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Kansas City, Kansas
George W Martin
George a Root
Alan W Farley
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...
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.
Benjamin, or "Pap," Singleton and His Followers
Article states that Benjamin "Pap" Singleton was responsible for the founding of migrant African Americans into 11 colonies in Kansas alone between 1873 and 1880. Included are the names of numerous colonies...
Colonel Robert T. Van Horn: His Life and Public Service
Description of the campaigning led by Van Horn for transcontinental and other railroads, including the Fort Scott & Gulf and the Hannibal & St. Joseph, to pass through Kansas City westward along the Kansas...
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...
Don Benito Vasquez in Early Saint Louis
Biographical article about Don Benito Vasquez (1738-1810), an early Spanish settler of Saint Louis, Missouri. Native of Spain emigrating to Saint Louis in 1869 as a soldier under Lieutenant Pedro Piernas...
Ferries in Kansas: Part 1--Missouri River
First in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Missouri River.
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.
A profile of the proposed Riverfront Heritage Trail which will connect greenway systems throughout Kansas City. "The simple goal is to develop a first-of-its-kind bistate trail system called the Riverfront...
Historical Sketch of Kansas City from the Beginning to 1909
History of the Kansa or Kaw Indians
Photos and article about the history of the Kansas Indians, also known as the Kaw Indians, with their "first recorded mention" in "the account of the explorations of Juan de Onate, who met them on our...
How Kansas City Got Its Name
Explanation of the origin of the name of Kansas City, taken from the name of the Kansas River, being located at that river's mouth. Also a story of Kansas City, Missouri, nearly being included as part...
In the Bend of the Kaw
Part I-Earliest Settlements, 1825-1854. The author includes quotes from standard sources. Part II-"The Farmers Came" 1855-1879 (V.1#7, p.276-279.) Part III-"Take 'er Down an 'turn 'er", 1875-1900 (V.1,#8,...
In the Wake of the Floods
Article about the flood control projects of the Pick-Sloan plan, a federal program set up before the 1951 flood but not built in time to prevent disasters caused along the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in...
Kansa Village Locations in the Light of McCoy's 1828 Journal
Map and article about the new use by archaeologists (including Smithsonian Institution curator Waldo Wedel) of the 1828 journal of Reverend Isaac McCoy's exploration of Kansa or Kansas Indian villages...
Kansas City Takes Biggest Beating
Flood levels one foot above the previous 1903 record, for the mouth of the Kansas River, of 36.0 feet. Thorough description of general damage, especially in industrial districts.
Kansas in the American Novel and Short Story
Thesis toward a master's degree for the Kansas State Teachers College about Kansas being the subject of fiction in American novels and short stories. Description of various historic material from the state's...
Kansas River Ferries (1857-1887)
Article states that the material is taken, in part, from "Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County" by Grant W. Harrington. The 11 ferry's are listed in geographic order. The Grinter...
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