year-old (in 1926) "librarian since June, 1911" of the Kansas City Public Library at 9th and Locust Streets. Born in Weston, Missouri in 1860 and moving...
Review of the Kansas City Public Library centennial booklet published in 1973.
Book Review: A Modern-Day Marco Polo
Book review of "A Modern-Day Marco Polo: More than Herbs and Acupuncture" by E. Grey Dimond, "provost for health sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City," describing the culture of China and...
Book Review: KC in a Science Fiction Future
Illustration and book review of "Time Enough for Love" by former Kansas Citian author Robert Heinlein (born in Butler, Missouri in 1907) about "Lazarus Long, interstellar stud, possessor of the longevity...
Brief description of Jose Antonio Chaves, or Jose Chaves, a trader in Westport and Independence in the 1840s. He was the target of a murder plot "in 1843 at Yoacham's Tavern, the first hostelry in Westport."...
Book Your Travel via the Reading Route
Photo (of the interior of the 9th Street Main Library), table (of "books used in the Kansas City display" of World War II issues), and article about the Kansas City Public Library's world geography display...
Review of the book "Square Deals & Good Meals" by Virginia Moffett about shops and restaurants in the Kansas City area in 1978.
Book review of "Heaven's My Destination" by Thornton Wilder (author of "Our Town" and "The Bridge of San Luis Rey"), describing a scene in the book with the main character (a devoutly religious man) unknowingly...
Review of a book entitled "Rape: How to Avoid It and What to Do about It If You Can't" by June Bundy Csida and Joseph Csida.
Books of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Reverend Burris Jenkins, pastor of the Linwood Boulevard Christian Church and editor of the Kansas City Post, as well as author, lecturer, and teacher, born in Kansas...
Books: Living Dangerously
October 11, 1939
Book review of "Where My Caravan Has Rested" by Reverend Burris Jenkins of Kansas City. Biographical description of Jenkins as a pastor of a Kansas City church for 35 years with "a membership of thousands"...
Boone in Missouri: 1800-1820
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...
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