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1. A History of the Missouri River A History of the Missouri River March 20, 1905 Lengthy article on the history of the Missouri River since its first encounter with European explorers, starting with Coronado in 1540-1542 and observations by Marquette and Joliet in 1673. Description...

2. America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri September//1985 Illustrations, map, photos, and article about the role of the Missouri River in the history of the settlement of the West, with descriptions of related cities (including Kansas City), towns, steamboats,...

3. An Early Account of the Missouri River An Early Account of the Missouri River January//1951 Copy of letters, with editorial commentary, about some of the earliest known explorations of the Missouri River by Auguste Chouteau perhaps as early as 1780 past Kansas City, etc.

4. 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....

5. Beyond Lewis and Clark Beyond Lewis and Clark Autumn 2004 Article describes a number of explorers who travelled the West in the employ of the U.S. Army after the Lewis and Clark Expedition. These include Zebulon Pike, Stephen H. Long, John Charles Fremont, and...

6. Biography of Jacques Fournais (1750?-1871), Explorer and Fur Trader Biography of Jacques Fournais (1750?-1871), Explorer and Fur Trader 2009

7. Biography of Seth Ward (1820-1903), Frontier Trader Biography of Seth Ward (1820-1903), Frontier Trader 2008

8. Blazing the Mullan Road Blazing the Mullan Road September 1, 2006 Article describes historical and contemporary travel along the road from Walla Walla, Washington, to Fort Benton, Missouri. Fort Benton, constructed in 1849, was once an important fur trading post, and...

9. Captain James Kipp Captain James Kipp March 1981 Photo, illustrations, and biographical article about Captain James Kipp (1788-1880), an explorer who "established trading posts for the fur companies and serving as captain of the boats carrying the pelts...

10. Captain Kipp, Renowned Fort Builder and Trader, a Platte County Settler Captain Kipp, Renowned Fort Builder and Trader, a Platte County Settler February 21,1949 Illustration and biographical article about Captain James Kipp (1788-1880), a steamboat captain and Indian trader along the Missouri River valley in the 19th century. Description of his life and career,...

11. Chronicle Chronicle July/3/1819 Reprint from the Saint Louis Gazette, May 26, 1819 about the progress of the Stephen Long expedition up the Missouri River to the Yellowstone River with description of Colonel James Johnson at Fort Osage....

12. Chronicle Chronicle August/21/1819 Brief description of the departure for Council Bluffs, Iowa on the upper Missouri River in 1819 by Colonel Atkinson and Colonel Henry Leavenworth from Saint Louis.

13. Companion Journeys Companion Journeys August 2008 Title continues, "David Thompson, Thomas Jefferson and the Corps of Discovery traveled similar paths throughout their careers."

In 1797-1798, David Thompson, a fur trader and cartographer for the...

14. 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...

15. Don Benito Vasquez in Early Saint Louis Don Benito Vasquez in Early Saint Louis July//1970 Biographical article about Don Benito Vasquez (1738-1810), an early Spanish settler of Saint Louis, Missouri. Native of Spain emigrating to Saint Louis in 1869 as a soldier under Lieutenant Pedro Piernas...

16. 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...

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 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...

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 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,...

19. Etienne Veniard De Bourgmont's "Exact Description of Louisiana" Etienne Veniard De Bourgmont's "Exact Description of Louisiana" October//1958 Translation with editorial commentary of the journals of Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont, or Etienne Bourgmont (1679-1734), a French noble exploring Missouri Territory (then known as part of the Louisiana...

20. Ezekiel Williams Ezekiel Williams 1972 Chapter of the book about Ezekiel Williams (ca. 1775-1844), a fur trapper born in Kentucky and traveling up the Missouri River from Saint Louis in 1807 (through the site of Kansas City) and again in 1809...