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1. Alexander Majors Alexander Majors 1862 Description of Alexander Majors by the author, explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), upon their meeting in Saint Joseph in 1859 as "formerly one of the contractors for supplying the army in Utah--a...

2. Barney Ward Barney Ward 1965-1972 Chapter about Elijah Barney Ward, or Barney Ward (1813-1865), "[a] builder of Fort Hall [1834)" and "the man who directed the Death Valley '49ers on their supposed 'shortcut' to California." Native of...

3. Chouteau's Landing Chouteau's Landing 2002 Description of the first Fremont expedition of 1842 mentions Chouteau's Landing and the trading post of Cyprien Chouteau. While here, Fremont hired Kit Carson to be his guide.

4. Daniel Boone Daniel Boone 1878 Biographical sketch of Colonel Daniel Boone (1734-1820), a famed explorer of the Midwest, especially Kentucky and Missouri, born in Pennsylvania, dying in Missouri, describing his adventures and the lives...

5. Edwin Heath Edwin Heath 1896 Biographical sketch of Dr. Edwin Heath, or E. R. Heath, "a popular and well known scientist and physician of Kansas City," born in Wisconsin in 1839 and coming to Kansas City in 1868 as a doctor, scientist,...

6. Etienne Provost Etienne Provost 1997 Biographical chapter about Etienne Provost (1785-1850), an early southwestern fur trader dubbed "The Man of the Mountains" and namesake of Provo, Utah. He was a native of Quebec, Canada, becoming a "member...

7. Etienne Provost Etienne Provost 1965-1972 Chapter of the book about Etienne Provost (1785-1850), a French Canadian fur trader and namesake of the town of Provo, Utah. Native of Quebec trapping furs by 1815-1817 with the Chouteau family and possibly...

8. Ezekiel Williams Ezekiel Williams 1972 Chapter of the book about Ezekiel Williams (ca. 1775-1844), a fur trapper born in Kentucky and traveling up the Missouri River from Saint Louis in 1807 (through the site of Kansas City) and again in 1809...

9. Family of John Wesley Powell Family of John Wesley Powell 1954 Brief mention of Emporia, Kansas, as the location where geologist and Grand Canyon explorer John Wesley Powell's "migratory family finally came to rest," after previous farming endeavors in Ohio, Wisconsin,...

10. Jim Bridger Jim Bridger 1947 Copies of two paintings of Jim Bridger wearing armor on horseback in 1837 in the Far West, "the only approximation of one [a portrait] before Bridger's old age," by Alfred Jacob Miller.

11. Journal of a Voyage Journal of a Voyage 2006 Full text of the journal of Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition of 1806. Includes a map, as well as journal entries commencing July 15, 1806, and concluding with a letter from Pike in Nachitoches to...

12. Kit Carson Kit Carson 1965-1972 Portrait and chapter in the book about Kit Carson (1809-1868), an explorer and fur trapper of the Far West, perhaps the most famous of the mountain men. He was born as Christopher Houston Carson near Boonesborough,...

13. Major John Dougherty Major John Dougherty 1965-1972 Chapter about Major John Dougherty (1789-1860), "an honorary 'major' by virtue of his role as Indian agent," a native of Kentucky and resident upon retirement of Liberty, Missouri. Photo and description...

14. Robert Campbell Robert Campbell 1965-1972 Portrait and chapter of the book about Robert Campbell (1804-1879), an Irish emigrant to Saint Louis in 1824, joinging a fur trapping expedition to the Rocky Mountains in 1825 to help his lung condition....

15. Soblet or Sublette Family Soblet or Sublette Family 1960 Chapters of the book about the origins of the Soblet family that fled France in 1686 and emigrated to Virginia in 1700. The spelling of the Sublette family had considerable variations. Local descendants...

16. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Guide Thomas Fitzpatrick, Guide 1965 Chapter of the book about and portrait of Thomas Fitzpatrick (1799-1854), an "outstanding" guide and Indian agent and native of Ireland, known as a prominent mountain man and explorer of the West starting...

17. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Guide Thomas Fitzpatrick, Guide 1970 Descriptions of the participation of Thomas Fitzpatrick as a guide for the military expedition in 1845 through the Rocky Mountains and along the Santa Fe Trail back to Saint Louis, leaving from Bent's...

18. Tullis Place Apartments Tullis Place Apartments 2000 Photos of the "Tullis Place apartments" built in 1887 along 8th Street between Pennsylvania and Jefferson Streets on Quality Hill before deteriorating and being demolished "after the turn of the century,"...

19. William Gilpin and John Wesley Powell William Gilpin and John Wesley Powell 1954 Numerous descriptions of and references to William Gilpin, one of the "two men who would have been worth his [Henry Adams's] attention as a historian" (page 1) in 1868, along with John Wesley Powell, both...

20. William Gordon William Gordon 1972 Chapter of the book about William Gordon, "a surveyor, a clerk, a trader, a trapper, and an Indian affairs officer," supposedly a native of Virginia and War of 1812 veteran, in Saint Louis by 1818 and...