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Wimar, Carl F
Archer Butler Hulbert
Daughters of the Ameri...
Elizabeth R Jones
George Horace Lorimer
A Long Long Trail
Photo and biographical article about Martin Jones, government surveyor of the Santa Fe Trail in 1876 and Jackson County surveyor from 1854 to 1860, assisting in "lay[ing] out the city limits of Independence...
An Artist among the Indians
Photos (of the artist and his paintings) and biographical article about Carl Wimar (1828-1862), "a German-born artist from St. Louis" famous for painting Indians, buffaloes, and other scenes along the...
Beauty of the Beast
Article describes Kansas buffalo and several ranches around the state in which buffalo are raised.
File contains clippings about the buffalo/bison.
January 16, 1889
Herd of buffalo in front of building at unidentified location.
Herd of buffalo in pen at unidentified location. Written beside photograph: Last Buffalo in KC. From 1870 to 78 buffalo meat sold at 2-5 [cents] a # and stacks 10ft high were piled up at the end of the...
Buffalo on the Santa Fe Trail
Seventh and final article in a series describing wildlife encountered on the Santa Fe Trail. Buffalo are examined, and are determined to be "the most important animals on the prairies to travelers on the...
Charles Wimar: Indian Frontier Artist
Illustrations and biographical article about Charles Wimar (1828-1862), a Saint Louis "painter of what may be called the Indian frontier" in the 19th century. Native of Germany (born as Karl Ferdinand...
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
Biographical sketch of Carl Wimar (1828-1862), "eminent as a painter." Native of Germany emigrating to Saint Louis in 1842 and traveling to the Rocky Mountains every year until 1860, "best known by his...
Indian Imprints: A Plains Perspective
Map and article about the Indian tribes of Kansas and Nebraska and their former ways of life related to buffalo hunting and nomadism, with information on their present meeting places and historic sites,...
Kaw Point Entries: Historic Lewis and Clark Sites in Wyandotte County
Review of Kaw Point, Sargeant Ordway's Springs, and the great bend of the Missouri River at the mouth of the Kansas River. The article also discusses the first sighting of buffalo, the court-martial at...
KCResources, page 97
Map Illustrating the Extermination of the American Bison
Map of North America showing ranges of bison herds after the great slaughter of 1870-1873, and also after the great slaughter of 1880-1883. Some indicated boundaries are difficult to interpret due to lack...
Mr. Audubon's Last Hurrah
Illustrations (of the artist and his paintings) and biographical article about John James Audubon, or John Audubon (1785-1851), a wildlife (especially birds) and landscape painter and native of France...
Multnomah, Home of John Dougherty
Includes a picture and information about the home of Indian agent John Dougherty which he named Multnomah, after the falls in Oregon. The home was located in Clay County, Platte Township, seven and one-half...
P. T. Barnum's 1870 Hunting Expedition in Kansas
February 13, 1905
Several paragraphs recounting a September, 1870 buffalo hunt in Kansas undertaken by P. T. Barnum, a visiting friend from Great Britain named John Fish, and several others. The expedition was led by "General...
Portrait of the Old West
Photos (copies of paintings) and chapter of the book about Carl Frederick Wimar (here called "Charles Wimar"), or Carl Wimar (1828-1862), a painter and explorer of western scenes such as Indians and buffaloes,...
Red Carpet for a Romanov: 1872 Hunting Party--Western Style--in Honor of Russia's Grand Duke Alexis
Excerpts from an eyewitness account of "history's most publicized buffalo hunt--that fantastic Nebraska prairie party hosted by Lieutenant General Philip Sheridan in January of 1872 to honor young Grand...
Southwest on the Turquoise Trail: The First Diaries on the Road to Santa Fe
Chapter of the book about the 1828 diary of Alphonso Wetmore about the Santa Fe Trail from Franklin, Missouri (through Kansas City) to New Mexico.
Swope Park Zoo
View of buffalo at Swope Park Zoo.
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