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1. A Child's Recollections of the Battle of Old Westport A Child's Recollections of the Battle of Old Westport December 1922 Childhood recollections of the author (Mrs. Bridget Dixon Turgeon, or Bridget Turgeon) from the Battle of Westport in the Civil War from her father's (Hugh Dixon) grocery store at "4056 Penn Street" or...

2. A Journey to Missouri in 1822 A Journey to Missouri in 1822 October/3/1921 Description of the overland journey of the family of William Chick, including his son, the author, from Virginia to Missouri in 1822 by wagon, being flooded out in 1826 on the Missouri River near Glasgow,...

3. A Journey to Missouri in 1822 A Journey to Missouri in 1822 October/ 3/1921 Mention of James Hunter as proprietor of "a saddler's shop" in Westport during the late 1830s or early 1840s, at a time of no other "businesses houses" there except for "dram shops" and the store of William...

4. Baptist Beginnings in Westport Were Small Baptist Beginnings in Westport Were Small October 1924 Mention of "the pastorate of the Rev. J. C. Bonham, a man of unusual charm and greatly beloved" succeeded as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kansas City in the 1880s "by Rev. Montjeu and Rev. Dr....

5. Early Schools of Jackson County Early Schools of Jackson County December 1922 Footnote and description of Dr. Henry Hereford, a physician and teacher in Jackson County schools and at Westport in the mid-19th century.

6. Early Schools of Jackson County Early Schools of Jackson County December 1922 Mention of Henry Chiles and Lige Chiles as students at the school of John W. Bybee near Westport in the 1840s.

7. Early Schools of Jackson County Early Schools of Jackson County December 1922 Two paragraphs about the "first" school in Westport and one of its teachers.

8. Farms Owned by Isaac McCoy Farms Owned by Isaac McCoy October/3/1921 Mention of Dr. James Stone, "a pioneer Westport physician" buying the house of Reverend Isaac McCoy in Westport in 1842.

9. Founders of Methodism in This Community Founders of Methodism in This Community December 1923 Biographical sketches of William Chick and his wife, Ann Chick, "among the first five" members of "the first Methodist Society" in Kansas City, arriving in Missouri from Virginia in 1821 and in Westport...

10. Kansas City's First Church Kansas City's First Church December 1923 Mention of the Reverend Father C. F. Quickenborne, S. J., of the Kickapoo Mission, the immediate successor of Father Roux (July, 1835)" and his Catholic church, known as Chouteau's Church and Westport...

11. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Mention of Joab Bernard, Finis Ewing, Colonel Albert Boone, Duke Simpson, Edmund Price, and Allen McGee, as hosts to "'dining-days,'" social gatherings in antebellum Westport.

12. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Description of the store "erected by Colonel Albert G. Boone" in Westport as the first brick building west of Independence.

13. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Mention of Nathan Scarritt as the author's teacher and uncle by way of marrying Matilda Chick.

14. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Biographical sketch of Mary Ann Chick, or Mary Chick, "eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Chick," explaining her marriage first to "the Reverend William Johnson, an Indian missionary, at her parents' home...

15. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Description of the store built by Duke Simpson "at the southwest corner of the block directly opposite my father's [John McCoy's] store" on Westport Road in the mid-1800s.

16. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Mention and footnote about Billy Baldridge of Independence as the builder of John Sutter's "mill on the American River in California," the site of the first discovery of gold there in 1848. Baldridge also...

17. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Mention of Sidney Cunningham and Ben Cunningham as "fine, good-looking boys" as pupils at the Westport School in the 1830s or 1840s, along with Will Waldo, Henry Waldo, and Joseph Bernard.

18. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Mention and footnote about Hardin Steele, "a large farm-owner on the site of what is now Elmwood Cemetery" in the mid-1800s.

19. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Portrait of John Calvin McCoy and mention of his father's [Isaac McCoy's] home "just north of the present [1924] St. Luke Hopital."

20. Memories of Old Westport Memories of Old Westport October 1924 Description and footnote about James Marshall, a Missourian and "the first to detect the shining gold particles in the mill-race."