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Steamboat in a Cornfield?
April 1, 2006
Article describing the wreck and excavation of the Arabia, a steamboat carrying passengers and merchandise that sank just outside of Parkville, Missouri in September, 1856. Bob Hawley, his sons Greg and...
The ''Missing'' Railroad Towns Along the Union Pacific and the Santa Fe Lines in Kansas
Two major railroad companies laid track across the width of Kansas in the 1860s and 1870s: the Eastern Division of the Union Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Because of the large land grants...
The Battle of Prairie Grove
Extensive article with photographs and color maps concerning the Battle of Prairie Grove which occurred in northwestern Arkansas on December 7, 1862, as well as other encounters in the general vacinity....
The Bryant Building
Description of the remodeling of the Bryant Building located at 11th and Grand, Van Brunt & Howe being the architects of the original building and the remodeling. The building is seven stories high with...
The Burning of Doniphan
November 1, 2003
Article details some of the Civil War involvement in the state of Missouri including the burning of Doniphan, Ripley County, September 19, 1864. Some of the participants had ties to Abraham Lincoln. Included...
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Kansas
The New Deal sought to bring work to destitute workers and to aid in this, the Civilian Conservation Corps was established on March 31, 1933. In Kansas, the CCC helped in the prevention of soil erosion...
The Dodge City Peace Commission
Article provides biographical information for five of eight individuals who posed for a photograph on June 7, 1883, that captured Dodge City's peace commissioners at that time. Three of the eight pictured...
The Guerrilla War, 1861-1865
This whole issue is devoted to the guerrilla aspect of the Civil War and includes actions and prominent figures from Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, etc. Includes local guerrilla...
The James Tracy Collection of Photographs of St. Joseph Pioneers of Civil War Days
Reproductions of 32 photos taken before 1870 with biographical sketches of their subjects, mostly Civil War veterans and state government officials and some members of the Robidoux family.
The Kansas City Symphony Guild Presents Homes of Note Tour
The 33rd annual holiday homes tour to benefit the Kansas City Symphony spotlights homes in Parkville, Missouri, at 6104 Timberridge Ct., 5909 Julian Drive, 5900 Julian Drive, and 6008 NW Bell Road. Includes...
The Lakes That Could Have Been
Article describes a failed, early 1970's proposal to construct three lakes in Johnson County, Kansas. The author argues that the lakes would have created a basin to prevent flood damage as far as Kansas...
The Last Picture Show: A Kansas city Magazine Photo Essay
Photographs mainly of drive-in theater signs. The theaters are located in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.
The Lens of Legacy
Three years ago "KC Magazine" initiated its Design Excellence Awards program. Since its inception, they "have honored El Dorado Inc., Helix Architecture + Design, and Wendlandt & Stallbaumer with this...
The Mansions of St. Joseph: A Story of How Three Mansions Were Restored
Photographs and story about the restoration of these three homes in Saint Joseph: Museum Hill Bed and Breakfast, Miller (Bloss) Mansion, and the Dobler (Mcoyo) Mansion. End of article also contains a Saint...
The Mayor of Whoopup Goes to Kansas City
Article about an Ozark town mayor bringing urban culture home from a visit to Kansas City. Photographs of shopping malls, fountains, downtown Kansas City.
The Methodist Missions Among the Indian Tribes in Kansas
This extensive article is written for the Kansas State Historical Society by the Rev. J. J. Lutz. The Methodist Church sent missionaries to the Kansas Territory to convert the local Indian tribes. The...
The Most Famous River Town in the Country
Article highlights Hannibal as a tourist attraction as well as giving some of its past history. Includes numerous photographs.
The Nelson Gallery of Art
Snynopsis of history of the Western Gallery of Art (name changed to Nelson Gallery of Art) and description of some of the artwork/paintings in the collection.
The President's Cabinet: From Photographs Made Especially for the American Magazine
Photo and biographical description of Ethan Hitchcock of Missouri, national Secretary of the Interior, born in Alabama in 1835 and "in business in St. Louis until" moving to China in 1860, returning in...
The Story Behind Mysterious Photographs Uncovered
Excerpt from a book-length manuscript of Alice Anne Thompson's account of the death and burial of her relative, Sister Mary Alphonsa Thompson. Mary Alphonsa Thompson, a member of the Sisters of Loretto,...
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