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1. A Birthday Book of Kansas City, 1821-1921 A Birthday Book of Kansas City, 1821-1921 1921 Booklet on the 100-year history of Kansas City from 1821 to 1921, starting with its first permanent settler, Francois Chouteau, and its rise from Westport Landing (page 7) through its 1832 visit by early...

2. A Goodly Heritage: Commemorative Publication Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Westport Presbyterian A Goodly Heritage: Commemorative Publication Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Westport Presbyterian Church 1960 History of the church.

3. A Group of Kansas City Churches A Group of Kansas City Churches 1898-1899 Photo collage of several Kansas City area churches.

4. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Photo and bio of Seth Ward, a pioneer real estate investor and former western trader of Westport. Born in Virginia in 1820 and moving to Independence in 1838 and operating as a trader on the Santa Fe Trail...

5. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of James Stanwood, justice of the peace of Westport. Born in Maine in 1865 and coming to Kansas City (Westport) in 1889 as a clerk for the Kansas City Belt Railroad.

6. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Photo and bio of Richard Steele, a retired "capitalist" of Kansas City. Born in Kentucky in 1832 and raised on "the old homestead being located on the main road between Independence and Westport" near...

7. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Photo and bio of Hugh Ward, a former Missouri state representative of Kansas City. Born in Westport in 1864 and coming to Kansas City in 1889 as a lawyer.

8. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Photo and bio of Frederick Esslinger, "the owner of fine vineyards" and "an improved wine garden" in Westport, born in Germany in 1818 and emigrating to the United States in 1850. Description of his career,...

9. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of James Rieger, a lawyer born in North Carolina in 1854 and coming to Kansas City in 1876, becoming mayor of Westport and "president of the Bank of Westport" before retiring to his...

10. A Sketch of My Life Written for My Children and a Buffalo Hunt in Nebraska in 1871 A Sketch of My Life Written for My Children and a Buffalo Hunt in Nebraska in 1871 1927 Autobiographical booklet by Charles Fessenden Morse, or Charles Morse, a real estate and railroad businessman in Kansas City in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Photos and description of his life and career,...

11. Action Before Westport, 1864 Action Before Westport, 1864 1964 Paintings of battlefields and photos of generals and strategic houses.

12. Albert N. Doerschuk Albert N. Doerschuk 1912 Photo of Albert N. Doerschuk, noted Kansas City pharmacist and historian. Doerschuk's portrait is presented along with his fellow Westport Improvement Association executive committee members.

13. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Comparisons of Kansas City's topography, from the levee to Westport, to Chicago and of its growth to Chicago, Memphis, Savannah, and Philadelphia.

14. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Description of the importance of the Southwestern trade of the 1840s and 1850s to the economy of Westport and Kansas City. This included the Mexican War and California Gold Rush.

15. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 (second edition 1950) Description of Anthony Richters as the second to open a store in Kansas City in 1840 (after Thomas Smart in 1839), selling "groceries and Indian goods" here before moving to Westport.

16. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Detailed description of the extension of Grand Avenue south to Westport from Kansas City in 1857, "decidedly one of the handsomest and most attractive streets in the State--and is evidently destined to...

17. As I Remember As I Remember 1965 Early history of the Chick family in Kansas City and Westport, starting with the 1826 flood and Indian trade, including involvement in the 1849 Gold Rush to California. Biographical descriptions also of...

18. Battle of Westport Battle of Westport 1910 Copy of a paper read by Dr. Stephen Ragan, "lieutenant-colonel and assistant surgeon General Missouri Division, U. C. V.," on the Battle of Westport "at a meeting of Stonewall Jackson Chapter U. C. V.,...

19. Battle of Westport and National Memorial Park Battle of Westport and National Memorial Park 1938 Excerpts of the Civil War battlefield diary of Brigadier-General John Philips (1814-1886), a participant in the Battle of Westport on the Union side and later national representative of Missouri.

20. Battle of Westport and National Memorial Park Battle of Westport and National Memorial Park 1938 Photo of the Harris House in Westport, the rooftop viewpoint of General Curtis in the Battle of Westport.