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Biography of Alexander W. Doniphan, a Missouri military leader originally from Kentucky, gaining prominence during the 1846 Mexican War and 1838 Mormon War, memorialized in a statue in Ray County, Missouri,...
Photo and bio of Alexander Harris (1820-1898), twice mayor of Kansas City in 1866 and in 1888, born "either in Kentucky or Tennessee" and keeping a saloon in Kansas City by the early 1850s "on Main Street...
Entry about Alexander Majors (1814-1900), "[f]reighting expert" of the Kansas City area starting in 1840s Independence, Missouri along the Santa Fe Trail and later becoming a partner in the Pony Express....
Description of Alexander Majors by the author, explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), upon their meeting in Saint Joseph in 1859 as "formerly one of the contractors for supplying the army in Utah--a...
Biographical information about Alexander Majors (1814-1900), the primary force of the Russell, Majors, & Waddell overland freighting business, operating wagons and stagecoaches, including the Pony Express,...
Alexander Majors Residence
Postcard of the Alexander Majors Residence
Biographical sketch of Dr. Alexander Baxter Sloan, or Alexander Sloan, a Kansas City physician. Born in Cole Neck, Missouri in 1827 and raised in Lee's Summit, Missouri before traveling to California in...
Biographical sketch of Major Alf Brant, "superintendent of the Kansas City workhouse," moving to Missouri in 1857. He served in the Union army in the Civil War, in 1876 moved to Kansas City. starting the...
Alfred Benjamin Memorial
Description of the memorial to the vice-president of Abernathy Furniture Company and philanthropist.
Biographical sketch of Alfred Gregory, "of the firm of Beardsley, Gregory & Flannelly, attorneys at law, Kansas City," born in Maryland in 1858 and coming to Kansas City in 1887 as a lawyer.
Alfred J. Miller
Biographical sketch of Alfred J. Miller, "purchasing agent of the M. K. & T. railway system," born Pennsylvania in 1865 and moving to Sedalia, Missouri, in 1892. Not to be confused with the artist Alfred...
Alfred N. Gossett
Photo and biographical sketch of Alfred N. Gossett, a lawyer born in Sharpsburgh, KY in 1861 and moving with his family to Independence, MO in 1867. Gossett started practicing law in Kansas City in 1883,...
Algot Jackson, Sr.
Biographical sketch of Algot Jackson, Sr., "president of the A. R. Jackson Kansas City Show Case Works." He was born in Sweden in 1846 and came to Kansas City in 1869 as a construction worker engaged in...
August 9, 2009
Article revisits the events surrounding the brutal murder of Ali Kemp at a Leawood swimming pool in 2002. A pool maintenance worker, Benjamin A. Appleby, was convicted of the murder in 2006. It consists...
All American Music
Description of the Youth Symphony, for youngsters of ages 11-21, recommended from their own school bands.
Allan Saint John
Photo and bio of Allan Saint John or Allan St. John, "candidate for Assessor of Jackson County." Born in Lathrop, Missouri about 1869 and establishing the Minden Monitor and Sheldon Enterprise newspapers...
Allen B. H. McGee
A framed (26 in. x 30 in.), charcoal drawing of Allen B. H. McGee by an unknown artist. Image may have been taken from photo found in book "Memorial Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri"...
Photo and bio of Allen McGee (spelled here "Allan"), a businessman and in 1896 "the only survivor of the family of James H. and Nellie (Frye) McGee." Born in Kentucky in 1815 and coming to Kansas City...
Along the Boone's Lick Road: Missouri's Contribution to Our First Transcontinental Route--U. S. Highway 40
Description and maps regarding the history of Boone's Lick Road, or Boone's Lick Trail (from Saint Louis to Old Franklin, Missouri) in conjunction with Missouri's first public road laws and routes (including...
Along the Old Trail: Pioneer Sketches of Arrow Rock and Vicinity
Book about the history of Saline County, Missouri, including the Santa Fe Trail and Arrow Rock, with several stories about settlers from the early 1800s.
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