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1. Edward Miller's Town: the Reconceptualization of Pleasant Hill by the Pacific Railroad of Missouri Edward Miller's Town: the Reconceptualization of Pleasant Hill by the Pacific Railroad of Missouri July 2007 In this article the author provides strong evidence that Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was a creation of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Rather than a straight line from Warrensburg to Kansas City as originally...

2. How David Waldo Acquired Lot 1, Old Town How David Waldo Acquired Lot 1, Old Town June 1972 Article about the purchase of "Lot No. 1 on the first plat of Independence, Mo." by Dr. David Waldo from its original owner (William Conner in 1827) in 1848.

3. JCHS Notebook: Jackson County Historical Society and How It Grew JCHS Notebook: Jackson County Historical Society and How It Grew Winter//1986 History of the Jackson County Historical Society, established in 1940 with six members and lapsing "into nearly a decade of inactivity" until "the threatened destruction of the 1849 county jail on the...

4. Old Town Clock Tolls No More Old Town Clock Tolls No More Fall//1999 History of the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence and its clocks, describing the chronology of renovations and additions to the building since its construction in 1836 and its clocks since the first...

5. The Journals of Capt. Thomas [sic] Becknell from Boone's Lick to Santa Fe, and from Santa Cruz to Green The Journals of Capt. Thomas [sic] Becknell from Boone's Lick to Santa Fe, and from Santa Cruz to Green River January//1910 Copies of letters of Captain William Becknell (not Thomas, as listed in the title), with editorial commentary, about his role as "the founder of the Santa Fe trade, and the father of the Santa Fe trail"...

6. The Rise and Fall of Lewis Jones' Nebraska Hotel on Independence Square The Rise and Fall of Lewis Jones' Nebraska Hotel on Independence Square Autumn 2005 This article examines the history of the hotels built on one Independence Old Town lot on Independence Square, and the two proprietors responsible for their construction, Joseph Roy and Lewis Jones. The...