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George Fuller Green
George W Martin
C J Patterson
Who Was Bruce R. Watkins: The Road to a Highway
Photos, caption, and chronology of the history of Bruce R. Watkins Drive, a highway directly connecting Downtown to South Kansas City and completed in October 2001. Description of Bruce Watkins (black...
Westport Presbyterian Church
Photos and article about the chronology of the Westport Presbyterian Church and its three incarnations, the first organized in 1835, moving "into a small brick building located at 706 Westport Rd." until...
Weston--Queen of the Platte Purchase: Historical Data about a Town That Rose to Fame in 13 Years and Was Forgotten for Nearly 50 Years
Booklet about the history of Weston, Missouri, first settled in 1837 at the opening of the Platte Purchase, with chronology about its decline after the Civil War, illustrations, photos, etc.
Tom's Town: Kansas City and the Pendergast Legend
Descriptions of the chronology of Tom Pendergast's prison entrance (May 29, 1939) and release (May 1940) and subsequent death (January 26, 1945).
Timeline: Where the Only Constant is Change
Timeline of Kansas City history, focusing primarily on businesses, from 1900 through 1999.
Timeline of Important Events in the History of Kansas City
Extremely detailed year-by-year list of important events in the history of what has become Kansas City, Missouri, starting with 1800, then the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, the 1804 Louis and Clark expedition,...
Timeline of Bingham's Life
May 20, 1905
Chronology of artist George Caleb Bingham's life (1811-1879), born in Augusta County, Virginia, March 20, 1811, and dying in Kansas City, Missouri, July 7, 1879, buried in Union Cemetery.
Biographical article about wealthy real estate investor Thomas Hunton Swope, or Thomas Swope (1827-1913), with a comprehensive chronology of the events dealing with his death and subsequent murder trial...
The Making of America: Central Plains
Numerous maps with illustrations and chronologies of the settlement of the Great Plains (centering on Kansas City) by whites and corresponding removal of various Indian tribes, with details (especially...
The Kansas City Monarchs and Satchel Paige
Part II of this book contains four essays by various authors concerning the Kansas City Monarchs. These include information on the history of the team, owner J. L. Wilkinson, manager and owner Tom Baird,...
The Hyatt Rescue: Constructors Respond to Tragedy
Chronology of rescue events in the aftermath of the hotel skywalk collapse.
The Heritage of Missouri--A History
Tables of historic Missouri events and periods, listing governors, state congressmen, and "events of interest from 1673 to 1962, starting with French control from 1673 to 1770 and Spanish control from...
The Governors of Kansas [and] Governor Andrew H. Reeder
Chronology of the governors of Kansas and a biographical article about Andrew Reeder (1807-1864), "the first Governor of Kansas Territory" from 1854 to 1855, when replaced by Daniel Woodson.
The Genesis of a State's Metropolis
Article about the history of Kansas City, Kansas with chronology of its settlement since the 1840s by the Wyandotte Indians and whites, incorporation of its sections (Wyandotte, Quindaro, Rosedale, and...
The Emigrant Tribes: Wyandot, Delaware, and Shawnee, A Chronology
June 6, 1905
A 48 page typed publication authored by the city of Kansas City, Kansas which contains a chronology that begins in 1534 and ends in 1872. Appendices include notes on Indian names, outline of tribes, articles...
The Civil War Revisited
Article about the re-enactments of Missouri Civil War battles with some history of the real battles themselves, including their chronology.
The Chouteau Map Re-Examined: A Quest in Progress
"Over the years, so much mythology has accumulated around this map that recently the authors of this article set out to find the evidence. With this article is published, in color for the first time, the...
Storms Leave Their Mark on Kansas City
Article reviewing the chronology of various storms and other weather-related disasters in Kansas City history back to the 1844 flood (but not including the 1826 flood).
Souvenir of Kansas City and Her Fire Department
Overall description of Kansas City starting with an early chronological history.
So Long, Wendall: As KCTV's Veteran Anchorman Signs Off, a Pictorial Salute
June 24, 2001
Photos and biographical article about Wendall Anschutz, "a fixture on KCTV (formerly KCMO-TV), for nearly 35 years," retiring at the age of 63 in 2001. Review of his career here, "start[ing] as a reporter...
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