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"Demand Nothing But What Is Strictly Right And Submit to Nothing That Is Wrong": Governor Lilburn Boggs, Gover Robert Lucas, and the Honey War of 1839
Article explores and analyzes the "Honey War" of 1830, focusing particularly on the roles and personalities of Governor Boggs of Missouri and Governor Lucas of Iowa. The "war," which involved the disputed...
1922 Road Map of Jackson County, Missouri
Map showing roads in Jackson County, Missouri. Legend indicates type of road (macadam, graded, etc.). Section lines, electric lines, railroad lines, and streams are also shown. Only a few major roads in...
1931 Road Map of Jackson County, Missouri
Map showing roads in Jackson County, Missouri. Legend indicates kind of road (macadam, graded, etc.). Section lines, electric lines, railroad lines, schools, and streams are also shown. Only a few major...
2000 Census to Change Council Districts: Northeast Resident Input Sought to Influence New Boundaries
Map and article about the redrawing of "boundaries for the nine congressional districts based on Census 2000 data" in Kansas City, Missouri by the Missouri State Legislature. Description of the Northeast...
A History of Missouri
Maps of Missouri showing its progression from territory to state, from the 1804 Louisiana Territory to the state in 1857, also depicting the fluctuations in the state boundaries through time.
A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements until the Admission of the State into the Union
Map of Indian trails and "warpaths" in Missouri. Also shows county boundaries.
A New Map of the State of Iowa
Map showing all four boundaries of the state of Iowa. Includes all of the counties in the state and portions of Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, and Illinois. Number "35" printed on the lower right corner....
Across Our Wide Missouri: Elusive River to the Brink of War
Article about the "Honey War," a near war in the early 1800s disputing the boundary between Iowa and Missouri, with map.
Map and notes about the proposed (by Colonel Robert Van Horn in the 19th century) but never enacted change of the state boundary between Kansas and Missouri through Kansas City (along the Big Blue River)....
An Interview With Esther Rocha
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 26, 1978. 2 sound cassettes (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 typed list of contents....
An Interview With Mamie Hughes
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded May 5, 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 guide to contents....
An Interview With Richard Bolling
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III . Interview recorded October 1, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (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...
Arly L. Hedrick Bridge and Troost Lake Marker
January 11, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features the Arly L. Hedrick Bridge as seen in 1921 at 27th Street. The bridge was built in 1919 in Troost Park by the firm of Hedrick & Hedrick and is now...
Bates CO. Missouri
Map of Bates County, Missouri, that includes paved roads, graveled roads, state or county roads not highly improved, roads, interstates and highways, railroads, drainage district line, municipal township...
Big Game in the Big City
January 8, 2012
Article about the program that allows bow-hunting within the boundaries of Kansas City. The program, managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, is “designed to reduce deer and the problems they...
Biography of Esther Swirk Brown (1917-1970), Civil Rights Activist
Biography of Gabriel Prudhomme (1791-1831), Early Settler
Biography of Thomas H. Swope (1827-1909), Land Developer and Philanthropist
Biography of William E. Kemp (1889-1968), Mayor
July 27, 1912
Postcard of the Blue River
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