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1. ''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864 ''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864 Spring 2002 From February to September of 1864, the 2nd Colorado Cavalry was assigned to patrol Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, areas ravaged by Order Number 11. This article examines the reasons for...

2. 'Nature Scarcely ever Formed a More Beautiful Place . . . . ' 'Nature Scarcely ever Formed a More Beautiful Place . . . . ' Autumn 2006 Overview of the travels of Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition of 1806 through what is now the state of Kansas. The author writes that Pike and his men entered Kansas just north of present-day Fort...

3. A War On Civilians: Order Number 11 and the Evacuation of Western Missouri A War On Civilians: Order Number 11 and the Evacuation of Western Missouri Spring 2004 Article details the history of the Civil War strife along the Missouri and Kansas border. Order Number 11 issued by the Union forces led nearly twenty thousand people to abandon their homes in the Missouri...

4. Bloody Bill, Noted Guerrilla of the Civil War Bloody Bill, Noted Guerrilla of the Civil War December//1956 Mention of the steamboat "West Wind" in a description of Bloody Bill Anderson's robbery of it in Camden, Missouri.

5. Chapel Hill College--Best in the West Chapel Hill College--Best in the West Fall//1992 History of the log school house of Chapel Hill College, "on the boundary line between Jackson, Lafayette and Johnson Counties." Description of the college (started about 1841) and its founder and head...

6. Civil War at Sibley: Emily Steele's Letters Tell of Pillage and Northeast Jackson County Tragedies Civil War at Sibley: Emily Steele's Letters Tell of Pillage and Northeast Jackson County Tragedies Fall//1980 Photo (of Emily Steele) and article with excerpted letters by Emily Steele (wife of Colonel Albert Gallatin Steele) about burning, pillaging, and depopulating of Sibley, Missouri, in northeast Jackson...

7. Coon Creek Crossings on the Santa Fe Trail Coon Creek Crossings on the Santa Fe Trail November, 2005 Article discusses the several Santa Fe Trail crossings of Coon Creek, a tributary of the Arkansas River flowing through Ford, Edwards, and Pawnee Counties in Kansas. Coon Creek's proximity to Fort Larned...

8. County and Township: New Bi-State Agency Planned County and Township: New Bi-State Agency Planned May//1957 Description of the creation of the "Mo-Kan Metropolitan Development District," comprising eight counties by the state legislatures.

9. Destination Northland Destination Northland 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,...

10. Elected Officials Elected Officials January//2003 A listing of elected officials for federal, state, and Kansas Cityi's 20 area counties divided between Missouri and Kansas. Given is the official, contact information, party and when term expires.

11. Farthest North: The Historian and the Battle of Athens Farthest North: The Historian and the Battle of Athens January 1975 Article about the Battle of Athens, the Civil War battle pronounced in its role as one of "the northernmost" battles in the entire war and in setting "the seal of doom on the Confederate cause in northeastern...

12. First Newspapers in Kansas Counties First Newspapers in Kansas Counties February//1941 First in a series of articles about the "first" newspapers in Kansas counties, covering those in the Kansas City area including Leavenworth County, Kansas (the "Kansas Weekly Herald" in 1854), Atchison...

13. Fort Orleans of the Missoury [sic] Fort Orleans of the Missoury [sic] April//1941 History of Fort Orleans, "earliest military post in the Missouri valley" operated by the French "from 1723 to 1728 on the north bank of the Missouri river, some two miles west of the Wakenda river in what...

14. Fort Orleans, the First French Post on the Missouri Fort Orleans, the First French Post on the Missouri April 1914 Article about Fort Orleans, "the first French post on the Missouri" River, established in Carroll County, Missouri (two counties west of Kansas City) in 1723 by Etienne de Bourgmont and razed by 1728....

15. Freedom Documents from Cole County, Missouri Freedom Documents from Cole County, Missouri January//1969 Article with excerpts from and descriptions of freedom documents of former slaves in Cole County, Missouri, with a brief history of slavery across the state back to 1719 (their arrival as lead mine workers)....

16. General John W. Reid--The Forgotten Hero General John W. Reid--The Forgotten Hero July 1964 First of a two-part series of biographical articles about Colonel John Reid (1820-1881), with illustration and description of his early life and career as a native of Virginia moving "to Missouri in 1841,...

17. General Orders No. 11 and Border Warfare during the Civil War General Orders No. 11 and Border Warfare during the Civil War October-July 1971-1972 Extensive article about the events surrounding Civil War Order Number 11 in Jackson County, Missouri and surrounding counties, with photos and illustrations.

18. Harry Truman's Missouri: It Is Country Rich in Border History Harry Truman's Missouri: It Is Country Rich in Border History June/25/1945 Several large photos and biographical article about President Harry Truman and his area of growing up in western Missouri. Description of the lingering Southern sympathies of residents of Jackson and surrounding...

19. Hiram Bowman--Citizen of Missouri Hiram Bowman--Citizen of Missouri October/1/1963 Biographical article about Hiram Bowman (1796-1877), "a prominent figure in Eastern Jackson and Western Lafayette counties of Missouri in both pre- and post-Civil War times." Native of New Jersey moving...

20. How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named April//1916 First of a series of articles about origins of place names in Missouri, including the name of the state of Missouri itself and Andrew County (containing the town of Savannah, Missouri), Atchison County,...