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1. David McCanles David McCanles File containing multiple newspaper articles about David McCanles, a merchant in Kansas City and former western freighter killed by Wild Bill Hickok in Nebraska on the Oregon Trail in 1861. Dispute over...

2. Following the Oregon Trail Following the Oregon Trail //199? Special section on the history of the Oregon Trail, from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon. Published by the Kansas City Star with several photos, articles, and maps.

3. Helplessly, They Watched a Massacre Helplessly, They Watched a Massacre January/26/1964 Book review of Robert Pearman's book, "The Battle of Platte Bridge," recounting the attack by Indians upon Union soldiers "sent into the Wyoming desert to protect the telegraph line and the Platte bridge...

4. Missouri Heritage: Spanish Fur Trader Served State Well Missouri Heritage: Spanish Fur Trader Served State Well September/20/1969 Portrait and biographical article about Manuel Lisa (1772-1820), "the champion of a tough band of fur traders" based in Saint Louis, "help[ing] to plot and establish the Oregon Trail." Description of his...

5. Missouri Heritage: Westport Landing Era Recaptured Missouri Heritage: Westport Landing Era Recaptured November/25/1972 Illustration (painting by Hildreth Meiere depicting wagons and boats at Westport Landing) and book review of "The Oregon Trail Revisited" by Gregory Franzwa. Caption about Meiere, painter of three murals...

6. Old West's Beauty Stimulated Art Old West's Beauty Stimulated Art December/28/1973 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), "famous in American history as 'Picture Maker of the Old West,'" becoming "one of the country's first free-lance...

7. Salt Desert Was Dreadful Challenge to John Bidwell in Pioneer Trek West Salt Desert Was Dreadful Challenge to John Bidwell in Pioneer Trek West August/17/1954 File containing an article with map, illustration, and description of the 1841 journey of John Bidwell from Westport to California, "the first emigrant train to the Far West." Caravan made up of 64 emigrants...

8. The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont Map Portfolio The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont Map Portfolio 1970 Topographical map of the path taken by the 1842 expedition of John C. Fremont from Kansas City or "Westport Landing" to Oregon.

9. The Legend of Asa Smith The Legend of Asa Smith May/28/1972 File containing a photo and biographical article about Asa Smith (1856-1857), an infant dying on a wagon train to Oregon and buried by present-day Kansas Highway 7 between Olathe and Bonner Springs, Kansas....