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1. ''Walks In Water'': The Impact of Steamboating On the Lower Missouri River ''Walks In Water'': The Impact of Steamboating On the Lower Missouri River 2001 This book traces the history of steamboating on the lower Missouri River or Missouri Valley area starting with the beginning in 1818 to the 1860s when railroads brought a decline to river transportation....

2. Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908 Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908 1908 Photos and description of the Missouri Valley River Improvement Association, formed in 1906 "by representatives of the principal commercial bodies of Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kas." to improve...

3. Before Lewis and Clark: Documents Illustrating the History of the Missouri, 1785-1804 Before Lewis and Clark: Documents Illustrating the History of the Missouri, 1785-1804 1990 Excerpts from letters of French, English, and Spanish emissaries, with edited commentary, concerning the exploration of the Missouri River area before the Lewis and Clark expedition, starting with 1785....

4. Bridges and Railroads in Kansas City Bridges and Railroads in Kansas City 1999 Chapter of the book about the growth of Kansas City in its Reconstruction period after the Civil War, especially spurred by the building of the Hannibal Bridge by Octave Chanute for railroads, the leveling...

5. Camp Croghan Camp Croghan 1987 Description of Camp Croghan, the "first military post in Kansas," also called Cantonment Martin, "established in 1818 when Kansas was an unknown portion of the Louisiana Territory" and "winter quarters...

6. Cher Oncle, Cher Papa: The Letters of Francois and Berenice Chouteau Cher Oncle, Cher Papa: The Letters of Francois and Berenice Chouteau 2001 Article entitled "Confluence of People and Place: The Chouteau Posts on the Missouri and Kansas Rivers" written by David Boutros. Investigates the location of the Chouteau trading posts in the 1822-26...

7. Chouteaus and Fur Trade Chouteaus and Fur Trade 1943 Short description of the Chouteaus' fur trade dominance on the Missouri River in the late 1700s, leading to their agreement with the Spanish government to build Fort Carondelet for exclusive trading rights...

8. Cotton Culture of Missouri's Little Dixie, The, 1810-1865 and Growing Upland Cotton in Central Missouri Cotton Culture of Missouri's Little Dixie, The, 1810-1865 and Growing Upland Cotton in Central Missouri 2001 Originally published in "Midwest OpenAir Museums Magazine", Summer 2001, V.22, #1. Article describes cotton growing in central Missouri in the nineteenth century. Includes known areas of cotton cultivation...

9. Description of Kansas City and Westport in 1859 Description of Kansas City and Westport in 1859 c1942, 2004 edition Book includes diary accounts from individuals who took various routes to the gold fields in Colorado in 1859. Charles C. Post took the Arkansas Route. He describes coming up the Missouri River from St....

10. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Short biography of French explorer Etienne V. De Bourgmont (1679-1734) written by Frank Norall. This early explorer was the first known white man to explore the lower and middle Missouri River and record...

11. Early Days in Missouri Early Days in Missouri 1924 Booklet of reprinted letters and articles from the Liberty Tribune from the 1880s about the Indian battles and other experiences of Judge Joseph Thorp starting in 1810 along the Missouri River and in Clay...

12. Early Days on the Missouri River Early Days on the Missouri River 2000 Book includes chapters on Independence, Missouri, Fort Osage, the Town of Kansas and the prominent people involved in these areas. Also includes Fort Leavenworth, Atchison and other river points in Kansas....

13. Early Growth of Kansas City Early Growth of Kansas City April 4, 1905 Description of the projected and planned growth of Kansas City from the Missouri River south to subsume "the plateau called Westport," in a letter from Catholic priest Bernard Donnelly to Archbishop Kenrick...

14. Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw 1927 Illustration of "the Trapper--an early steamboat in fur trade in the [eighteen] twenties."

15. Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw 1927 Portrait and caption about "Manuel de Lisa," usually referred to as Manuel Lisa, one of the first great fur traders, with a special concession from the Spanish government, controlling the fur trade with...

16. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Biographical sketch of Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny, (1793-1848), "one of the most illustrious of American soldiers," involved with Colonel Alexander Doniphan in the Mexican War. Description of his life...

17. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Biographical article about Rudolph Kurz (1818-1871), an artist and native of Switzerland traveling on the Mississippi and Missouri River fur trading routes in the mid-1800s, including Saint Joseph and...

18. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Biographical sketch of Joseph Robidoux (1783-1868), "merchant and trader, and the founder of the city of St. Joseph, Missouri." Native of Saint Louis, Missouri traveling up the Missouri River as a fur...

19. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Biographical sketch of Henri de Tonti (ca. 1650-1704), "explorer of the Mississippi Valley." Native of Italy emigrating to Illinois in 1678 as a Mississippi River explorer with Frenchman Robert LaSalle,...

20. Encylopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encylopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Photo and bio of Charles Eitzen (1819-1896), a state representative of Missouri born in Germany and founding Hermann, Missouri, in 1837, "in Gasconade County, on the Missouri River," becoming a town leader...