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Santa fe Trail
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Fort St. Vrain
Article about the history of Fort St. Vrain, a fur trading post established on the South Platte River in Colorado by "the Bent and St. Vrain Company" as "a supplement to their famous Bent's Fort on the...
Fraeb's Last Fight and How Battle Creek Got Its Name
Historical article about Henry Fraeb, "partner in the famous Rocky Mountain Fur Company and subsequently proprietor on the South Platte River." Fraeb was a mountain man in northern Colorado and a German...
Photo and bio of Frederick Doggett, manager of the Blossom House hotel. He was born in Chicago in 1856, moved to Colorado and then Kansas City in 1878 and was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad and...
Freighting: A Big Business on the Santa Fe Trail
Article about the big business aspects of the Santa Fe trade through western Missouri and eastern Kansas from about the 1820s to the 1870s, describing the growth and decline of certain cities along its...
From the Silver City to Kansas City: August and Emma Meyer in Leadville and Beyond
In-depth article about August Meyer and his wife Emma, the smelting and refining businesses Meyer was part of, his role in the development of Leadville, Colorado, and his founding of the Kansas City Smelting...
Frontier Mystery, Modern Answer?
February 3, 2006
Article reports the 2006 attempts by professors at the University of Colorado to exhume the body buried in lot 555 of Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas. The unmarked grave holds human remains at the...
Gathering War Clouds: George Bent's Memories of 1864
Article about the events of 1864 on the plains of Kansas and Colorado from the perspective of George Bent, the son of famous trader William Bent and Owl Woman. The author utilitzes letters that were written...
Genealogy Vertical Files Shelf List
A list of general subjects and family surnames in the genealogy vertical files.
George (Bud) Wigginton
Charcoal portrait of George (Bud) Wigginton dressed in suit coat, vest, shirt, and tie. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature,"George Wigginton" is written in different handwriting and...
George Brown, Jr.
File contains photos and an obituary for George Brown, Jr., a 30-year-old African American Colorado state legislator. He was a native Kansan and former resident of Kansas City, Missouri, at 1870 Vine Street....
Photo and bio of George Edward Muehlebach, Sr., or George Muehlebach, Sr. (1833-1905) and biographical sketch of his son, George Muehlebach, Jr. Description of the father as a native of Switzerland emigrating...
Gladstone Boulevard, Concourse
Postcard of Gladstone Boulevard, Concourse
Folder contains a three fold item entitled "The Immigrants' Guide to the Fertile Lands of Kansas.." Contains the name of S.J. Gilmore, Land Commissioner, Kansas City, Mo. Includes a small map of Kansas...
Group to Mark First Ascent of Long's Peak
August 21, 1968
Biographical article about L. W. Keplinger, a lawyer from Kansas City, Kansas, "credited for being the first to blaze the trail as one of eight men in the Powell-Byers party" to Long's Peak in Colorado...
Gunn's New Map of Kansas and the Gold Mines
Map of Kansas and the area to become Colorado, showing the existing counties of Kansas and Indian reservations. Includes inset "Routes from the Missouri River to the Kansas Gold Mines." Compiled from the...
Hand-Book to Kansas Territory and the Rocky Mountains' Gold Region
Extracts from the "lecture at Kansas City" of Colonel William Gilpin, "of Independence, Mo.," about the gold regions of the Sierra San Juan mountains in Colorado, with biographical information on him and...
May 5, 1905
Photo and bio of Harry Gambrel, an insurance executive of "the firm of Mann, Kerdolff, Kline & Welsh" with offices in the Fairfax Building, born in Kentucky in 1896 and moving to Colorado before becoming...
May 9, 2005
Interview with actor Don Cheadle and his aunt, Sondra North, of Kansas City, Missouri. Cheadle got his break as the character "Mouse" in 1995's Devil in a Blue Dress, and received an Oscar nomination for...
Henry R. Rule Autograph Collection Finding Aid
1792-1939 [bulk ca1865-1920]
This collection contains various items which include the autographs of famous people like political figures, including many presidents, literary greats, Civil War personalities, etc. Includes a letter...
Here Lies Kansas City: A Collection of Our City's Notables and Their Final Resting Places
Photo and bio of Seth Ward (1820-1903), "Indian trader, frontiersman, Westport banker, fur trapper, contemporary and friend of William Bent, as well as sutler of Fort Laramie" in Wyoming. Native of Virginia...
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