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"Blind" Boone Plays On in Columbia - Restoring the Home of a Ragtime Great
Pictures and article about the work to restore the home of John Willliams "Blind" Boone, a great pioneer of American ragtime music. The home is at 10 North Fourth Street in downtown Columbia, Missouri,...
''We Are Not Yet Conquered''
This book covers the ''history of the Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory'' including the many Cherokee in Missouri, especialy mid-Missouri.
'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten
April 1, 1961
Article with an brief general history of ragtime music, "the ancestor of all popular music," and a biographical sketch of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a prominent black musician living...
'Renaissance Woman' from Missouri
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Stanley Ginn, or Rosemary Ginn, "chairman of the United States Commission for UNESCO" and president of the Lucas Brothers Publishers starting in 1972, born in...
Possibly Abiel Leonard in later years. Taken by Douglass in Columbia, Missouri.
AC32 Cox Family Collection Finding Aid
The Cox Family Collection contains documents, photographs, and other materials related to the lives, careers, and community activities of Henley L. Cox and his wife Mayme G. Cox Motley.
An Illustrated Historic Atlas of Boone County, Missouri. ..
Book of several maps with some photographs and illustrations of various scales and views of Boone County, Missouri, especially of sites along railroads.
Biography of Edna Marie Dunn (1893-1983), Fashion Illustrator and Designer
Biography of Joan Crawford (1908-1977), Actress
Biography of Mary McElroy (1908-1940), Kidnap Victim
Biography of Sally Rand (1904-1979), Actress and Striptease Dancer
Biography of William S. Woods (1840-1917), Physician, Banker, and Philanthropist
File contains brochures and articles about the life of John William Boone (aka Blind Boone) and his contribution to Ragtime music. Boone performed all over the US, Canada, and Mexico. From 1880 to 1915,...
Topographical map of in Boone County, in central Missouri, including the city of Columbia. A number of major roads are depicted, including Highway 63, Providence Road, and Fulton Road, as well as the Wabash...
Photos, illustrations, and information on the city of Columbia, Missouri (originally called Smithton, Missouri), in the middle of the state, with history and origins of the name "Columbia," etc.
Commerce Bank Building Profile
Confederate Military History Extended Edition
//1988 (1899 in first edition)
Biographical sketch of Malcolm Quinn, "commander of J. J. Searcy camp, United Confederate Veterans, at Columbia," entering the Civil War from Huntsville, Missouri, and afterward engaging as a realtor and...
Daughter Unfurls a Salute to Trooper Slain in 1933
June 14, 2004
The first Missouri Highway Patrol officer to die in the line of duty was named Ben Booth of Columbia, Missouri. He was one of the 55 original troopers and died at the age of 37, on June 14, 1933. The Missouri...
Dr. E.B. Trail Scrapbook
1841-1967 (bulk 1930s-1960s)
Scrapbook contains photos, snapshots, newspaper articles, and letters pertaining to steamboats in the Saint Charles, Missouri, area along the Missouri River, compiled by E. B. Trail.
Information about the duels in early Missouri history, mostly between 1817 and 1840. Of note are those that led to the deaths of local statesmen Charles Lucas (involved in the founding of Columbia, Missouri,...
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