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Grant W Harrington
George a Root
1903: The Great Flood
Article describes the 1903 Flood in Armourdale, the Kansas River bottoms, and the lower areas of the Argentine district. Author believes the primary cause of the 1903 Flood on the Kansas River was its...
Aerial view of flooded area, looking north of bridges spanning Kansas River and the stockyards.
1951: The Great Flood
Photos and article about the 1951 flood, "the second major flood of Kansas City, Kansas history" and the author's experiences in surviving it.
20 Years Later, We Dread the Next Flood
June 9, 2013
Article focuses upon remembrance of the flood that impacted the Kansas City area during the summer of 1993. Business and property owners in the affected areas are interviewed and discuss both their recollections...
A History of Kansas City, Mo.: Her Business, Population, Natural Resources, and Inducements to Manufactures and Capitalists
Mention of the "new" 1873 bridge across the Kaw, or Kansas River.
A River Runs Through Us
August 1, 2007
Article about the Riverfront Heritage Trail that winds through Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. The trail follows the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and includes historical and educational markers...
Aerial Riverfront View
Armourdale, 23rd Street Viaduct, Central Avenue, looking south.
Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City and West Bottoms
Aerial view of downtown Kansas City, the West Bottoms, and the confluence of the Kansas River with the Missouri River looking northwest.
Aerial View of Kansas City
Looking north along Kansas River, showing where it joins with Missouri River. Also shows Kansas City Stockyards.
City of Kansas, Missouri
Map of Kansas City, Missouri, (in four parts) extending west to the Kansas River, north to the Missouri River, east to Woodland, and south to 1874 city limits (approx. 23rd St.). Map includes names of...
Costs Mount as River Erodes
January 16, 2007
Missouri River channel erosion is causing problems with the water supply for the metro area. "A levee and a wharf area in Kansas City, Kan., are among the places where the river is making channel cuts...
Damming the Kaw: The Kiro Controversy and Flood Control in the Great Depression
Article retells the history of a depression era (1933) flood control project to dam the Kansas River and create a giant lake between Kiro Dam and Manhattan, Kansas. It not only would control flooding but...
Delaware Lands Belonging to the Union Pacific Rail Way Company, Eastern Division
Map of ceded Delaware lands in Kansas, which the Union Pacific, Eastern Division was selling to settlers at the time of the map's creation. Residences of individuals, apparently tribal officials, are indicated,...
Exploring the Kaw Valley
Book details the Kaw River valley areas and includes a short section on the Grinter House with a photograph. Gives the history of the Grinter family and of the historical significance of the home.
Ferries in Kansas: Part II--Kansas River
Second in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Kansas River.
Ferries in Kansas: Part II--Kansas River--Concluded
Conclusion of the second in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Kansas River.
Ferries in Kansas: Part II--Kansas River--Continued
Continuation of the second in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Kansas River.
First Kansas River Ferry
March 17, 2026
Tall Charles, a Wyandotte Indian, whose grave is marked by a broken stone in Huron cemetery, Kansas City, Kas., conducted the first ferry over the Kansas river.
Damaged bridges at the mouth of the Kansas River.
Distant view looking north of mouth of Kansas River and northwest corner of West Bottoms.
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