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1. Big Blue River Big Blue River May 12, 1905 Short description of the Big Blue River, called in 1804 the "Blue Water River" by Lewis and Clark on their exploration of the Louisiana Territory.

2. Cher Oncle, Cher Papa: The Letters of Francois and Berenice Chouteau Cher Oncle, Cher Papa: The Letters of Francois and Berenice Chouteau 2001 Article entitled "Confluence of People and Place: The Chouteau Posts on the Missouri and Kansas Rivers" written by David Boutros. Investigates the location of the Chouteau trading posts in the 1822-26...

3. Contractors Machinery Company Helps in Curbing Vast Rivers Contractors Machinery Company Helps in Curbing Vast Rivers 1950 Largest pile driving equipment supplier in the country at 2643 Southwest Boulevard, founded in 1907.

4. Early Days in Dallas County Early Days in Dallas County 1954 Story of the last visit and large hunting expedition by the Delaware and Osage Indians to their village "on the Big Niangua River where the Niangua empties into the Osage river" in 1846.

5. Edwin Heath Edwin Heath 1896 Biographical sketch of Dr. Edwin Heath, or E. R. Heath, "a popular and well known scientist and physician of Kansas City," born in Wisconsin in 1839 and coming to Kansas City in 1868 as a doctor, scientist,...

6. Exploring the Kaw Valley Exploring the Kaw Valley 2002 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.

7. Ezekiel Williams Ezekiel Williams 1972 Chapter of the book about Ezekiel Williams (ca. 1775-1844), a fur trapper born in Kentucky and traveling up the Missouri River from Saint Louis in 1807 (through the site of Kansas City) and again in 1809...

8. Geography of Missouri: A Story of the People and the Regions of the "Show Me" State Geography of Missouri: A Story of the People and the Regions of the "Show Me" State 1954 Map of Missouri's major rivers and state park sites, with labels, including the Missouri River.

9. History of Kansas City, Missouri History of Kansas City, Missouri 1888 Chapter of the book about barge navigation and river improvement in the Kansas City area for steamboats and other riverboats on the Missouri River and Kansas River. Describing the physical and financial...

10. Journal of Rudolph Friederich Kurz Journal of Rudolph Friederich Kurz 1937 Swiss artist Rudolph Kurz, born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1818 and died there in 1871, came to the American frontier to paint wildlife and Indians. As he journeyed he kept a diary and described in great...

11. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Lena Rivers Smith, or Lena Smith (1922-1968), "the first black to be employed by a Kansas City television station." Native of Kansas City graduating from Lincoln High School and becoming...

12. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1808-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1808-1908 1908

13. Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, etc. 1912? Early reference to the Kansas River.

14. Passage of Discovery: The American Rivers Guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark Passage of Discovery: The American Rivers Guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark 1999 Chapter of the book on aspects of city planning of Kansas City in relation to its two major rivers, the Missouri and Kansas. Excerpts of descriptions of the area in the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition...

15. Photo or the A. L. Mason Steamboat Photo or the A. L. Mason Steamboat 1893 Photo and caption about "the steamer A. L. Mason, at the wharf in Kansas City, one of the Packet Line plying between Kansas City, St. Louis and New Orleans, on the greatest of rivers, the Missouri and...

16. Political Wards Map City Directory Entry Political Wards Map City Directory Entry 1887 Map of the political wards in 1887, with the city limits between the Kansas and Missouri Rivers and 31st and Cleveland Avenue.

17. Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War 2009 Ninth volume in the Portraits of Conflict Series, this book offers images, many previously unpublished, tied to the overall narrative of the Civil War in Missouri. Chapters include (1) Photography in Missouri...

18. Social Prospectus of Kansas City, Missouri Social Prospectus of Kansas City, Missouri August//1913 Recommendations for making River Park site a "big social center."

19. Steamboating: Sixty-five Years on Missouri's Rivers Steamboating: Sixty-five Years on Missouri's Rivers 1950 Book about the historical development of the waterway traffic on the rivers of the Midwest, especially the Missouri River and its tributaries, with an illustration on the inside cover of the steamboat...

20. Steamboating: Sixty-five Years on Missouri's Rivers Steamboating: Sixty-five Years on Missouri's Rivers 1950 History of the Kansas City Missouri River Navigation Company and boat traffic in the city from the 1870s to 1950.