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1. A Walk Under The River A Walk Under The River June 2011 Author describes his experience visiting the tunnel under the Missouri River being constructed by Missouri American Water. "The tunnel is the main vein of the Jefferson City Tunnel Project, an $11 million...

2. America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri September//1985 Illustrations, map, photos, and article about the role of the Missouri River in the history of the settlement of the West, with descriptions of related cities (including Kansas City), towns, steamboats,...

3. Engineering and Mining--The Improvement of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers Engineering and Mining--The Improvement of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers August//1882 Extracts from a speech by Robert Van Horn (national representative from Missouri and former mayor of Kansas City) delivered "in the House" of Representatives in 1882 concerning the management and control...

4. Green Connection Green Connection March 2008 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...

5. In the Wake of the Floods In the Wake of the Floods October//1951 Article about the flood control projects of the Pick-Sloan plan, a federal program set up before the 1951 flood but not built in time to prevent disasters caused along the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in...

6. Lewis and Clark in Missouri Part 1: The Missouri River Then and Now Lewis and Clark in Missouri Part 1: The Missouri River Then and Now February 1, 2003 This article begins a series of seven to be compiled in a book about the Lewis and Clark expedition. This first one addresses the Missouri River, as it was during the expedition and as it is today, including...

7. One Hundred Years on the Missouri River One Hundred Years on the Missouri River October/3/1921 Article about the history of steamboats on the Missouri and Osage Rivers, especially the early ones visiting Saint Louis and Kansas City, including the following: "Western Engineer" (page 21), "Zebulon...

8. Progress Westward Progress Westward July/17/1819 Article about the progress in exploration and settlement along the Missouri River, with tables of distances and river tributaries along its length "taken from Lewis and Clark's Travels," etc.

9. River Revival: Float Through Life. Paddle Through History. Explore the Missouri River Trail. River Revival: Float Through Life. Paddle Through History. Explore the Missouri River Trail. June 2007 Extensive article about the Missouri River promoting its use as a "river trail" with canoe or kayak. Although the river was dangerous in the early days of settlement (nearly 300 vessles met with disaster...

10. Sidelights: Ire in Tuttle Creek Sidelights: Ire in Tuttle Creek November/17/1952 Article about the irreplaceable soil damage caused by floods of agricultural lands by Missouri River tributaries such as the Big Blue and Tuttle Rivers in northeast Kansas. Description of the federal flood...

11. The Falls of the Missouri The Falls of the Missouri March/9/1892 Article about the waterfalls on the Missouri River, with large photos and history of the river, mostly in the Rocky Mountains, with references to the journal of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

12. The Mississippi River: St. Louis' Friend or Foe? The Mississippi River: St. Louis' Friend or Foe? Spring//1965 Article examining the positive influences of the Mississippi River on the economic development of Saint Louis, Missouri, especially regarding the shift in transportation dominance from rivers to railroads....

13. The Missouri River: Its Habits and Eccentricities Described by a Personal Friend The Missouri River: Its Habits and Eccentricities Described by a Personal Friend April//1907 General article about the Missouri River and its shifting channel, changing boundaries in Kansas City and other areas, and presenting other opportunities and problems for navigation, irrigation, etc.

14. The Missouria Indian Nation The Missouria Indian Nation January-March 2011 In 1682 the two dominant tribes in Missouri were the Missouria and Osage. This article looks at the Missouria, who "ceased being an independent nation prior to 1795," and about whom little has been written....

15. The Plains, as I Crossed Them Ten Years Ago The Plains, as I Crossed Them Ten Years Ago May//1869 Article about the Great Plains by famous 19th century promoter of the west Horace Greeley ("Go west, young man") with description of the topography of the country roughly between Saint Louis and the Rocky...

16. The Politics of Pollution The Politics of Pollution March/30/1961 Article discussing the pollution of the Missouri River and needs for federal regulation of water pollution in general, but especially of the severe pollution created at Saint Joseph, Missouri, and the...

17. The Rediscovery of the Missouri The Rediscovery of the Missouri November//1907 Article about the reinvigoration of traffic on the Missouri River, sparked in part by the recent journey of President Theodore Roosevelt on the Mississippi River. Photos and description of steamboats and...

18. The Shape of Things The Shape of Things April/26/1952 Brief article about the proposed engineering project on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers as "a fully integrated plan which takes into account flood control, navigation, power development, irrigation,...