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1. ''Sent Out By Our Great Father'': Zebulon Montgomery Pike's Journal and Route Across Kansas, 1806 ''Sent Out By Our Great Father'': Zebulon Montgomery Pike's Journal and Route Across Kansas, 1806 Spring 2006 Article looks at Zebulon Pike and his time in Kansas and includes a reprint of Zebulon Pike's journal, September 3 - November 11, 1806 as well as Pike's instructions contained in two letters from General...

2. . ..Jean Laffite and Joseph Robidoux . ..Jean Laffite and Joseph Robidoux Fall//1950 Portraits and biographical article about the correspondence starting in 1818 between Joseph Robidoux (a Saint Louis businessman and founder of Saint Joseph, Missouri of French descent) and Jean Laffite...

3. A History of the Missouri River A History of the Missouri River March 20, 1905 Lengthy article on the history of the Missouri River since its first encounter with European explorers, starting with Coronado in 1540-1542 and observations by Marquette and Joliet in 1673. Description...

4. Affluent Jackson Countian: Dr. David Waldo, Medic-Santa Fe Trader, Built Vast Empire Here Affluent Jackson Countian: Dr. David Waldo, Medic-Santa Fe Trader, Built Vast Empire Here February 1977 Photo (of Waldo Douglas Sloan, or Waldo Sloan, grandson of David Waldo) and biographical article about Dr. David Waldo (1802-1878), "physician, Santa Fe trader, and capitalist" of early Jackson County,...

5. America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri September//1985 Illustrations, map, photos, and article about the role of the Missouri River in the history of the settlement of the West, with descriptions of related cities (including Kansas City), towns, steamboats,...

6. An American Saga: The Walker-Bonneville Episode An American Saga: The Walker-Bonneville Episode March 1965 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Captain Benjamin Louise Eulalie de Bonneville, or Benjamin Bonneville (1796-1878) and his accompaniment by mountain man and "first sheriff of Jackson...

7. An American Saga: The Walker-Bonneville Episode An American Saga: The Walker-Bonneville Episode March 1965 Portrait and description of William Drummond Stewart, or William Stewart (1798-1871), a Scottish explorer traveling with artist Alfred Miller at the Rocky Mountains rendezvous in 1837.

8. An Early Account of the Missouri River An Early Account of the Missouri River January//1951 Copy of letters, with editorial commentary, about some of the earliest known explorations of the Missouri River by Auguste Chouteau perhaps as early as 1780 past Kansas City, etc.

9. Antoine Robidoux, Kingpin in the Colorado River Antoine Robidoux, Kingpin in the Colorado River July 1, 1930 Story about trapper and trader Antoine Robidoux, a leading mountain man. According to the article, his account of California influenced the first overland emigrants in 1841. He was one of six Robidoux...

10. Appendix: The Real Quivira Appendix: The Real Quivira 1900 Story of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, or Francisco Coronado, and his failed Spanish military expedition to find and conquer the Great Plains region north of Mexico (including later Kansas Territory)...

11. Archaeology: Quivira Province Located in Southern Kansas Archaeology: Quivira Province Located in Southern Kansas February/7/1942 Article about the archaeological evidence of the visit to central and southern Kansas in the mid-1500s by Spanish explorer Francisco Coronado, as discovered by Smithsonian Institute scientist Waldo Wedel...

12. Art. IV.--Missouri Art. IV.--Missouri September//1851 Article about the state of Missouri, including its history, government, geography and geology, natural resources and climate, "chief towns" (mentioning Independence, Saint Joseph, and Weston but not Kansas...

13. Art. VII. [Expeditions to Santa Fe] Art. VII. [Expeditions to Santa Fe] January//1845 Book reviews of "Commerce of the Prairies" by Josiah Gregg and "Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition" by George Kendall. Recounting of Gregg's journey on the Santa Fe Trail in 1831 from New Franklin,...

14. Because of Them Because of Them September, 2005 Editorial praising the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and recounting the triumphs and struggles of their journey.

15. Bent's Old Fort and Its Builders Bent's Old Fort and Its Builders 1922 Photos and article about Bent's Fort in southeastern Colorado as a stop near the Santa Fe Trail and its builders (mainly members of the Bent family of Missouri) and other traders there such as mountain...

16. Beyond Lewis and Clark Beyond Lewis and Clark Autumn 2004 Article describes a number of explorers who travelled the West in the employ of the U.S. Army after the Lewis and Clark Expedition. These include Zebulon Pike, Stephen H. Long, John Charles Fremont, and...

17. Blazing the Mullan Road Blazing the Mullan Road September 1, 2006 Article describes historical and contemporary travel along the road from Walla Walla, Washington, to Fort Benton, Missouri. Fort Benton, constructed in 1849, was once an important fur trading post, and...

18. Boone in Missouri: 1800-1820 Boone in Missouri: 1800-1820 April 1964 Biographical article about Daniel Boone and his wife Rebecca Bryan Boone, "the North Carolina mountain couple" and pioneers of Kentucky starting in the 1775, describing their experiences in Missouri Territory...

19. Boonslickers in the Gold Rush to California Boonslickers in the Gold Rush to California July 1, 1947 Article about the people from the area of "Boonslick" (Boon's Lick, Missouri) during the Gold Rush of circa 1849-1850. Many of the individuals involved and their experiences are described, including William...

20. Bourgmont's Route to Central Kansas: A Reexamination Bourgmont's Route to Central Kansas: A Reexamination Summer//1979 Comprehensive article about Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont, leader of the French expeditions of the territories in Missouri and Kansas, including one in 1724 "to central Kansas to make peace with the Indians...