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"A Pretty Weedy Flower"
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...
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
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...
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...
An Outsider Takes a Peek into the Life of William R. Royster, the Last of Kansas City's Old Time Politicians
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...
Dick Bolling: Kansas City Power in the House
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...
Downtown 2001 Development Series Part 2
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...
Early Recollections of Missouri
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...
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.
Engineering--A Glance at the History of Railroads in Missouri
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...
Faces of the Past
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...
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...
Folk: The Story of a Little Leaven in a Great Commonwealth
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,...
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...
Kansas City, Kansas City
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...
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...
Memories of a State Senate Career
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...
Short article with photograph about the former Kansas City mayor and now unopposed candidate for state senator from the 10th District.
Politics: Meet KC's New First Lady
Profile on Gloria Squitiro, wife of Mayor Mark Funkhouser.
Regions: Missouri Valley Project Goes On while Politicians Debate
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...
Six Degrees of Kansas
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...
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