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Allan T Ward
Annette W Curtis
A Clay Countian's Letters of 1834
Copies of letters, with editorial commentary, by John Chauncey of Liberty about the conditions in Clay County, Missouri in 1834. Description of the economy, commerce and agriculture, and trouble with Joseph...
A Look at Some of the Work of J. Mett Shippee: Digging for the Relics and History of Clay County's Early Indians
File containing a biographical article with maps, illustrations, and information about J. Mett Shippee, an archaeology book author and "research associate for the Department of Anthropology at the University...
A Snapshot of Alexander W. Doniphan, 1808-1887
Biographical article about Colonel Alexander Doniphan (1808-1873), a lawyer, judge, and military officer of Clay County, Missouri known for his refusal to slaughter the Mormons in 1830s Missouri against...
Artifacts: The Pinkerton Bomb
Photos and article about the Pinkerton bomb, "[r]ecently placed on display in a Clay County, Missouri museum, a seemingly innocuous bowl-shaped disc of wrought iron" used by Allan Pinkerton and his Pinkerton...
Ask the Marshall
Very brief item (in a question and answer format) describing the death of Frank James. The author reports that Frank James died "peacefully of old age" at the James Farm in Clay County, Missouri, on February...
Battle of Blue Mills
Story of the Battle of Blue Mills in Clay County, Missouri, through the eyes of a Union veteran of the battle from the Third Iowa Infantry.
Brief Biography of Allen T. Ward [and] Letters of Allen T. Ward
Illustration, letters (from 1847), and biographical article about Allen Ward, a geology teacher and pioneer miller of Westport dying in 1862 in Paola, Kansas. Raised in Ohio and moving to Independence,...
Brooking's Interest in Education Wide
First of a two-part biographical article about Alvin Brooking (1796-1857), describing his role in the organization of William Jewell College in Clay County, Missouri, in the late 1840s, his tenure as Jackson...
Clay County, Missouri Friends: Allen, Arthur, Thornton, Doniphan
While the article gives genealogical information about the Shubael Allen, Michael Arthur, John Thornton, and Alexander Doniphan families, it discusses many of the river landings and ferries during the...
Clay County: A Southern Heiress on the Western Frontier; Land of Culture, Legend, and Romance
Photos, illustration, and article about the history of Clay County, Missouri and its Southern heritage, prominent citizens, and landmarks (the old 1859 courthouse, William Jewell Hall, Liberty Ladies College,...
Dan Carpenter, Pioneer Merchant and Horticulturist
Description of a "fine old-style pioneer dwelling built probably by Glen Burnett some time in the 20s" in Barry, Missouri, owned by Judge Thomas M. Chevis (1806`1864 ca.) and used hotel and stable...
David Rice Atchison, Frontier Politician
Illustrations and biographical article about David Rice Atchison, or David Atchison (1807-1866), a pro-slavery judge of Clay County, Missouri in the 1830s and national senator from Missouri. Involved in...
October 1, 2003
Subtitled "The Thriving Communities of Clay and Platte Counties, 2003-2004 Edition". This section profiles communities in the Northland including Kansas City, North Kansas City, Liberty, Riverside, Parkville,...
Emily Louise Withers Potter
July 21, 2007
The "In Memoriam" column contains the obituary for Emily Louise Withers Potter who died February 25, 2007. "Emy Lou, as she was known, was the great-granddaughter of Abijah Withers, who was a homesteader...
Ferries in Kansas: Part 1--Missouri River
First in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Missouri River.
From Speculator to Gentleman: Waltus L. Watkins and the Case for Land Speculation on the Missouri Frontier
Photos (including Waltus Watkins), illustrations, map, and biographical article about Waltus Watkins (1806-1884), a "western Missouri speculator" of real estate in Clay County, Missouri. Native of Kentucky...
Historical Notes and Comments: Clay County Missouri Historical Society Hears Report on Year's Activities
Description of the annual activities of the Clay County, Missouri Historical Society including a cooperative effort "with the public relations department of William Jewell college in compiling and publishing...
How Clay County Celebrated Her Centennial
Article about the festivities at the celebration of the centennial of Clay County, Missouri (separated from Ray County in 1822) in Liberty in 1922 and sponsored by the "Alexander Doniphan Chapter Daughters...
How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named
Second of a series of articles about the origins of place names in Missouri, including Buchanan County, Missouri (containing the city of Saint Joseph), Caldwell County, Missouri (containing the town of...
Land Ephraim House Cleared in 1837 Site of Home for Neglected Children
Photo, illustration, and article about the homestead of Ephraim House, south of Independence at 5100 South Noland Road in Kansas City, converted in the 1970s into "the Evangelical Children's Home." Description...
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