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Entry about Alexander Majors (1814-1900), "[f]reighting expert" of the Kansas City area starting in 1840s Independence, Missouri along the Santa Fe Trail and later becoming a partner in the Pony Express....
Biographical information about Alexander Majors (1814-1900), the primary force of the Russell, Majors, & Waddell overland freighting business, operating wagons and stagecoaches, including the Pony Express,...
Photos and information on Alexander Majors (1814-1900), a native of Kentucky becoming a prominent western freighter in the 1850s and head of the Pony Express in 1860-1861, with residence in Kansas City...
Alexander Majors Residence
The Majors Home at 8145 State Line Road, was built by Alexander Majors, one of the founders of the Pony Express, in the late 1850s. He was also a partner in the famous Russell, Majors & Waddell freight...
Biography of Alexander Majors (1914-1900), Pony Express Founder
From Hoofbeats to Fiber Optics: The Pony Express Launched Communications Legacy
Article comparing the history of the Pony Express, started by Alexander Majors, to the history of the Sprint Corporation, started by C. L. Brown, with a photo of the Majors home now adjacent to a Sprint...
John Major and Alexander Majors
Biographical sketches of Reverend John Sleet Major, or John Major (1788-1872), and Alexander Majors (1814-1900). Description of John Major as "a fine type of the pioneer preacher" and native of Virginia...
Kansas City 1890: Commercial and Industrial Progress of the Great Mid-Continent Metropolis--Kansas City Globe Anniversary Souvenir
Portrait and descriptions of Alexander Majors, prominent western freighter based in Kansas City in the 1850s and a leader of the Pony Express.
Last Wagons to Santa Fe
Map, illustrations, and article about the western freighting firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell "transporting freight over the Santa Fe Trail between Kansas City and Santa Fe, co-founded by its leader,...
Overland Mail Carriers
June 22, 1905
Chapters of the book about the overland mail services from Saint Joseph to the Far West in the late 1850s to early 1860s, carried out by the Pony Express of Russell, Majors & Waddell, and by the Central...
Perserverence and Preservation: The Alexander Majors Home
Article describing the restored house that served as the firm responsible for the Pony Express--Russell, Majors & Waddell.
Pony Express Birthday Revives Plan for a Memorial Park Here
Illustration and article about the Pony Express established by the Russell, Major & Waddell Freighting Company just prior to the Civil War and led by Alexander Majors of Kansas City. History of the company...
Pony Express Just One Stop in Major's Life
February 27, 2008
This article gives a brief description of the life of Alexander Majors and his role in the Pony Express. Includes images.
Quastler Photograph Collection
This collection includes 31, 11" x 14" black and white photographic reproductions. Included in this grouping are individuals of local interest as Alexander Majors, John C. McCoy, Robert Gillham, Nathan...
The Best Historical Landmark: The Amazing Miss Louisa
In-depth article about the historical significance of the home at 83rd and State Line Roads, and its resident, Louisa Johnston, the great-granddaughter of Alexander Majors, "Kansas City's first millionaire"...
The House That Never Gave Up
Article describes the historical importance of the Alexander Majors House at 83rd and State Line, as well as the crusade for its preservation on the part of Louisa Johnston, Majors' great-granddaughter....
Three Partners Sacrificed Fortunes and Names to Found Pony Express
Illustration and article about the history of the Pony Express (upon its 80th anniversary), with descriptions of the members of the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company, including Kansas Citian...
Wornall, Majors Museums Join Forces
December 15, 2010
Beginning January 1, 2011, the John Wornall House Museum and Alexander Majors Historic House and Museum will merge to become the Wornall-Majors House Museums. It is hoped that by sharing one executive...
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