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Charles Spalding--Westport and Kansas City Town Booster
File containing a photo and biographical article about Charles Carroll Spalding, or Charles Spalding (1826-1876), a pioneer promoter and writer of Kansas City. Native of Vermont coming to Kansas City in...
Article describes one of Kansas City’s oldest businesses, the Gallup Map Company. Fred E. Gallup founded the business in 1875, and in 1968, Patricia and Tom Carroll purchased the company.
Creating a Prairie Map of Missouri
Article on the importance and benefits of historic landscape mapping on the conservation work being done today. Walter Schroeder looks back on his work that was published in 1981 on the presettlement prairie...
David Spivey Is in International Fine Art Book Business Here
Profile of Spivey's Old Maps, Fine Art, Prints & Rare Books, located at 825 Westport Road.
Downtown Kansas City
Map depicting Kansas City locations important in the history of Walt Disney's life. Includes an outline of the Disney family paper route, the location of the Kansas City Film Ad company, and Laugh-O-Gram...
Ed Wright Helped Preserve Local History
Photo and biographical article about Edward Wright, Jr., "life-long resident of Jackson County," a former insurance executive, and donor of his collection of historical papers to the Jackson County Historical...
Explanation of Map
Map and explanation of labeled "places and routes of importance in Kansas previous to 1854," including Cantonment Martin and other forts, the Shawnee Methodist Mission, and various Santa Fe Trail stopping-points...
Fire Insurance Maps
Article about the history of fire insurance maps in the location of property owners for genealogical and other uses, with fire maps of Hannibal, Missouri, showing the changes over time in the area of Mark...
James MacKay: International Explorer
The authors of this article state that the discovery of manuscript collections in both the New York Historical Society and the Illinois State Depository help to give evidence of MacKay's role in the country's...
Map Maker, Map Maker, Make Me a Map
Article about cartography, the art of making maps, of Kansas City.
Map of the City of Kansas, Jackson County, Missouri
Map of Kansas City in 1880, "Compiled from Original Surveys by Dan'l [sic] O'Flaherty [or Daniel O'Flaherty], Civil Engineer & Surveyor."
Missouri Civil War Events
Map of Civil War battles and other events in Missouri.
Modern Map Relocates Santa Fe Trail
File contains an article about the tracing of the route of the Santa Fe Trail through Raytown and other parts of Jackson County, Missouri, using a modern mapping method.
Notes on the Early Indian Occupancy of the Great Plains
April 1, 1905
Maps depicting the territory in the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River valley of the "Caddoan" Indian language group before and after the intrusion of the "Siouan" Indian language group, resulting...
Outdoor Lighting: A Strictly Modern Lighting System Planned
Article explaining the "comprehensive five-year plan" to relight the city, showing maps of high-traffic arteries and high fatality areas.
Pictorial Map: Society Is Selling Photographic Reprints
Photos and article about the news of the reprinting for sale of the Grinter pictorial map of Jackson County by the Jackson County Historical Society. Biographical information also about the map's creators,...
Plotting the Missouri Landscape: Modern Technology Preserves the Work of the State's First Surveyors
Geographers at the University of Missouri at Columbia have been working to create digital maps of those made by the state's first surveyors. ''In 1815, federally commissioned surveyors began blocking off...
Reformers, Factionalists and Kansas City's 1925 City Manager Charter
Map showing political wards and districts from 1912 to 1925 in Kansas City, between the State Line, Missouri River, 31st Street, and roughly Paseo Boulevard.
Sallie Cave Grinter: Her Contributions Many
Article about the Grinter family, including Sallie Cave Grinter, or Sallie Grinter, a teacher and artist, and the making of their "most authentic pictorial map ever completed of pioneer Jackson County."...
Sequent Occupance in Kansas City, Kan.--A Historical Geography of Strawberry Hill
Article about the history of Strawberry Hill in eastern Kansas City, Kansas, including discussion about the origin of its name and its changing cultural character through time, with several maps.
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