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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...
Patterns & People
Census maps depicting locations and densities of ethnic groups including black people.
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...
Populating Missouri, 1804-1821
July 1, 2003
Article gives information on how settlers populated Missouri in its early years as a territory. Includes Indian population facts as well as the French presence in the region. Also points out how and why...
Porter's Campaign in Northeast Missouri, 1862
February 1, 2000
Article about the 1862 military campaign of Confederate General Joseph C. Porter in northeast Missouri, including Kirksville and Palmyra, with photos, illustrations, and maps.
Poverty's Second Generation. ..
Maps, illustration, and article about the continuing cycle of poverty and welfare recipients in "the southwest tip of Missouri" (including New Madrid and Cape Girardeau Counties, etc.) known as the "Bootheel,"...
Raining Hogs & Running Ponies: 150th Anniversary of the Pony Express
History of the Pony Express that celebrates its 150 birthday April 3. The mail first came across Missouri on the train from Hannibal to St. Joseph where riders waited at Pikes Peak Livery Stables to begin...
Rapid Transit Airport Service: The Kansas City Case
This article was written at the time that Kansas City's KCI airport was built. It discusses the use of rapid transit to service the airport and downtown. A project was commissioned by the Kansas City Area...
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.
Roads from Fear to Freedom: The Kansas Underground Railroad
General description of the underground railroads for fugitive slaves escaping from the slave state of Missouri to the free state of Kansas in the 1850s-1860s, with maps, photos, and illustrations. Article...
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."...
Seeking Fortune in the Promised Land: Settling the Boon's Lick Country, 1808-1825
Article about the history of the Boon's Lick country, a region of central Missouri along the Missouri River named after its salt springs used by Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone in 1805. Description of the...
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.
Six American Cities--with a Travelchart: What I Did and What It Cost Me
Maps by G. H. Samuels with a travel chart of sightseeing places here.
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.
The ''Missing'' Railroad Towns Along the Union Pacific and the Santa Fe Lines in Kansas
Two major railroad companies laid track across the width of Kansas in the 1860s and 1870s: the Eastern Division of the Union Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Because of the large land grants...
The Battle for St. Louis
Article about the role of the Spanish fortress of San Carlos in the defense of the fledgling town of Saint Louis, Missouri, from a "horde" of Indians at the time of the Revolutionary War in 1780, with...
The Battle of Prairie Grove
Extensive article with photographs and color maps concerning the Battle of Prairie Grove which occurred in northwestern Arkansas on December 7, 1862, as well as other encounters in the general vacinity....
The Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, August 10, 1861
Article describing the Civil War Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861, near Springfield, Missouri, with illustrations, maps, and photos.
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