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George W Martin
Fred L Lee
Scott E Sallee
Missouri Civil War Events
Map of Civil War battles and other events in Missouri.
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."
The Kansas Indians
Maps and extracts "from the report of Major Stephen H. Long's 'expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, performed in the years 1819 and 1820," with descriptions and depictions of their travels...
The Search for the Site of the Sand Creek Massacre
Photos, illustrations, maps, and article about "the surprise attack by Col. John Chivington on a village under the leadership of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle" in 1864 southeastern Colorado. Description...
Early Spanish Explorations and Indian Implements in Kansas
Photos, illustrations, maps, and article about early Spanish explorations and Indian implements in Kansas. Depiction of the routes of Francisco Coronado (in 1541) from New Mexico to "Quivira" (near present-day...
The Establishment of Counties in Kansas
Maps and thesis toward a master's degree for the University of Kansas about the establishment of counties in Kansas starting with the "first territorial legislature" in 1855 Kansas Territory.
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...
Patterns & People
Census maps depicting locations and densities of ethnic groups including black people.
You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Choice
Photos, illustrations, maps, and article about the transportation situation in Kansas City, involving the impending bankruptcy of the "Kansas City Are Transportation Authority" due to lack of use. Also...
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...
The Slippage between Ground and Sky: Digitizing Race and Space in Kansas City
Article discusses the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to display graphically the characteristics of Kansas City. Maps can tell the story of sprawl, segregation, distribution of economic resources,...
The Chouteau Map Re-Examined: A Quest in Progress
"Over the years, so much mythology has accumulated around this map that recently the authors of this article set out to find the evidence. With this article is published, in color for the first time, the...
Founding of St. Louis: A New French Frontier at the End of Empire
Description of events leading up to the founding of St. Louis, "the refuge of all the French" along the Missouri River frontier. Includes color picture of Auguste Chouteau portrait, maps, and other illustrations....
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...
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...
Sneak Attack At Lone Jack
April 1, 1996
Story of how guerrillas surrounded enemy cavalrymen in the small Missouri town of Lone Jack in August of 1862. Includes maps and photographs as illustrations.
Missouri's Top 50 Civil War Sites
April 1, 2005
Maps and a list of Civil War sites in Missouri, each with a short explanatory note.
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...
How The West Has Grown
Chart of population growth of cities in the U.S. West for 1870, 1880, and 2000 accompanied with three maps marked with routes across the West and population numbers. States included are Arizona, Arkansas,...
Mapping and Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Fort Benton, Wayne County, Missouri
Article gives a brief overview of the history of Fort Benton, a Civil War fort located near Patterson, Missouri. Remainder of article is a description of the present site archaeological condition, with...
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