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Missouri -- History
Clarence M Conkling
Clarissa Start Lippert
"Demand Nothing But What Is Strictly Right And Submit to Nothing That Is Wrong": Governor Lilburn Boggs, Gover Robert Lucas, and the Honey War of 1839
Article explores and analyzes the "Honey War" of 1830, focusing particularly on the roles and personalities of Governor Boggs of Missouri and Governor Lucas of Iowa. The "war," which involved the disputed...
'Loggers' Converge at City Park
Photo and article about the high demand for dead trees from Kansas City parks as wood-burning fuel during the energy crisis.
September 22, 1950
Numerous photos and captions about the diversity of types of places and walks of life along the entire stretch of 12th Street in Kansas City, including Craig's Gay 90's Bar, Time to Read bookstore, the...
A Higher Standard of Maintenance
Photos and article about the "distinctive Great Ape House" at the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park. Description of the new acquisition and "higher maintenance" standards of park land in Kansas City's park...
Across Our Wide Missouri: Elusive River to the Brink of War
Article about the "Honey War," a near war in the early 1800s disputing the boundary between Iowa and Missouri, with map.
America under the Trees
Article about the media competition between the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Journal-Post on the political campaign of Governor Landon.
An 1876 Christmas Story
Photo of G. W. Stockham, "[t]he promoter of tree culture in Kansas City."
Bicentennial Theme: Society's Summer Gathering at Drumm Farm
Article about the program, at the Andrew Drumm Institute farm in Independence, awarding "owners of trees 'that were living that Revolutionary year, 1776,'" including at least two trees in Jackson County...
Daniel Yoacham's Tree
Photo and article about the 300-plus-year-old tree on the late Daniel Yoacham's property in Westport at Central and Ward Parkways, cut down in 1957. Originally on the property of Yoacham from 1833 until...
Ernestly Missouri: Hemingway's Show-Me Experience
Photos and biographical article about Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), a "Nobel Prize-winning author" and world traveler "born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois" and coming to Kansas City in 1917 just after...
Fashionable Pearl Street
October 3, 1921
Mention of J. S. Boarman as one of the residents on the former Pearl Street in Kansas City with "locust trees planted in the yard," along with John McCoy, William Chick, Washington Chick, and the Jarboe...
The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden at 4800 Rockhill Road, with approximately 380 different perennials, 40 types of shrubs and more than 45 types of trees, is free to the public.
Go Fly a Kite
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Frank Vaydik (pictured), "Superintendent of the Park Department" since 1964, succeeding J. V. Lewis after speaking on the prevention of Dutch elm disease...
K. C.'s Christmas Is in the Cards
Photos and article about the Christmas shopping centers of Crown Center and the Country Club Plaza with festive holiday lights (at the Plaza) and large tree (at Crown Center, the second largest Christmas...
Kansas City Trees
March, March, April//1961, 1963, 1968
File contains the journal "Phytologica" with articles about the discovery and classification of tree species by Kendall Laughlin at Scarritt Point in Kessler Park (types of hickory) and Swope Park (types...
Let Me Off at Webster Groves
Article about the Saint Louis suburban town of Webster Groves, Missouri, describing its old railroad stations, historic homes, bountiful trees, and general history, with illustrations and reproduced paintings....
Look at the State They're In!
Illustrated map and article about the 1839 Honey War between southern Iowans and northern Missourians, eventually resulting in 1848 in the modern state boundary between Iowa and Missouri. Dispute over...
Photographs and Facts
Photo and bio of John Barber White, or John White, a lumber magnate born in New York in 1847 and moving to Missouri in 1879 before coming to Kansas City as a forestry conservationist and member of the...
Article about the diversity of Missouri's species of plants and animals, as well as other natural phenomena making them possible, such as the types of underlying soil and rock, humid continental climate,...
Street Cleaning: Brush-Mowing Grader
Photo and description of the "Galion grader" for street cleaning re-tooled by the Kansas City Public Works Department with "a Roanoke Robot mower" for removal of brush on the sides of city streets.
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