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Floyd C Shoemaker
Gallup Map and Station...
William Rufus Jackson
U.s Geological Survey
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Vera Haworth Eldridge
Louis W Potts
Restoration of the James Home
Two paragraphs about the restoration of the James Home, the residence of outlaw Jesse James in Clay County, Missouri.
View of sheep grazing, farm location not given. A corn field and a cow are visible behind the sheep.
View of sheep grazing, location given as Clay County, near Claycomo, Davis Grant. A corn field and a cow are visible behind the sheep.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 3, 1896-1907, Page p355
Northern part of early Kansas City in the fairgrounds area about four miles north of the Kansas City post office, showing the grand stand, mile track, amphitheatre, and horticultural hall. Large numbers...
SC139 Slave Sale Papers
The Slave Sale Papers is an artificial collection that consists of a bill of sale for two slaves as well as an announcement for a slave auction. The names and ages of the slaves are included.
Sen. J. T. V. Thompson...Confederate Leader Flees County Dressed As Old Slave Woman
July 8, 2004
Part of a series called "Profiles From History" which appeared in The Liberty Sun News. This article features James Turner Vance Thompson, resident of Clay County and southern sympathizer. He gave the...
Sheriff Hay Is Sitting This Election Out
Photo and biographical article about Curtis Hay, or Pappy Hay, retiring after 16 years and four consecutive terms as sheriff of Clay County, Missouri, at the age of 63, describing his "home on the second...
Illustrated portrait and biographical sketch of Colonel Shubael Allen (1793-1841), bridge builder in Pennsylvania and Kentucky before arriving in Clay County, Missouri, in 1820, becoming the county sheriff...
Smithville--A Town With A Past Worth Remembering
Description of development of Smithville in Clay County. The Humphery "Yankee" Smith, his wife, and five children came to the Little Platte River valley in 1822. In 1824, Smith built a new mill at the...
Topographical map of areas of Platte, Clay, and Clinton counties in Missouri, including the towns of Smithville and Trimble. Also depicted are roads of varying grades, cemeteries, and schools.
Smithville, MO - Main Street
Postcard of Main Street in Smithville, MO
Soper Taul Obituary
Obituary for Soper Taul, a political, social, and business activist in Clay County, Missouri dying in 1966.
Statue Stood as Many Historical Events Occurred in Liberty
Second Quarter 1996
Reprint of an article written by the late Medora Chrane. Printed in the Kansas City Star on August 17, 1988. Refers to the 9-foot, 600-pound Statue of Justice that sat on the dome of the Clay County courthouse...
Street Map City of Liberty, Missouri
Handdrawn map shows city limits and notable buildings. There is an index to street names, public buildings, and churches.
Street Map of Greater Kansas City
Street map of Kansas City and surounding area, including portions of Platte and Clay counties in Missouri and portions of Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas. Map also shows parks, bodies of water,...
Structure of Our Museum Building
Background and short history of the building that houses the Clay County Museum Association. Mr. Hughes, who once owned the store, sold it in 1887 to Joseph C. Simmons. Mr. Hughes was one of the organizers...
Sugar Tree Settlement
Illustrations and information on the village of Sugar Tree, Missouri, settled in Clay County, Missouri (near Liberty, Missouri) in the 1820s and becoming an entertainment area and community (complete with...
The Authentic Wild West: The Outlaws
Numerous photos, illustrations, and biographical information about Frank and Jesse James, outllaws from Clay County, Missouri, with their gang from the Civil War to the early 1880s. Topics including legends,...
The Autobiography of Calvin Smith of Smithville
Book about the settling of Smithville, Missouri, in Clay County, and about the life of its namesake, early settler Calvin Smith, with photo and illustrations.
The Clay County Courthouse
History of the Clay County Courthouse built in 1936 by architects Wight & Wight, with photo, and history of its predecessors, the first built in 1830.
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