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U.s Geological Survey
U.s Army, Corps of En...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
$5 Million Grant Is for New Bridge: Clinton Administration Will Alot Funds to Help Build Structure Near Chouteau
News of the federal funding to assist in the construction of a new or repaired Chouteau Bridge, crossing the Missouri River between I-435 and I-35.
''Walks In Water'': The Impact of Steamboating On the Lower Missouri River
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....
1903 Flood, Hannibal Bridge
Postcard of the Hannibal Bridge during the 1903 flood.
1908 Flood, 1st Street and Kansas Avenue
Postcard of the 1908 Flood showing 1st Street and Kansas Avenue
1908 Flood, Missori River near Weston
Postcard of the Missori River near Weston during the 1908 Flood
1908 Flood, Morris Packing Plant
Postcard of the Morris Packing Plant during the 1908 Flood
File contains information pertaining to the 1993 Missouri River flood.
20 Years Later, We Dread the Next Flood
June 9, 2013
Article focuses upon remembrance of the flood that impacted the Kansas City area during the summer of 1993. Business and property owners in the affected areas are interviewed and discuss both their recollections...
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 Forgotten River
February 27, 2008
Article discusses the decline of recreational activity on the Missouri River and profiles riverboat pilot Rick Lynn, whose father first opened a waterfront marina in 1957. the Lynn family also launched...
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 Missouri River Journey Source of Inspiration: Author Seeks Waters of Renewal in Remote Canyon
Photos, maps, and article about the exploration for the headwaters of the Missouri River (in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone Park) by "Kansas City-born author William Least Heat-Moon," or William...
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 River Runs Through Us
August 1, 2007
Article about the Riverfront Heritage Trail that winds through Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. The trail follows the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and includes historical and educational markers...
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 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...
Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Blue Mills to Lexington, "Mile 358.3 - 323.4"
Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. The section covered is Blue Mills to Lexington,...
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