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U.s Geological Survey
Rand Mcnally and co
Gallup Map and Station...
Rand, Mcnally & co
Zebulon Pike and American Popular Culture or Has Pike Peaked?
If it weren't for Pike's Peak in Colorado, would anyone today even know the name of Zebulon Pike? It has now been 200 years since Pike's expedition to the West and the author poses the question, has Pike's...
Wright County, Missouri
Map of Wright County showing townships, towns, roads, railroads, schools, and waterways. Probably taken from Hixson's Plat Book of Wright County, Missouri.
Williams' Map of New York
Pocket map of the state of New York, showing counties and cities.
William C. Connett, Jr. Papers Finding Aid
The Connett family is noted in the history of the St. Joseph and Sparta, Missouri, area. They had connections at one time with the meat-packing industry in St. Joseph, Missouri. Leonard L. Solomon was...
Where Did the Names of Missouri and Kansas Counties Come From?
August 14, 2005
Taken from The Kansas City Star.
''Cass County: Lewis Cass, brigadier general for the U.S. Army. Ran as the Democratic Candidate for President in 1848.
Clay County: Politician Henry Clay, who...
When the 'Annie Cade' Plied the Missouri River
History of the Missouri riverboat, the "Annie Cade," providing ferry service between Harlem and the foot of Main Street in Clay and Jackson Counties from 1879 to 1907, sinking in 1911. Description of its...
What Wright Wrought in Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), or Frank Wright, a famous American architect designing three Kansas City area buildings starting at the age of 70, including the Clarence...
Topographical map of an area of Platte County, Missouri, including the city of Weston and a segment of the Missouri River. Also depicted are adjacent areas of Atchison and Leavenworth counties in Kansas,...
Western Missouri Land-O-Lakes Association
Map covers areas from southern Kansas City east to Boonville, to the western corner of Barton County east to Springfield. Map depicts completed lakes in this area and lakes approved or under construction....
Weather Map of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Map of the metropolitan Kansas City area showing counties and communities, with a series of concentric circles centered on Kansas City, Missouri. The outermost circle is marked off in degrees and indicates...
Topographical map of an area of Pulaski and Phelps counties in Missouri, including segments of the Gasconade and Big Piney rivers, the towns of Dixon, Waynesville, and Fort Leonard Wood. Map also depicts...
Watson's New County, Railroad, and Distance Map of Missouri
Map of Missouri showing counties, county seats, other towns, completed railroad lines with stops, proposed rail lines, and canals. Map also includes a portion of western Kansas, extreme northern Arkansas,...
Water Resources Development by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Missouri
January 1, 1979
Illlustrated article giving a description of the flood control projects of the Army Corps of Engineers in Jackson and Clay Counties, Missouri, on the Little Platte River for the new Smithville Lake and...
Washington Irving Visit to Missouri
One paragraph about the 1832 visit to Montgomery County, Missouri, by Washington Irving, "one of the most distinguished and graceful of American writers," on his voyage to the Far West.
1894 (1938 reprint)
Topographical map of areas of Benton and Hickory counties in Missouri, including segments of the Osage and Pomme de Terre rivers and the town of Warsaw. Map also depicts other communities, railroads, and...
Veterans Unite to Remember Missourians Lost in War
October 2, 1984
Includes list of dead and missing from Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties from World War I, II, Korean, and Vietnam.
1893 (1916 reprint)
Topographical map of areas of Morgan, Camden, and Miller counties in Missouri, including segments of the Osage and Niangua rivers and the towns of Bagnell and Versailles. Map depicts railroads and a local...
Vernon County, Missouri
Shows townships, towns, roads, railroads, and waterways. Map may have been taken from Hixson Plat Book of Vernon County (MVSC Q 912.778 V54h).
Uneven Fight for Life
April 30, 2012
Article examines and compares the life expectancy of area counties to that of other U.S. counties. A recent study showed that in the Kansas City area, Johnson Countians had the highest life expectancy,...
Trend Drives Jobs toward JoCo
October 1, 2009
Front-page article about employment in Johnson stating it may surpass Jackson County as the employment center of the Kansas City metro area. "Employment in Johnson County exploded 70.7 percent from 1990...
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