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Charles N Glaab
H L Mccune
George F W Hauck
S E Berkenbilt
''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs
May 1, 2002
Comprehensive article covering the various border warfare groups along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. Includes names as Jim Lane, Charles Jennison, William S. Tough, John L. "Jack" Bridges,...
. ..Presenting Ernest E. Howard: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Ernest Howard, "senior partner of Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff. ..the world's largest bridge designing firm" and "chairman of the board of trustees of the University...
Another Link with the Past
Photo and caption about a "covered bridge over Fabius River, near Rutledge, Scotland County, Missouri."
Another Survivor of Pioneer Days in Bridge Building
Photo and caption about a covered bridge "spanning a small tributary of Grand River northwest of Chillicothe, in Livingston County," Missouri.
Beauty of Bridges
Photos and article about the prominent bridges of Missouri, including mainly text about the Eads Bridge in St. Louis designed by James Eads, with a photograph of the Paseo Bridge at Kansas City, etc.
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Article reviews the political struggle over the fate of the Katy Bridge at Boonville. The bridge for the MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) railroad was built in 1932 and at the time was the largest lift-span...
Bridges: Construction of the Twelfth St. Trafficway Viaduct, Kansas City, Missouri
Discussion and illustration of cross-section and aerial layouts of construction plans for the 12th Street Viaduct. Intended to "facilitate the usual street traffic between sections of Kansas City, Mo.,...
Building Rapid-Transit Viaduct, Kansas City
Photos, drawings, and descriptions of construction plans for the 12th Street Viaduct.
Business: Corporate 'Magic Corridor' Bridges the State Line
Examination of the boom in development in south Kansas City, including a new office park at I-435 and Holmes Street.
Citizen Truman at the Bridge
Illustrations and biographical article about Harry Truman's (at the time a Jackson County judge) disrupted speech "at the interrupted Independence-Liberty bridge dedication ceremonies." Description of...
Full page ad for a reproduced painting of "Missouri's Union Covered Bridge," "one of only five of these old landmarks remaining in the state."
Covered Bridges: Now They Are Five
Article about the five covered bridges of Missouri, with a map of their locations and copies of paintings of them.
Crossing the Mighty Mo: Gridlock, Not Bridges, Connects the Northland to the Rest of Kansas City
Photos and article about the problems in traffic congestion across the Missouri River bridges (Broadway Bridge, Paseo Bridge, Chouteau Bridge, and Heart of America Bridge) connecting the Northland and...
Documenting Missouri Archaeology in Highways and Transportation
Article about the "close cooperation among the Highway and Transportation Department, the Missouri Archaeological Society, and the University of Missouri" in designating areas "of cultural or historical...
Free Bridge at Lexington
November 20, 1925
November 5, 1925, saw the opening of the bridge at Lexington, Missouri, the 4th free bridge across the Missouri in the western half of the state. The bridge cost 1.25 million dollars. It replaces the old...
Frontier Bridge Building: The Hannibal Bridge of Kansas City, 1867-1869
Description of the construction of the Hannibal Bridge.
Get It Done
Illustration and brief text about controlling traffic.
Give Our Regards to Broadway
Passing of the toll.
Kansas City Structural Steel Co.: Structural Steel for Buildings and Bridges
Two-page ad for the Kansas City Structural Steel Company, with large photo of its 26-acre property and 140,000 square feet of building space.
Kansas City Structural Steel Company
Advertisement for the steel company.
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