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''Our Dogg'': The Tale of Seaman
January 28, 2004
Article examines the documentation of Seaman (Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland dog) in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is believed that Seaman accompanied the Corps of Discovery from its...
A Couple of Well-Known Dogs
Profiles of Missouri's two most famous dogs, Old Drum and Jim the Wonder Dog.
Committed to Critters
Photos and article about pet and animal welfare agencies in the Greater Kansas City area.
Custer's Last Fight
January 11, 1908
Short notice of a drama to open at the Gilliss Theater featuring both General Custer and Buffalo Bill. This company carries forty people, a car load of special scenery, horses and dogs. In the company...
Death All Day in Kansas
Photos and article (written by Kansas City author Richard Rhodes) about "Kansas coyote hunts and cockfights ('chicken fights,' they call them in Kansas')." Description of the departure for the prairie...
Dogged Pursuit: A Furry Muse Inspires This Kansas City Painter's Creations
June 1, 2004
Photo and short article about Marie Mason and her art work featuring dogs. She and partner Kate Marts operate The Works Gallery in Kansas City's River Market District.
Getting It: Marie Mason and Her Dogs
Interview with painter Marie Mason about her work.
Give Your Pup Something to Bark About
Feature story on the canine treats business started here in Kansas City by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff in 1990. The business is now in 32 stores in the United States and Canada and one store in Japan. Includes...
Jim, the Wonder Dog
Stories about "Jim the Wonder Dog," a dog in Benton County, Missouri, with remarkable gifts of reasoning and prediction, also "the most famous hunting dog of this century."
Life Under the Eighth Street Viaduct
Article describes the merchants, con-artists ("fakers") and inhabitants who resided under the 8th Street Viaduct (Main and Delaware Streets) in the early-1900s. The article discusses Clyde Brion Davis's...
Living High on the Dog
Article about the improved lifestyle of pet dogs.
Local Heroes: Mark Beckhoff and Dan Dye
Photo and description of Three Dog Bakery co-founders Mark Beckloff and Dan Dye, detailing the growth of their successful dog food company based in Kansas City.
Lost?. ..Hurt?. ..Abandoned?. ..Neglected?
Photo and article about the at least 15,000 cats and dogs killed at Kansas City animal shelters.
Missouri in Fiction: A Review and a Bibliography
Second in a series of articles about the representation of Missouri places in works of fiction, including the Kansas City and surrounding areas in the following works: (1) "Madison Hood" by Hamilton Drane,...
Photo, illustration, and article about George Graham Vest, or George Vest (a lawyer and later a national senator from Missouri) and his famous summation defending Old Drum the dog in the 1870 trial over...
Old Drum Revisited
Biography of Old Drum, the famous dog of Johnson County, Missouri, memorialized in a statue on the county courthouse in Warrensburg, Missouri, as "a tribute to kids and dogs and memories of those special...
Prairie Dogs on the Santa Fe Trail
Fourth in a series of articles describing wildlife encountered on the Santa Fe Trail. Prairie dogs are described; included are historical accounts of encounters with prairie dogs on the trail.
Puppies for Parole
In 2002, prisoners began training dogs for C.H.A.M.P. (Canine Helpers Allow More Possibilities), a program that trains and provides service dogs to disabled individuals free of charge. The prisoners were...
Article about the life of pet greyhound dogs after their racing careers.
Riding to Hounds
Article and photographs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt, a traditional foxhunting event.
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