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Santa fe Trail
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
''Whipped and Routed'' Blunt Strikes Marmaduke At Cane Hill
October 1, 2004
This article details information concerning the encounters between the Union Army and the Confederates in the area of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri and in particular the Battle of Cane Hill which...
'Philosopher of Soul' Johnnie Taylor Dies
File containing a photo and obituary for Johnnie Taylor, "a soul singer whose crossover appeal gave him his biggest hit in the disco era." Born in Arkansas about 1938 and raised in Kansas City before becoming...
71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer
December 12, 2012
Article announces that U.S. 71 has been officially renamed Interstate 49. Details regarding recent improvements aimed at bringing the highway up to federal interstate system standards are provided. A Missouri...
9th Street, West from McGee
Postcard of 9th Sreet, West from McGee
A Forgotten Battle In a Region Ignored...Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern Arkansas--March 7-8, 1862: The Campaign, the Battle, and the Men Who Fought for the Fate of Missouri
Article describes a battle that the author feels has largely been ignored in Civil War literature. Although the battle of Pea Ridge took place in Arkansas, it was decisive in determining which way Missouri...
A History of the Missouri State Guard With Gen. Parsons East of the River
October 1, 2004
By April 8th, the Army of the West, while on the journey across the State of Arkansas, had reached Des Arc, Ark. On this date, Major General Sterling Price resigned his commission as commander of the Missouri...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Photo and bio of Hunter Meriwether, "the leading real-estate and taxation lawyer of Jackson county," born in Arkansas in 1861 and coming to Kansas City in 1885, serving as state and county "attorney for...
A New Lewis and Clark Map
Map drawn by Lewis and Clark depicts Missouri prior to its statehood, as well as surrounding frontier area, including territory now encompassed by Arkansas, Kansas, and other western states. Map shows...
AC16 Vernon J. Brooks Collection Finding Aid
The Vernon J. Brooks Collection contains materials related to the employment and community accomplishments of Vernon J. Brooks.
Ad Astra per Aspera: Frank Marshall Davis
Biographical article about Frank Davis, a black "journalist and poet" born in Arkansas City, Kansas, in 1905, "one of Kansas' most significant writers," and "claimed by two important literary movements--the...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 38 with State Capitols
Scrapbook page containing 24 advertising cards arranged in eight rows of three showing the State capitol buildings and a few other government buildings. Each card is 4 x 7 cm and identifies the building...
African American Soldiers in the Border War
Part one is a series about the role of black troops in the border wars fought along the Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas borders. This installment focuses on the political obstacles and controversy surrounding...
All Barrels Loaded At Fifteen Paces
Article recounts the story of the duel between Confederate generals John S. Marmaduke and Lucius M. "Marsh" Walker which took place on September 6, 1863 in Arkansas. Marmaduke mortally wounded Walker who...
An American Saga: The Walker-Bonneville Episode
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Captain Benjamin Louise Eulalie de Bonneville, or Benjamin Bonneville (1796-1878) and his accompaniment by mountain man and "first sheriff of Jackson...
An Incident on the Upper Arkansas in 1864
This article was written for the Kansas State Historical Society by Col. Milton Moore of Kansas City, Missouri. Tale of a wagon train and Indian attack in western Kansas close to Fort Dodge. Includes a...
An Interview With Adolf Ridgway
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded April, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Alvin Brooks
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded June 2, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
An Interview With Antonio Sandoval
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Date of interview unknown. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
An Interview With Arrington Klice
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded March 19, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
An Interview With Augustus Moore
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded June 23, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
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