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Suzanne P Cole
Above a Great Copper Mine: The Kneeling Nun Still Prays for Mercy
Illustrations and biographical article about Daniel Jackling, organizer of the Chino Mining Company at Kneeling Nun Mountain in New Mexico in 1909, born in Bates County, Missouri, in 1869 and starting...
Aldermen Crunch the Numbers on Limestone Mine
April 14, 2010
Sugar Creek Board of Aldermen discussed whether "to approve a mining application by Lafarge Aggregates to excavate limestone beneath a former dairy farm called Cedar Crest." Article discusses the pros...
Bernard Corrigan, Jr., Dead
Obituary for Bernard Corrigan, Jr. (~1881-1907), the third son of Bernard Corrigan, Sr. (1847-1914), "president of the Kansas City Midland Coal and Mining Company," dying at the age of 26.
Boomed-Out Town Revived for a Day
Article about the ghost town of Lingo, Missouri, existing as a coal mining town (populated by "mostly Bohemian immigrants") from 1873 to 1909 "in rolling hills north of U. S. 36 in Macon County, 40 miles...
History of the mining town of Cedar Springs at the present 43rd and Indiana Streets, starting in the 1880s where, according to founder George Neumer, the "people of Kansas City. ..are living on the edge...
Childhood Nostalgia Spurs Mine Research
Article about coal mining near Brush Creek.
Deaths: Mrs. Mary-Scott Crabbs
Obituary for Mary-Scott Crabbs, dying in 1972, the daughter of Jesse Newport Johnson, a millionaire arriving in Kansas City in 1884 with a fortune from South African diamond mining, and granddaughter of...
Down in the Mine
July 18, 2010
Cover story about the limestone mine 750 feet below Sugar Creek. "Subsurface mining remains a heavy industry in the Kansas City Area. Limestone is a principal ingredient in the manufacture of Portland...
Family Firm Serves World from Pittsburg
Photos and biographical article about the McNally family ownership of a coal mining preparation company based in Pittsburg, Kansas, and serving the world. Photos of the late Thomas McNally, Jr. (son of...
Fire in the Hole: Missouri's Coal History
July 28, 2013
Article describes the history of the coal industry in Missouri. An explosion at Mine No. 6 of the Keith & Perry Coal Company in Rich Hill, Missouri, that resulted in the deaths of over twenty miners on...
Geology of Kansas City & Jackson County
Article about the types of rock and minerals underneath Kansas City and Jackson County.
John Barber White
Obituary for John Barber White (1847-1923), or John White, a lumber magnate and library donor. Raised in New York and coming to Kansas City in 1892 as co-organizer of the Missouri Lumber & Mining Company,...
Life-Long Faith in His Cotton Picker Finally Rewarded John Daniel Rust
File containing an Illustration and biographical article about John Daniel Rust, or John Rust, an inventor of a cotton-picking machine around the time of World War II. Resident of Independence, Missouri...
Mineral Hall at KCAI
November 22, 2009
Short article about Mineral Hall (4340 Oak St.) and its ornate front entrance, billed as "the most photographed door in Kansas City." Mineral Hall was built in 1903 by architect Louis Curtiss. It was originally...
Mines Versus "Mines" [and] A Chance to Make Dollars out of Five Cent Pieces
Large ads for Roland Bruner's mining investments in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada, through his business office of R. E. Bruner Company at 812 Grand Avenue.
Mining for More Minorities
August 22, 2005
Article discusses how area colleges have intensified efforts to recuirt more Hispanics and African-Americans. Includes chart of Enrollment Gains for University of Kansas; University of Missouri-Columbia;...
Missouri Heritage: Ambitious Frenchman Pioneered Lead Mining in State
Biographical article about Phillipe Francois Renault (Philip Francis Renault), or Phillipe Renault, "the first white man to do any mining of consequence in Missouri." Native of France emigrating to southeast...
Missouri Heritage: Jones Family Imprint on the State's History
Portrait and biographical article about John Jones (1759-1824), a leader in the establishment of Missouri statehood and member of the Missouri Territory assembly in 1814. Description of his life and career,...
Staying on the Ball
January 7, 2004
Article that features the company, American Grinding Systems, which manufactures grinding balls used by mining companies to break rock that contains copper and gold. The plant yields 800 to 1500 tons of...
Who's Who in Kansas City
Biographical article and illustrations of John Hale Bovard, or John Bovard, president of the Northwestern Coal & Mining Company," moving to Kansas City from Iowa in 1870 and working up from the bottom...
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