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United States Army Cor...
C C Gee, Major
Ramsey, Millett & Hud...
Johnson and Ward
Biography of George E. Kessler (1862-1923), Landscape Architect
Biography of Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), Missionary, Doctor, and Kansas City's Second Mayor
Biography of James H. McGee (1786-1840), Early Settler
Biography of Theodore S. Case (1832-1900), Soldier, Scientist, and Physician
Biography of Joseph Guinotte (1815-1867), Civil Engineer
Biography of Isaac Ridge (1825-1907), Physician
Biography of William Gillis (circa 1797-1869), Indian Trader and Kansas City Town Founder
Biography of Randall Jessee (1914-1976), Newsman
Biography of Daniel Morgan Boone (1769-1839), Pioneer
The White River Country of Missouri: A Vacation Guide Map
"Prepared by Missouri State Department of Resources and Development ." Detailed map of the White River Country area in southern Missouri. Legend includes cemeteries, schools, churches, roads, streams,...
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
Map of Santa Fe Trace From Independence to the Crossing of the Arkansas
A facsimile of the map "drawn by Capt. P. St. G. Cooke, Drags. From Notes carefully taken by him while in command of the Excursion to protect the Santa Fe Trade, 1843." Covers the trail from the Independence/Weston/Ft....
A profile of the proposed Riverfront Heritage Trail which will connect greenway systems throughout Kansas City. "The simple goal is to develop a first-of-its-kind bistate trail system called the Riverfront...
Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City
Aerial view of downtown looking northwest from approximately 17th and Troost. The confluence of the two rivers is visible in background.
A River Runs Through Us
August 1, 2007
Article about the Riverfront Heritage Trail that winds through Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. The trail follows the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and includes historical and educational markers...
A Forgotten River
February 27, 2008
Article discusses the decline of recreational activity on the Missouri River and profiles riverboat pilot Rick Lynn, whose father first opened a waterfront marina in 1957. the Lynn family also launched...
Over Around and Through: The Blue River and its Crossings
Article discusses the history and importance of the Blue River which often goes unnoticed. It includes references to floods, bridges and the difficulty of crossing the river in the early years of settlement....
Perilous Journeys: Missouri Steamboats Weren't Built for the Long Haul
Article reviews the difficulties and tradgedies of steamboat travel on the Missouri River. The explosion of the Saluda was the worst steamboat accident on the Missouri River. Less than two months following...
Map of Jackson County, Missouri Showing Representative Districts as Established by Jackson County Court
Blueprint map, with white markings, showing election district boundaries, municipal township city limits, section lines, and rivers in Jackson County, Missouri.
Exploring the Kaw Valley
Book details the Kaw River valley areas and includes a short section on the Grinter House with a photograph. Gives the history of the Grinter family and of the historical significance of the home.
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