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McLain's Battery and Price's 1864 Invasion: A Letter from Lt. Caleb S. Burdsal, Jr.
The article starts out, "The following letter, written by Lt. Caleb S. Burdsal, Jr., of McLain's Independence Colorado Battery to his father in Denver, Colorado, sheds new light on the military service...
Mexico, Missouri: Your Kind of Town!
Extensive special section with photographs, map, and information about Mexico, Missouri, in Audrain County and hometown of Senator Christopher S "Kit" Bond. Includes an article about Tom Bass (p. 9) and...
Photographs and article about the renovation of three buildings in the Broadway Uptown area by local developer Greg Patterson of Greg Patterson & Associates. The buildings were designed by architect Robert...
Midwest Meanderings: Arrow Rock, Missouri
Color photographs and short article about the mid-Missouri town of Arrow Rock. Photos include the Old Tavern, Santa Fe Trail stop at Big Spring, the Lyceum Theatre, etc.
Missouri Mayhem: The Beginning of the End For Bonnie and Clyde
Article includes numerous photographs and relives the Missouri involvement of Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow and his sister-in-law, Blanche Barrow. They spent time in Joplin, Missouri as well as in a motor...
Missouri! One Last Time
Article provides a detailed account of of the 1864 attempt by forces under the command of General Sterling Price to retake Missouri for the Confederacy. It includes photographs of military leaders and...
Photographs and article about Missouri's different eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures. Includes short synopsis of each species with statistics of length and wingspan.
Mr. Howe's New Partners
The architectural firm of Van Brunt & Howe has changed now with the death of Henry Van Brunt. Frank Howe has purchased from the estate Mr. Van Brunt's interest in the firm and has admitted to the firm...
National Register of Historic Places Update
Brief listing of the latest additions to the National Register of Historic Places from the Kansas City metro area. The list with pictures includes:
Valentine Hotel on Broadway at 3724 Broadway,...
New Acquisitions at the Archives
One paragraph describing the acquisition of the Kearney Wornall papers of "deeds, photographs, [and] records of the Westport Baptist Church." Also one paragraph about the donation by Mrs. B. J. George...
Night Life of the Mortals
Photos and article about the high number of night clubs in Kansas City and their status as jazz music venues as well as fire hazards. Photos of Dante's Inferno, the Harlem Nite Club, the Red & Dutch club,...
Article features the growth on I-35 north of the Missouri River especially the Missouri 152 area near Liberty, Missouri. Includes photographs and states there is an increase in commercial and residential...
Now For the Convention
January 25, 1908
Article details the Southwestern Lumbermen's Association convention to be held in January, 1908, in the New Casino Hall in Kansas City. The business program is listed as well as identified photographs...
Officers of Kansas City Chapter American Institute of Architects
Names and photographs of the officers of the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Includes: F. M. Howe, President; A. Van Brunt, Vice President; George M. Seimens, Secretary; and...
Officers of Master Builders' Exchange, 1902
Photographs of the officers for 1902 of the construction industry organization called Master Builders' Exchange.
One Hundred Years on the Hoof
The American Royal is here to stay, with photographs of the Royal.
Open Air Schools
January 1, 1930
Short article about the Open Air Schools in the Kansas City School District. Includes a list of 15 elementary schools which have an open air room at the time. States that Karnes School was the first and...
Peck's Candy Factory
December 1, 1902
Report on the George B. Peck Dry Goods Company--"one of Kansas City largest and handsomest stores"--opening a candy kitchen to supply its own candy department. Includes information on the candy-making...
Entire two-volume series of the "Future" magazine focusing on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City and its various and nefarious activities and officials, with a penchant for sensationalism, propaganda,...
Story features the Lyric Opera's Ingram Room, designed by Kansas City interior designer Scott Lindsay and named for Beth and Robert Ingram. "Designed to impress international visitors to Kansas City's...
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