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Pike's Southwestern Ex...
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''Sent Out By Our Great Father'': Zebulon Montgomery Pike's Journal and Route Across Kansas, 1806
Article looks at Zebulon Pike and his time in Kansas and includes a reprint of Zebulon Pike's journal, September 3 - November 11, 1806 as well as Pike's instructions contained in two letters from General...
''This Regiment Will Make a Mark'': Letters From a Member of Jennison's Jayhawkers, 1861-1862
Photos, illustration, and article about "the men of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry and their commander Colonel Charles Rainsford Jennison," or Charles Jennison, called collectively Jennison's Jayhawkers in...
A Fragment of Early Kansas History
Article about the history of early Kansas with description of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Horace Greeley's book ("American Conflict" volume 1, page 235) description of Kansas Territory, and involvement with...
Alfred Montgomery: Itinerant Midwestern Artist, 1857-1922
Illustrations and biographical article about Alfred Montgomery (1857-1922), a traveling painter and native of (probably) Illinois depicting Kansas City and other Midwestern pastoral scenes in his works....
Behind Kansas City's Brand Names: A Look at Four Local Firms That Have Outgrown Their Origins and Become Local Institutions
History of the Winstead's restaurant chain, the first in Kansas City built in 1940 at 47th and Main Streets on the Country Club Plaza, featuring its "steakburger" invented by Nelle Winstead in Illinois...
Biography of A. J. Purvis
Autobiographical article about A. J. Purvis (1834-1919), a native of Montgomery County, Missouri, and a western wagon train member passing through the Kansas City area in 1853 on the way to the Great Salt...
By the Hand of God: James Montgomery and Redemptive Violence
Article details the involvement of James Montgomery in the turbulent times of territorial Kansas. Montgomery came to Kansas in 1854, settling in Linn County. He eventually became very involved in anti-slavery...
Charlie Parker's Birthday Celebration
Brief article describing a 1990 group photo of the members of the Mutual Musicians Foundation. The author pays tribute to several of the musicians in the photo whom he played with, and who have passed...
Citizens v. Boss: Citizens Win
History of the extreme turnaround in organization of Kansas City's government, from 1931 when $10 million of $32 million in bond improvements were "utilized illegally for private gain," to 1954 with Kansas...
Early Concrete Construction in Kansas City
Photos and article about early concrete construction in Kansas City, including some of the first reinforced concrete buildings in the country, including the Gumbel Building (built in 1904 at the southeast...
Enemies and Friends: Zebulon Montgomery Pike and Facundo Melgares in the Competition for the Great Plains, 1806-1807
Article explores two historic explorations that happened around the same time. Zebulon Pike's expedition went across the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains in 1806-07 and Facundo Melgares and his Spanish...
Fort Wallace and Its Relation to the Frontier
According to the article, "Fort Wallace was the last and most western military post of any permanency in Kansas." It was established in September of 1865 near Pond's Creek Station on the Butterfield Overland...
Mention of a gift by Mrs. Murray Montgomery to the State Historical Society of Missouri of a bible record of Missouri Civil War officer and Jackson County official Lilburn Boggs (1817-1905).
Article explores the guitar in jazz, with a focus on the Kansas City jazz “young guitarist phenomenon” of the early 1970s. Brewer traces influences such as Freddie Green, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery,...
How Quantrill Became an Outlaw
Reprinting of an article originally appearing in the Mound City Republic, disputing another article (reprinted also) from the Kansas City Journal about Quantrill being a victim of and late member of Union...
September 21, 2002
Obituary for Christine Montgomery Paterno who died at the age of 85 on June 30, 2002, at her home in Naples, Florida. She was married to Harry F. Montgomery in 1948, then president of the Price Candy Company....
Missouri River Time Capsule: The Sunken Sternwheeler "Bertrand" and the Western River Trade
Article about the late 1960s discovery of the Steamboat "Bertrand," buried under the ground north of Omaha at DeSoto Bend, originally sinking on the Missouri River in 1865, with photos, maps, and illustrations....
Missouri: Doesn't Want to Be Shown--These United States--XL
Article providing a broad description of the "self-contained" culture of the state of Missouri, including general topics of geography (mixture of North, South, East, and West), population and ethnic groups...
Pike of Pike's Peak
Biographical article about Zebulon Montgomery Pike, or Zebulon Pike (1779-1813), an early explorer of Kansas Territory including Pike's Peak (a mountain named for him in Colorado, then part of Kansas Territory)...
Material pertaining to the Zebulon Pike Southwestern Expedition. The items include a portion of Pike genealogy in the United States, an article about the Pike Stockade, and an installment of Pike's journal....
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