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U.s Geological Survey
Rand Mcnally and co
Gallup Map and Station...
Rand, Mcnally & co
Farthest North: The Historian and the Battle of Athens
Article about the Battle of Athens, the Civil War battle pronounced in its role as one of "the northernmost" battles in the entire war and in setting "the seal of doom on the Confederate cause in northeastern...
First Newspapers in Kansas Counties
First in a series of articles about the "first" newspapers in Kansas counties, covering those in the Kansas City area including Leavenworth County, Kansas (the "Kansas Weekly Herald" in 1854), Atchison...
Fort Orleans of the Missoury [sic]
History of Fort Orleans, "earliest military post in the Missouri valley" operated by the French "from 1723 to 1728 on the north bank of the Missouri river, some two miles west of the Wakenda river in what...
Fort Orleans, the First French Post on the Missouri
Article about Fort Orleans, "the first French post on the Missouri" River, established in Carroll County, Missouri (two counties west of Kansas City) in 1723 by Etienne de Bourgmont and razed by 1728....
Fort Scott Sheet
1893 (1922 reprint)
Topographical map of areas of Bourbon County, Kansas, and Barton and Vernon counties in Missouri, including the towns of Fort Scott, Kansas, and Liberal, Missouri. Map also depicts railroads, creeks and...
Freedom Documents from Cole County, Missouri
Article with excerpts from and descriptions of freedom documents of former slaves in Cole County, Missouri, with a brief history of slavery across the state back to 1719 (their arrival as lead mine workers)....
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Material about the national heritage area encompassing 41 counties along the Kansas-Missouri border. The area was established in anticipation of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War to promote education...
Frisco Lines Map of Missouri
Map of Frisco Railroad lines in Missouri. Shows counties and stops along the line.
Photos, illustrations, and information on Gale Stockwell (ca. 1907-1983), a water color painter of Kansas City and surrounding area scenery (mostly Clay and Platte Counties), with residence at 712 Northeast...
Topographical map of areas of Grundy, Sullivan, and Linn counties in north-central Missouri, including the towns of Galt, Laredo, Humphreys, and Osgood. Also depicted is Medicine Creek, as well as numerous...
General Benjamin Jackson
February 25, 1905
Biographical sketch of General Benjamin Jackson, a Confederate officer in the Civil War, born in Howard County, Missouri, in 1836 and starting out as a teacher, returning to Howard County after the war...
General Highway Map, Clay County, Missouri
Map of Clay County, Missouri, including road coverage, bridges, parks, schools, cemeteries, etc.
General Highway Map, Clinton County, Missouri
Black and white road map features all types of roads, railroads, bridges, as well as political boundaries, landscape features, and tourist amenities.
General Highway Map, Platte County, Missouri
Map of Platte County, Missouri, including roads, streams, dams, bridges, parks, schools, and much more.
General John W. Reid--The Forgotten Hero
First of a two-part series of biographical articles about Colonel John Reid (1820-1881), with illustration and description of his early life and career as a native of Virginia moving "to Missouri in 1841,...
General Orders No. 11 and Border Warfare during the Civil War
Extensive article about the events surrounding Civil War Order Number 11 in Jackson County, Missouri and surrounding counties, with photos and illustrations.
Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Missouri
Map of Missouri with counties outlined in color. Shows towns, rivers, and mountains. Text around map gives information on climate, population, religion, transportation, commerce, and history.
Geologic Map of the Rolla Quadrangle
Geographic and topographic map of areas of Phelps and Dent counties in Missouri, including the town of Rolla and a segment of the Gasconade River. Map also includes bedrock types, fault lines, and structural...
1890 (1916 reprint)
Topographical map of parts of Chariton, Randolph, and Howard counties in central Missouri, including a segment of the Missouri River and the towns of Glasgow, Salisbury, and Arrow Rock. Marsh land and...
Good Roads Association of Greater Kansas City Map
Side one shows a Kansas City regional map that includes 30 counties in Missouri and 20 counties in Kansas. Map on reverse shows the greater Kansas City area. Both highlight existing paved roads and those...
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