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1. "A Pretty Weedy Flower" "A Pretty Weedy Flower" Autumn 2012 This article traces William Allen White's political beliefs and actions. From his newspaper office in Emporia, White supported liberal causes, but also championed conservative issues he believed would...

2. A Forgotten Battle In a Region Ignored...Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern Arkansas--March 7-8, 1862: The A Forgotten Battle In a Region Ignored...Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern Arkansas--March 7-8, 1862: The Campaign, the Battle, and the Men Who Fought for the Fate of Missouri January 1988 Article describes a battle that the author feels has largely been ignored in Civil War literature. Although the battle of Pea Ridge took place in Arkansas, it was decisive in determining which way Missouri...

3. An Experiment in Counterinsurgency: The Assessment of Confederate Sympathizers in Missouri An Experiment in Counterinsurgency: The Assessment of Confederate Sympathizers in Missouri August 1, 1969 Article about the attempts by the Union military to battle guerrilla warfare and other Confederate sympathizing activities in Civil War Missouri through tax assessments on "disloyal citizens." Various...

4. An Outsider Takes a Peek into the Life of William R. Royster, the Last of Kansas City's Old Time Politicians An Outsider Takes a Peek into the Life of William R. Royster, the Last of Kansas City's Old Time Politicians March//1970 Photos and biographical article about William Reid Royster, or William Royster, "still judged by some to be the most powerful man in Kansas City" politically in 1970. Growing up in Northeast Kansas City...

5. Dick Bolling: Kansas City Power in the House Dick Bolling: Kansas City Power in the House July 1981 Biographical article about national representative from Missouri Richard "Dick" Bolling, or Richard Bolling, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives and known...

6. Downtown 2001 Development Series Part 2 Downtown 2001 Development Series Part 2 October 2001 Photos, detailed maps, and article about the development plans for Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, defined by the Downtown Council as between "the Missouri River to 31st Street and from State Line Road...

7. Early Recollections of Missouri Early Recollections of Missouri April//1903 Reminiscences of Missouri politics and politicians from roughly the beginning of statehood to the Civil War, especially governors and state congressman from Saline County, Missouri, and their sense of...

8. Elected Officials Elected Officials January//2003 A listing of elected officials for federal, state, and Kansas Cityi's 20 area counties divided between Missouri and Kansas. Given is the official, contact information, party and when term expires.

9. Engineering--A Glance at the History of Railroads in Missouri Engineering--A Glance at the History of Railroads in Missouri July 1883 Mention of General Richard Gentry of Columbia, Missouri, as host of the engineering party of "the Louisiana & Columbia Railroad line" in "the first instrumental survey of a railroad line ever made in the...

10. Faces of the Past Faces of the Past May 1991 Photo and biographical sketch of former federal representative of Missouri Richard Bolling, serving 24 years in Congress starting in 1948, visiting Kansas City occasionally in his semi-retirement for academic...

11. Fanfaronade Fanfaronade May/3/1935 Article about the bars, saloons, and similar "joints" on 12th Street in Kansas City, describing the types of people and businesses prevalent there in the Great Depression, including "underworld tycoon...

12. Folk: The Story of a Little Leaven in a Great Commonwealth Folk: The Story of a Little Leaven in a Great Commonwealth December//1905 Photo and article about the political corruption in the Missouri state government with descriptions of several politicians such as Alexander Cochran, "state counselor for the Missouri Pacific" Railroad,...

13. Hangin' Out Hangin' Out May//1984 A tour through the favorite watering holes of Kansas City's politicians, lawyers, ad people, journalists, athletes, entertainers and, uh, professional wrestlers, including the following: Dr. Redbird's...

14. Kansas City, Kansas City Kansas City, Kansas City March-April//1997 Photos and review of the 1996 movie entitled "Kansas City" set in the city's 1930s big band jazz scene and directed by native Kansas Citian Robert Altman. Description of the movie as "a tale of jazz clubs...

15. Luscious Prize--"Compromise" Luscious Prize--"Compromise" June/14/1935 Photo and biographical rticle about the meeting of R. Emmet O'Malley, "Missouri insurance commissioner," with Tom Pendergast in New York regarding placement of "millions of dollars of Missouri insurance...

16. Memories of a State Senate Career Memories of a State Senate Career January 2013 Biographical description and interview with Albert M. Spradling Jr., former Missouri state senator who died on October 20, 2004. A resident of Cape Girardeau, Spradling represented the 27th District in...

17. Players Players August 2002 Short article with photograph about the former Kansas City mayor and now unopposed candidate for state senator from the 10th District.

18. Politics: Meet KC's New First Lady Politics: Meet KC's New First Lady July 2007 Profile on Gloria Squitiro, wife of Mayor Mark Funkhouser.

19. Regions: Missouri Valley Project Goes On while Politicians Debate Regions: Missouri Valley Project Goes On while Politicians Debate March/20/1954 Article about the federal and private flood control projects on the Missouri River watershed, with a map of dam sites, photos. Includes discussion on the hyroelectric power and other benefits to be gained...

20. Six Degrees of Kansas Six Degrees of Kansas Summer 2006 Article describes visits and connections to Kansas by various famous people, including actors, politicians, sports figures, and writers. Celebrities whose Kansas connections are examined include Truman...