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Nettie Thompson Grove
Theodore S Case
Albert R Greene
Article spotlights 30 "visionaries" of Kansas City, the men and women who "pioneered the region, pushed our borders in new directions, set the stage from the growth of companies...and helped give this...
A Walk Under The River
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...
America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri
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,...
Commercial Value of the Blue River
Suggestions for making the Blue River more of a commercial and entertainment attraction while keeping it clean.
Confluence of People and Place: the Chouteau Posts on the Missouri and Kansas Rivers
In this study of settlements made by the Chouteau family in the Kansas City area, the author challenges some of the past assumptions about locations and dates. In particular, he addresses the accuracy...
Early Years of the Delaware Indian Experience in Kansas Territory, 1830-1845, The
In 1829 the United States formed a treaty with the Delaware Indian Nation offering them tracts of land in Kansas Territory to replace their Missouri lands. This article details the history of the Delaware...
Engineering--Sanitary Engineering in Kansas City
Detailed description about improvements on the sewer works in the city with locations of new drainage systems and potential health hazards and costs.
Engineering and Mining--The Improvement of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers
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...
Freedom Documents from Cole County, Missouri
Article with excerpts from and descriptions of freedom documents of former slaves in Cole County, Missouri, with a brief history of slavery across the state back to 1719 (their arrival as lead mine workers)....
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...
George C. Sibley's Plea for the "Garden of Missouri" in 1824
Biographical article about George Sibley (1782-1863), chief factor of Fort Osage, Missouri from 1808 to 1822 and son of Dr. John Sibley (1757-1837), a Saint Louis physician and Indian agent "for Orleans...
Golden Wells--Golden Rivers
Illustrations and article about the oil industry in the Kansas City area, describing the operations of several area companies such as the Standard Oil Company, the Phillips Petroleum Company, the Sinclair...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Jefferson Looks Westward
This is the first in a series of articles to appear over the next few years in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition. This articles concerns...
Jim Leedy: Rivers and Jungles
Profile of Kansas City artist and teacher Jim Leedy.
Kansa Village Locations in the Light of McCoy's 1828 Journal
Map and article about the new use by archaeologists (including Smithsonian Institution curator Waldo Wedel) of the 1828 journal of Reverend Isaac McCoy's exploration of Kansa or Kansas Indian villages...
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