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Nettie Thompson Grove
Theodore S Case
Albert R Greene
The Missouria Indian Nation
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....
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...
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...
The Private Journal of Robert Campbell
This journal of St. Louis fur trader Robert Campbell covers the period from September 21 through December 31, 1833, when Campbell was at Fort William on the Upper Missouri which was located just below...
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...
The Reverend Isaac McCoy
October 3, 1921
Description of "the first printing press west of the Missouri River" printing in 1832 "a newspaper called the Shawanoe Sun [sic], edited by Dr. Johnston Lykins and printed by Jotham Meeker."
The Shape of Things
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,...
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.
Travel through Missouri
Photos and article about tourist sites in Missouri, especially along "U. S. Highways 40 and 50" between Kansas City and Saint Louis. Description of sites in Kansas City and other places in the state including...
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...
Visions of Metropolis: William Gilpin and Theories of City Growth in the American West
Extensive historical study of William Gilpin's (1813-1894) theories of city growth with "a consistent thread of geographical determinism formally derived from the German geographer Alexander von Humboldt...
What Wright Wrought in Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), or Frank Wright, a famous American architect designing three Kansas City area buildings starting at the age of 70, including the Clarence...
Who Was Simon Few? Research Request Reveals Archives 'Treasure'
Biographical article about Simon Few (1810-1882), a "former Independence resident" and steamboat explorer of Siberia in 1870s Russia, originally from Pennsylvania. Photo and description of his career,...
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