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$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.
'An Altar, a Tribute to Liberty'
September 13, 2008
Dedication of a newly constructed overlook of the Quindaro ruins in Wyandotte County took place September 13, 2008. "In the mid-1800s, the Quindaro Ruins site was an abolitionist community in Kansas that...
'Freedom Mall' Envisioned
June 7, 2010
Ed Hogan, Kansas City artist, has created four statues that "tell the stories of many slaves who once sought freedom across the Missouri River." The statues are part of the Kansas City River Trails Inc....
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...
March 22, 2008
Graphics and statistics reflecting what happens in Kansas City between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in 2008. It was based on an article, "The Busiest Hour on Earth" that ran in New York's "World Magazine" in 1906....
A Church for the Ages
September 9, 2013
October 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Second Baptist Church, "believed to be one of the two oldest black churches in Kansas City." The congregation was first established in 1863 by slaves and...
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 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 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 Sorry Free State
Article describes the past and present of the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was an anti-slavery town before and during the Civil War, and a crossing place on the Missouri River for runaway...
Across the Wide Missouri: The New Chouteau Bridge (Formerly Milwaukee) Now under Construction. ..Ready for You in '52
Full page ad with illustration, photo, and description of the new Chouteau Bridge under construction in 1951 and planned for opening in 1952, connecting eastern Downtown Kansas City to Clay County, Missouri...
Amtrak Route Renamed
January 29, 2009
Short announcement that Amtrak selected a new name for its service between Kansas City and St. Louis from over 8,300 entries: The Missouri River Runner.
Arabia Museum Wrestles with an 1819 Steam Engine
November 23, 2013
Article provides details related the installation of a 5,000 pound steam engine from the early 19th century as an exhibit at the Arabia Steamboat Museum. David Hawley, one of the museum's operators, is...
At Last--It's Finished!
Photos and article about the completion of the new Chouteau Bridge for automobile traffic across the Missouri River from Northeast Kansas City to North Kansas City, Missouri.
Battle of Randolph, Missouri, July 1861
File contains an article about the history of the town of Randolph, Missouri, about three miles from Harlem, Missouri, just across the Missouri River from Kansas City, Missouri. Reference to previous articles...
Big Muddy Cuts Deeper
January 22, 2004
Front page article detailing how the water surface on the Missouri River is dropping and the river is forming a narrower, deeper channel. Includes pictures and drawing illustrations.
Big Muddy Gets a New Moniker
September 23, 2006
The article states that "Gov. Matt Blunt announced Friday that the state would designate the 552 miles of the Missouri River running from the Iowa state line to the Mississippi River in St. Louis as the...
Big Muddy Goes to a Record Low
December 16, 2003
Report on the Missouri River hitting a record-low stage December 15, 2003, measured at 4.24 feet on the city's official gauge at the Hannibal Bridge.
Big Turnout Opens Sam's Town Complex
Article about the opening of Sam's Town, the Kansas City "area's newest--and Kansas City's first--floating casino," partially on the Missouri River.
Blasts Spell the End of Span
January 17, 2015
Article describes the beginning of demolition of the Fairfax bridge that carries southbound traffic on U.S. 69 across the Missouri River. It is written that two explosions on Friday, January 16, 2015,...
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