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1. "I Was a Prinsoner of War" "I Was a Prinsoner of War" Summer 2014 Reprint of a portion of Samuel J. Reader's autobiography. A free-state partisan, Reader witnessed and participated in the Bleeding Kansas conflict and later served in the Second Kansas State Militia during...

2. $10,000 Grant Received for Further Restoration of Harris-Kearney House $10,000 Grant Received for Further Restoration of Harris-Kearney House April-May//1979 News of a grant from the W. J. Brace Charitable Trust to the Westport Historical Society for continued restoration of the Harris House at 40th and Baltimore.

3. 'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down 'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down June 4, 2010 Article describes 21 schools in the Kansas City School District that will close as a first step in the district's improvement plan. Includes a two-page tribute to the schools being closed including Westport...

4. 125th Anniversary Reenactment of The Battle of Westport 125th Anniversary Reenactment of The Battle of Westport 1989

5. 1855 Harris Home at 4000 Baltimore Avenue, in Old Westport 1855 Harris Home at 4000 Baltimore Avenue, in Old Westport October//1976 Photo on the issue's cover and caption about the home on the inside cover.

6. 39th and Main Business District 39th and Main Business District November/2/1929 Building projects in the still thriving business district with "the most" assorted building ages in the city.

7. [Council?] Grist [Council?] Grist June/15/1895 Article about the school board meeting listing the teachers from Westport at "the County Institute at Independence."

8. A Ballerina for the People A Ballerina for the People Spring//1997 Profile of Westport Ballet Company founder and director Elizabeth Hard-Simms.

9. A Battle of Westport Letter A Battle of Westport Letter November 1965 Letter written the day following the Battle of Westport about its aftermath, by Reverend Jonathan Fuller, and providing a general description of the Kansas City area.

10. 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...

11. A Brief History of Francis Harrison Booth, 1812-1869 A Brief History of Francis Harrison Booth, 1812-1869 2010 Francis Harrison Booth was a grocer and saloon keeper in Westport, Missouri, who served as the town's marshal and was among the founders of the First Baptist Church of Westport. This research paper brings...

12. A Brief History of Old Westport A Brief History of Old Westport Spring 2004 Originally published in The Kansas City Star in March 1933, this is part three, the conclusion. It states that "by the early 40's the number of residents had grown to 2,500, and by 1848 or 1849 Westport's...

13. A Brief History of Old Westport A Brief History of Old Westport Fall 2003 Originally published in The Kansas City Star in March 1933, this is a first installment written by Major William W. Harris. It discusses the first settlers and Westport Landing.

14. A Central City Neighborhood Makes a Comeback A Central City Neighborhood Makes a Comeback March 1979 Article about the integrity of the Westport residential community, focusing on its neighborhood organizations designed to preserve its older and characteristic architecture, with several photos, including...

15. 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...

16. A Cold-Blooded Murder: The City Marshal of Westport Called to His Gate and Shot Down A Cold-Blooded Murder: The City Marshal of Westport Called to His Gate and Shot Down June/16/1879 File contains an article about the murder of Westport Marshal Samuel Bucher at his home by William Gossard, or William Gossert, a telegraph operator at the Coates House Hotel, with the help of another...

17. A Comparison: Three Hundred and Eighty-six Electors Sign Mr. Slavens' Certificate A Comparison: Three Hundred and Eighty-six Electors Sign Mr. Slavens' Certificate March/24/1894 List of some of the citizens of Westport voting in the 1894 mayoral election.

18. A Fight to Save Where They Fought A Fight to Save Where They Fought July 3, 2012 Article on the Monnett Battle of Westport Fund and their attempts to acquire land of the Big Blue Battlefield north of Swope Park. The fund controls more than half of the area near the Blue River where...

19. 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.

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