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Nettie Thompson Grove
Floyd C Shoemaker
Theodore S Case
John P Jones
Walter B Stevens
"If the Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise"
Title continues: "Flood Control and the Displaced Rural Communities of Irving and Broughton, Kansas." This study looks at the displacement of two Kansas towns and the residents involved, as a result of...
''A Species of Town-Building Madness'': Quindaro and Kansas Territory, 1856-1862
Story of the town of Quindaro, Kansas, which materialized for a short while on the Missouri River upriver from the Town of Kansas (Kansas City) in 1857. The site was selected by Abelard Guthrie and Charles...
A Bit of Weston, Missouri, History
Illustrations (of the town itself and citizens John Woods, William Osborne, and Ben Holladay) and first in a series of articles about the history of the Platte County town of Weston, Missouri on the Missouri...
A Call to Shippers
Ad for the Kansas City Missouri River Navigation Company calling for all shippers using the Missouri River to do more business with Kansas City, in order to "warrant the expenditure of the money to improve...
A Great Painter, a Royal Naturalist on Wild Missouri: Plains Indian Life, Customs and Combat as Recorded in the 19th Century by Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer
Illustrations (by Karl Bodmer) and biographical article about the recordings of pioneer and Indian life along the Missouri River in 1833 by German explorer Prince Alexander Maxmilian (50 years old then)...
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...
A Journey to Missouri in 1822
Description of the overland journey of the family of William Chick, including his son, the author, from Virginia to Missouri in 1822 by wagon, being flooded out in 1826 on the Missouri River near Glasgow,...
A Portfolio of New Deal Reconstruction
Photos, maps, and description of the river control and navigation improvements on the Missouri River part of the federal government's New Deal. Description of the "six-foot channel between St. Louis and...
A Reporter at Large: The River World
Illustration and article about the author's voyage up the Missouri River (and later down the Mississippi River) on the Lesta K steamboat with descriptions of Kansas City and vicinity in the context of...
A Setback for the Waterways Movement
Article discussing various aspects of an improved Missouri River channel between Kansas City and Saint Louis, among other parts of the river, and its economic impacts in relation to railroad freight and...
A Short Biographical Sketch of Lilburn W. Boggs, by His Son
Biographical article about Lilburn Boggs (1792-1860), "Ex-Governor of the State of Missouri" from 1836 to 1840 and a former Santa Fe trader in Independence, Missouri. Native of Kentucky moving to Saint...
A Short Ride On the First Railroad West of the Mississippi
Article tells about the establishment of the Independence and Missouri River Railroad Company which built the first railroad in Missouri, starting in 1848. Independence extended its city limits north to...
A Walk Under The River
Author describes his experience visiting the tunnel under the Missouri River being constructed by Missouri American Water. "The tunnel is the main vein of the Jefferson City Tunnel Project, an $11 million...
Across Our Wide Missouri
Photo and biographical article about John Gneisenau Neihardt, or John Neihardt (1881-1973), an author and lecturer on books about Missouri and the Missouri River and "described as 'An American Homer'"...
Aids to Navigation on the Missouri River: Concrete Piles Employed in Dam Construction
Photos and article about the modification of the course of the Missouri River at Elwood Bend, Missouri, just north of Saint Joseph, and at Fort Riley, Kansas, with concrete dams built to improve navigation...
America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri
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,...
An Artist among the Indians
Photos (of the artist and his paintings) and biographical article about Carl Wimar (1828-1862), "a German-born artist from St. Louis" famous for painting Indians, buffaloes, and other scenes along the...
An Early Account of the Missouri River
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.
History and description of the tourist sites at Arrow Rock, Missouri, "established in 1829 and . ..the site in 1821 of the Missouri River crossing on the first successful overland expedition to Santa Fe."...
Barges on Shoals: Promised for June, Missouri River Barge Line Still Has a Lot of Obstacles to Surmount
Article about the progress on "Kansas City's barge line" for Missouri River shipping traffic, planned for opening in June 1935 but encountering more navigation, storage, and railroad transfer difficulties....
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