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Lewis and Clark Expedi...
Theodore S Case
Nettie Thompson Grove
Ultimate 100 Missouri Must-Do's
February 1, 2006
A list of 100 destinations in Missouri that ''every Missourian should see.'' Included are ''Missouri icons, sites with world-wide reputations, destinations related to famous Missourians, fascinating historical...
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...
The Court-Martial of Brevet Major General George A. Custer: Conducted at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September and October, 1867
Article about the 1867 court-martial of military officer George Armstrong Custer, held that year in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, concerning his "unsuccessful Hancock-Custer Campaign of 1867 against the hostile...
Idyll in the Ozarks
Article about the fishing, boating, and other water recreation in rivers in the Missouri Ozarks, mostly soon to be flooded by dams by the unpopular Army Corps of Engineers, with map and photos.
In the Wake of the Floods
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...
The Great Flood of 1844 along the Kansas and Marais des Cygnes Rivers
Article about the flood of 1844 along the Kansas River and the Marais des Cygnes River in Kansas, with comparisons of its magnitude to later disastrous floods of the area.
The Plains, as I Crossed Them Ten Years Ago
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...
From the Pike to the Spike
Article about the history of river front development in Saint Louis along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, starting with the "Pike" steamship in 1817 and the "spike" in railroads, made possible with...
One Hundred Years on the Missouri River
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...
Sidelights: Ire in Tuttle Creek
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...
The Kansas River
Article about the Kansas River, "one of the best examples of a western stream whose drainage lies entirely in a plains region, with no mountain tributaries," with general physical and geographical facts...
Improving Municipal Administration: Largest Municipal Market Terminal Opened
Article about the opening of "one of the largest wholesale fruit and vegetable markets in the country" at "the raised levee where the Kaw and the Missouri Rivers meet" in Kansas City, Kansas. "[B]uilt...
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.
The Rediscovery of the Missouri
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...
It's a Solid Place. ..: Westphalia
Article about the town of Westphalia, Missouri, a predominantly German community at the confluence of the Maries and Osage Rivers in Callaway County, Missouri. Photos and description of the town's culture...
The Falls of the Missouri
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.
Missouri Territory and the War of 1812
Article describes hostilities between settlers and Indian tribes in Missouri Territory during the War of 1812. While the territory was formed two weeks before the United States declared war on England,...
The Territory of Kansas
Article describing Kansas Territory in 1855, including its location and topography, rivers and climate, minerals, flora and fauna, forts and stations, and population and government.
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....
The Politics of Pollution
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...
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