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A Capital Adventure: Discover Jefferson City's Prominent Places
Article about the tourist and historic sites in Jefferson City and surrounding Cole County, Missouri, including the Missouri State Capitol building, built in about 1911, the Governor's Mansion, built in...
A Day Trip Celebrating Kansas City's Leeds Neighborhood
An exhibit in Jefferson City, Missouri, during Black History Month, 2003, featured the community of Leeds, home to a group of African Americans in the Kansas City area. The author details the exhibit as...
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...
Across Our Wide Missouri: What a Capitol Idea
Article about the gallery of art work at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, and the contradictions between the art and the state's stereotypic image.
Dr. William James Thompkins
October 8, 1932
Biography and photo of physician William J. Thompkins, "First Colored Superintendant of the Hospital", born in 1879 in Jefferson City, Missouri.
In the Pen: The Oldest Prison West of the Mississippi Will Close Soon
Photos and article about the history of the Jefferson City Correctional Center, formerly the Missouri State Penitentiary, opened in 1836 as "the first prison built west of the Mississippi River" and planned...
Integration of Cultures as Reflected in the Services of a Mid-Missouri College Library
Article about the history of Lincoln University, founded (as Lincoln Institute) in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1866 as an all-black college before becoming desegregated in 1954. Description of the gradual...
Mid-Missouri: the Thriving Communities of Columbia and Jefferson City
Missouri's center of education, government and future growth
Missouri Historical Sites
Full page ad about the lithographic art work of Diane Cone Boody at the Boody Gallery in Jefferson City, Missouri, mostly depicting Missouri historical sites, with photos.
Missouri on the Big Screen: Kate Arnold-Schuck Turns Missouri's Resources into Box-Office Hits
Article about the Missouri Film Office, a company in Jefferson City headed by Kate Arnold-Schuck and partially commissioned by the state government to bring movie production to Missouri, with photos and...
Article about the history and architecture of the Executive Mansion for the Governor of Missouri in Jefferson City, built in 1872 and in the process of renovation, with large photos of the exterior and...
Mother and Teacher as Missouri State Penitentiary Inmates: Goldman and O'Hare, 1917-1920
Photos and biographical article about Kate O'Hare ("a well-known socialist") and Emma Goldman ("a famous anarchist"), fellow inmates at the Missouri State Penitentiary (at the time "the United States'...
Obituary for George Siemens, an architect and "partner with Walter C. Root in the firm of Root & Siemens." Native of Jefferson City, Missouri raised in Saint Joseph before coming to Kansas City as "primarily...
Politics, Punishment, and Profit: Convict Labor in the Missouri State Penitentiary, 1875-1900
Article about the labor system at the Jefferson City state prison in the late 1800s, designed to be self-supporting through manufacturing work by the prisoners, with illustrations and photos.
Thomas Hart Benton: The Missouri Murals
Article about the Missouri murals of artist Thomas Hart Benton, including those in the Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri, Lincoln University also in Jefferson City, the River Club in Kansas...
William J. Thompkins: African American Physician, Politician, and Publisher
Article tells the story of Dr. William J. Thompkins. Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1879, he moved to Kansas City to practice medicine in 1906. In 1914 he was appointed superintendent of General...
Yours for the Race: The Life and Work of Josephine Silone Yates
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Josephine Silone Yates, or Josephine Yates (1859-1912), "a longtime teacher at Jefferson City's Lincoln Institute and a writer whose passionate pleas...
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