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1. Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, In Rememberance Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, In Rememberance February 2008 A collection of stories by various Kansas City musicians in remembrance of Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, "Kansas City's Queen of the Blues," who passed away on Dec. 25, 2007.

"Mama's Tribute"...

2. Bending Iron Bending Iron September, 2004 Profile of modern-day Fort Larned blacksmith Pete Bethke. Bethke makes hand forged products in the old blacksmith shop, "a place George Armstrong Custer might have visited when he was stationed at Fort...

3. Best of the West Best of the West October, 2005 Annual "best of" survey of people, places and things in the western United States, including the best saloons, historic sites, clothing manufacturers, etc.

4. Best of the West Best of the West October, 2004 Annual "best of" survey of people, places and things in the western United States, including the best saloons, historic sites, clothing manufacturers, etc.

5. Blazing the Mullan Road Blazing the Mullan Road September 1, 2006 Article describes historical and contemporary travel along the road from Walla Walla, Washington, to Fort Benton, Missouri. Fort Benton, constructed in 1849, was once an important fur trading post, and...

6. Brother to the Fur Trappers of Old Brother to the Fur Trappers of Old October, 2004 Article describes the life of Eric Russell, a native Kansan who strives to capture the way of life of a fur trapper as a historic re-enactor.

7. Candy from Kansas City Candy from Kansas City November//1947 Illustration and article about the candy making business, "Kansas City's fourth largest industry," with description of some of the largest companies such as Russell Stover Candies, Price Candy Company,...

8. Candy Man Buys Rare Beans Candy Man Buys Rare Beans February 2008 Short article about how Shawn Askinosie, defense lawyer turned candy maker in Springfield, Missouri, began his company Askinosie Chocolate. Askinosie buys his beans from Soconusco, Mexico, and has perfected...

9. Chemistry: The Kansas City Candy Factory Disaster Chemistry: The Kansas City Candy Factory Disaster December//1879 Destruction of three large brick buildings in the J. F. Corle & Son candy factory at 202-206 Main Street, occupied for two years by the Corles.

10. Clark on the Yellowstone Clark on the Yellowstone April 1, 2006 Article describes the return journey of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the summer of 1806, when the Corps of Discovery split up and was later reunited where the Yellowstone River meets the Missouri....

11. Crackers and Candies Crackers and Candies January 1, 1903 A report on the Loose Wiles Cracker & Candy Co. factory, which opened in November 1902 and employed 750 workers.

12. Digging Up Massacres Digging Up Massacres January/February 2007 Interview with and description of the writings of Jerome A. Greene, a National Park Service historian who conducted investigations into the archaeology and legacy of the Sand Creek Massacre. The study...

13. Dr. W. J. Frick Dr. W. J. Frick Spring 2004 Part of "Excerpts from the Oak Grove Banner," by Candy Novak, this entry from August 19, 1921, tells of Frick Hill in Oak Grove and has some genealogical information about Dr. Frick.

14. Dreams of Gold on the Starvation Trail Dreams of Gold on the Starvation Trail July 2010 Join Candy Moulton as she travels the Smoky Hill Trail from Kansas City to Pike's Peak region in Colorado once used by gold seekers in the late 1850s. "Lack of knowledge about distance and weather conditions"...

15. Following Mountain Man Jim Bridger Following Mountain Man Jim Bridger June 2009 The author traces Jim Bridger's trail beginning in Billings, Montana. Bridger is considered "the most famous mountain man" next to Kit Carson. As a fur trader, Bridger trapped throughout the northern Rocky...

16. Following the Arkansas River Following the Arkansas River November-December, 2004 Article describes modern day travel along the Arkansas River from Wichita, Kansas, to Leadville, Colorado. Special events on the journey include the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas, Santa Fe Trail...

17. From One Generation to the Next From One Generation to the Next March 1, 2006 Article profiles three family-owned businesses in the Kansas City area. VALOMILK candy company was revived by Russ Sifers using his grandfather's original equipment from the 1940s. Stepson David Swiercinsky...

18. In Memoriam In Memoriam September 21, 2002 Obituary for Christine Montgomery Paterno who died at the age of 85 on June 30, 2002, at her home in Naples, Florida. She was married to Harry F. Montgomery in 1948, then president of the Price Candy Company....

19. Independent Cracker Factory Independent Cracker Factory October, 1902 Report on the opening of the Loose-Wiles Cracker & Candy Company, incuding information about officers and employees, as well as a description of the plant.

20. Mormon Trail - Forging a Road West Mormon Trail - Forging a Road West Summer 2010 Brief article detailing the history of the early wagon trains that traveled the Mormon Trail and some of the landmarks along the way. The first to travel this trail on recommendation by Lansford Hastings,...