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George W Martin
Fred L Lee
Scott E Sallee
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Entire issue of the magazine devoted to aspects of the Lewis and Clark expedition, with numerous illustrations, articles, and maps.
Liberty Arsenal Seized!
August 1, 2004
The lead article and other contributing articles in this issue feature the Liberty Arsenal and its capture by Confederates in 1861. Most of the captured ammunition went to Liberty, Missouri, and to Col....
Liquor Has Been Their Undoing: Liquor Trafficking and Alcohol Abuse in the Lower Missouri Fur Trade
Article about the corrupting effects of alcohol on Indians and "half-breed" Indians in the fur trade area of the Mississippi River valley, especially around Saint Louis, with maps and several illustrations....
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."
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...
Master Plan for Bonner Springs, Kansas
Maps, photo, illustrations, and article about the master plan designed for "the city of Bonner Springs, Kansas [in western Wyandotte County]" by "the firm of Morley & Geraughty, C. Ross Anderson, Associated."...
McLain's Battery and Price's 1864 Invasion: A Letter from Lt. Caleb S. Burdsal, Jr.
The article starts out, "The following letter, written by Lt. Caleb S. Burdsal, Jr., of McLain's Independence Colorado Battery to his father in Denver, Colorado, sheds new light on the military service...
Mickey on the Mississippi: Walt Disney's Vision for Downtown St. Louis
Photos, maps, illustrations, and article about the redevelopment plans for Saint Louis, Missouri by former Kansas City animator Walt Disney in the early 1960s.
Missouri Civil War Events
Map of Civil War battles and other events in Missouri.
Missouri! One Last Time
Article provides a detailed account of of the 1864 attempt by forces under the command of General Sterling Price to retake Missouri for the Confederacy. It includes photographs of military leaders and...
Missouri River Time Capsule: The Sunken Sternwheeler "Bertrand" and the Western River Trade
Article about the late 1960s discovery of the Steamboat "Bertrand," buried under the ground north of Omaha at DeSoto Bend, originally sinking on the Missouri River in 1865, with photos, maps, and 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.
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.
New Terror in a Savage Spring: A Record Rampage of Tornadoes and Sudden Floods
Article about the rash of tornadoes and floods in the Midwest, including the May 20, 1957, tornado in Ruskin Heights in southern Kansas City, with large photos and maps.
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...
Old. ..Saint Jo: "1800"
Article about the history of Saint Joseph, Missouri, founded by Joseph Robidoux, and the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad, with maps and illustrated ads.
Opening the Western Frontier: Rev. Thomas Johnson & the Shawnee Indian Mission [and associated articles]
Article about the Methodist Shawnee Indian Missions in the 1830s near Turner, Kansas, and Westport, Missouri, and the family of missionary Reverend Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), with photos, maps, and illustrations....
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.
Pappan's Ferry and the Oregon-California Trail
Illustrations, maps, and article about the Pappan's Ferry, a ferry on the Kansas River at Topeka, Kansas established by Joseph Pappan (a French fur trader from Saint Louis) in 1842 originally for "the...
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