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Scott E Sallee
Fred L Lee
George W Martin
Fighting the Ghosts at Lone Jack
Extensive article about the Battle of Lone Jack southeast of Kansas City in 1862, with maps, photos, illustrations, and a list of casualties of the battle.
Fighting the River on the Katy Trail, 1892-1992
History of the Katy Trail on its centennial anniversary, named after "the Missouri, Kansas & Texas ('Katy') Railway," named "officially the Missouri River State Trail." Description of the determination...
Financing Kansas City's Parks
Maps, photo, and discussion of acquisition and maintenance of "neighborhood recreation areas."
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...
First-Prize Plan for New Subdivision in Country Club District, Kansas City, Missouri
Drawings or maps of prize-winning design for new subdivision at the restricted residential area along with qualifications for determining the winner.
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....
Franklin: Cradle of the Trade
Article with maps about the history of the town of Franklin, Missouri, referred to as the "cradle" of the Santa Fe Trail and trade during its early years. Laid out as a town in 1816 in central Missouri...
German in Kansas
This bibliographic review article is part of the "Review Essay Series" published in Kansas History. The author presents a general overall view of German states in Europe prior to the immigration period,...
Getting Lost on a Civil War Battlefield
Detailed analysis on the history of mapping the areas of the Battle of Big Blue and the Battle of Westport. Both battles took place in October 1864 during Confederate Major General Sterling Price's Missouri...
Getting Taxes Equalized
Story about the sweeping real estate tax reassessments across Jackson County, Missouri, in 1941 and in the wake of political reform after the ousting of the corrupt Pendergast machine. Description of the...
Historic Sites in Mormon History at Richmond, Missouri
A series of articles and plat maps of important sites in Mormon history in Richmond, Missouri including the David Whitmer Home, Richmond jail, a list of Mormon prisoners in Richmond, and biographical information...
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,...
In the Footsteps of the Third Spanish Expedition: James Mackay and John T. Evans's Impact on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Author discusses how the Third Expedition of the Missouri Company, conducted in 1795 on behalf of the Spanish by James Mackay and John T. Evans, influenced Lewis and Clark in their preparations for the...
In the Shadow of the Light Brigade: The Charge of Fremont's Body Guard
May 1, 2004
Article recounts the activities of John C. Fremont in southwest Missouri against the Missouri State Guard in 1861. Major Charles Zagonyi was the Hungarian-born commander of Fremont's Body Guard. Article...
Interurban Centers and Interurban Cars: Kansas City
Article describes the interurban system of Kansas City, Missouri. It include specifications for cars and tracks, maps, and lists of towns served, and information about each company.
It Haunts Me Night and Day: The Baxter Springs Massacre
Photos, illustrated maps, and article about the Baxter Springs Massacre, a Civil War battle of October 6, 1863 in the southeast corner of Kansas. Description of the attack by William Quantrill's Confederate...
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...
Photos, illustrations, maps, and extensive article about the "Urban Redevelopment program in Kansas City" preparing for growth through the year 1980 with various city planning projects for the Central...
Kansas City Casino
February 1, 1904
Illustration and one-page article about the "Kansas City Casino" at the Saint Louis World's Fair of 1904. The monument at the "Municipal Improvement Exhibit" at the fair was said to be the only representation...
Kansas City, Heartland U. S. A.
Color photos, maps, and article about Kansas City as a regional city of the American "heartland" in the 1970s. The optimism of the city's situation in that decade is described as "a special excitement"...
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