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Gary L Cheatham
Letters of Allen T. Ward, 1842-1852: From the Shawnee and Kaw (Methodist) Missions
Biographical article about the letters from 1842 to 1851 of Allen T. Ward, or Allen Ward (1806-1862), with portraits of himself and family members and a picture of the east building of the Shawnee Methodist...
Lewis and Clark's French Passport: A Prequel to the Corps of Discovery
This article describes the unsuccessful attempt in the 1740s of the French family Verendrye in trying to find the western route to the Pacific Ocean. The similarities between the later Lewis and Clark...
Obscenity in Kansas
Article on the obscenity trial of Henry J. Haldeman. Haldeman’s father, Emauneul Haldeman-Julius, ran a successful mail order publishing company out of Girard, Kansas between 1919 and 1945, printing...
On the Ground Floor
Article briefly describes the geologic history of the state of Kansas, including a physiographic map of the state depicting the geologic regions of each county.
One O'Clock Jump
June 28, 1905
Section of book describing the musical "battles" between Walter Page's Blue Devils and George E. Lee and his Novelty Singing Orchestra at Paseo Hall in the autumn of 1928 (on Halloween night and several...
Order No. 11: The Lawlessness of Martial Law
Article focuses on Order No. 11 issued in this area during the Civil War. It gives information on why it was ordered, who was affected, as well as an explanation of conditions in the border area leading...
June 28, 1905
Chapter of biography describing the life of Charlie Parker in the period after his release from the Camarillo State Hospital (California) at the end of January 1947, to Autumn of 1948. The author writes...
Pioneer Settlers Find New Resting Place in Bryant Cemetery
Brief description of Bryant Cemetery in Cass County, west of Belton.
Price's Raid and the Battle of Mine Creek
Three cavalry raids into Missouri were made by Confederate forces in 1863. The fourth raid was led by Sterling Price and was authorized on August 4, 1864. "Sterling Price was the ranking Missourian in...
Priests of Pallas: Kansas City's Forgotten Fall Festival
Article about the Priests of Pallas event held in Kansas City starting in 1887 and finally ending for good in 1924. It was designed to draw people to the city and was held in the Fall. Gives the history...
Pursuit Of a Ruptured Duck: When Kansas Citians Went To War
Edward Matheny recently authored a book entitled "Pursuit of a Ruptured Duck: When Kansas Citians Went to War". The term "ruptured duck" refers to the lapel pin given to honorably discharged veterans....
Remembering World War I
Special issue of Kansas History devoted to articles about World War I. Includes seven articles: "In Honor of Those Who Served: Introduction" by R. Eli Paul; "An 'All Kansas' Regiment: the 353d Infantry...
Samuel J. Kookogey in Bleeding Kansas
A historical profile on Samuel J. Kookogey, delegate to the proslavery government of territorial Kansas from Leavenworth County. Originally from Columbus, Georgia, Kookogey took part in a plan to overthrow...
Scapegoat? Colonel Edwin V. Sumner and the Topeka Dispersal
On July 4, 1856, Colonel Edwin V. Sumner dispersed the free-state legislature while it convened in Topeka, Kansas Territory. Sumner's operation intensified the debate over federal policy and the legality...
She Rode to Keep a Date With Death: Annie Harris McKeene, Mysterious Quantrill Raider
The author of this article presents what information can be determined concerning Annie Harris McKeene, a shadowy figure of the border warfare and local guerrilla activity. Supposedly she was born in Jackson...
Stephenson's Apple Farm Restaurant
Postcard of Stephenson's Apple Farm Restaurant
Taking Steps To Record Steptoe, Westport's Vanishing African American Neighborhood
The African American community of Steptoe was located in Westport, Missouri. This article explores the name of the community and its growth after the Civil War. "The tiny hamlet in Westport known as Steptoe...
The ''Missing'' Railroad Towns Along the Union Pacific and the Santa Fe Lines in Kansas
Two major railroad companies laid track across the width of Kansas in the 1860s and 1870s: the Eastern Division of the Union Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Because of the large land grants...
The Baptists, The Methodists, and the Shawnees
Subtitled "Conflicting Cultures in Indian Territory, 1833-1834". Article traces the conflicts that arose with the introduction of Christianity to the Shawnee Indians and their integration into American...
The Boys of Autumn: World Series 1980
Royals reach the World Series by beating the New York Yankees in the playoffs but lose to the Philadelphia Phillies.
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