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A French Canadian Family among Western Pathfinders
October 16, 1924
Illustrations and biographical article about the Robidoux family of fur traders in Missouri and the far west including Louis Robidoux and especially his brother Joseph Robidoux III (1763-1868), founder...
A Last Hurrah for Josiah Moss
September 1, 1974
Photo and article about the Josiah Moss mansion in Saint Joseph, Missouri, built in 1891 on Sylvanie Street with an "authentic roof garden" and restored in 1974 by his grandson, Preston Moss.
File containing photos and information on Amy Winning, "organist for St. Peter's United Church of Christ" at 3115 Linwood Boulevard from 1924 to 1964. Native of Saint Joseph, Missouri coming to Kansas...
Brief History of the Pony Express: How It Originated and the Purpose It Served during Its Brief Existence
File contains an article about the Pony Express's origins and overland communication purposes.
Edward L. Walsh Dies
Photo and obituary for Edward Walsh, "70, Ponce de Leon apartments, 4555 Main street, retired vice-president of the Commerce Trust company." Native of Saint Joseph, Missouri coming to Kansas City about...
Gillham Genius Helped Build the City
Description of the elevated railway from Union Depot to Kansas City, Kansas, engineered by Robert Gillham and promoted by Colonel David Morgan Edgerton, or D. M. Edgerton, "an easterner who originally...
If Robidoux Had Stopped: The Founder of St. Joseph Hesitated at Kansas City
Illustration and biographical article about Joseph Robidoux III (1783-1868), the fur trader and founder of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Description of his fur trading family and visit to the site of Kansas...
Joseph Robidoux: Founder of St. Joseph
Illustrations and biographical article about Joseph Robidoux III (1783-1868), founder of the city of Saint Joseph, Missouri and an early fur trader in western Missouri from Saint Louis. Portrait and description...
M. J. Pendergast Dies [and] Pendergast Was a Fighter
Photo and obituary articles for Michael Pendergast (ca. 1867-1929), "former city clerk, and for more than thirty years a leader in the Democratic organization in Kansas City." Native of Saint Joseph, Missouri...
M. J. Pendergast Dies Following 4 Years' Illness: Brother of Democratic Leader Inactive Politically since 1925
Photo and obituary articles for Michael Pendergast (ca. 1867-1929), "lieutenant of the 'big boss'" Tom Pendergast in his Kansas City political machine, dying at the age of 62 on September 2, 1929. Native...
Metro News: Time Runs Out for Robidoux
Photo and article about the closing of the Hotel Robidoux in downtown Saint Joseph, Missouri, opened about 1909 and planned for demolition in 1976. Description of its operations and history, hosting nationally...
Missing Woman, 85, Found in California
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Helen Withers, an "85-year-old Overland Park woman, missing since Aug. 14," 1974, with residence at 5620 West 67th Street, Overland Park, Kansas. Description of...
Missouri Heritage: Confederate General Earned the Name "Swamp Fox"
File containing a photo and biographical article about General Meriwether Jeff Thompson, or Meriwether Thompson (1826-1876), a Confederate soldier in Missouri earning the nickname of "Swamp Fox" for his...
Mrs. F. R. Warrick, Jr. Obituary
Obituary for Mrs. F. R. Warrick, Jr. (dying on September 19, 1969), mother of Ruth Warrick, an actress of Los Angeles born in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1915..
Mrs. Helen Withers Dies
Obituary for Mrs. Helen Withers, an 85-year-old Overland Park, Kansas resident dying in Pasadena, California following a suspected kidnaping and extortion spree by her former nurse Viola Hudson of Saint...
Museum a Bit Less Creepy with Bright New Look
January 5, 2014
Article describes changes made to the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri, by interpretative planner Sara Wilson. Wilson's background and the history of the museum are described. Wilson is...
Ordeal in Hell's Canyon
Portrait, map, and article about Wilson Hunt (1783-1842), "the first to cross the present day United States after Lewis and Clark" in 1810 as the leader of the Pacific Fur Company under John Jacob Astor...
Pearl Lange Schuler
File containing a photo and information on Pearl Lange Schuler, or Pearl Schuler (ca. 1889-1956), a local poet and women's club activist, with residence at 6607 West 80th Street Terrace in Overland Park,...
Quaker Oats Chooses Modern Aunt Jemima
Article about the new image of Aunt Jemima for the 100th anniversary of Quaker Oats Company, first introduced in Saint Joseph, Missouri, by the R. T. Davis Milling Company.
Ralph W. Street Dies
Obituary for Ralph Wood Street, or Ralph Street, "70, lawyer, who was credited with the conception of the Bagnell Dam, which resulted in the Lake of the Ozarks." Native of Saint Joseph, Missouri coming...
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