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Historic Sites in Mormon History at Richmond, Missouri
A series of articles and plat maps of important sites in Mormon history in Richmond, Missouri including the David Whitmer Home, Richmond jail, a list of Mormon prisoners in Richmond, and biographical information...
Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work
A short account of the inception, purposes and activities of the organization.
Overview of Kansas City, Missouri
A short summary of Kansas City, Missouri, written by Lawrence H. Larsen that has a bibliiography of sources for further reading. The book's index lists several references to Kansas City including mention...
Bennett Bridge Game Murder
A short synopsis of the murder of John Bennett by his wife Myrtle after a game of bridge on September 29, 1929.
The Fur Trade
A short, concise history is given of the fur trade and the fur trappers themselves starting with the French and ending with the decline of beaver pelts for use in the hat trade. Includes Lewis and Clark,...
Union Station Massacre
A short, detailed account of the Union Station Massacre on June 17, 1933, with photos from the private library of Hugh Chase, police department historian.
Kansas City, Warts and All
A study of people-watching and how city spaces are used by people on the street in Downtown and Midtown areas.
Aaron Douglas taught art at Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1923-1925. Painted murals in Fisk University Library, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1938.
SC15-6 Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid
1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890)
Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...
Historical Overview of the Asian Peoples
About 30 Filipinos in Kansas City by 1924 to attend colleges and escape political and economic turmoil in their homeland.
Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra
According to Edmiston's book, this view of the group was taken at the Newman Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. "Band's skit to accompany Charlie Chaplin's film "The Pilgrim". The garb and Chaplinesque...
Hughes' Kansas City Views
According to the local history index card, a photo of the residence at 3712 Summit Street, the center photo on the left. View of Summit Street and the "Home built for the owners of Roanoke. For sale at...
Grasshopper Plague in Lawrence, Kansas
March 22, 1905
Account of experiences with the 1874-1875 grasshopper or locust plague in Lawrence, Kansas, utilizing resourcefulness to manage a good crop in 1875 after encouraging the insects to leave.
Shelby and His Men: Or the War in the West
Account of the Battle of Westport by the author, one of Confederate General Joseph Shelby's soldiers for the Confederates.
Travels through the Two Louisianas and among the Savage Nations of the Missouri
Account of travels and dealings by Frenchman Perrin du Lac in Indian lands sparsely populated in 1802, land later called Kansas City.
Souvenir of Kansas City and Her Fire Department
Action photos of the building-climbing section of the fire department.
Kansas City, Its Resources, and Their Development: A Souvenir of the Kansas City Times
Ad for Kansas City architect Asa Beebe Cross, specializing in "Depots, Court Houses, Hotels, School Houses, Public Buildings, etc.," with office at 16 West Missouri Avenue.
H. H. Fox Construction Company
Ad for the H. H. Fox Construction Company, with illustration of the school of law building of their construction.
Jaccard Jewelry Advertisement
March 7, 1905
Ad for the jewelry company at 1034 Main Street with an illustration of the "official Souvenir Spoon of Kansas City, Missouri."
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
Ad for the music store with large photo of the building at 1010-1016 Grand Avenue.
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