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Building a Greater Kansas City: Be a Part of the 2002-2003 Edition of Destination KC
Photos, maps, and descriptions of the business promotion project known as Destination KC, marketing attractive parts of the metro area for potentially relocating, expanding, or new outside businesses....
Building in the Kansas City Tradition Is Shoal Creek Valley's FOCUS
Photos, maps, and extensive article on the new Shoal Creek Valley mixed residential and commercial neighborhood in Kansas City, North, as compared to older but similarly planned sections of town. Description...
Centropolis: Boom Town on the Blue River
History of the Centropolis industrial district along the Blue River between Kansas City and Independence, with photos and maps, describing both the real industrial and residential developments there and...
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.
Chautauqua: Then and Now
Article gives a history of the chautauqua circuits in Kansas from the later 19th century to the early part of the 20th century. Includes photographs and maps.
Community and Memory after the Civil War: The Case of Daniel Ashby in Chariton County, Missouri
Story of Daniel Ashby (1791-1878), "the oldest settler" of Chariton County, Missouri, comparing him to Daniel Boone as a great "pioneer of the Western world," veteran of the War of 1812, Indian fighter,...
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...
Crown Center: The Master Plan by Edward Larrabee Barnes Called for a Large Volume of Initial Construction to Create an Impact in a Decaying Area
Photos, maps, illustrations, and article about the construction of the Crown Center mixed-use development of shopping, hotel, and residential space in Midtown Kansas City. History of its planning since...
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...
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.
October 1, 2003
Subtitled "The Thriving Communities of Clay and Platte Counties, 2003-2004 Edition". This section profiles communities in the Northland including Kansas City, North Kansas City, Liberty, Riverside, Parkville,...
Down on Lewis and Clark
Brief article comparing the author's deep interest in the Border Wars of Kansas and Missouri to the widely publicized bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which the author finds less interesting...
Downtown 2001 Development Series Part 2
Photos, detailed maps, and article about the development plans for Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, defined by the Downtown Council as between "the Missouri River to 31st Street and from State Line 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...
Early Osage--"The Ishmaelites of the Savages", The
History of the Osage Indians with coverage of their time spent in Missouri and Kansas. Well illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings.
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...
Early Years of the Delaware Indian Experience in Kansas Territory, 1830-1845, The
In 1829 the United States formed a treaty with the Delaware Indian Nation offering them tracts of land in Kansas Territory to replace their Missouri lands. This article details the history of the Delaware...
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...
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