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'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County)
Short description of Washington Dale, referred to as the oldest Missourian at 109 years old, living in Clay County in 1821 and in Kansas City during the Civil War emancipation.
[Towns and Villages in Clay County: First article in a series]
Second Quarter 1991
Short synopsis of the beginnings of Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Includes a drawing of the 1914 plat plan.
A Clay Countian's Letters of 1834
Copies of letters, with editorial commentary, by John Chauncey of Liberty about the conditions in Clay County, Missouri in 1834. Description of the economy, commerce and agriculture, and trouble with Joseph...
A Look at Some of the Work of J. Mett Shippee: Digging for the Relics and History of Clay County's Early Indians
File containing a biographical article with maps, illustrations, and information about J. Mett Shippee, an archaeology book author and "research associate for the Department of Anthropology at the University...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Photo and bio of Captain John Weller (1825-1884), a real estate developer and former riverboat captain. Born in Illinois in 1825 and coming to Jackson County, Missouri in 1854 as a farmer before operating...
A Missouri Narrative from the Civil War Journals
Third Quarter 2006
Entry contains a portion of the letters and verse of William Clark Newlon, Company G, Third Infantry Regiment, Iowa Volunteers. What is reprinted here is Chapter 5-6 which includes his account of the Battle...
A Shining Light
April 6, 2012
Article about the new temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built in Clay County, Missouri along Interstate 435. Open only to members of the church in good standing, “the three-story,...
A Snapshot of Alexander W. Doniphan, 1808-1887
Biographical article about Colonel Alexander Doniphan (1808-1873), a lawyer, judge, and military officer of Clay County, Missouri known for his refusal to slaughter the Mormons in 1830s Missouri against...
A Visit to Watkin's Mill
Manuscript (number 13) about the history of Watkins Mill in Clay County, Missouri, "four miles north of Excelsior Springs."
A Winter Scene out of the Past
January 11, 1969
Illustration and caption about the painting by artist Gale Stockwell of the barn (torn down by 1969) "on the farm of Stuart Perkins, realtor and developer of the Briarcliff addition" in Clay County, Missouri....
Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Blue Mills to Lexington, "Mile 358.3 - 323.4"
Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. The section covered is Blue Mills to Lexington,...
Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile 398.8-358.3"
Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. Map covers Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile...
File containing a description of Margaret Withers Teague, or Margaret Teague, a Clay County, Missouri historian "assist[ing] her mother, the late Mrs. Robert Steele Withers, in research for the writing...
Abstracts Collection Finding Aid
1832-1972 (bulk 1832-1890)
Assortment of abstracts, most of them for historical Kansas City areas, but a few are of other places. Documents are transcriptions or copies of transcriptions of the original documents. Abstracts include...
Across the Wide Missouri: The New Chouteau Bridge (Formerly Milwaukee) Now under Construction. ..Ready for You in '52
Full page ad with illustration, photo, and description of the new Chouteau Bridge under construction in 1951 and planned for opening in 1952, connecting eastern Downtown Kansas City to Clay County, Missouri...
Address by Col. Alexander W. Doniphan, Delivered in Liberty, Mo., June 5th, 1872, on Occasion of the Celebration by the People of Clay County, of the 50th Anniversary of the County's Establishment
Speech by Alexander W. Doniphan at the 50th anniversary of Clay County at Liberty, Missouri, on the county and city's histories and projected futures.
Alumni of One-Room School Reunite and Reminisce
Story of "the first Mount Gilead School reunion" of former students and teachers at Mount Gilead school "west of Kearney," Missouri, in Clay County, built in 1835, closed in 1946, and "believed to be the...
Antioch Community Church
Nomination form for the Antioch Community Church in Clay County, Missouri, for the National Register of Historic Places.
Artifacts: The Pinkerton Bomb
Photos and article about the Pinkerton bomb, "[r]ecently placed on display in a Clay County, Missouri museum, a seemingly innocuous bowl-shaped disc of wrought iron" used by Allan Pinkerton and his Pinkerton...
Ask the Marshall
Very brief item (in a question and answer format) describing the death of Frank James. The author reports that Frank James died "peacefully of old age" at the James Farm in Clay County, Missouri, on February...
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